Today is a good day.
I am in the midst of an absolutely CRAZY week–even for me!
BPC (as usual) has a ton of great things coming down the pipe–we’ll be celebrating our FIFTH birthday in a matter of weeks and we are getting ready to celebrate!
In the meantime, I’m putting the finished touches on the album class that I’ll be teaching on The Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise in just a few weeks. It’s a process that I’m calling “I Scrap” and it allows you to look back on a specific time frame and use a very select group of photos to illustrate personal awareness and growth (trust me, it’s cool!) Anyway … students in my class have received the email outlining how they should prepare. I know this because I’ve received questions via email. I love to imagine women coming from different places and perspectives working with the same list of instructions, preparing to have a group experience with a very personal project. In other words, I’m excited to teach this class and experience the different interpretations that result!!
I thought today might be a good day to give a shout out to my class sponsors. For someone like me that is NOT associated with a specific manufacturer or product line I cannot teach without LOTS of help. As usual, these companies have been MORE than GENEROUS and I am so very appreciative of their support!
Here they are … if you click on each logo, you’ll visit their websites!
For those blog readers who are going on the cruise and taking my class. Here are a few more details that will perhaps help you better prepare …
The I-Scrap process begins by reflecting on 2010 and NINE fill-in-the-blank questions like “I was __________” “I am __________” “I know _________” (My students received these questions in their instructions from me) After thinking about possible responses to these questions, you sit and scroll through your digital images and find photos that could be used to illustrate possible answers. Ultimately you need to select NINE photos. While these photos should illustrate personal reflections, they DO NOT need to be photos of just you. They can be a wide range of photos–hopefully you will appear in a handful of them, but they can be photos of anything really as long as there is a visual connection for YOU.
Once you have selected the NINE photos, you spend time with each one and select one sheet of 12×12 solid cardstock for each one. Even though our finished album in 8×8, select and bring 12×12 papers! And don’t worry about these colors coordinating with each other — this happens later as part of the creative process and it all works out!
When each photo is paired with a sheet of cardstock, you take both and group them with a sheet of pattern paper and FIVE embellishments. Here again, specifics were in the instructions from me. BUT AGAIN … don’t worry about the overall flow of the album as a whole, rather focus on each individual picture and group of products.
Put each of these groups (photo-cardstock-pattern paper-embellishments) together in a large zipper bag or envelope and bring them with you! AND, don’t forget to upload a photo of YOU to Scrapbook Pictures, as they are printing and shipping these photos to me to give back to you (so FUN!)
I’m counting down the days.
My husband even bought me this CUTE swimsuit!
If you still have questions, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll help YOU.
It’s SUPER IMPORTANT that you know that you will NOT be able to take my class unless you’ve prepared your photos and materials.