Tonight I am packing to go cropping tomorrow at Scrapbook Royalty's event to benefit the Cancer Coping Center held at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks in Vista CA!! Woohoo! I'd better get packing...
BTW, Here's a quick tip:
I use this technique often in my classes--making a piece of patterned paper stretch across tow pages. I'd like to think I 'invented" this technique but I am sure someone else somewhere else has had the same idea. It works well for water pages, amusement park pages, and anything "fun".
Anyways, here's how it works, for all you 1am scrappers who only have one sheet of pp and no LSS is open for you to get more:
1. Cut the pp into two 6x12 strips.
2. Turn the strips so the patterns face each other and the back sides are facing out.
3. Mark the center of one side at 3" on the back.
4. Holding both pieces together, cut a curvy line through both pieces of paper at the same time, starting at the 3" mark and ending anywhere else on the other end of the paper (the other 6" side).
5. Separate the pieces. Match up the 3" sections in the middle of the two pages of your layout.
6. You can also arrange these several other ways, such as those pictured here.
Variation: Cut the paper with the paper patterns facing the same way (one on top of the other) and you will get a mirror effect on the page.
This only works if the pattern does not have a right side up. Stripes, plaid, dots, solids, all over prints work well. Papers that have flowers running up the side or words where there is really only one way to use the paper do not work so well with this technique. Hope this is useful!!