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Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Joy Artbooking Layout!

This month I am offering an introduction to scrapbooking at my Danville Club. It's the perfect opportunity to invite a friend who just might be interested in this important, therapeutic and bonding hobby!

I thought it would be nice to try a super simple Artbooking layout. This one follows the pre-designed layout featured in the booklet! No imagination necessary!

All I did was change the colors!

Those familiar with Artbooking know that if I taught this as a class, they would have it completely assembled in 3 minutes flat! So I had to incorporate some other techniques and training.

In this class I will show the importance of using our Versamat and Ruler for perfect placement of each piece. I will also show the wonders of our new All Purpose Mat for heat embossing and applying adhesive with our new E-Z Dots Adhesive, especially on overlays and tiny pieces like the date.

I will also show how to use the overlay negative space to emboss the stars on the overlay with gold and silver embossing powder - which will include embossing basics! (Just a side note: my first choice would have been glitter paper on this layout, BUT embossing powder is so much more economical! And you might not have the glitter paper colors that you need at your fingertips when you need them, but the powders last forever!)

And how to use scraps to adorn the little bows on the photo mats!

And of course, a few of our new perfectly placed Gold Bling Gems to finish off the layout!

Would you like to come join the fun? We will be meeting in Danville, WV this coming Friday 11/7 at 6pm. Contact me if you are interested!


  1. The video that was posted with this layout from artbooking last year actually featured my 2 kids. They loved seeing their faces on "tv". :) I like the elegant look of your version. Happy Holidays!

    1. How fun!!! You'll have to re-create the layout with their pictures as part of their portfolio - I mean scrapbook! ;o)