Sunday, December 30, 2007

Scrapbooking Club Journal

I was so excited to have a chance to play with some of my new stuff this weekend! I'm starting a Scrapbooking Club in January, and this is what we'll be making at the first meeting. I will give the credit to Roxane, from whom I totally CASEd this idea!

It's the SU! On Board Art Journal, which the ladies will get to decorate as they'd like, and will keep their class notes in it. It incorporates a lot of scrapbooking techniques in it, including titles, designer paper, colours, embellishments (chipboard, ribbon, tags, etc.). I used the new Ginger Blossom designer paper for the cover and the spiral punch to fit it into the rings. Then I stamped the letters from the Big Deal Alphabet in Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, River Rock and Groovy Guava on Very Vanilla and made tags out of the same colours of cardstock. The word "Scrapbooker's" is stamped in Ruby Red on River Rock cardstock with the Rough Edges Alphabet. I used Mellow Moss grosgrain and Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon on the tags. For the chipboard, I used the On Board Blossoms, coloured it with a Cameo Coral Stampin' Write marker, then smooshed it into VersaMark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Inside the book, there are tabs (using the Round Tab punch) for journaling different techniques, so the ladies can add class notes as they like, as well as their own notes and ideas as they come across them. For example, there is a section for quotes, so if they find a quote they like in a magazine or online, they can jot it into the journal. The sections are Archival Approach, Colour, Cropping, Design, Journaling, Quotes, Styles, Titles, Miscellaneous (again, thanks Roxane for this!). This way, you don't need to have a ton of scrapbooking magazines when you go to a crop night - all your ideas are in this one little book! As we meet monthly, the ladies will add to their journals and complete 12 x 12 layouts at the club.

I'm really excited to be starting this club this month! If you're in the area and interested in joining, please contact me.


Maria said...

Hey Shannon!

I love you journal! I love all the colors! It's so pretty. My goal this year is to start scrapbooking (I'm a newbie) so I look forward to looking at your creations for inspiration!

Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!!


My Paper World said...

It looks fab!

dd2njoy said...

Wonderful project Shannon!!! Wish I was close by!!

Candace said...

Shannon this is such an awesome idea. I too am starting a scrapbook club for the new year and I might just have to CASE this! With credit to you of course! By the way, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. I'm planning to post it for all to admire on my blog, but well, right now my craft room is in boxes and so is your card! As soon as I find it I can't wait to show it off! Thanks again,

Lee said...

Wow do I wish I was in your club!!! Gorgeous!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVELOVELOVE this whole idea & concept for a scrapbook club!!...THANKS for sharing! particpants recieve THIS JOURNAL when they sign up for club?

Shannon McGann said...

The ladies get a blank journal for joining the club, then we'll decorate it on the first club night so they'll get to learn how to work with chipboard, titles, designer paper, embellishments, etc.