Saturday, May 4, 2013

(inter)National Scrapbooking Day!

 

Today is National Scrapbooking Day in the states and Prima is having an AMAZING blog hop! So if you are working your way down their list, welcome! You are at the right place! (Make sure you scroll all the way down for the blog list and a GIVE-AWAY!)



Prima also has a wonderful line-up of LIVE classes, including my layout class shown here at 9 AM eastern time!













Here is a direct link to the Prima ustream channel. Hop on over and watch a class or two today. The classes go ALL day long. There will be prizes and lots of fun to be had on the chats.

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The layouts shown above don't have a lot of my normal feminine touches. And that's cool. Since I have a few older boys I thought I would play around with some of our newest metals, stencils, gesso, stamps, and so on. (My boys REALLY appreciate me NOT adding flowers to their layouts. Imagine that!)



I love the cleaner graphic & bright effect on this layout of Billy using Lady Bird.  It totally fits his personality and his photo!

























You can achieve this bright look with PanPastels and a stencil! (Use a neutral backdrop paper like this one in the Lady Bird line so your attention is on the photo and techniques.)














Just set the stencil on the paper (I use washi tape on the sides to help secure it to the paper. When you are done coloring you can pull it up easily and it will not tear your paper.)

Start with the lightest color of PanPastel first, then work your way through to the darkest color.

(Just make sure you seal it once you are happy with the colors. I use SpectraFix which is safe to spray inside and has no nasty fumes.)







Next add a photo mat with foam squares, chipboard shapes, stickers and crystals. Add the photo with foam adhesive to pop it up off the page a bit.


Staple some twine to the page with a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to mimic the chevron pattern for a nice GUY touch.





Create a banner flag with our stickers (and a toothpick!) and tuck it under the photo.

Stamp all your important dates and sayings on the stickers with these cool roller stamps by Smash and Dear Lizzy! I use them ALL the time.



 That's it!


My other layout is about my 16 year old,  Brayden. It definitely has a different look than the first layout.  You can see the whole layout created in my class so check it out! (All shows are recorded in case you cannot catch them live.)

























Prima Supplies
  • 922375, 922351 DD Art Stencil
  • 891671, 891633 Tiny Junkyard Findings
  • 562861, 562908 Alphas
  • 890995, 891003, 891015 Comfort Craft Chalk Fluid Edgers
  • 960353, 960261 Mechanicals by Finnabair
  • 960124 Clear Stamp- Sunrise, Sunset
  • 564377 Washi Tape Stamp
  • 563042 Clear Stamp-Engraver
  • 564896 Lifetime Washi Tape
Other:
  • Fiskars Star Punch
  • Ranger Studio Gesso
  • Ranger Archival Black & Brown Ink
  • shipping tag
  • orange twine
  • Color Shine: BlackVelvet
  • Glimmer Mist: Dark Denim
  • Fabri-Tac by Beacon
Here's the video!



Video streaming by Ustream


So what do you think? Ready to try a few of these techniques on your next project? Leave me a comment and I will pick one person to win this fabulous prize on May 13th. Open to all countries.



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Here is the list for the blog hop!

Prima Blog
Sharon Laakkonen (You are here!)

Cari Fennell
Jamie Dougherty 
Frank Garcia 
Nic Howard
Janine Koczwara  
Heidi Kelley 
Brit Sviggum
Trina McClune 
Gerry van Gent
Lene Bjornerud 
Magda Bolinska  
Anna Dabrowska
Maiko Kosugi  
Felicity Wilson  
Larissa Albernaz 
Marie-Nicolas Alliot 
Louise Nelson  
Juliana Montoya  
Steph Devlin
Stephanie Miller
Solange Marques
Lea Lawson






144 comments:

  1. Great LO and tutorial and I love the end product!

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  2. LOVE the chevron! Great tutorial thank you for sharing. Have a happy scrappy day!!!

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  3. wow! love how you did that chevron background technique... a beautiful layout :)

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  4. The only thing I do not have in scrapping arsenal is Pan Pastels. The first time I used them was with Anna Dabrowska in the Prima Booth last year!! I fell in love with them! Great technique Sharon. I will now have to get some!! Great layouts!!

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  5. Awesome layouts! Love what you did with the chevron mask! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize. Happy NSD!!!

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  6. I was soooo happy to see such a fabulous boyish page! Thank you for sharing, I like your style!

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  7. Fantastic layouts !! Cool technique I have some Pan Pastels and I don't use them ... Happy International scrapbooking day !!!

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  8. I'm excited about boy pages, too! Anxious to try this!

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  9. Happy NSD Sharon! Thanks for some great tips! I have been trying to get some more ideas for boy pages. See you soon!

