All materials are from the class kit except the green and white sticker that I ran along the bottom of the pictures to cover up a cropping mistake. This turned out to be a happy accident because I love how that strip grounds the photos.
Layout Two used one 5x7 (landscape) and eight smaller portrait photos. This time, the challenge was finding eight portrait images that would still have impact in this smaller format. I pulled my pictures from a Tiffany lamp exhibit that I attended last year. Voila! I had the perfect match. (Please note that the kraft card stock did not photograph well.)
All materials are from the class kit except the brads and letters. I swapped out the letters from the class kit for these Making Memories letters and the Tim Holtz ink I used to distress them.
Finally, the last layout showcases another nine photos -- this time on just one page! Seeing the bright rainbows, I was drawn to my pictures from our float trip down the Colorado River. I like how Marnie designed this layout using the scalloped edge from the Sasssafras Lass paper. I also liked how there was a lot of journaling space so that I could add a lot of details about this trip.
This layout may look relatively simple but let me tell you that these photos were difficult to line up. Thank heavens for repositionable tape! In the end, it was worth the effort. I love the result.
Journaling reads: Starting at Glen Canyon Dam early in the morning, we set off amidst the shadows of the canyon for a 15-mile float trip down the Colorado River. The 55 degree river temp chilled our feet as they hovered above the cold water. After enjoying spectacular views of the sandstone cliffs, petroglyphs and Horseshoe Bend, we arrived at Lee's Ferry, the gateway to the Grand Canyon.
All in all, I would give this class two thumbs up. I REALLY liked the designs of each and every layout. We got a full set of chipboard alphas (both positives and negatives) and their was plenty of glimmer mist (green for the second layout and blue for the third) to go around to alter the letters.