I didn't even come close to finishing all the layouts in Kelly Purkey's amazing class during the month of August.
And I am not using them in order either.
I'm a rebel like that.
But that's ok!
I do a layout as the mood hits, inspiration strikes or I am want to scrap a layout and want the design work done for me. ;)
I used Kelly's sketch #10 for this layout.
FYI: This might have been my favorite sketch from the class. It is totally me. Lined up photos, a border strip. Square. I just loved this one.
I flip flopped the sketch and put my border on the left instead of the right and the photos on the right instead of the left but otherwise I kept it all about the same.
New Bella Blvd.
Old Lily Bee rub-ons.
Some layered tags.
And favorite photos.
My new obsession.
I have a zillion of these and I love the look layering them gives to a project. These are both Little Yellow Bicycle. LYB has the BEST journaling tags.
I added a punched heart sewn down the middle for a punch of color.
I wrote this journaling awhile back. No thinking required on my part. Just type, print, cut and adhere.
In fact I scrapped this page awhile back but it was never just right. The brighter colors really compliment the fun and silly tone of the photos.
I have several rub-ons from Lily Bee's first collections (I think they were their first collections anyway) that I simply adore. The "LOL" was a perfect compliment to my page...
... as was the "ha ha ha" that I added to the patterned paper above the photos.
PAPER: Borders N Blocks 12x12 Sunny Happy Skies Paper by Bella Blvd; Magic In the Sky 12x12 Sunny Happy Skies Paper by Bella Blvd; Just Because 12x12 Hello Beautiful Paper by Bella Blvd; Thanks A Bunch 12x12 Hello Beautiful Paper by Bella Blvd; White 12x12 AC Cardstock Pack by American Crafts; Black 12x12 AC Cardstock Pack by American Crafts; Kraft Cardstock
EMBELLISHMENTS: Photo Turns by CTMH; Journaling Tags by Little Yellow Bicycle; Rub-ons by Lily Bee Designs; Sunny Happy Skies Blurbs Journaling 12x12 Stickers by Bella Blvd
TOOLS: Notebook Edge & Heart Punches by Stampin' Up; Tim Holtz Rectractable Craft Pick; Tim Holtz Kushgrip Snip w/ Non Stick Blades Scissors
Two Peas has some new and back in stock Inkadinkadoo products that I wanted to share with you.
Products that I use and love.
Products that I would not be without.
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig: This little tool is worth it's weight in gold. If you use wood block or unmounted cling or rubber stamps, you need this. Serioulsy. Perfect positioning every time. I don't know what I would do without mine. I use it almost every time I stamp. In fact, a video tutorial is coming for this.
Check back the week of Sept. 13-17 for a full week of video tutorials.
Stamping Mask Paper: I know, I know... I have mentioned this many times over the last few weeks. But it's only because I love it so much! This is another stamping must have.
I you love the look of layering your stamped images with backgrounds, inking and more you need this product. Works beautifully for masking your stamped images. I don't know what I did without it.
Well, that's not true... I used sticky notes and they did not work well. At all.
Video tutorial on this coming the week of Sept. 13-17, too!
Because it's Thursday.
Because I am in the giveaway mood.
And because I have extras to share with you...
Here are some lovely Basic Grey Offbeat Collection items!
(12x12 sheet of alpha stickers, a package of chipboard stickers, a package of rub-ons, a package of brads and a 6x6 paper pad!!!)
For a chance to win, just leave a comment here on this blog post by Sunday, September 5th, 2010, 12:00 Noon CST. Let me know what kinds of tutorials you would like to see, what you're doing this weekend, etc.
I will announce the randomly selected winner in Monday's What I'm Using This Week's Blog Post.
Lastly this morning...
I will be sharing my newly painted craft studio soon.
I am planning that post for the week of Sept 13-17.
I am still putting a few things back away and also I reorganizing one small area.
Then I will film a video and take lots of photos. I know many of you have asked and I just wanted to let you know that it IS coming. It just takes time and I haven't had much extra time the past 2 weeks. :)
My brother is getting married Saturday and Chad and Ethan are both in the wedding.
I am helping cook for the BBQ after the rehearsal dinner tomorrow night.
And I'm finishing up September's Die Cutting Class today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day.