I simply get the shivers when I do this class.  I love everything about this scrapbooking class.  I love seeing the layouts, I love the designs, I love the completed pages, and I especially LOVE the validation that I get from my class attendees.  I mean, what's not to love when they tell me how much THEY love the class, how they LOVE having completed pages and that they love ME!  Seriously, who wouldn't love that kind of validation!

Several of you have asked me how I run my layouts class.  Here's the scoop.  I create 5 pages each month around a color family (this month we used Subtles) and for a variety of topics.  Each attendee commits to 4 months (hence the 20 pages that you have heard me tout!).  I have everything packaged and ready for the scrappers when they arrive.  They stamp, snip, punch and embellish to their hearts content.  Then they package each page back in a baggie along with all the pieces and take it home where they will finish the layout and add their photos.  Simply brilliant!

I know that some of you have expressed the concern that it would be hard to scrap this way.  Let me assure you that it's NOT!  We have room for creative license in each page and from what the girls are telling me, it's awesome to have a layout that they can sit down with and simply finish with photos. 

This page is exactly that.  I created the page without a photo and I went back this afternoon and found a great photo to add post-production.  Exactly how my class peeps are doing it and I got the shivers when I realized how easy it was to complete.  I feel like I'm promoting world peace and good will to men.  I felt like I might have a chance of catching up on 20 years of photos!  I felt like I could run a marathon.  Ok, maybe not that but world peace, for sure.

Now, I really think you should give this class a try.  I hear from you guys on a regular basis that you just haven't had time to scrapbook or it's been over a year since you made a page!  Ok, let me tell you a secret, my class peeps will have over 60 pages finished in that very same year!  Why wouldn't you give it a try?

Scrapbook Layouts Class

I think I will add a chipboard title at a later date though.  Creative liscence, right?  Here's the second secret.  I'm sure I've got additional photos from this photo shoot and at the class we do 1 double page layout and 3 single page layouts…and for the single pages, I send each class peep home with extra embellishments so that they can choose to make this into a double page spread.  So for this page, I had them stamp extra flowers and leaves and an extra pinwheel.  Simply brilliant, right?

  • Stamps:  Raining Flowers, Papillion Potpourri
  • Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • CS:  Polka Dot Party Designer Paper, Newsprint Designer, Subtles Pad, Tea For Two Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Misc:  Pinwheel Sizzlit, Jewelry Tag Punch, Brads, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Live the Moment Embosslit, Butterfly Punch, Polka Dot Folder,  Large Scallop Edgelit.