Thursday, February 3, 2011

Catch Up Thursday/Catching up for January

My second scrappy goal for this year is to complete one past assignment from my many unfinished online classes each week. This is really the fifth week of the year, and I've only completed four, but that's four more than I had completed before, right? So here we go with the assignments:

Up & Running Lesson Three:
This is the beginner class at I bought it way back when I started digiscrapping about a year and a half ago, but I never finished it. Most of the material is review for me at this point, but I really like Jessica's teaching style and she always has a little tip or shortcut that I didn't know before. This assignment was to create the layout below following Jessica's video tutorials. Most of the materials were provided with the class and I added a couple embellishments from my stash.

Laura 2nd birthday-UR3_web
Flapjacks paper and ribbon, Sanded Overlay, Date Tags, Birthday cut-ups, and Acrylic alpha by Katie Pertiet
Blending masks by Kim Wresh at Digichick
White photo anchors by Karen Funk
Brads by Designer Digitals Help Haiti Collab and The Lilly Pad and SSD collab
Fonts are Century Gothic, Big Mummy and CK Bella

Because I had more pictures from my daughter's second birthday party, I created a second page to go along with it, unrelated to the class materials:

201101Laura 2nd birthday TNT_25DaysHOL10_SQUARE-8_web
Holiday Template 8 by Tiffany Tillman
Autumn Time paper by Honey Scraps at Digital Designer Shop
Flatjacks ribbon and paper, Sanded Overlay, and Birthday Words by Katie Pertiet
Stitched by Anna Circles
Paint Swirls by Mary Ann Wise

Up & Running Bonus Three:
Many of Jessica's classes have bonus lessons in between the "main" lessons. Up & Running is no exception. The bonus in this case was learning to use a layered template. I use templates on basically every page I make, so I definitely know how to use them, but I created the layout below with the template provided with the class materials. 
Yesterday Today Tomorrow by Karen Lewis at The Digichick
Tears Set 3: Tattered Holes by Tiffany Tillman at Design House Digital
Template by Jen Caputo
Fonts are Teletype, Adler, and 1942 Report

Yesterday+Today Week Two:
This was one of my favorite classes ever. It was taught by Ali Edwards at Big Picture Classes. I took the class at the end of 2009 and I did make a lot of the layouts during class, but this one (the first one) was meant to be the title page for an album to contain all the layouts for the class. Because I was planning to incorporate the layouts into my existing albums, I didn't need a title page and I never used the sketch for anything else until now. I ended up making a Christmas page with some older photos, so it really has nothing to do with the class material, but it does follow the sketch provided in class. 
I would call this a hybrid page because I printed the pictures specifically to these sizes for the layout. I combined them all on one 8x10 print, had it printed at Walmart, then cut it apart, punched the edges of both sides (the strip of pictures on the left is one strip, not individual pictures) and used them on my layout. I don't generally do this for paper-based pages, I usually start with 4x6 prints, but it was a fun page to create. I wanted to print the pictures and use paper supplies mainly because I'd just bought a bunch of Christmas products on sale and wanted to use them!

Y+T Week 2
Based on a sketch by Ali Edwards for Yesterday+Today at Big Picture Scrapbooking
American Crafts Dear Lizzy paper and journaling pen
Girls' Paperie ribbon and flower
EK Success punch
Creative Memories title sticker
Dimensional Details Week Three:
This was another class at Big Picture Classes, by Nic Howard. The class was about adding detail to your pages, and this week was about making your own background. The layout below was inspired by one in the handout that used letter stickers as a hand-made background. That's right, the letters you're seeing below are all individual letter stickers, placed by hand on the cardstock. That took a really long time! But I used up a sheet of letter stickers, which I've never done before, so it was a worthwhile pursuit and I like the look it created on the page. 
Story Time Layout
Patterned paper by My Mind's Eye
Journaling block by Jenni Bowlin
Letter stickers by Creative Memories and Making Memories
Zig journaling pen
Unknown cardstock

Thank you again for making it to the end of a long catch-up post! I hope these layouts were inspiring, or maybe prompted you to find an old assignment you never finished and complete it. Do you take online scrapbooking classes? Have you completed all the assignments? Please tell me I'm not alone!


1 comment:

senovia said...

You are totally on a roll, aren't you? I need to take some of your mojo and finish the same classes. ;) Love your layouts and I'm SO glad you're getting these stories down. You're girls will thank you!

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