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  10. Happy (I)NSD! Great layouts! I haven't tried the Pan Pastels yet but am thinking I might need to after reading what to do with them! Thanks for the tips!

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  11. Wow Sharon, I love seeing Prima used for a cool graphic

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  12. Beautiful projects, I like them both. I really love your style.

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  13. Love the masculine pages - I have boys only and get discouraged sometimes because everything seems to be geared toward more feminine LOs.

    Happy NSD!

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  14. thank you for the inspiration, I didn't know pan pastels, thanks for letting me know that :)
    thanks for the great prize, I hope to be lucky :)
    ciao dall'Italia

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  15. I have heard about Pan pastels from friends but not tried them yet. i love the use of colour in your layouts. a nice theme following through from the photo on to the LO page...

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  16. Love your layouts. Perfect for a non feminine layout. I will definitely be trying this. Thank you for a chance to win your giveaway. Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day!

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  17. Awesome projects! Happy NSD!

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  18. loved this layout i find it really difficult for boys and i have a 5 year old son so this really helped and i watched the ustream as well
    hugs joanne

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  19. Gorgeous pages!! It's not easy finding awesome pages for bigger boys and you rock them! :) Thanks for a chance to win a prize! :) Happy NSD!

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  20. I always learn from you and this was a great post. Thanks for all the inspiration you share!! Happy NSD!!

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  21. I was just watching the Ustream class for these layouts and can't wait to try some stencil work on my next layout!

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  22. Great work Sharon! Those are my Absolute Favorite colors. Tfs! Hugs Traci ; 0)

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  23. Sharon I enjoyed your class on Ustream! it was my first Prima class and it's very informative and great as I love from start to finish tutorials. TFS!

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  24. Love the layouts!! The colours are beautiful!! Happy NSD!!

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  25. Hi Sharon, love the layouts (to me that's so difficult to do with photos of boys in their teens, and love what you do with te pastels txs!!!

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  26. Gorgeous pages, love the Brayden one so much!
    I was waiting up for the live show but just came in at the end, gonna have to come back to it.
    Thanks for sharing and being so awesome :-)

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  27. I love seeing boy layouts since I only have a boy. I do girly pages when I scrap for myself.

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  28. You have inspired me to try using more pastels for my scrapbook pages. These are beautiful.

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  29. I sooo enjoyed your stream today...A W E S O M E!!!Great Scrappy day for all of us...TY TY TY! Peace and Love, ArteDar

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  30. I have been wanting to get the Pan Pastels for a while now. I love the way that you can layer right over each one with a different color. Your pages are beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful layouts. I loved your stream today... I'm glued to my computer today... Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. You inspired me to give it a try.

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  32. Loved how you cut the tag to journal on the bottom and stuck the end on top. "Keep rolling, rolling..." lol! Awesome show!

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  33. Loved your layouts Sharon!!!! Awesome teacher too!

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  34. Thank you soooo much for a wonderful class =) Love learning some more about doing layouts.

    Hugs from Lilli =)

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  35. Thanks for the class Sharon. Learned how to use Pan Pastel and got some good ideas on how to use Prima chipboards today.

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  36. Thank you for the class. I learned about Pan Pastel and how to use it thanks so much!

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  37. Thanks for a great class. 1st time I actually make a live class as we not on the same time. Loved the two LO's and absolutely going to try my hand at them. Clever use of washi tape. Know where I can get Pan Pastels, and now dying to try them!

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  38. i missed the class. uuughh.. love your layout just a beautiful page.

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  39. Excellent job Sharon. Loved your boy layouts.

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  40. I have boys and I really enjoy these layouts. Watched you in action. I was quite inspired. Thanks for all your hard work. I now have loads of ideas!

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  41. oh kewl, i wrote down your link

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  42. My boys are the same Sharon! They thank me for NOT using beautiful Prima flowers on their layouts (but fortunately I have 2 girls - aha!!) but I still use Prima anyway - like you all the grungy manly stuff. LOVE your layouts especially the second one!!

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  43. I also hava a son, but a younger one, and love to see your cool work here! Keep my fingers crossed! Hugs!

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  44. I loved all your techniques and had fun watching on ustream!! Thanks for great inspiration and a chance for fabulous prizes!!

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  45. Oh wow -- I just love how creative and artsy you are. Great inspiration!

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  46. Love the boyish LOs! Like you I also like to add flowers to any of my LOs and I have 3 boys! Would love to try the no flower LO theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Love your layouts, enjoyed your class and learned a lot of techniques. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us...you're very inspiring!

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  48. I have always loved your layouts. I love that mask. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  49. I loved your class and your layouts!

