It's been so long since I last took a scrapbooking class. I've definitely forgotten how fun it is and how I usually learn a lot.
When one of my favorite scrappers came to teach a class based on her wonderful new line, I knew I had to take it! I had pretty much been hoarding as much of the Amy Tangerine goodies (American Crafts) as I can afford. Thought it was time to use them. What better way than to learn from the designer herself?
I had gone through a lot in order to take her classes (don't ask), and I was feeling a bit under the weather. Am super elated that I got to come... it was very inspiring and I've learned techniques for both scrapping and card-making!
Here are my supplies and goodies. The classes were $60 each but you pretty much get it back in the items they provide.
Here's the lovely Amy holding up one of her lay-outs. I was a bit (ok, a LOT) star-struck! Haven't met one of my fave scrapbookers before. She was really nice and down-to-earth and oh-so-cute!
She showed us how to make her delightful lay-outs using our own photos and making the pages our own. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that she didn't measure anything. I'm like that 85% of the time. Her style is graphic but the layering is not always concise and purposeful (does that make sense?). I really like that style. I tend to make my cards in that way currently.
Here are a couple of Amy's LO's that we learned.
So happy that I got to take it with BFF'ers.
My favorite part of the class was learning how to make these flowers. I also loved incorporating sewing and fabric into my creations.
Here's the class.
Giddy here from meeting such a talented scrapping celebrity! I didn't get into her work until just about a year ago -- I wished I had sooner because before I was married and with kiddies, I always wished for some inspiration on scrapping lay-outs about friends, being young, partying, and traveling! But Amy T (& her style) is definitely someone everybody can relate to.
Amy also blogged about visiting the Bay Area in this post. You could see me in one of the pics! :)
Over the next week, I'll be sharing the lay-outs I created. I'm trying to post as much as I can so I hope you don't mind if I s-t-r-e-t-c-h this topic out. :) LOL!
Instead, here's a pic of my boys in the shirts from Amy's clothing company:
Should've taken the pic before they ate .. pardon the wrinkles and stains. What can you do? They're young and boys afterall! Haha!