Time flies! I can’t believe it is the Monday before CHA. I have not been to this trade show in 2 years and I’m so excited to go, see, do and TEACH. Ten years ago (long story that I will tell some other time) I had to make an entire scrapbook in an afternoon to meet an urgent deadline. I had a cute 6×6 album sitting around, so I decided to use it. I cleared on my worktable, grabbed a stack of photos from one of my category drawers, pulled and pre-cut about 5 sheets of paper that coordinated with the album and limited my embellishments to mini jewelry tags, brads, some ribbon and photo corners. I put on some upbeat music, set my timer and started slapping little pages together as fast as I possibly could.
Guess what? It worked!
That was my first “Finish Line” scrapbook and this is my most recent one.
I fine-tuned the process, developed a class and started teaching it in 2006. Every single time I teach this process/class I am surprised that it works so well. I have literally seen hundreds of women churn out albums in a matter of hours. They bring in photos of anything and everything, from Disney to funerals to family reunions. I’ve seen trips to Paris, family vacations, weddings and the life of a beloved pet be celebrated in a Finish Line scrapbook.
I am retiring this class this weekend in Anaheim California. This means I will never teach this class live, in person again. I am doing some exciting things to make the Finish Line process and productivity available in an ongoing way, but I am done teaching this class live.
If you live anywhere near Anaheim — COME! If you have a friend that has never scrapbooked, or a friend that hasn’t scrapbooked in a very long time — BRING HER!
To take my class (or any class) you need to purchase a CHA SuperShow Entry Ticket. The cost is $15 for a one-day pass and $20 for both Friday and Saturday. There will be dozens of retail booths selling product and TONS of free make-n- takes and I think you can even bring your kids for free.
If you want to register online and save $5 on the show ticket, use the promo code:
Click HERE (or on the banner above) for more information and instruction on getting registered. You can also register at the door and sign up for classes in person.
To take my class you need to bring the following:
25 to 50 4×6 photos that you want to put in a 6×6 album
a paper trimmer
fast adhesive (like a tape runner)
50 black embellishments
In class, you’ll receive:
An American Crafts album, October Afternoon pattern papers, BPS goodies and two hours of instruction that will change the way you scrapbook (some of the time) so that you can be more productive and re-discover the joy of intuitive creativity.
DON’T FORGET: You must have your own pictures (any topic.) You cannot do this class/album without pictures. This is not a ‘blank’ project that you take home and put your pictures into or more truthfully pile in the corner with the other no-photo projects you’ve made over the years. I am going to teach you how to scrapbook your photos FAST — novel idea I know.
Here are some additional pictures of the album I created in two evenings last week. It celebrates Chase’s 13th birthday trip to Anaheim (Disneyland) — how appropriate is that?
There are total of 41 photos on 20 pages and I LOVE it. Chase loves that after two years, he finally has a memoir of this very memorable trip! Every time I create a Finish Line scrapbook I am blown away that the process works so well and that it results in a completely coordinated album that looks like it took planning and days of effort.
Seriously, SO MUCH FUN!
I received this email last week. Mary has been in several BPS classes with me and I cannot wait to meet her in person.
I am so excited that my husband and I are driving to Arizona in a few weeks and we are going to stop in Anaheim just so I can attend your class. He said that when I was taking LOM he would hear your presentations and thought you sounded like a happy nice person. He could understand why I wanted to attend your class and meet you in person. Gotta love him!!
I am looking forward to meeting you and looking forward to coming back to LOM in February as an alumni.
Mary (aka Canay on the BPS boards)
We have some really fun surprises planned for our BPS students, so come hang out with Mary and me!