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  50. I love the grunge layout. all the techniques espicially the gesso. cant wait to try it. thank you for being so inspiring! :)

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  51. Wow Sharon!! this is fabulous and I love the male feeling element in the design. I'll have to remember this for my nephew's graduation. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  52. Really loved watching your class this morning. I was totally excited to see the stamps in use! Beautiful layouts!

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  53. Loved your layout, Sharon! I like the Chevrons!

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  54. I haven´t yet tried pan pastells becouse of the fact ; the mess, but with this tip I would love to try it with spectrafix.

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  55. love your layout. will have to give some pan pastells a try.

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  56. Great layout! Love the chevron print and dying to get a roller stamp of my own!

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  57. Love these layouts, such great inspiration for male pages x Great class...cant wait to play with these collections and try some PanPastels, stencils and stamps x

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  58. They are both such awesome masculine lay-outs! I really love all the misted details. Fabulous work!

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  59. I just got some pan pastels...can't wait to try this tech and didn't know i had to seal them. back to the store. LOL
    Artschik Jeanne

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  60. Love the layering and the pan pastels...have to look into those! Thanks for the stream as well. Cari R

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  61. Love that you mad a guy friendly layout. I love all of the flowers but I have only a boy. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  62. Love these, it is so hard to find boy/male layouts! Thanks!

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  63. Love the layouts! Great ideas for lo for the guys in your life.

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  64. I really liked these layouts because I just got boys myself. I will try to use My pan pastel in a layout. Tanks for the inspiration.

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  65. Your layouts are stunning!!

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  66. Sharon

    love the little details used on these 'boy' pages... missed the live show - but soooo glad it's recorded...

    Prima rocks!

    Paula x

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  67. I loved your segment today. I just ordered 10 PanPastels to try. I have never used them. I also order a ton of prima products. I raised 3 boys so I need all sorts of masculine ideas. Thanks

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  68. You have a beautiful blog. I thought I followed all of Prima's Designers but somehow I wasn't following you..That is now updated and I do!
    I really like how you added the twine to the stenciled area to define it! Super cool technique! I am pinning this tip so I won't forget it and what an awesome prize pak!! I am a huge Prima fan..or you could describe me as a Prima Hoarder lol..sometimes I buy two of their papers/embellishments so I can use my favorites and still have some for future use!

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  69. Fabulous projects! Thank you for the chance to win! Happy (I)NSD!

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  70. love seeing masculine layouts thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  71. very nice..great giveaway too!

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  72. awesome masculine layouts Sharon!! I have a boy and I add flowers to is LOs. He might not like it once he reaches his teens. Never thought of that lol

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  73. cool projects and gifts <3

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  74. Wonderful masculine layouts and great inspiration as after having three dauthtersI now have a grandson to scrap. Thank you.

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  75. I think is it always hard to come up with great looks for guys. This looks fresh, clean and happy without looking frilly. Good work! I haven't seen the pan pastels. I will have to look for them! Thanks!

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  76. Thank you so much for sharing this Layout with us.. really love it.

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  77. Thanks so much for showing us a masculine layout...it's gorgeous! Love the chevrons and the color combos.

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  78. Wow i love the layout you made! Love the chevrons! Will try it soon!

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  79. Your layouts were fantastic and now I NEED to get that chevron mask! ;)

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  80. I simply love both layouts and I love that so much mixed media has overflowed into scrapbooking, I just can't get enough of these looks. Awesome job thanks for sharing. I a looking forward to watching the page come together.

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  81. Haha, no I don't understand why your boys prefer layouts about them WITHOUT flowers :D Your layout rocks - I have a couple of Pan Pastels laying around and would love to try this :)

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  82. Masculine layouts are really hard sometimes and of course, I have mostly males in my family. I am glad that I found your blog. I really like your style. Janet buck2@casscomm.com

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  83. Such stunning layout. These are must try's for me.
    Dangina

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  84. Great pages! Adorable little toothpick banner! Now I did to get me some of that SpectraFix ;) Loved the stamping and OH! Love how you used the pinking scissors on bits around the edge of the page too! Brilliant!

    ~Vanessa W

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  85. Great projects - LOVE the hexagon bling!

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

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  86. I have always struggled doing boys LO's so I thouroghly enjoyed both of Sharon's LO'sand loved the way she used small stamps straight on the photos....
    Hugs
    Tillie65
    (Rhonda)
    Australia.

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  87. Your work is amazing, Sharon! I always love to come to your blog to see so many beautiful creations! And thanks again for being such a wonderful and kind person! Have a wonderful NSDay!!!

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  88. I loved your class this morning. (early( :o)
    My favorite thing was the idea of using the date stamp. I have many of those, and have not put them to use at all. Thanks again for the fun!

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  89. Great pages. Love the chevron and how masculine
    your pages look.

