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4x6 Photo Love :: April 2011

4x6 Photo Love April :: free online scrapbooking class
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Have you checked out the latest edition of 4×6 Photo Love? In the fourth prompt of the year, we’re scrapping with four 4×6 photos. It’s a design concept that features just three photos at first glance, but the title is actually a card that opens like a door to reveal journaling and an addition photo. This month’s video shows how the page comes together with either portrait or landscape photos and how to customise your page protector to make this page work in your album. Have a look:

I love simple interactive pages like this that allow you to add just a little something unexpected to your layouts – it makes your albums a bit like a pop-up book when you turn the pages.

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The first example uses four portrait photos and the journaling tells the story of how Laura was the logical choice for the Cheshire Cat, as I have never known someone to contort their smile into so many silly faces! She will probably kill me for scrapping that, but I figure if she’s going to make those faces for the camera, then she knows they will end up in my scrapbook, right? The pink, turquoise and yellow paper range here is Upcycle by Cosmo Cricket.

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And this is the page I walk you through in the video. This page uses a mix of supplies, including October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Echo Park and Bazzil’s dotted cardstock. I love the baker’s twine for adding a little something to borders on a page. It’s available in so many colours now.

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The creative Karen Moss is my special guest this month, and she used this month’s design concept to create both a paper page that follows the steps in the video but also a genius digital page that layers two printed copies of the same digital page (with just one change – swapping the title for the photo) to create a page that is both digital and interactive. I so happy to share her work and I hope you will add her ideas to your bookmarks.

So now it’s your turn! Throughout this month, I challenge you to create a page with four 4×6 photographs and an interactive title box. As an added incentive, you have two chances to win a prize too! When you upload a picture of your completed project to the scrapbook gallery at Two Peas, make sure to check the box for the 4×6 Photo Love challenge in step four of the upload process. Then come back to this post and leave a link to your page here in the comments. One person from all the entries at Two Peas and one person from all the links here will be chosen and each wins a gift certificate to go shopping for your favourite stash! You need to upload and link by the 29th of May for both chances to win. (I also have winners to post here for earlier class participation – look for those later this week!)

Would you like to receive an email reminder each month when my class is live? If so, please send an email to shimelle at gmail dot com with this subject line: 4×6 Photo Love Reminders. (Copy and paste that subject line, as you won’t get added to the list unless it’s just like that! Thanks!) You’ll get one message each month when the class has been posted – no other mailings and I would never, ever sell your email list or anything else evil, I promise. This month’s message will go out later today.

So what four photos will you choose? Can’t wait to see what you create!


PS: As this is a free class and it lasts all year long, I’d love for you to invite a friend to join in the fun. Click the share button, reblog the video or grab the badge there on the left for your blog’s sidebar. Thanks!

02 May 2011

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28 Comments for 4x6 Photo Love :: April 2011

  1. LisaE Says:

    Here’s mine:

    Had fun hiding my photo!

  2. Emma Says:

    I love these classes and am enjoying printing out all the pdf files so I can slowly work my through them.

    I hope you don’t mind me asking a non scrapbook related question… but your nail polish in the video, I have to have it! Could you please tell me the make and name? It’s such a gorgeous colour! :)

  3. Ruth Says:

    A free afternoon for me resulted in this LO:×6-photo-love-four.html
    Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial ~ I loved it! And I want your scrap room!

  4. anneberit Says:

    I really get a lot of inspiration from these videos. Thank you :D

  5. Kitty Scrapper Says:

    This page inspiration got me inspired to get my scrapping back on, it can be seen here.

  6. Debs Says:

    Just uploaded mine to my blog. Loved this layout!×6-photo-love-times-4.html

  7. Jane Says:

    love doing these classes,, here is mine

  8. Jen Clark Says:

    I love this layout!! Here’s mine!

  9. Margie Says:


  10. Karen Williams Says:

    I posted mine and blogged about it here

  11. Connie M Says:

    here is mine~

  12. Karen Parkhurst Says:

    I don’t usually do pages with hidden elements but have been enjoying these classes so far so gave it a bash. Here is mine –×4-love-april-page.html
    Karen x

  13. Andrea Says:

    Love the 4×6 Photo Love class and this design! Thanks Shimelle! Here is my LO

  14. Shelley W Says:

    Thanks for this tutorial and inspiration – I’ve done this twice now and LOVE the results :)

  15. Veeruliiru Says:

    Here’s mine! Great tutorial and inspiration! I really loved making my page and can’t wait to see what you are up to next month!

  16. Paige Says:

    Another great LO!!! I liked this one so much I tried it with upright and view photos! looking forward to seeing how Shimelle gets five photos on one 12×12 page ;)

  17. Sinead Says:

    Another great month of 4×6 Photo Love, Shimelle! I love the interactive idea, as I had never really done anything like this on my layouts before. Here is mine and thanks for the inspiration:)

  18. heather Says:

    Another one who has never really tried the interactive thing on a layout. Had fun doing this one, my attempt is at

  19. Cyndee K. Says:

    Loved this layout! Having 4 photos, journaling AND embellie space – fabulous! Here’s mine!

  20. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Better late than never! And I did the flap – yay!×6-photo-love-for-april.html

  21. Alyssa Says:

    Mine is here: Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Julie Jeavons Says:

    I think I missed the prize deadline here, but here is mine anyhows.

  23. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    I love interactive pages!! I found out about your class via may with may’s class! And I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to do this page!

  24. Becky Says:

    Better late than never! Here is my layout:

  25. plumbing Says:

    No doubt you really love what you are doing. Stay things that way.

  26. Sabbyscrap Says:

    Here is my LO: I really love your classes, it’s really helpful to see you go through your creative process. I’m slowly learning to fly with my own wings, so it’s really the kind of coaching I need. Keep up the good work!!!
    Cheers from France! S.

  27. Cathy Says:

    I know this comment is very late, but I wanted to let you know your older tutorials still inspire! I used this layout idea for a page and it was perfect! You have taught me so much through your classes (Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scrapbooking)and all of your online videos.

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