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It is Monday June 11, and you know what that means – Camp Scrap is here!

Tune in every day for a new post – you can see the welcome post + basic info for Camp Scrap here, and of course you’re welcome to join the Big Picture community here too.

Let’s get this party started with some confetti burst inspiration!  Here is a page I created for the Creative Crop at Big Picture – it was my first attempt at a confetti-like burst:

Links to supplies used:

Since then, I’ve really fallen in love with the idea of the embellishment burst, and I’ve come up with a system that works really well for me!

What you’ll need is some sequins, rhinestones, pearls, tiny punched paper, confetti, or other small accents. Tiny buttons, beads, even brads can work too. The point is that you’re gathering small things of varying size, shape, and material.

I created a brand new layout today for Camp Scrap featuring the tags + buttons of the always fabulous to share with you:

 Also to kick off Camp Scrap – I’ve made a video for you. I am sharing my process for how I’m doing these little confetti bursts, where I’m putting them, and why I love them so much.

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supplies used in “love” layout:


today’s post is sponsored by

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5 1/2 weeks to Camp Scrap!

Guess what? Just 5 1/2 weeks until Camp Scrap starts! I’m so excited for this class – there is just so much that went into it, and I can’t wait to share the experience of it with students. I am excited about the 1-on-1 video calls (via Skype) I’ll be doing with any students interested, the inspiration, the encouragement to scrap without guilt, the chats, the prizes, the fun… just everything!! 

If you have any questions or want to know more about class please feel free to leave a comment here or e-mail me mflaum @ comcast . net with your question – nothing is too small or silly – I’m always happy to help!

Here’s a peek at one of the layouts:

I love every single bit & piece that went into this class, and I’m grateful to the awesome companies that are friends of camp. What does that mean? Well it means that you’ll see some of their product featured in class AND you’re going to have a chance at a give-away from them! Cool, I know. In fact I have a very drool-worthy package of Botanique from American Crafts that one Camp Scrapper will win. That’s right – American Crafts is in!

This layout has nothing to do with Camp Scrap, except it does feature American Crafts goodies (these products are mostly Dear Lizzy – I used Botanique in class). I love the fabric paper from this line, and the felt goodies + my favorite thickers + glitter buttons = a quick but fun page.

I really wanted to document the ear infection – it’s the first either of our kids ever had and was a pretty big deal. She was mega sick over it! But I love that I could still make the memory pretty – and using pen (instead of stitching) to accent meant I kept it quick too.  

5 weeks until Camp starts, and I can hardly stand the wait. I hope you’re thinking about joining in!! Stay tuned to my blog for more info & updates as it draws closer. I’ll be sharing a lot of layouts (blog exclusives!) inspired by camp and also featuring companies that are sponsoring give-aways during the class. So much BIG fun to come…