b:include data='blog' name='all-head-content'/> Stephanie B. Designs: June 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Fun 12x12 Scrapbook Class

Here is the layout we'll will be creating in my scrapbook class this evening. I like how it turned out! The layered, "spinning" star was created very easily using the large and small punches. Check out this simple tutorial by Dawn on how to make them! I'm loving these star punches and I can see myself using them for many different occasions.

The photo corners punch is another punch that I can't believe I waited so long to get. I like how you can layer the corners with patterned paper for different looks!

What I like most about this layout is that it can feature up to 11 pictures, which is nice when you have a ton of pictures of one event. You can rotate the page, move or eliminate some of the photo mats for a completely different look. You can also use one of the smaller mats for journaling in place of a picture. I like versatility! So what do you think?

Supplies used: East Coast Prep DSP, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard and Wild Wasabi ink and cardstock, silver brads, photo corners punch, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches, large and small star punches, grosgrain and stitched ribbon, Stickles.

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Class Layout!

This is a picture of the layout we'll be doing at my next scrapbook class on Friday, June 27th. Now I know you're wondering where all the bling is - don't worry! I know the pages above don't have any embellishments or stamping, but I promise that the ones you create will! I don't have all the supplies yet to put together the pages we'll actually be making, so this is just an IDEA of what the layout will look like. We will also be using slightly different colors: Real Red, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi. We'll also be using the East Coast Prep Designer Series paper, and doing some fun stuff with a couple of star punches. I wanted to do a 4th of July theme, but I was struggling with my colors a bit, and I wanted something a little more summery. I'm pretty sure you'll be happy with what I came up with - and I think it will work for those July 4th pictures!

The class is Friday, June 27th at 6pm. Cost is $12 a person, and is limited to 10. Please let me know by Wednesday, June 25th if you'll be able to make it so that I can have enough supplies ready. This class is a quick one and should take no more than an hour or so!

BTW, I got the inspiration for this layout from Stacey King. You can check out more of her scrapbook layouts and creations here!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

6x6 Scrappin'

This is a springy/summery scrapbook page I created for one of my stamp clubs this month. Every month, in addition to a card or other project, we create a 6x6 page. The goal is at the end of the year everyone will have a nice album to keep or give away as a gift! Some of the months are themed, others are more generic. This one features my daughter Hayley when she was just two years old. I remember the day just like it was yesterday! Chris, Hayley and I decided to take a walk through the nearby Santa Rosa Plateau. We were a little unsure of how Hayley would handle the long walk. She had so much fun running along the trail and exploring nature. Near the end of the walk she ditched her shoes and ran around barefoot. It was a wonderful day! However, I noticed that I got the year wrong in my journaling - it should read 1998!

I try to teach a new technique every month. On this one I demonstrated how to use the SU corner rounder to make a nice scalloped edge, and how to make "faux eyelets" using a paper piercer and a white gel pen. Click here for a quick and easy tutorial by Beate Johns on how to make a scalloped border using the SU corner rounder. You can also check out more of her cool tutorials and artwork on her awesome blog!

To make the eyelets, you simply pierce a hole in the paper using a paper piercer and the SU Mat Pack (makes it SO much easier!), then go over the hole with the white gel pen. Voila - instant "eyelets"!

Supplies used: Doodle This stamp set, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Vanilla cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive inks, Flower Fusion felt flowers, white gel pen, grosgrain ribbon, and rhinestone brad (non SU).