Last night was my scrapbook class for this month and we had a great time.  It turned out the be the perfect night for being inside with friends – why?  Because a storm came through – thunder, lightening, and rain – so what else is there to do….

I had a full house in my little craft room this time – if my class grows bigger I’ll have to expand to two rooms.  Everyone said they loved the pages we made.  The first layout was based on a scrapbook page that was featured in our monthly Stampin’ Success magazine.  This is the magazine that all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators receive each month.  It has information on new products, promotions, techniques, ideas, business topics and recognitions for demonstrators through out the company.  So this time there was an article about punch art and they showed an 8×8 scrapbook page.  I really liked it and I also like punch art so I decided to expand the page into a 2-page 12×12 layout for my class.  Here is the result:

exploring-nature-leftexploring-nature-right This morning when I woke up I had an idea of something I forgot to put on this page.  So if you came last night and wonder where the little worm came from – I added him this morning.  If you want to add one I’ll punch you some circles – that’s all he is – a bunch of circles – I think I used the little 1/2″ punch – and give it to you next time I see you.

This morning I added my pictures to it.  I still need to add journaling which I plan to do at the bottom in the grass.  These are pictures that I took in July when Greg and I went on our anniversary trip.  We were in North Carolina and we hiked part of the Appalachian Trial and these are some of the pictures I took along the way.  See the red mushroom on the left page that looks like someone took little bites out it.  Well I saw it on the hike up the mountain but didn’t take a picture of it.  After we got to the top – the picture of me is when I’m resting at the top – I decided that I did want a picture because I didn’t see anything else like it on the rest of the trail.  So going down I searched for that mushroom all the way back so I could take a picture – I found it!  I know I’m weird like that.

Anyway back to the page – the mushrooms and flowers were shown in the Stampin’ Success magazine.  I  made my lady bug differently, then added the turtle (idea from Heather Summers Simply Punches class), the worm and the die-cut butterflies.  The title is also die-cut with the Big Shot.  The background is direct to paper technique where you drag the end of the ink pad across – it gives the look of wood planks and then we added “nails” with the marker.  This page used lots of punches and not really any stamping.  We just used the ink to sponge the mushrooms, flowers, grass, and butterflies.  The buttons in the center of the flowers are Playground Buttons.  The main colors used on this layout are Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Creamy Carmel, More Mustard, Real Red, and Whisper White.

It turns out the Late Night Stampers challenge this week is punches – so I’m going to go enter this layout into the challenge.  I’ll show you our other layout tomorrow – let’s just say I set a personal challenge and I think it was accomplished – come back tomorrow to find out what that was…

Have a great day!