Tuesday, August 19, 2008
As the summer draws closer to its end, I decided to make a class to highlight activities during one of my favorite month's, September. The layout uses the newest line from BASIC GREY - Ambrosia. I love the spicy oranges and reds offset by the smokey neutrals in this line. Just perfect for displaying the last days of summer! I purposely left the title off this month's design to provide you more flexibility in the photos you select. I have included the lovely poem, September by John Updike, for your journalling box (your option if you use it or not on your layout).
Class is Tuesday September 16, 2008 starting at 6:00 pm til 8:30 pm at Scrapbooks Plus in Chantilly, Virginia. Cost is $20. call (703) 263-9503 to sign up or if you can't attend and want a kit with full color instructions, call before September 14 to reserve yours.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Just finished the Anna Griffin class taught at Scrapbooks Plus today. This month we used the Sierra line of papers - a line of kraft papers that I absolutely LOVE!! (So much so that you may see more of them in my Designer-of-the-Month assignment coming up in September)
There was a recipe envelope folder that was included in the class that I opted out of doing (since I would never use it and wasn't in the mood for the frustration that I knew must be coming with all of those folds!!). So I designed a second page for the layout - with Pam's help in tying the two together. I used only the product in the kit and still have a ton of materials left over. The only changes I made to the orginal design of the first page was to use the brown felt instead of the green and to run a .75" of the red patterned paper under the mats to tie the pages together.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Just got back from over two weeks on Bald Head Island - one of our favorite spots one the southern tip of the North Carolina Coast. With beautiful weather nearly the entire trip, I didn't get too much scrapping done but did manage a few pages from our trip over spring break to the Hawaiian Islands. Both layouts are using the Euphoria line of papers from Basic Grey. I'll be sending these for my monthly design submittal to Basic Grey. You can visit the website www.basicgrey.com and look under "gallery" to find my designs.