Thank you all for sharing your wonderful feedback about what you struggle with and want (and need) to learn about digital scrapbooking. I save everything you share because it will help me develop the kinds of tutorials right here on this site that will help you scrapbooking. A win, win for all!
Now to that winner. The lucky recipient of a complementary ticket to Scrapaneers LIVE! 2 is Ginger C. who left this important feedback:
And for any one who was NOT Ginger, I hope you’ll still join me and hundreds of fellow digi-scrappers at Scrapaneers LIVE! 2. You’ll really enjoy yourself and learn tons of new techniques that you can apply to your pages immediately.
I am fashionably late to my own party. But, nonetheless, I have shown up wearing more than my birthday suit.* And for that, we all WIN!
Looking back, this year has been full of helping people learn to scrapbook, which I absolutely love doing! It’s as if someone asked the 9-year old Tiffany ‘what you’d want to do when you graduated to adult-level and I replied with ‘teach people how to scrapbook with technology’. And that dream came true.
I could also have dreamt to live in Hawaii as a millionaire eating cracked crab and lobster everyday with a martini in one hand and my iPad in the other. But kids are never that practical. And life is never that easy so I’ve chosen door number two, Alex.
You know, scrapbooking means the world to me. Sure I love pretty papers and doo-hickeys. And the career I have puts good food on the table.
But there’s something more.
Alzheimers and dementia runs strongly in my family. I watched my grandmother, my favorite girl, transform from this amazing, gracious, joyful, would-give-you-the-food-off-her-fork woman into a woman who couldn’t remember how to perform the basics of tasks. She would tell stories that had never happened. There were dark and ugly moments I can’t even describe online and in a blog post. Nor would I want to.
But before my eyes, I and my family, lost our favorite girl. And as we’ve healed, there’s a part of me that will never get over watching her suffer like she did.
I scrapbook because I fear how the disease might affect my Dad. Or my sister. Or me.
I scrapbook because our books might help us remember who we love and what we did just a few more days or hours longer.
I digital scrapbook because it’s quicker, saves me money, and space.
I do this because it’s real.
I once told Lisa Bearnson, original founder of Creating Keepsakes magazine, that scrapbooking was my personal hieroglyphic monument. My own way to document the now. And preserve it as my heart’s time capsule. Just because I choose to use technology (mobile or otherwise) instead of some huge-ass pyramid doesn’t make it any less important.
It’s just as real. Just as necessary. Just as meaningful.
And if you don’t know how to do what I do, I want to show you how. How to do this!
Today marks the one month mark before Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners begins! And trust me, this isn’t some big April Fool’s joke. On May 1, I’m releasing this brand new class at Scrapaneers and it will be absolutely FREE!
As we wrap up the final details for class and countdown the start, I’d thought it be cool to show you exactly how this class (and many of our classes at Scrapaneers) go from an idea in the cranium to an enjoyable class production. Catch up with Part 1 here.
Any long time reader of the blog knows I love a good ole’ fashioned video tutorial. The kind I add my crazy PG humor to while completely entertaining you as well. If the video teaches at the same time, well, bonus! Like the video below for DIY Chipboard Alpha for Titles.
Yesterday on the Scrapaneer’s Facebook page, we announced a new class: Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners. Or what I call Digi 101. Digi 101’s have been around for years. They have! But I’m super excited to tackle the topic and offer the Scrapaneers version because this one will be big. Big and FREE!
And while I’m currently wrapping up the details for class and tidying up video production, I thought it’d be nifty to share exactly how we build classes from scratch!
I’ve designed scrapbooking classes for 10 years and online digital scrapbooking classes for 8 years. And I love it though some days I have less hair on my head and leftover follicles turn gray. But when a student walks away completely pleased with everything she’s learned, I’m beyond fulfilled. And I start all over again.
It was too complex for me. And that’s saying a lot considering I’m a Borg.
About two years ago, I woke up in a cold sweat thinking: I’m overloaded! At the time I was teaching online classes monthly, selling digital templates, and offering a weekly video show at 3 different websites. With three different systems and three different sets of deadlines which required three different brains. Two more then I actually have — I checked.