Angie in the Utah office overnighted me one copy and it just came!
Seriously, Addie was loving it because its got pictures inside of people she knows — it’s pretty cute watching her figure it out.
I had a weird, nervous sense of relief looking through it the first time — like wow, I can’t believe how fast we did this book and it looks so good (thanks to Cathy) and I just hope it makes sense to people.
So, I’ve had some questions. I am now going to do my best to come up with some answers:
Q: Where can I get your new book?
A: Pre-orders are now being taken on the Simple Scrapbooks website — HERE.
Q: I’m interested in taking your online class Library of Memories — but I’ve heard your new book covers the same information. Can you tell me how the class is different from the book?
A: Great question. I have actually tried my best to answer this in an audio message that you can listen to over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Click here and have a listen!
Q: I’m pretty much a digital scrapbooker. Would this class/system translate well for the digital scrapbooker, or is it mainly geared for paper scrapbookers?
A: The Library of Memories system that is highlighted in the book and "spoon fed" in the class is pretty all encompassing, in terms of organization. I honestly believe it has application for any kind of scrapbooker. I also believe we should leave ourselves open to LOTS of creative options (meaning both paper and digital projects), so I maintain my system to a large extent with both my prints and my digital files. Now, I am currently a paper scrapbooker, who has done only a small handful of digital projects, so both the book and the class were written from this perspective. The LOM system will help you organize and prioritize your piles of "pre-digital" pictures as well as the thousands of images currently on your computer. It will help you set up and manage both chronological and categorical files that allow pictures to flow from camera to page and into a very fun and inviting non-chronological library that leaves you feeling guilt-free and accomplished.
So much of what I teach is preparatory to what we normally talk about in this industry — the behind the scenes stuff that enables a creative person to respond to inspiration and put their hands on the pictures, memorabilia and memories they need. I’ll be honest that I will encourage anyone who takes my class to do at least some printing of pictures, simply because I believe there are very cool connections that can be made when pictures are physically processed (for lack of a better term) and allowed to "age" together.
I hope that helps??
Q: Are you going to give away any copies on your blog (made up question)
A: Funny you should ask — why yes, I am. I am going to give away one copy each day, next week. We are going to play a game of numbers — stay tuned.
Cathy showed me how to make a little movie using the camera in my laptop — It took my five tries to get something that wasn’t absolutely horrifying — and now I’m attempting to export it in a viewable format.
Obviously, I’m sending the good one (take five) to post on the SS site, but this one cracks me up. Aside from the fact that I say stupid things, like you should buy my book because it represents years of blodd, sweat and tears on my part (what?) I have some hair issues — which with the "you’re backwards in the camera phenomenon" you’ll see …
not really sure why I’m ok posting this at all. oh well.