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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Since I can't teach this month...

You get a free class on my blog! Well, not so much a class, but a layout idea with all the details...
Scrapbook and Co has the paper and then I'll list the other items that I used...
First this layout is done entirely with four sheets of Fancy Pants Paper. It's the Daily Grind line and the papers are: Chalkboard (the black on the left), Vacation (the red on the right), DG Strips (gives us the title, words and strips of different paper for embellishments), and Notebook Doodles (which I used for the swirl on the left page - cut from the middle of the page to save the outer doodle pattern for later).
Ok - so for the embellishments. We'll start with the left page. I channelled my friend Angel who is a wizard with an exacto knife. I hand drew the blue swirls and cut them out with an exacto knife - but there is nothing EXACT about the swirls. Don't worry, sand the edges and no one will notice the imperfections! Then doodle around them with a white pen and REALLY no one will notice the swirls!
The strip of "dot" paper is from the DG Strips Paper as well as the title "Every Day Moments". I used parts of the DG strips paper and the Notebook Doodle paper (front and back to cut out the circles and the little tab). Once I cut those out, I sanded the edges and added Diamond Glaze to the top (for a little extra texture). I used four red buttons and 6 red brads. Don't stress about that part - just use whatever you have that coordinates.
For the right page, the quote on the bottom is from the DG Strips page. Find any black and white ribbon for the bottom of the layout and add any brad or "buckle" for some extra detail. Once again, I cut the picture turns out of scraps from the DG Strips paper. And I cut the journaling circle out of the back of the DG strips paper. Once again - go through your stash and use whatever brads work with these colors.
If you have no desire to make your own embellishments, this Fancy Pants line has two embellishment sets. They are both at Scrapbook and Co and just choose one and add them wherever I have mine.
I bought the similar Fancy Pants line for Christmas - with the embellishment set, so I'll be using those soon.
E-mail me or post any questions. I just love this paper - and four sheets goes A LONG way! Hopefully this gets your creative juices flowing. I'm hoping to post a new layout every other day - since I've left you high and dry on the classes this month. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Angel said...

To stinkin' cute girl! I see we're dusting off the superwoman cape...what's on the agenda for today? creating a fullsize Christmas village in the front yard with toilet paper tubes and dried beans or solving the nation's economic crisis???

heatherbell said...

oh - you are just hysterical! Actually I'm to try to rest a few minutes before I go to work. But I did get a start on a layout with the Heidi Swapp World Traveler line...