I took Connie’s Class!

It’s not very often that I get the treat to sit down and take a class.   With Connie having 15 – 20 people in each class, they kind of need my help.  I will tell you this though, Connie may be the most awesome designer out there, but without Melissa, Designer’s Eye wouldn’t be complete.  She is such a help to Connie!   A good teacher teaches out of love for teaching.  And all my teachers seem to have that in common….a love of teaching.  My teachers have been compared to some of the best out there, and I have to agree.  After completing her class, I was so thrilled!  Look at the layout I created:


I had so much fun doing this layout!  It was like reliving the moment!   Look how handsome my husband is!!!

Of course I always try to encourage everyone to use different papers, but I copied Connie’s layout pretty darn close.  Actually, I was with Connie when she was designing this layout and I told her that I wasn’t crazy about it.  It ended up being one of my favorites!  Goes to show you how you can change your mind about techniques and designs.

Techinques!  Grunge Board covered with crackle paint and then peeling some off to show the raw chipboard underneath.   Distressing with Jumbo Java!  My favorite Versa Magic Color (also my best seller).  Making your own Chipboard buttons (all you need is some Bazzill 1″ chips and your Crop-a-dile!)  Prima Flowers,and Prima Felt and lace pieces are so hot!  Tucking a little piece of glimmer glass just adds that x-tra touch!  How about getting an old dictionary and tearing it up and putting it on your layout!  That  is one of Connie’s new Designer’s Eye techniques.  Common…your not going to use that dictionary anymore….there’s much better information all over the Internet.  Pages torn out of old books is such a hot technique!  My Definition page said “Dance”.  What was funny was that it also had the word “Dakota” on there…my son’s name!

I think the hardest thing I had to do was scratch the sides of my pictures with the Basic Grey Distress Tool Kit.  I didn’t want to do it and Connie made me.  The result:  I loved it!  It framed the pictures in a unique way.  After I was finished I made my husband drive by just to see it.  He’s not too much into the fru-fru stuff…but he loved it!  I am actually going to let him journal on it because he has a great handwriting.

Connie gave her last Designer’s Eye class this past Sunday.  It’s one of those classes that you can keep on going and people can’t get enough of it!  We have some people who take it 3 to 5 times!  Here are some more layouts for you to enjoy that is a combination of her Designer’s Eye 8 – Session II.   Thanks everyone for sharing these with us.  Also, a special thanks to Connie and Melissa for all their hard work these past 3 months!




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