Happy Birthday Birdee!!!
Hey guys!! Welcome to my mini class using the night owl.
My class is a mix between using lyrics for titles to your pages and document what they mean to you...and using page protectors to add dimension and character to your pages.
I had a video of this process...however, I can not get it to upload, so I am doing it the old fashioned way and going to do a step by step with photos.
When I was thinking about what to do a class on, the Title of the new kit stuck with me because I am a "Night Owl" myself...and many times I scrapbook, paint, or write late at night. I immediately thought about music...I must have music in the wee hours. Song by song I get lost in my creations.
I have always been a huge fan of music...not just the instrument part of it, but the actual lyrics. I am amazed at how a song can evoke emotions from the words contained within it.
We all have songs that remind of us of times in our lives...good and bad. When we hear them, we remember where we were at that point in life. Some songs just give us a good feeling.
Feeling the lyrics...
First I choose the songs I want to save lyrics from.
Next I journal what the lyrics mean to me.
Because I write down so many lyrics, I have journal that is devoted to lyrics only.
I write down the lyrics if I am listening to my iPod or if I'm in the car, I do it when I get home (when I remember). Then when I have time, I explain what why they are important to me...what they remind me of...how they've made me feel.
It's important to choose lyrics you are passionate about.
Now it's time to choose how you want to use them on your layout:
As a title for your page
For the journaling
As a prompt for your own journaling
As a theme for your page
As inspiration while you work on your page
Once you have decided how you want to use them...then you can make your page.
Here I used lyrics from my favorite song "Have you ever seen the rain?" by Creedance Clearwater Revival as inspiration for my page design and journaling.
"I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?"
Now we all use page protectors for storing our "finished" pages...but have you ever used them as PART of the page?
I began by making the background of my page by using the MODsheets from Scrapinstyletv.com. I love them because they have the greatest separate patterns so it made it easy to see how I wanted to break up my layout. I made the left side of the layout and put the page in the page protector unfinished.
Then, I sewed around the main part of my page, following the edges of the MODsheet.
I then wanted to create a little pocket to hold things so they could be seen but not taken out.
This can be done with all sorts of things:
If you were doing a beach layout...you could use sand.
If you wanted to keep dried leaves your children found outside...you could flatten them and add them.
Beads, sequins, private notes you never want anyone to read, can all be used.
All of these can be sew shut in a little pocket, never to be opened.
I chose to write down on paper some things that had brought rain to my life. Instead of a list I wanted them to have their own piece. By sealing them, it symbolized to me that they would stay there, as a reminder of what I have been through.
Lastly, I sewed an opening (again following the edges of the patterns) for my journaling. By leaving the top open, I allowed for removal of the paper if I wanted to read my thoughts later.
Now you might be wondering what to do with the other side of the page that will clearly be sewn and messy.
Well I used it to make another layout using the boxes already created for me.
"Just live your life...You got no time for no hatas...Just live your life...no tellin where it might take ya...Just live your life...cause Im a paper chaser...Just livin my life!"
This time I used another MODsheet from the kit and cut the individual patterns apart to fill my boxes. Because they already are coordinated, I just had to add my journaling, photo and embellishments, and my layout was complete.
Another technique that has been around for years (although new to me), is "masking". By laying an object or lettering down and then spraying it with spray paint or glimmer mist (here I used the mist from the "Night Owl") you create a mask effect on your layout. Just spray and lift.
On the first layout, I used the butterfly from the second one as my mask.
On the second layout, I used the letters from the kit as the mask to spell LIVE for my title.
Each of these techniques are wonderful on their own...but together they make for a simple scrapbooker recipe that will add dimension and character to your pages.
I hope to see you using these soon! Can't wait to see what YOUR favorite lyrics are!
What's going on at SIStv headquarters this week? Well, we're preparing for Saturday night's OWL NIGHT LONG Crop! We're coordinating the teachers for the free mini-classes and gathering up the prizes...oh yeah, and we're also preparing to have a HUGE sale just during the crop! It's going to be so much fun. The fashionistas have some surprises up their sleeves, plus it will be a great time to hang out, chat with your SISters and make some cool things.
Oh, and by the way this crop is centered around our newest Life+Style collection "The Night Owl"
We'll be using it for all of our cropping challenges, games, and classes. So be sure to pick up your collection if you want to follow along exactly with us!
