On this layout showcasing photos from our 8th anniversary evening out, I've included the front of the playbill, our tickets to the show, and the restaurant name that I cut from a takeout menu. I also used one of the new techniques I learned in the Dimensional Details Workshop - I created my own transparencies! I used a swirl stamp and StazOn ink to stamp on transparencies, then fussy cut around the swirls and adhered them to the layout. I used a sketch by May Flaum, the teacher in a new workshop I'm taking at BigPictureScrapbooking.com, Camp Scrap, for this layout.
I've had the idea for this next layout since I took my old scrapbook apart at the beginning of the year. I have quite a few Vacation Bible School certificates and bulletins from special church programs that I want to preserve. I created a pocket page to hold all the certificates and bulletins and then used a sketch by Becky Fleck that was included as a bonus in the Dimensional Details Workshop as the inspiration for the layout on the pocket.
This layout from a weekend crop I enjoyed with friends in the summer of 2008 also includes a couple of pieces of saved memorabilia - the card and ribbon are from the bouquet of flowers Robbie had delivered to the bed and breakfast where the crop was held. This layout was inspired by a sketch from Trina McClune that was also included as a bonus in the Dimensional Details workshop.
My favorite new technique from that workshop is creating embellishment clusters like the one at the bottom left of this layout. I am using items I've had in my stash for a while with new items and loving the way it all looks together. Of course, it takes a while to pick which items I want to us - I don't think it'll ever come naturally to me like it seems to for Nic Howard, teacher extraordinaire! But I am certainly having fun trying!