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Monday, September 20, 2010


Hi there,

OK, the Cape Town stretch of the SA Convention is over, now I can reveal the layouts that we done during the Convention. As mentioned, it was another stunning event. The teachers were so awesome and the pages just as great.

The only class I did not attend was the one by Debbie Schuh from October Afternoon. (I had to leave early for my sons birthday).. However I did get the kit.. and as I do not do mini books, I used the latest challenge from Sketchesforyou (http://sketchesforyou.ning.com/forum/topics/special-guest-cherie-from) and created this layout using the sketch by Cherie.

It was very similar to the layout created by Tracie Hudson, so I also incorporated the ROLLING technique we learned ...

Here is Cherie's sketch:

Using the October Afternoon pack of papers.. they are such bright fun colors:

Close Up views of the layout:

TRACIE HUDSON's layout was just the coolest.. we got to ROLL a LOT of paper.. LOL.. the paper range is SASSAFRAS and was full of little monsters. Too cute ! My eldest son is my little monster.. these photos just fitted perfectly !

Left and right sides of layout (closer views):

Close ups of the details:
(we were supposed to do french knots, but I cheated and used black brads..)
This rolling technique is really a nice way to use up all those 100's of scraps you have lying around...

My favorite class of the Convention.. Madame {C} , aka Candice Greenway, created this cute layout: I had to adjust mine slightly as my photo was too full of faces and would have been covered by the banner. Papers by Diecuts with a View.
I used photos of our recent SURVIVOR weekend.. you don't get sweeter memories than those...
Here are Close ups of left and right sides of layout. Loved this cute banner... always wanted to do a layout with a full banner..

Close up views of some of the details of the layouts:

Jeri Tanner from BO BUNNY presented this class. Was using the Peacock range of papers. Very pretty.. all that green and purple.
We created a "wheel" that you turn to view more photos. Another technique that I have wanted to do for a while. Actually got to do a few new things this round. Was a worthwhile Convention.

Close up view of left and right:

Close ups of the finer details... Loved to learn how to make such cute butterflies out of flower petals.. easy and so pretty:

Jodi Sandford from FANCY PANTS presented this layout. Very pretty and grundgy with a lot of spritzing as well. Created cute pleated flowers on this layout.

Close ups of left and right:

Close ups of details. (I just wish we could find half this paper here !)

Another one of my all time favorite layouts is this one by PRIMA presented by Nic Howard. We used TONS of flowers on this page... so gorgeous. This is my best friend and her daughter.. how perfect are these photos with this layout?

Close up left and right:

More close ups of the details:

You just have to love Prima..aren't these flowers too beautiful !

Phew, well that is it.. hope you enjoyed the Peek... Remember to book early for next year too.. it was really worth every cent!
Have a good week !
Hugs, Mich


  1. Wow your layouts at simply stunning!!! Love how you've added your own little touches here and there... and your October Afternoon one is simple gorgeous! I'm also not into mini albums but loved learning the techniques in this class.

  2. I love the rolled paper technique you used. I haven't seen it before but its a really nice looking technique.

  3. I just posted some page sketches on "Pretty Ladies". Check them out!

  4. I am so impressed with the beautiful layouts you did at the Scrap U and also the ones that are yours. I appreciate your sharing the techniques. I am already planning on some "lifting" if that's ok with you. Your work is just gorgeous.

  5. Oh my, now I am curious. I read the first comment and I can't find the October Afternoon mini album. Can you send me a link to it with the technique that Cathy mentioned in her comment.

  6. Oh my goodness!! ALL of them are Gorgeous!