The second class we took was "2008 Latest & Greatest w/Basic Grey" sponsored by Embellish It! Although we got to do 4 layouts that challenged both of our styles (mixing things up is always good) we were both disappointed in the class. First of all when you tell me latest & greatest I'm thinking felt, acrylic, die-cut papers, sheer papers, anything clear.....and well it wasn't any of that. Our very first layout was in fact: cardstock (ok that's a given) patterned paper (ok also a given), a sticker sheet (humm...?), velvet flowers (which were actually the coolest product that I got from the entire class), and finally button brads (which were a bit on the cheap side). Not really what I thought I was signing up for, but we went with it, you never know. Then on top of very basic products the layouts were only single layouts (not two 12x12, only one 12x12). The last thing I'll say about it is how poorly it was taught. When the instructor opened her mouth 10-15 minutes in and basically said; I don't care what you think, do what I say because it is MY class!......WHAT?!! How rude! Granted I'll give her the fact that there was probably 75-100 people in the class and I know some really STUPID questions were being asked; but I think that if you tell people what they need to know about a certain part of the layout process and then maybe repeat it, that should be fine. If their layouts get screwed up then that's on them for not listening, still no reason to be rude. Anyways, Angji & I both were put off by her so we did the layouts 'exactly-like-she-said' (Yeah Right) and then went on our merry way. : ))
As I mentioned, in the class we only did single layouts, but for a little extra you could purchase the supplement pack inside the expo @ their booth, which I thought was cool that it was offered. Angji & I both agreed for any of the layouts to ever really 'work' for us (being they were not our style at all) we'd have to have the additional layouts to match, so we went for it. It's a matter of expanding horizons, even though we weren't real crazy about any of them, that kind of thing. Anyways out of the 4 layouts, my favorite is the 'Halloween One' (2nd photo down). Speaking of photos, those below are of the 4 layouts that we did in class and then off to the right is the supplement layout that matches. Once I get all 4 done then I'll post them so you can see how they turned out.
As always thanks for checking in! Hope you are enjoying what you are seeing and feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you'd like to see in the future, or if you have any questions. I'm still trying to figure out my photo issues, they seem to dark once they get posted, but eventually I'll get it all together. In the meantime........Just B.........in the moment!
I have learned with trial & error that if you are wanting to do some stamping of any kind that the "Staz-On" ink is the best for all projects. It works on all surfaces well and drys fairly quickly so that you're able to move on to other things. In addition when stamping on fabrics the "Staz-On" won't bleed into the fibers like a lot of the other traditional inks tend to do. Just an FYI!