Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Soire'e

Summer is here and have I got the class for you! After a busy weekend of taking classes at GASC and 14 hours of cropping at Scrapbooks-Plus on Saturday, I have tons of ideas and projects in the works. I just designed my July Basic Grey class layout - Summer Soire'e - using Basic Grey's new Lemonade line of patterned papers, complete with a jeweled beetle. You can easily incorporate both girl and boy photos or make the mats all blue or all pink. The class is scheduled for August 4 (I know I said July, but all the Tuesdays are booked!) from 6:00 til 8:30. Sign-up soon!

I am also working on my August class using the June Bug line of papers. That class (titled The Dog Days of Summer) is scheduled for August 28. More on that later....
Can't wait to show off all the cool layouts I worked on this weekend - some still need titles and journaling, so I'll post when I finish. Meanwhile, I'll get those make-and-take layout posted.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Make and Take for GASC

Designing "make and takes" is not my greatest talent, so I leave them up to the pros - folks like Louise and Lisa at Scrapbooks-Plus deserve all the credit for the out-of-sight make-and-takes you'll find this weekend at Scrapbooks-Plus and at the GASC. I have incorporated both make-and-takes into layouts that will be on display at the conference and at the store all weekend. Above, you'll see this cute pocket designed by Lisa Housman that I incorporated into a two-page layout (the S-A-N-D letters are my additions to create part of my title - Sand Art ) The layout features Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph's latest South Seas line of papers and stickers. Here you can see how I've cut out the flowers and popped them on the second page.

You can make the pocket for free at the store. There is another make-and-take ( a cute butterfly tag) available to make at the conference on both Friday and Saturday. The instructions for both layouts that I designed will be at the store all weekend. I'll post the materials list and photos of both layouts here after the conference. Here's a sneak peek of the layout that includes the tag that you can make only at GASC today and the store next week.

Can't wait to see everyone this weekend at the conference and at Scrapbooks-Plus. I'll be at the conference all weekend and at the store crop all night long on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer's Here!

Baseball season is finally over and perhaps my weekends and evenings will become less frantic (it tough being a coach's wife!). We finished the season with the party at our house last Sunday - complete with a dunking tank to get the coaches (and the kids) all wet. You can see my husband here about to take the plunge.

This week has been busy too, getting ready for GASC in Chantilly this weekend and finishing the Design Team submission for this month. For GASC, Scrapbooks Plus has two make-and-takes. One designed by Louise that is available at the conference. It's a cute tag using Coredinations card stock. I have incorporated it into a one page layout entitled "Endless Summer" that will be on display at the conference with color instructions (and product from Bo Bunny and American Crafts) on how to create it at the store.

The other is a make-and-take designed by Lisa that will be available at the store only. It's a cute beach-themed pocket made from cardstock and Creative Imaginations paper - complete with a palm tree and little crab on the sand. I have designed a two page, beach layout that incorporates the pocket with matching papers and embellishments from Creative Imaginations. You'll find instuctions for that layout at the store too. Scrapbooks-Plus is filled to the brim with product right now (completely out of shelf space!) so if you are going to GASC, you need to stop in. In addition to product, you'll find tons of ideas and sample throughout the store. More to come......

This month's DT kit created by Leah has a tons of product - Bo Bunny, KI Memories, DoodleBug - so much that I have LEFTOVERS (never you say!). Here's a one-page layout that was made from leftover product after I finished my two page layout - a bonus page that I probably won't display at the store. The theme this month was 'birthday', so here's a sneak peak. This is a fairly simple page - not over embellished or crazy. I used a Page Map from Becky Fleck's book to help with the design.

Back with more on the upcoming GASC conference later....