Friday, February 21, 2014

Anniversary, New 2 Page Layout Class and Winner

5 Years of blogging!  Wow, in a way it doesn't seem that long and in other ways, it has become such an important part of my life I can't remember not updating my blog and reading so many other wonderful blogs.  So thank you for being part of my blogging world.

Also, today, I have a new class I'm so excited about!  This class will be available next Wednesday but I just couldn't wait to tell you about it.

Two Page Terrific

I know many of you like to make two page layouts.  Almost ALL my layouts used to be two pagers.  Now I don't make them as often but I certainly do when I have lots of photos, journaling and memorabilia.  Sometimes there is just more to say and show than will fit on one page.

Many scrappers like the look of a two page layout in their albums.  Yet, a two page layout has some different challenges than a one pager.  That's where this class comes in.

You'll learn many techniques for taming those two page troubles such as:
  • How to stretch that ONE piece of the perfect pattern paper across two pages.
  • What to do about the space between your pages in your album - the gutter.  Do you place elements across the two pages or keep things squarely on each side of the gutter?  We'll do both kinds of layouts in this class.
  • Smoothly incorporate pocket pages along with your traditional 12x12 pages.
  • Convert one page sketches to two pagers with an easy technique.
  • Take a popular one page style like gridded pages and apply to a 2 pager

My videos and classes always have lots of extra tip and techniques.  Just some of the extra topics this time are:
  • Using your stamps. Do you have stamps gathering dust?  Get them out, dust them off and let's put them to work!
  • Trim the cost.  Two page layouts don't have to be twice the cost.  By stretching many of your supplies through various techniques, you can keep your cost low and fill those albums with memories.
  • Store and incorporate memorabilia on your pages.
  • Print journaling on your background paper - even if you don't have a wide format printer.
  • Create a photo collage in Photoshop Elements for adding even more photos to your two pagers.
  • Learn tips to for machine stitching on your pages.
This class is filled with practical ideas you can put right to work on your pages.  Class contains:  

Over 2 hours of HD video content
6 PDF's that include sketches for the six brand new 2 page layouts in the class.  Twelve additional two page layouts are shared during the lessons.

This self-paced class is $20 and will be available starting on Wednesday, February 26.  I'll post the class description again on Wednesday and give you an easy way to sign up.

So I hope you will join me to make your Two Page layouts Two Page Terrific!

To kick things off, I have this layout for you.  The photos are from my stepdaughter's wedding many years ago.  I scrapped her wedding pages at the time but had never gotten around to doing some pages for my own album about all the things my Mother and I did for her special day.  It was an honor to be asked to help.  There was a bit of a challenge matching her color scheme at the time and apparently there still is.

I didn't have matching background paper so I did my own background.  In the video I share how to create the background in one step using a stencil, paint and glaze.  I'll share the finished page with lots of memorabilia incorporated and more about what you can learn in this new class.  Of course in the class, I take each layout step by step from start to finish.

Watch at YouTube

And thank you for joining me for my 5th blog anniversary.  Now, what else do we have today?  Oh, yeah...

The winner of the Anniversary giveaway is...

Shelley C

Congratulations, Shelley!  Please send me an e-mail (address on the sidebar) so I can get you your prize.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments!  I'm delighted to hear that so many of you are inspired by the videos and are doing a lot of scrapbooking.  Capturing our memories is so important. I look forward to many more years of blogging and creating videos.


  1. Gorgeous LO, love the color scheme and that stencil....WOW! Really added that special,touch to the background. Best of luck on your second class! How exciting!

  2. Congrats on 5 yrs
    I know what you mean, its been 4 yrs for me and a big fun part of my life :)
    Your layouts are stunning as always.

  3. Beautiful layout, Lisa. The unity among all the elements is just fantastic! Thanks for sharing.


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