Friday, October 26, 2012

Scrapbook Remix, the class!

For the last few months I have been looking for inspiration online for the ton of layouts I am behind in.  Layouts are my first love of crafting and I took a side trip with mini books for awhile.  Though there are many scrappers out there doing youtube and blogs on layouts, I just connected with the style of Shimelle at Shimelle.com.  She has a weekly video called adventures-of-glitter-girl.  So between her blog and her videos, I realized her style is the inspriation I have been searching for.  Starting this week for 4 weeks I am in a class of hers found here.  So far I have received 3 prompts and managed to do 3 layouts to correspond.  The layout below is from prompt 2 using the "B" sides of papers.  I am such a collector of papers and have now been using what I like to call a ton, so much so that I have ordered more paper this last week.  I know, its an addiction, but I like it.

Another great part of this online class is I am using papers in a way I thought I never would.  When working on this layout my husband asked "are you feeling ok, you are using pink?".  Yup, what can I say, I am evolving in my craft, but I am loving every minute of it.  I am hoping to post a few more of layouts from this class so look for them (but not too hard).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Starburst Challenge

I know, I know, it's been forever.  But life happens, summer happened.  We had such a nice summer that in 4 months I lived in shorts everyday but 3.  But now I'm back, not sure for how long, but back none the same.  Anyhow, Kathryn posted a challenge on her blog here, starburst challenge, and I do love a challenge. I am not one to do layouts of my boys, by their request but thought this was safe as it is more about the scenery.  This was difficult for me to do as I wanted so much to add more embellishments but as this is for Kiefer's (my youngest son) album on his summer in Equador, I felt I needed to keep it simple.  I still really like the way it turned out though.  I want to thank Kathryn for the inspiration by starting this challenge and all of her videos.  I have only a bazillion pictures that either Kiefer took or others of his group took and I need all the inspiration I can get.