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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scrapbook Workshop - Blossom and Jackson papers

These two paper packs are in the Summer Seasonal Expressions catalog.  They will be available until the end of August, or while supplies last.  So guess we'd better get busy making our layouts with these beautiful papers!

This paper is so fun!  I used the Blossom Complements as well as the Coral Reef Sequins and Bitty Pearls on this layout for embellishing.  While the pearls are retired, the Bitty Sparkles are the same size and would work perfectly.  There is also another set of sequins - Oceanside - that could be used instead.  I've listed that information below.

It was fun to group the smaller stickers on top of some of the label shapes in the set.  Gave it a larger feel.  Then adding the sequins and pearls randomly on the pages helped to fill in the empty spaces.  Don't get me wrong - I like the empty spaces, but it just needed a little something and these little embellishments were perfect!

This is the sketch I used for the layout.  You can see the variety of photo sizes you can use - and I even switched that up and added a 4X4.  You could add more photos in those empty spaces if you have more photos you want to showcase.  It was fun to use the 3X4 size of photos - I cut them all from regular 4X6 pictures, but didn't feel the need to have all of the background.

Jackson is a great outdoor themed paper pack.  But you will notice in the layout sketch below that you can flip each of these pieces over and use the reverse side - and it doesn't have that outdoor feel.  You could use this layout for any theme you want!

This layout has only one more photo on it than the Blossom layout does, but because they are full-size photos, it fills up more of the space.  I wanted to keep the outdoor pictures large in order to see all of the beauty.  I cut the 4X8 from an 8X10 photo, but you could substitute several smaller photos in the same area.


The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes all of the cardstock and patterned paper to complete the layout as shown and a page protector for each layout.  If you wish to add the complements or the sequins and sparkles, you will need to purchase those separately.  Here's the information for those.  Click on the product number to go to my online shopping site if you would like to order them.  If you are on hand for the workshop, you can purchase coordinating cardstock to stamp images for journaling, titles and decorations if you do not want to purchase the accessories.

Blossom Complements - X7196C  - $4.95

Bitty Sparkles (top left) - Z1263 - $2.95
Coral Reef Sequins (top right) - Z3042 - $3.95
Oceanside Sequins (bottom left) - Z3041 - $3.95
Blossom Assortment - enamel shapes - (bottom right) - Z3072—$5.95
 Jackson Complements - X7195C - $4.95
Jackson Assortment (enamel shapes) - Z3071 - $5.95

 Workshop dates are:

Saturday, July 25
Tuesday, July 28
Both groups will meet at 9:30 in my home craft studio in Prescott Valley, AZ.  If you are interested in this project by cannot attend, I can make a kit available for you.  Contact me if you would like this option.
Please email me at scrappingailaz@gmail.com to register or if you have questions.

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