Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Guys - November Basic Grey Class

I was really torn about this month's class - go with the more popular "girl" layouts using the Urban Prairie line, create a two-page spread using the Offbeat line that highlights kids school pictures and their class photo, or go completely the other way and design a masculine layout using the natural hues of the newest Granola line...Well, looks like the boys win!

I chose the blues, grays, and charcoal palette of the line to compliment manly photos as well as black and white photography. And the really cool thing about this layout is the use of beer tops - yes, the pop top tabs from my husband's Budweiser cans - as the hooks to hang the photo tag mats from the top border. I painted them black allowing a little of the silver to shine through for a distressed look.

You can see how great the page looks with a photo - I've included last summer's portrait of my boys to demonstrate how great the focal page can highlight a terrific photo. The class is Tuesday November 18 for 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Scrapbooks Plus in Chantilly (703) 263-9503, Virginia. Cost is $20. If you can't make the class, call for a kit that you can either pick up, or we'll mail it to you provided you cover the costs of shipping.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feeling Froggy

Misty had asked about using some old Basic Grey "frog" paper from the discontinued Color Me Silly line. I did a layout about a year ago using it for my nephew's third birthday - hard to believe he just turned five and I still haven't scrapped his fourth birthday yet. Anyway Misty (and anyone else who is interested in new uses for old paper), here's the layout - it is nearly all Basic Grey product with Bazzill cardstock. I have a few "frog" eyelets in my stash I can "loan" if you can't find them!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Show off photography using Anna Griffin Sierra

As promised from the Scrapbooks-Plus blog, I have posted here some of the many pages that fill my 8x8 album using the Anna Griffin Sierra line of papers.