Friday, August 31, 2012
Labor Day weekend is what most of us think of as the last weekend to hit the pool, right? So what better time to share this awesome layout from one of my Red Letter Journals students, Renee!
When I designed the pool layout for a class to be taught at Red Letter Journals, I tried to keep it "basic" so that students could embellish to their choosing for swim lessons, diving competition, kiddie pools, pool parties, etc. Well, look what Renee did with hers!!! Yup, that's right - she used these lively pictures of her dog cooling off in the pool to make a fun layout! As always, thanks for bringing pictures and completing your layout in class. :) You know how happy that makes me! Great job Renee!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
- Handwritten journaling
- Free Download
- Clear Stamps
If you're thinking this layout looks somewhat familiar, you're right! It is very reminiscent of a layout I did using the same surfing themed patterned paper from BoBunny. But, it was just TOO PERFECT for this layout and I just had to use it again. Here's the old one.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The top layout here is one that I am working on for a class / workshop. The bottom layout is one designed by my friend, Erika, and featuring a Lego version of the Titanic.
We've all talked about how learning the mosaic technique, and making mosaics, changes the way we take photographs. Well, it also changes the way we shop. Obviously, Erika and I both saw this Lego paper and though "Mosaic!" (heck, the potential is BRIGHT as day!) Yet, we took two totally different approaches to design/layout.
I tried to use a lot of colors and arrange them to make the patterened paper pop! This is something I do for class layouts at scrapbook stores - I cover all the squares with patterned paper so that pictures can be added in using the paper as a mat only, or the spaces can be left exposed with just the patterned paper showing. However, upon closer reflection, I think before I take this one "on the road" for a class, I would take out more of the patterned paper and use more lego photos.
Erika used red lego paper and she painstakingly cut the 1/8" segments from between the little 1" squares so that the paper would line up directly with the long horizontal strips across the bottom. By using only the red paper, she puts a lot more emphasis on the photographs and the title.
Just more proof that while they may seem somehow "formulaic" - mosaics give you so much FREEDOM in design. How can 10 x 10 1" squares do that? I don't know, but I love it!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
We will be using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy stitching tool to sew baseball stitches on teh white strip on the right side of the layout.
Students who take this class will have the option to purchase additional coordinated UC die cuts from me on the date of the class.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
My Design Team challenge for this week was to take pictures of some things that say "summer" to me! I used a baseball theme for my layout - check back here on Tuesday to see it - but I couldn't help but think about this layout from Erika. These pictures at the lake are just AWESOME and I love how she took the basic design from one of the page patterns that comes on the Mosaic Moments paper packs and modified it with the lake all around the edges and the center photos. Just inspiring work . . . makes me wish I was at the lake, for sure!!! Ahhh, summer!
Thank you, Erika. Keep 'em coming!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
This Design Team Challenge was:
Mosaic Moments pattern 10 – Five Photo Spots and Multiple Border SpotsEmbellishment options - please choose one or more of the following:
- Oversized Title
- A Free Download
- A List
I made the layout a couple of months back, but since so many of my adorable nieces are leo's, I thought this was the perfect time to share! Happy Birthday to Samantha (August 9) and Layla (August 5)! :) I love you, girls!
Here's the link to Cheer on Journella: http://www.journella.com/storyboard/fullview/id/9635/Crafts-Scrapbooks-Cover-Girls
Friday, August 3, 2012
Lee Ann is a new student who took her first class with me at Red Letter Journals on June 30, 2012. She was, much like me, instantly taken with the new technique. She introduced her friend, Sue to mosaics and together they started creating! By July 18, Lee Ann already had several completed mosaics to share with me. I chose this one to show you first because I just love how the strips turned out. I am also just crazy about the weathered wood patterned paper she used to accent the photos - it's just perfect. Thanks Lee Ann!