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4x6 Photo Love :: March 2011

4x6 Photo Love March :: free online scrapbooking class
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Have you checked out the latest edition of 4×6 Photo Love? In the third prompt of the year, we’re scrapping with three 4×6 photos. It’s a design concept that lines everything up and makes use of border strips, so you can get a big impact from relatively little stash – and it’s also quick to do! You can pretty much scrap right along with the video in real-time – just pause to grab your photos and papers perhaps. Have a look:

As always, this video includes random facts like why there is a swirl stamp permanently attached to my large acrylic block, blue nail varnish and paint spattering. Which may or may not be the true reason for wearing blue nail varnish. Oh, and making a layout with three 4×6 photos, of course!

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The first page features some photos taken by SJ a while back. So much fun – a highly recommended post-wedding occasion to wear your dress again! But back to the layout: this month’s design concept using three photos and three borders. This page uses Crate Paper for the border strips and some lovely ribbons and trims (from Making Memories and American Crafts). And butterflies. Here’s a secret: I like my butterfly punch. I bet you never, ever knew.

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And this is the page I walk you through in the video. No butterflies this time, I promise. Snowflakes seemed far more appropriate. This page uses October Afternoon papers and a border stamp by Studio Calico. Both pages use this EK Success border punch which is one of my absolute favourites.

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The lovely Laura is my special guest this month, and she gets all creative with this month’s design concept – one option for using landscape photos instead of portrait and a second option for scrapping in 8.5×11 instead of 12×12. You can leave her a little comment love if you like her pages, you know! I love how her pages are always so bright and fresh.

So now it’s your turn! Throughout this month, I challenge you to create a page with three 4×6 photographs and three border strips. 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! (By the way, they have added a crazy amount of new stuff in the last week – like several thousand new products! Just in case you felt like you needed some new product to inspire your creativity!) You need to upload and link by the 29th of April for both chances to win.

So what do you think about three pictures? 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 or grab the badge there on the left for your blog. Thanks!

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45 Comments for 4x6 Photo Love :: March 2011

  1. Denise Says:

    I played along this month -mine’s on my blog

  2. Sharyn Says:

    So glad the prompt came through this month..Love what you are teaching here.
    Thanks so much.

  3. Julie Kirk Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching that. Lovely work. If I had some photos printed I’d be scrapping them in the next 5 mins … I feel inspired. [Am off to photo-edit and then change printer inks, then print … and maybe scrap afterwards!]. x

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  6. KKGlass Says:

    Well … apparently I can’t get the hang of this. I have 2 layouts in my photobucket account but don’t know how to get them to show up here :( … sorry for the empty posts

  7. KKGlass Says:

    Here is one layoout I did using this sketch:

  8. KKGlass Says:

    … and here’s another:

  9. abbey Says:

    Here is my take. I changed it up a bit, but really liked the end result.

  10. LisaE Says:

    Here’s my layout. I love the sketch!

  11. scrappysue Says:

    LOVE this prompt Shimelle, can’t wait to give it a try, woo hoo! Love my butterfly punches too!

  12. Claire Viney Says:

    This class is fab. Thanks Shimelle x
    Mine is on my blog here and I have put it in the 2 Peas relevant gallery.

  13. Zahra Says:

    Another great prompt, thanks Shimelle, here’s my first!

  14. Zahra Says:

    And my second is here, love the format!!

  15. Karen Williams Says:

    I had a go both ways! I’ll link this up to two peas as well

  16. jenna Upson Says:

    LOve LOve this! Here is mine, which is also on my blog x

  17. Louise Hay Says:

    I had to catch up on my homework and do both February and March’s layout. Loved doing it, can’t wait for April.

    here is the link

  18. Mel Says:

    Totally loving this sketch. Have used it for my Where’s Wally pics!

  19. pauline Says:

    I had a go at March’s sketch and you can see it here:-

    I also re-did my class one attempts as I really was not happy with how the embellishments flowed on my other attempts.

  20. Alison Says:

    Here’s mine..loving this class!

  21. abbeyviolet Says:

    A second, rotated take on it is here.

  22. Zahra Says:

    Had a third go at it and rotated it as well! It’s here

  23. Debs Says:

    MIne’s on my blog

  24. Catherine13 Says:

    That was fab! I loved the video – can’t believe the children managed not to argue in the whole 17 minutes 27 seconds! I’m now itching to get scrapping – though as its school holidays I may need to wait ‘til this evening. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  25. Margie S Says:

    Just the inspiration I needed today! Here’s mine on my blog.

  26. Gabrielle Lowe Says:

    I had so much fun with this class! We went up to DC to see the Sakuras in blossom and besides the beauty of the blossoms I couldn’t help but think, “Gaby, get three good pictures for Shimelle’s 4×6 photo love!” Can’t wait for the next class! Here’s the picture of my LO on my photo bucket account.

  27. Kelly Says:

    Here is my layout! Sweet Sisters

  28. Karen P Says:

    Another fab class – here is the first page that I did for it –×6-photo-love-march.html

    Best wishes
    Karen x

  29. Paige Says:

    It’s taken me a while this month to find my scrapping mojo, but finially today I managed to get my scrap on, here’s what I completed. After a slow start I now love this Sketch :)

  30. Charity Says:

    Love this class you are doing! Here’s my creation...

  31. Sarah Says:

    Thank you.

  32. Becky Says:

    Love this sketch – so easy and quick to use, but so effective! You can see my layout here:

  33. Katy Says:

    Love this, I made a page like it, but cheated and used two photos landscape rather than three portrait so I don’t know if it counts! Blogged here.

  34. Connie M Says:

    I did 2 again but only loaded one to 2 peas. enjoying the sketches so much!!

  35. Jean Marmo Says:

    Can’t remember if I posted my link or not


  36. Karen Parkhurst Says:

    And this is the second page that I have done – this time using landscape photos –×4-love.html

  37. Kirsty A Says:

    Love this sketch, although I changed it up quite a bit for andscape photos. I can’t upload to 2 peas, but my Lo is on my blog

  38. Julie Jeavons Says:

    I turned it 90 degrees for landscape prints here:
    I love this BoBunny paper but I think it is now retired :-(
    I have a few portrait prints, including some Humungasaur – if I can get round to it before the next lesson!!!!!

  39. Jeannie Says:

    Mine is here and also in the 2 Peas gallery

  40. Carolyn Says:

    First time participating… loved the sketch! “:×6-love-1st-haircut/?c=t”

  41. Rosalie Says:

    Here’s my version:“

  42. Nathalie Says:

    Loved this month class! Here is my page at two peas:
    Snow Fun

  43. Cyndee Says:

    Love this class! (and have SO many 4×6s to scrap!) Rollin Along

  44. Cardy UGG Boots Sale Says:

    The blog article very surprised to me! Your writing is good.

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