I'm popping in with a little whisper of spring today.  It feels a little warmer and we are given a bit of hope!  We've just gotten back from NYC and now I've got LOTS of photos to work with.  As if I don't have boxes of backlogged photos waiting to be finished.  Sound familiar?  How about doing a little bit of scrapbooking with me…

Here's how I run my scrapbooking classes.  Many times, I hear over and over from my scrappers the following:  1.  They don't have enough time to scrap and 2.  They struggle with page ideas.  I myself, love layouts and so what I do for my peeps is put together five different layouts.  This makes the scrapbooking easy and fast! 

We stamp the items that need it, cut and punch things and put together the skeleton of the page.  (some complete the actual page at the class, but that is their choice)  We then put all of the pieces back in the zip loc bag and do the actual assembly and photo matting and glue down at a later date.  I also throw my photos in the bag so I have it all complete and all I need is a cutter and glue when the crop rolls around.

I provide an entire online photo album of all the pages for reference when the actual page assembly is done.  Here's a link to past pages.  I have had a lot of positive response to this method of scrapbooking.  One customer says that these are the best pages in her book and loves that she gets so many pages finished when she goes to a crop with her friends.  It's fast and provides some fun pages.  We do allow for some customization.  For instance, the Lego page in the album could have been punched with flowers instead for nature photos.

So here's one of the layouts that we did recently at my Layouts Classes. 

Now before you die laughing at the OLD photos.  Remember this is over 10-15 years ago and I want to remind you that you probably had as big of hair and glasses as I did.  This was Sunday morning and we are all spiffed up in our go-to-church duds.  And yes, I do look JUST like my mother who looks remarkably like her aunt, here in her the photo.

Happy Watercolor

  • Stamps:  Happy Watercolor
  • Inks:  Black Staz-on, Pear Pizazz and Calypso Coral Markers, Daffodil Delight Pad
  • CS:   Watercolor Wonder Paper, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, White,
  • Misc:  Fringe Scissors, Gold Baker's Twine, Daffodil Seam Binding, Cantaloupe Sale-a-bration Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Delicate Designs Folder, Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain,

I used the Scalloped Tag Topper to punch a few of the less desirable photos and used them as tags.  I made a pocket of out cardstock (i embossed the front panel with the Delicate Designs folder) and the tags are just set in the pocket.  This is a good technique if you have a lot of photos and don't want to make another page.