Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Playful Page With May Flaum

I'm continuing to work my way through the Play! workshops and recently watched May Flaum's live presentation as well as the bonus video she had in the classroom. During this session of the event, we received a kit with Basic Grey patterned papers and waterfall pack, gold Thickers, distress ink, a Crafter's Workshop stencil, and a variety of embellishments.

May's class focused on a simple formula for completing pages: (1) layer papers, (2) add photo[s], (3) add your story, and (4) play with embellishments. I loved how she included "play" in her formula, tying it in perfectly with the focus of the event!

Since our focus this month in the Inspired Scrapbooking workshop is People, I took May's formula and these fun products and created a layout about May.

Journaling reads: I've taken several online classes from May Flaum over the past several years (Camp Scrap, May with May) and always enjoy the inspiration, challenges, and techniques that May shares. She packs a ton of materials into each class and is always very active on the message boards and available for questions via email. I even had a Skype chat with her during one class. So it was especially FUN to take a class from her in-person and get to meet her at the Play! in Anaheim event. She's very genuine and always has FUN crafting!

I scraplifted several of May's ideas on this page. First, I outlined my letters to help them pop more on the page.
I also used the stencil and sequins and silver hearts to create a random scattered look at an angle on the page.

While I had all these products together, I decided to create another layout - this one tells a story about Ali Edwards at the Play! event.

Journaling reads: After Stacy introduced the workshop teachers Tuesday evening, she asked if we had any questions for them. I asked Ali if she was thriving (her word for the year) wearing that balloon hat. I thought it was a FUN question and was trying to connect with her and her word, but her response was a little cool and I thought I had somehow offended her. It seemed strange to me until she shared in her workshop the next day that letting go and playing are out of her comfort zone, but she's working on it this year. It was nice to say Hi to Ali later that evening and to see her loosening up and having FUN during the remainder of the Play! event.

Have you recorded any stories about your favorite scrapbooking teachers?


  1. Okay, that is cute! I love the little sprinkles down the page. I did an online class with May a few years ago. I think it was something playground. I need to dig out that stuff and look at it again. Your year of FUN is well underway and you are doing it!

  2. Oh I understand where Ali is coming from - all too well :sigh: I like both of these - really getting into stencils again.

  3. These both are fantastic! How awesome that event sounds. You got some great photos!

  4. These are great layouts. I haven't been to any live scrapbooking events in years. Love how you have documented these experiences. :)

  5. Nice to see some more pages coming out of your Play! Adventure. I'm probably a lot like Ali - and I don't let my guard down and relax until I know a person pretty well and feel really comfortable with them.

  6. These are great. I especially love that first one, so I pinned it.

  7. I really like May's formula. It certainly ticks all the boxes for great scrapbooking - and it's obvious how much fun you got from creating with it in mind too

  8. This is so very FUN!!! I absolutely love these layouts - thank you so much for sharing! It was great to meet you in person, and I thank you so much for all the kind words. Hope to meet up with you again in the future!!

  9. What a gorgeous class kit.
    The colors certainly are playful!


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