Art Helps Me Breathe

Socc Class

March 3, 2009

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SOCC Class

March 3, 2009

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Ira Tozer with Butch the dog, teacher extraordinaire of the internet sales class in Brookings, OR.

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Hope

February 24, 2009

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I LOVE this layout. I am using one of my favorite companies, Basic Grey, and their “Granola” line of papers with a sheet of the matching element stickers. In my class Saturday, we will be making some polished stone for two of the grid squares; one is stamped. There is also a “tile” for the title. And I love the little squares under the title – so cute. Underneath, I used a song quote printed on velum, but you could put a one or two photos here.

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Blankie

February 14, 2009

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My daughter says I’m stuck in 1987. Actually, it’s October, 1987, to be precise. I’ve had these photos and been wanting to scrap them for quite some time. I also had my DD tattered yet beloved blankie that I wanted to incorporate into the page. In honor of Valentine’s Day I scrapped these pictures finally. The blanket was very loved. And I love the way this came out because now she can actually feel the blanket in all its softness. The touch may bring back some memories. I even put a bit of the satin binding on there. The paper is Graphics 45 (love their stuff). The mat behind the left page photo is a Fancy Felt Mattie from KaiserCraft (those Aussies are doing some amazing things with scrapbooks). The right side opens to reveal the journaling and some photos of the blanket in all its shredded wonder. Yes, I did actually cut the blanket up but when you see the photos you will know why. It was literally hanging together by a thread. Funny though, even now I am stressed to toss it. Can’t really read the journaling in the photo because I wrote it by hand with a light pink marker. But how precious to remember those days and those feelings.

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This layout was so precious to create. I have had these photos laying around for awhile. They are some that I took out of my old magnetic albums. When I first started scrapbooking there were not any scrapbooking stores, and no one new about “archival safe.” I used to cut out embellishments from ads, magazines, whatever I could find. A while ago I removed all these photos and have been scrapbooking them. That’s where these came from. The paper is Basic Grey “Sugared.” I used 3 different pattern papers, plus their die cut sticker letters. I absolute love their papers for backgrounds. I also used the matching fibers and found some brads by Kaiser Craft that matched real well. The layout was inpsired by Allie Edwards. There will be journaling under the right hand photos later. It was wonderful to remember those special days when I was a mother of a two year 0ld.

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I really loved working with these old photos. And the snow paper was great for a winter beach layout. I had someone request that I do a layout using “inchies” so this was my offering. I thought maybe the class would find it tiresome but everyone really enjoyed the process of creating these miniature works of art. Kind of unusual for a scrapbook page, as we usually think BIG. But it works, I think.

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Chetco River

January 17, 2009

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It’s a “guy” page for this week’s class. The paper is Stamping Station. The circles are tranparencies that were colored using alcohol inks. This techinque is very adaptable to any color scheme. The title is a very cool laser cut from a a company called Northwest Memories located in Lynnwood, WA. And I’ve wanted to use one of these license plates from Karen Foster for a while now. They are just so cute. I’ve stuck with my resolution to do more journaling. This time, I interviewed my husband about this fishing experience. I think he was pretty pleased to be able to tell his story.

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Cousins

January 12, 2009

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Couldn’t believe I could finally take a picture outside Saturday. No rain and even sunshine so photo is in natural light (the best!). This layout was designed for a demo using Copic markers for my LSS. I used a Prima Marketing printables transparency. These are perfect if you have some photos with colors that are difficult to match to any scrapbooking papers. The markers can be blended to create just about any color you need. I then made a matching page for a 2-page layout using a transparency sheet that I stamped and colored and then attached to a tag kind of ala Tim Holtz. He shows you on his blog that the alcohol inks will also color glitter stickers. In keeping with one of my new year’s resolution, this layout has a significant amount of journaling. And the “JOY” on the tag, well that is my one little word for 2009.

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One thing I want to do more of this year is journaling. I decided to make my first class layout for 2009 a little different. It’s a Christmas layout, but this time it is about a Christmas item that means something special to me so I could write about it. All the swirls were fun to do and I really like the tree (or half a tree as the case may be). I even included the words to a song I wrote back in December 2002. The supplies were from all over the place, including Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo Bunny, KaiserScrapbook, and Prima Marketing. It felt good to use up some of the many extras I had laying around. The chipboard was from last year’s Cosmo Cricket’s JOY collection.

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Xmas ’86

December 23, 2008

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Such wonderful memories of this Christmas as I completed this layout. Lots of circles here and I love the flow, thanks to the vellum swirls. Embellishments, besides the punched circles, are Tim Holtz grunge board. Love his seasonal package. The paper and stickers are Little Yellow Bicycle. Merry Christmas to all as you make your own holiday memories this year. May they fill your heart with joy.

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