I'm packing and prepping for CHA today. Can't wait. Even after all these years I am giddy with anticipation for seeing industry friends and all their innovative ideas and products.
A New Digital Studio
Before I head out to Chicago, I want to announce a very exciting partnership between Big Picture Scrapbooking and Shutterfly. We have teamed up to launch a digital studio that will provide us with dedicated space to teach and enjoy classes in and around the digital side of scrapbooking. I know that there are already many FANTASTIC digital sites and resources you can visit to learn the skills and technology you need to play and express yourself with digital tools, using digital products. So, we're not going to attempt to be everything to everyone. Naturally I'm most eager to bring a "big picture" perspective and philosophy to digital expression. In my mind it doesn't really matter how you engage in the creative process or what you output looks like, so much as that you find solutions and strategies that enable you to tell your stories and that you also find inviting ways to share these stories with others. And, while digital scrapbooking may require less physical space and less "schtuff," excessive expectations, intimidation and the concepts of clutter, confusion and disorganization are not exclusive to traditional scrapbooking. You still need to know what you are doing, why you are doing it and where it ALL goes ultimately.
Anyway, I'm thrilled to have the power and experience of Shutterfly on our side. They are dedicated to storytelling and supporting scrapbookers in general with comprehensive online services and quality printing solutions.
Together we have LOTS of plans for growing this area, but we will do it slowly, over time and we really want YOU
to help us guide the direction and scope of what we will provide. We've posted a feedback survey that you can use to talk to us. Whether you are currently scrapbooking digitallly or not, pretty please take a few minutes to respond to this survey! And remember that anytime you have something to add you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini is BIG
Just yesterday I got my hands on the NEW Simple special issue called Mini Albums in an Evening. It's FAB and I have two copies to give away. 58 Album ideas are divided up into three categories …
Ok, how cute is that?
In addition, there are three bonus recipes for …
Family History Stories and
These recipes give you a detailed supply list, specific instructions and a scheme to follow.
If you've ever had that overwhelming feeling that you just can't do it all, pick up this issue and do something!
All you have to do to qualify to WIN is leave me a comment and tell me who you'd like to see on the 4Experts teacher list for 2009. Wendy Smedley and Allison Tyler Jones will be back, but we have two spots open. Tell me either what you want to learn or who you want to learn from!