Friday, May 29, 2009

My Photos in the backyard

I got out the camera when Bob and I were cooking out yesterday and discovered my hydrangea I got last year for Mother's day was blooming. Wow, was it pretty. Also a little bird came to the feeder, but I had not put any food out, poor birdy.

Tinkering Ink Layouts

With Father's Day coming soon I wanted to share the great layouts I found on the Tinkering Ink
gallery. They are wonderful pages and show father, sons, brothers. I also have this Haberdasher paper pack. If you look around the site you will see lots of other really awesome things. I have most of the paper sets shown there. We could do some great pages with this. I saw they had this line at the new Michael's, too. Please get it from me first, then if we need some other papers, it's good to know they have it too. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scrapbooking with Layouts

It's time I taught you something!! Tuesday Lacey mentioned that she had used a plastic template which helps with the size of pictures and layout of your pages. Well, I have tons of these layouts and you can also get them free online. Many scrapbooking magazines have these and show how to use them. Here is an example: Here from Creating Keepsakes Magazine. There is another site Page Maps   Below is an example of a page map from their site. Notice it shows patterned paper and an embellishment placement. Notice in the layout below that items were placed according to the sketch. These really help to make great pages.

Notice the template used hearts and frilly-look paper but the finished page is for a boy and they used  more boyish looking things. The layout is just a guide.The problem I see with using them is that we try to use too many pictures, or we have only a few photos. Also ours aren't the correct size called for in the layout. Anyway, try copying some and use them. It is a learning process to get used to using them. We'll try it in class sometime, maybe with a special class day just to try using the. Let me know if you want to learn more. Check out the sites. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Croppin' with Class

Pam made a neat family layout. We added the metal plate with stickers and ribbon. Love it!

Julie made this Awards day for her son Kelly. He graduated
 last week! Congratulations, Julie for you and your son's
 accomplishments!! Great Pages!!

We had a great class tonight with Julie, Ginger and Pam. Yes, Pam subbed again!! 
She is getting a lot done!! Anyway, check these out!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scrap Therapy Session Today

Dianne made these two layouts. 
She used the birthday stuff I cut. 

Carol also joined us and I did not get a photo of her mini- album project. 
Maybe next time.Glad to have Carol back for the summer!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Michaels is opening tomorrow !!

Oh boy!! Bob and I drove by the new Michael's yesterday and a sign on the door said it was opening tomorrow!! Yeah!! I can't wait. I went to the other M's yesterday and they gave me lots of coupons, plus I have a gift card Betsy gave me for Mother's day, so wow, I can't wait. I may wait and go on Monday, if I can, not sure I can. I will post a report once I go. 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Testing the Blog Feed

I worked on the feed and am testing it. If you receive an update on your email from General Scrappy, please let me know. I really want this to work. Thanks for your help.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Scrappin' Divas Great Class tonight!!

Pam, another cute one!!
Edith made two of these!! We used things she saved fro her trip. No pictures on this one!
Helen's Brothers page!!
Alaska Cruise by Helen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer Schedule is Posted on My Other Site

We will work on the summer schedule next class. I will make a calendar for everyone to sign up for class. I will not keep the same classes but just have a sign-up for each class. That way we can work around vacations, etc. So bring your calendars to the next class and we will have a sign up time. Also we will have some all day crops, at least two days during the summer. 

The next class is tommorow night, Scrappin' Divas. Also Scrap Therapy on the 26th and Croppin' with Class on the 27th.There are openings in both of these classes. 

I think my subscription thingy is working. I just had to activate it on my email. Check your email for something from Feedblitz and ACTIVATE it. Please let me know if you got it. Or post a comment of the blog. I really do like this and  it is so full of stuff!!
The other website has the complete summer schedule posted with name of who is signed up for what. Check it out!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Scrap Therapy Session

We had a great session today. Pam brought her sister, Gay from Birmingham to join us. She made several cute projects. Lacey made this lovely Mothers Day layout. She got to use flowers and girly stuff!! Cute!!

Pam did a great project. She had been planning this for quite some time. It is an "Off the Page" project. She bought a plate at Hobby Lobby and decorated it for a graduation gift for a friend's son. It is really special. She did a great job!! great idea Pam!!

Judy is finishing up her daughter's book . Today was a Family Trip page and a cousins page. Everytime she left the room for a phone call Scrappy jumped in and decorated her pages!

This was the cousins page. Scrappy made the cute ribbon flower and added a metal Maya Road flower in the middle. So cute!!

Here is the cute ribbon embellie!

Below are the pages Gay made. She did her sons first haircuts. Cute!!

This was a page she had started. We just added a title and the embelllishents. We enjoyed having her visit. Maybe she will come visit us again!! We all had a great time!!
They said General Scrappy couldn't move away or die!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maya Road Magnet Class

I want to do a class to make these magnets. They use Maya Road stuff and it is so cute. Lots of techniques, too. Embossing, heat embossing,and sewing(yoyo). I will set a date for this and see who is interested. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scrappin' Divas Class- May 5th

Below are three pages Pam had created before she began coming to class. She wanted some help to re-do them. They were not really that bad. In fact, Scrappy said "You cannot shock me, I've seen everything. They just need a little tweeking." SO WE DID.
This page was a letter her son had received when he played football. We just added a gold mat behind the letter, added some patterned paper and a few of the many footballs Pam had in her stash!! Neat, also the letter is  a tear jerker!
On this one she just needed a title. The papers were fine. We used some cutouts and punches behind the metal letters and added chipboard words. Lovely.
This was a tribute she did to her mother-in-law on her death. I thought it was wonderful. She used the red because it was her favorite color. The only thing I might add would be a small black and white photo of her mother-in-law.

I enjoyed doing the redos. Next time I would take some before and after
 photos so you can see what we did. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Isabella's Dance Recital

Isabella's first dance recital. It was Repeat Performance Spring Recital.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


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