Friday, September 27, 2013

Forgot to Share!

Do you remember this layout?
Well I meant to share a few process photos when I blogged about it and forgot :)
When I started with the sketch I just had the mint green paper as my background over the white cardstock.

The sketch just had a smaller block, which I made bigger. But then I took a 6x6 Paper Pad that came with my Paper Bakery Capture 365 (aka Project Life) August kit, and did this...
Just layered four that I though would work well with the colors in the page. I think it was just what the page needed, and it was so simple to do. Plus, I feel good when I can use up those little 6x6 pads :) I might have to do this more often!

I am really enjoying doing scrapbook challenges lately because it is pushing me to scrapbook. Scrapbooking has kind of been pushed to the back burner for me with all of the things we have going on. I still blog and maybe do one page a week, but it is not enough. I love the sketches at the Paper Bakery and the Stashbusters Challenges over at 2 P's in a Bucket. Plus, I have created a challenge or two of my own on the Craft Your Nest blog.

But when I saw this class over at Big Picture Classes a month or two ago by my friend Elizabeth Dillow...

I decided to go for it! I think it will be a good incentive for me to get some more pages done. The first challenge is up today, and I think it's a good one. I am finishing up a page on my workspace and then I plan on working on the class challenge!
Even if I only complete two or three challenges, I will consider it a success. The rest I can print up and put in my class binder for future inspiration. But I will try for more. :)

And I want to give a little shout out to my blog friend Sue. I am constantly pinning things from her blog which I find very inspiring. And she is teaching her first on-line class in October.
I unfortunately am not taking it when it goes live because I have a philosophy that I only take one class at a time. I cannot handle more than that! And I didn't see this one until I had signed up for the BPC one. But Sue, does such great tutorials, that I know this will be a winner!

Any scrapbook classes happening in your life right now? Ones you are taking, have taken or plan on taking?


  1. Sue's class does sound good, I am doing the new Tim Holtz one so like you, don't want to commit to doing two but I will keep it in mind as I would love to learn how to scrapbook properly. Hugs, Anne x

  2. This is a great page, Mary Jo!! Love how you used this PB kit!!

  3. Loved this page the first time and even more so with this page creation breakdown.

    Sue's class sounds great...I too am comitted elsewhere and now that we are both retired, I am stretching my class $'s

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeee your page! LOVING the colors and love love love the hearts!! And YAY for Sue!! That's awesome!!!!

  5. Your Lo is so pretty! How exciting about your class!
    I signed up for Christy Tomlinson canvas class but I forgot about it so I think it expired-lol.
    Right now I dont have any time for classes but this one you rae taking sounds really fun that might be one I need to do one day!

  6. I think your layout turned out great! So great that your enjoying challenges right now and it's getting you to scrapbook more.

  7. So pretty MJ - I love those pastel colors too! I am the same way - can only handle one class at a time! Sometimes not even that! LOL!

  8. I love how your layout turned out, Mary Jo! Challenges can be so motivating (sketches too). I don't typically take classes, but I did try the recent free class from Big Picture Scrapbooking about scrapping your own childhood. :)

  9. Thank you for sharing a bit about your process of this layout. Which you know I loved.
    Sue does wonderful layouts.
    I have yet to take a class, but have used a few sketches. But I do need to do more layouts. I think one a year is pretty sad, lol

  10. Love when you can use up product. Great idea and came out beautiful! Class sounds great too!

  11. Beautiful layout!!! I am going to check out the challenge....may be just what I need to jump start the rut I am in!

  12. Gorgeous soft layout and I love the tip on using 6x6 papers! I paid for 'scrapbooking from the soul' by Jill Sprout but I haven't had time to get really into it yet! x