Big Picture Classes

31 May 2015

Hi there everyone. I have been quiet but not because I'm scrapbooking. I have been working hard on my new class at BigPictureClasses and it has taken up almost all of my time. I also had to work on some articles for EspritSCrapbooking and add to that my day job and being a mum, ... well no time for blogging or any other activities.
If you haven't heard about BigPictureClasses, here is a bit about this amazing site:

Keep Life in Focus

Every day, we go to work hoping to do two things: share great knowledge with our friends and help people make things. This was true when Big Picture Classes opened in 2005 and it remains one of the guiding principles of BPC today.
Back then, BPC was a simple classroom website designed to give scrapbookers a place where they could learn and be inspired. From just a few employees and a simple website, BPC delivered the finest and highest quality training from the industry's foremost experts. The name, inspired by a book in process by Stacy Julian, Founder, referred to the "big picture" of scrapbooking and keeping your life in focus.
From the beginning, Big Picture Classes set out to be a different kind of training company. One that not only delivered quality content but also gave people a sense of community. You are not alone. You can do this. Those are the pillars of the community, which anchors Big Picture Classes to this day.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and motivate makers to improve their skills through hands on education.

Our Philosophy

Whether you're recording your family's memories or making a gift for a loved one, spending time just making with your hands lets you focus on what's most important. We aim to not only inspire you with the best instruction from the best experts but also give you all the tools in one place so you're not wasting time shopping, searching for the right template or supplies. You're in your space making and creating. And when you need ideas or support, our community and customer experience team are here. At the end of the day, our philosophy on education is to keep your life in focus.

For a monthly subscription of 9.95$ to get access to ALL classes and you can cancel easily too with no cancellation fees.

Here is a layout I created for the blog to shed light onto my first class which was called "30 minute layouts". I used one of the class techniques to create a fun, colourful page in whim.

One of my favourite things on this layout is the little white tag which I tucked away under the HELLO APRIL label. I cut a whole batch of labels using my BigShotPlus machine and this die (

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Tag Collection). It is one of my most used dies.
Bye for now and see you soon.

My Choice for Scrapaddictes

15 May 2015

Hello there. I hope you are all enjoying Spring. Today’s post is a quick layout I made about me. With the end of the school year nearing, I am spending quite a bit of time getting my students ready for their exams so scrapbooking has been neglected a bit. I still need to be creative but don’t have a lot of time so the layouts I’m making are done in about 20-30 minutes. For this layout I used a lot of Crate Paper supplies and I made it really girly. I also used my new doily die from: docrafts (xcut).
I cut it with my BigShotPlus. It cuts like a gem.

To show the whole process I made a video. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Scrapaddictes: Washi tape challenge

4 May 2015

This month our challenge at Scrapaddictes is washi tape. This is the layout I came up with. I kept it very simple and worked with vertical and horizontal lines. I worked with two clusters: one with the photo and the other with embellishment placing the title between them both. The third element to complete the visual triangle is a chipboard strip in gold. To add detail I embossed the cardstock using my BIGSHOTPLUS and a large A4 embossing folder. 

That lovely gold badge is from Scrapbuttons (click here for link

Cute little box from Sizzix & giveaway

3 May 2015

On Wednesday I got to do a fun demo near Brussels showcasing the new BIGSHOT PLUS machine. I LOVE IT. It is quite a bit larger than the previous model.

The starter kit comes with
  • 1 Thinlits Plus Die Set (Basic Shapes)
  • 1 Bigz L Die (Everyday Essentials)
  • 1 Textured Impressions Plus Embossing Folder (Dots)
  • Assorted Samples of Cardstock
  • The machine
  • Standard Cutting Pads
  • the Big Shot Plus Platform
  • Adapters A & B
Included is a die set to create a little box which is perfect for holding a present or a little treat. I made one for the demo. I kept it really simple and even then it looks really smart.

Until Friday you can win a Starter kit on the Sizzix facebook page.  Just click here: Sizzix BigShotPlus Starter kit giveaway.  (Take part in our ‪#‎SizzixPlus‬ competition for the chance to win a Big Shot Plus Starter Kit!All you need to do is 'Like' our Facebook page, then 'Like' and 'Share' this post! The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 8th May 4pm. This competition is open to all UK and EU residents only.)

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