Hi y’all! Since It’s Elemental opened, I’ve received lots of great questions about the class. I’ll address the most common questions here just in case you’re a bit shy and afraid of email goblins who stalk our computers.
Q. Will we actually learn to design our own embellishments in this class, or are we using embellishments from a kit? – Maria.
A. We will use embellishments from the class kit to make a variety of pages. But more specifically, It’s Elemental is not a “Designers” class.
Q. Is the class accessible any time or will it only be on specific time frames? – Judi.
You’ll have lifetime access to all of the content so you can review it at your leisure. The weekly content is shared each Monday class is in session. The live webinars are the only time-based material, but they are recorded so you can watch them at any time after their recording.
Q. I took the first Its Elemental class. How is this new updated class going to be different? – Jeanne.
The biggest change is the extension of the class time, from two weeks to three. I’ve also created new videos for building thematic and scenic pages. So week three’s focus is entirely on scene building and what to do with thematic elements — a completely new addition to the class.
Q. I will be joining you in It’s Elemental and am trying to find the template set that you will be using in class. Can you please direct me to where I can find it. – Christina.
Sure! You’re looking for Simple Snapshots. Here’s an example of a layout I created using a Snapshot:
Q. I saw your new Elements class. It’s so tempting but I’m really holding out for your Brush class. Any chance you’ll be offering an instructor-led version of that one this year? – TC
A. Yes! The Brushshop will reopen as an instructor-led class in either April or May of this year.
Q. I have moved to a more artsy style with blending, brushes etc. I like ‘flat’ pages. But I’m quite pleased using a few dimensional items on my pages. Do you think your class works well with blended/artsy/flat pages? – Petra
A. If you struggle building element clusters and arranging them on a page, even in Artsy style, then you’ll benefit from the class. But not as much as a linear or layered style. That said, I too have a Layered/Artistic style and like to use a few dimensional embellishments on my page as clusters. This class will help you build those clusters and arrange them appropriately on your pages. Here’s an example:
Q. I’m an experienced scrapbooker though I’m not happy with my embellishing. I’m intrigued about the “extra feedback” you provide in your classes. Can you elaborate on what I can expect? – Katie.
A. Yes! I’m a firm believer in offering honest-to-goodness, wholesome, and helpful feedback during all of my technique-class sessions. So for each project you complete and share in the student gallery, related to class, you receive praise and kudos from fellow students, my creative team participants, and ME!
However my feedback is much more than my expression of a job well done (though I will write “high five” if I am left speechless by your layout). More often, I try to highlight the strengths of your project as well as any weaknesses related to the project’s focus. I’ll link you to helpful examples, possibly ask you to revisit the layout and try something you might not thought of, and otherwise provide a valuable design critique. And critiques are shared so other students can benefit from the design reviews too.
Here’s a report from an alumni of It’s Elemental:
As an “alumna” of this class I would encourage you to sign up NOW! As I look around the scrapbooking teaching sites and the cost of taking classes, Tiffany’s class is priced right, well organized, and her ability to comment on her students’ efforts to benefit both the individual and the class as a whole in their learning is impressive. I think of Tiffany’s guidelines for clustering every time I attempt a layout or admire a layout in a gallery. I’d love to take it again to see what new tricks Tiffany has added to the class. – Becky.
My critiques are what make my classes stand out, so I’ve heard. And it makes sense. I engage YOU in the process because my number one goal is to make sure you walk away with more confidence in your skills and as a scrapbooker. And the only way I can engage YOU is to offer my honest-to-goodness, wholesome, and helpful feedback.
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