Monday, January 18, 2016

Workshops Your Way - Charlotte Layouts

I spent this last weekend prepping for my workshops this week.  As you know CTMH is changing the workshops format from Workshops On The Go over to Workshops Your Way.

This was my first chance to play with the new workshop and now that I have my hands on it - I can see some definite advantages to the changes. 

Price point:

Workshops On The Go:  $29.95
Supplies included: 
Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
1 – My Acrylix® Zoe Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (White Daisy)
1 – Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
1 – Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Featured Colors: Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy

Workshops You Way: $26.95
Supplies Included:
Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – Charlotte Paper Packet (X7205B)
1 – Charlotte Complements (X7205C)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Black, 2 Whisper)
1 – Black & Gold Ribbon (Z3197)
1 – Treasured Puffies (Z3203)
Featured Colors: Black, Champagne, Slate, Sorbet, Whisper, White Daisy


Well for one, no stamp set in WYW.  The paper packs also do not have as much cardstock.  For this months workshop I needed to add 2 sheets of Whisper and 1 sheet of black. 

No cutting guide included with the workshop.  But when you order the kit online there is a link to download the PDF cutting guide to your computer. You can use it from your computer or print out your own copy.

The Card kits are back with WYW.  A few years ago CTMH decided to have just scrapbooking kits or cardmaking kits and took the card cutting guide off of the general workshop instructions.  With WYW they are back!

So let me show you what I was able to complete with just the above WYW kit and 3 extra sheets of cardstock (listed above)

 I just stated that I needed to add 3 sheets of cardstock to make this entire kit.... um I was wrong.  I was just looking at the supply list and noticed that they are listed but since I never I never looked in the bag after starting I never noticed them.  They were there... 

Three layouts and one PML layout is a huge amount but do not forget that I said there is a card kit too included in the cutting guide.  ** Disclaimer** I did make the cards but my camera battery died while taking the photos. I will have them on display during workshop and crop this week.

I was able to make 3 sets of all 3 card designs.  To make the cards I also bought the coordinating Stamp Set and Think Cut set (sold separately) 

Springtimes Wishes Stamp Set C1641 $13.95
Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts Z3201 $13.95

By making all of the above artwork I used almost all of the paper in the pack given in the WYW kit.  That means at least for me there is not a ton of paper left over once I am done with my layouts.  That is a win / win in my book.

But I did not stop there... since I always 2 packs of paper for so that I have enough on hand to teach both workshop dates I was able to make a bonus layout.

The bonus layout is not included in the WYW cutting guide, I made it form my Cherish How To Book (page 20) but you have to admit that is a ton of layouts and cards from just one paper pack.

Given that this workshop does have so many layouts - I will be teaching just one of them during our Workshop Class time.  You will still have the cutting guide and the remaining paper to finish they layouts at home when you have time or bring them to crop night and finish them while we play.

I can not wait to see everyone this week.

Be safe and happy scrapping.

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