Friday, August 24, 2012

End of Summer Blues!

I can't believe summer vacation is over, and I've only posted once during that whole time!  My kids went back to school on Wednesday, and we are all trying to get back into a routine.  I've done a few projects over the summer, but have not posted them.

My biggest discovery this summer has definitely been Shimelle Laine's videos!  I never knew what all the uproar was about her.  I thought she was a pretty and quirky girl with an interesting accent, but never understood the hoopla.  Then, I started watching her Adventures of Glitter Girl free videos on Two Peas in a Bucket.  I was hooked after the first few!

I finally decided to bite the bullet and take one of her classes.  I chose Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking, because it was such a cool title, so it had to be good!  I had also heard really positive things about the class on the message board.

I've managed to do a few layouts using inspiration from the Hitchiker's Class, but not in any particular order.

In chapter two of the Hitchhiker's Guide, Shimelle discusses "Starting Points" which are sort of like sketches, but with more freedom.  In a later chapter she talks about "Scraplifting".  I kind of morphed these two challenge points in coming up with this layout.   Shimelle did an example almost exactly like this, although it was the mirror image.  I even used a photograph of a waterfall like she used in her layout.  I did not have any of the same embellishments she used, so I used some that were similar in feeling, but not exactly alike.  I quite like how it turned out, although I just realized I forgot to add my journaling.  Ooops!

Here is Shimelle's page:

Chapter three of the guide was all about sketches.  I did the following layout using a sketch from the reference section of the Guide.  So, you can see I did not follow the guide exactly, but I was definitely inspired by the class.  I am thinking of signing up for another one soon.  Now, I just have to decide which one!


marta traughber said...

That's why I'm afraid of taking an online class, I won't follow the directions.

marta traughber said...


scrapperjen said...

Great job! There are no rules in scrapbooking, right?! ;)

Joyce said...

Love Glitter Girl! I should check out her classes. Nice Layouts Gabrielle!

Joyce said...

Love Glitter Girl! I should check out her classes. Nice Layouts Gabrielle!