it’s phase two at bigpicturescrapbooking.com!!!!!! Five things I want you to know:
[one] if you’ved signed up, you’re in. we will very soon have the ability to send out a confirmation e-mail to you. Just for the record, we have 3290 charter members — you guys ROCK! Congratulations to Laura B in New Jersey. She is #3000. She is getting a phone call and some seriously happy mail. I’m going to call Adrienne N in Alabama too, because she is #3001.
[two] our very first classes/workshops have been posted, but registration doesn’t begin until December 12th. There is a FREE class posted, so you can get a feel for the virtual classroom and give this whole thing a test drive. The audio file in my free class is not fully integrated yet. This means it opens it a separate window now, whereas with the other classes/workshops you’ll be able to just listen while you download [trust me, it's slick]
[three] Donna Downey, will be teaching our first ever one-of-kind year-long-hang-out-with-somebody-cool class. This will be our only 52 week-long workshop in 2006. Somehow I don’t think "workshop" is sufficeint — when I said I wanted big picture to focus on lifestyle, this is what I was talking about. Kudos to Donna for jumping in and working her cute little you-know-what off. I love this girl. Please note that you will be able to register for Donna one quarter at a time, however, if you can swing it, you’ll get three months free by signing up for the year!
[four] The other three offerings represent the kind of classes/workshops we’ll be bringing you, on an ongoing basis. One time "quickie" classes, like Cathy’s, where you can get all the inspiration and instruction you need for a page or easy project — more of these, coming soon. Four week workshops, like mine, often focused on organization, creativity, writing, design, color awareness — you know, the "behind-the-scenes" stuff that makes us stronger scrapbookers. Eight week workshops, like Beth’s, that will break down the creation of meaningful theme albums and projects into totally doable chunks. We will run classes a second and third time if need be and because you are doing this from the comfort of your home. You can easily take a class and workshop simultaneously!
[five] Keep in mind that our education model is totally new and different. We aren’t going to show you specific projects ahead of time, because what you get is about so much more than just the "take-a-way" — it’s about what you learn by doing it [think big.] We will always share a generic list of materials you’ll need, so your pages and projects will be customized — a reflection of you. At big picture scrapbooking, you’re not paying for the "project," you’re paying for the inspiration and instruction. The pages and projects are the icing — remember that for me oK?
We definitely want your feedback. You can post comments on the site, or e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE MORE THING — I have two of the most talented and dedicated partners in this thing [Paula and Kayce] and I want them to know how much I appreciate everything they have done — they are both amazing women.