Plus, because we like to give things away everyone who purchases The Night Owl by Saturday night at midnight will be entered to win a gift package of Hambly Screenprints valued at over $100!
So put on your PJ's and be sure to visit the special OWL NIGHT LONG forum on the SIStv Message boards Saturday night at 8pm CST!
CLICK HERE to register today!
Happy Birthday to this week's birthday girls!!!
Please send them birthday wishes!!!
You will learn techniques on how to include hidden journaling in your art journals/scrapbook pages, be given a step by step tutorial on creating a special secret journal, be introduced to wild and wonderful techniques using unexpected supplies, and receive daily journaling prompts to aid you in documenting your personal journey through art.
This online workshop begins on November 10 and includes 5 daily lessons, 1 live chat with the instructor and a printable PDF instructional booklet all for just $14.95!
Click HERE to register today!
This online workshop is designed to help you stretch your
dollar this holiday season! At the end of the thirty days, you should have over
30 holiday projects/gifts completed that cover every area of your holiday
celebration! From a gorgeous catalog quality tree skirt, to an easy Christmas
morning journal meant to ensure those special moments are recorded, to
fantastic customizable Christmas cards. This is more than just a class, it's a
tool to give you a well organized, beautifully designed and ultra affordable
Each student will also receive a free all encompassing Holiday Season '08 Planner, where you can keep everything you need for this holiday season and the 30 Days to a Handmade Holiday class together in one place. You'll get a calendar, budget planner, gift lists, shopping lists for groceries and class supplies, family activity ideas and more! Everything you need to ensure that this class and your family's holiday season runs smoothly and stress-free, not to mention budget-friendly. We know that's a biggie.
I bet you have some questions. Like, how does the class work, or what will we be making? Good! We have some answers!
Q: So how does the class work?
A: Each day your instructor will post a new lesson. It will have step by step instructions, plus a printable PDF so that you can save the project to finish later if you wish! Your supply list, plus the estimated cost and time will be posted with each lesson. Each lesson will also be marked with required skill level, as well as ideas for alternate uses for the project. Some things you will want to give as gifts, but some things you're going to want to keep for yourself! Each day will be assigned to one of the following categories: Décor/Gifts, Gifts To Give, Entertaining/Kids Activities, and Correspondence/Gift Presentation. Your planner's calendar shows each day's project and is color coded according to the category.
Q: Who is the instructor?
A: This class is being taught by 6 SIStv Fashionistas! You'll be learning projects from Martha Bonneau, Heather Fuentes, Wilna Furstenberg, Nikki Peterson, Kayla Aimee Terrell and Andrea Wiebe. The bonus Holiday Planner was designed exclusively for us by Scrap In Style's Founder, Jeanette Herdman.
Q: Do I have to be present in class every day?
A: Nope! If you miss a day, just click on that day in the "Lessons" folder and get your printable PDF instructions. Then you can catch up on the lesson whenever is convenient for you! However, we have scheduled the classes in such a way that you will have the most success if you complete the projects in the order that they're presented. Some of them can be used for Thanksgiving AND the Winter Holidays, so those are given earlier in the schedule. We recommend that you stay with the schedule as closely as possible, as opposed to just waiting and printing everything out all at once. Chances are you'll find things a bit overwhelming if you do that, and we want you to succeed at this! We don't see this as just a bunch of Christmas Crafts, but more like a "system" to help you stay on task and on budget while creating the best holiday season you're family has ever known!
Q: What can you tell me about the projects?
A: You'll be making some extraordinary projects in this class, from scarves (no knitting required!) to wreaths to recipe books, gift baskets and more! The class projects include several Print At Home projects, like customizable childrens activity books or holiday place cards and menus that you can just print, wrap, and give! The Print At Home projects come 95% complete, so you just add a few finishing touches and voila! Instant holiday gift!
Q: Do I need to purchase any kits for this class?
A: You're not required to purchase any kits, however, some projects such as the recipe book have pre-assembled kits available for purchase to make it easier on you! You can see the recipe book kit below. The free planner includes your recommended supply list for each day, so if you would like to purchase supplies in advance, we'll give you a 10% discount when you register for the class!
Q: Sign me up! What all do I need to know to register?
A: The class begins October 30 at 10am Central. It includes daily lessons, printable PDFs several bonus projects, live chats, free goodies, and student discounts to the SIStv Boutique! To register, just CLICK HERE!