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  90. Fabulous layouts - thank you for sharing your creative secrets!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win too :)

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  91. I really enjoy seeing boy or masculine pages. its really hard to find something for the guys.LOL

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  92. Great show this morning, Sharon. Love the layouts!

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  93. Love the boy pages Sharron - and the idea of using washi tape to hold the stencil down, great tip. Thanks for the chance to win too! Would love me some PRIMA goodies!

    Lorena
    www.ScrappingCorner.Ca

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  94. Love the effect with the Pan Pastels through the stencil. Great tip about the washi tape. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Love your layouts!!! Great Job on the show this morning!! Would love to win some Prima goodies!!

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  96. Awesome layout! love the chevron in the background! thanks for the chance!

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  97. Love the colors and your graphic choices for the first layout. I have never even seen the pan pastels but also love the look of the stencil with them, Everything goes so great with the photo and your photo is still what you see first.

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  98. Thanks for the tips, I hadn't heard of Spectre Fix, so now will be on the lookout for it.

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  99. Great layouts and a great day! Thanks to you and Prima! I learned a lot!

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  100. Fantastic, love the layouts!

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  101. Love this idea. Beautiful layouts of your boys :)

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  102. Gorgeous boy pages, girl! I love the pan pastels with the stencil and paint spatter in the second layout.

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  103. I really enjoyed your show today. I have learned everything from these online classes i past 7 and 1/2 months which is how long Ive been doing this. Have te panpastels and have used them once. Love them but don't really know alot about them and have date stamp Ive never used. This day has been an absolutely TOTAL blast. Prima products and designers ROCK!!

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    1. Debbie-you are my PRIZE winner! can you email me? sharon.laakkonen @ gmail.com (delete spaces when you email!)

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  104. Love your layouts!!!! I am always looking for inspiring ways to scrap my boys!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  105. LOVE the LO's.. its soo refreshing to see "boy" Los..
    its a change from the normal girly ones usually done.
    tfs

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  106. Thanks Sharon for leading the team off first thing in the morning giving the others a chance to catch up on some sleep. Loved your video...was able to follow along and achived quite a nice layout....still have finishing touches to add but the bare bones are there. The mask is terrific for both flowers and boy (masculin) layouts...super stencil.

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  107. I enjoyed watching these layouts take shape - the magic you made by with just gesso, stencils and some stamps on the background!

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  108. These are great layouts, and having a boy myself I struggle with coming up with ideas for his pages, your techniques have some great inspiration for me to create. Thank you.

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  109. Gorgeous projects, Sharon! Happy (inter)National Scrapbook Day!

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  110. Thanx for a great class! Loved it, and the layouts are so neat!!

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  111. Wow - tanks. I have a son and I looooove all the tips you gave me

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  112. I watched your show - it was really good. I struggle with male layouts and this gave me some useful ideas. Thanks so much!!

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  113. Beautiful layouts! I'm intrigued by the Pan Pastels and need to watch your class to see how they're used! Love the chevron stencil!

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  114. Wow, your layout are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. Love the boy LO will definitely try this technique

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  116. Great layouts for boys !

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  117. You are so talented I love your layout and the tutorial very much thank you so much for you AWESOME giveaway you are very generous hugs Amy :)

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  118. I love your layouts of your boys...they are just wonderful. Really artsy and unique!

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  119. Great techniques! My boys don't like flowers on their layouts either!

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  120. What a great page... I'm new to scrapbooking so when i see these pages i'm fascinated... Love your blog... <3

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  121. I haven't tried scrapbooking yet but I'm getting tempted!

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  122. Lovely layout... light to dark.. I must remember that when using the pastels..

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  123. I really enjoyed watching your presentation of your layout. It's pretty nice to make something like this for the guys!

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  124. ~ Danielle Tilley ~ Happy International Scrapbook Day Sharon & Prima!! Finally, I found you!! I love your unique style Sharon. You always achieve great things and I often think of your work when I am working on something, because I have trouble with knowing when to stop! Less is more, less is more.. And you show just how to achieve beautiful creations without using mountains of product. Don't get me wrong, I still love lots of goodies in the right project, my stuff tends to suit a lighter approach! Thanks for sharing, this is the biggest blog hop I've ever done lol xx

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  125. Thank you for sharing these 2 great 'boy' layouts... I really struggle with these types of layouts and shy away from doing 'boy' projects.....yours have been an inspiration:)....and now more goodies to add to my NEED list!
    Happy International Scrapbook Day x
    Nikki x

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  126. Sharon, I've watched your online tutorials ! It was very intresting ! Thanks for your amazing works and inspirational ideas!




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  127. Thanks for the tutorials! Beautiful pages!

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  128. These pages turned out amazing!! I am just staring at them.

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  129. Hey there thank you for this awesome techniques love it your design are so beautiful

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