Organize, Document, Display: A Celebration Album

Isn’t it ironic that the busiest times of year are also the times we wish we had a chance to scrapbook MORE? The holidays in particular are crazy-busy, crazy-making time. How in the heck are you expected to scrapbook and document as well? The key to staying sane is organization, and in “Organize, Document, Display: A Celebration Album” popular scrapbook designer and Heidi Swapp design team member Maggie Massey will walk you step-by-step through creating a fun – and useful! – holiday organizer/album. At the end of class you will have a place to keep things like addresses, card and gift lists, receipts and recipes as well as photos, memorabilia and memories. And this album is easily adaptable to any event or holiday…weddings, birthdays, family reunions, and more. Get ready to get organized!

Your purchase includes a 32-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 28-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and the chat transcript.

More IS Better: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Adding More Photos to Your Layouts

• Do you find yourself staring at a pile of photos, wondering how in the world you’re ever going to get them all scrapbooked?
• Is your hard drive full with photos you’ve completely forgotten about?
• Do you constantly feel “behind” in your scrapbooking?

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, “More IS Better: Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Adding More Photos to Your Layouts” is for you. Join longtime scrapbook industry pro and Simple Stories marketing director Layle Koncar to learn tons of creative ideas for adding more photos to your layouts. Using the lessons you’ll learn in Layle’s class, your unscrapped photo pile will be dwindling down in no time!

Your purchase includes a 31-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 57-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and the chat transcript.

Scrapbookers, Unite! Using Harmony and Contrast to Create Unity

Some of the most eye-catching designs, whether in fashion or the visual arts, use the differing principles of harmony and contrast to create unity – an overall sense of cohesion that feels “just right.” But knowing how to use those principles can be difficult – at least until scrapbook designer and instructor Noell Hyman shows you how! In “Scrapbookers, Unite! Using Harmony and Contrast to Create Unity,” Noell will help you identify all three principles, show you how to achieve them, walk you through a scrapbook layout that is lacking in harmony and unity, and create a design that fixes the problem and creates that feeling of being satisfyingly finished. At the end of your time with her, you’ll have an empowering sense of how to create more cohesion and unity in your own designs.

Your purchase includes a 33-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 56-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and the chat transcript.

Embellish Your Story: Tips for Stepping Up Your Work and Your Words

As the founder of Creating Keepsakes Magazine, Lisa Bearnson has literally seen tens of thousands of layouts. While she loves pattern paper, cute titles, and great design, her real passion is seeing layouts that contain meaningful journaling. On her own layouts, Lisa loves to embellish the story in both looks and content. In “Embellish Your Story: Tips for Stepping Up Your Work and Your Words,” you’ll learn how to easily go beyond the obvious “fun in the sun” journaling to really tell the stories you’ve lived. Lisa will guide you through getting to the emotion behind the photos and also how to journal in clever ways. You’ll also learn tons of clever tips, such as how to perfectly line up fonts on lined paper, how to use everyday supplies to spice up your journaling space, and how subtitles work with your stories. Get ready to take your storytelling to a whole new level!

Your purchase includes a 37-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 57-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, a full-color PDF ebook handout, and the chat transcript.

Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal

If you’ve been longing for a way to express your faith in full-color mixed-media, you’re going to love “Words to Live By: A Handmade Art Journal” by Andrea Chebeleu. In this workshop you will create from scratch a 6×6 art journal filled with lovely layers of acrylic color and patterns, and then you’ll learn five different ways to get color on your page using a variety of mark-making tools. Finally, you’ll get into the really important part…the words! Andrea will teach a a virtual toolbox of techniques, each of which can be mixed and matched to fashion totally unique pages filled with your favorite words of wisdom, such as favorite scriptures or inspiring quotes. Art journaling newbies, never fear! Let Andrea teach you how simple and foolproof coloring and lettering techniques can be when you keep just a few guidelines.

Sketchbook Secrets: A Peek Inside the Creative Process

Scrapbookers adore sketches. Just as a strong recipe can serve as a step-by-step guide to a perfect meal or a launching point for your own creativity, scrapbook sketches can also provide a detailed structure for pages you love. Let instructor and chief sketch artist Lisa Echerd delight you with her insider’s view of creating and using sketches. In this one-hour video class, you’ll learn:

  • How sketches can help you be MORE creative and save time
  • How to get more from your sketches so you can use one design multiple ways
  • How to turn a one-page sketch into a double-page spread
  • How to create your own sketches from your favorite designs
  • …And more!

Your purchase includes:

  • A 23-minute Project-Only video for quick review
  • An hour-long “Like You Were There” video of the entire scrapinar (including Q&A)
  • A PDF transcript of the chat

Color Me Happy! Your Color Questions Answered

Color, color, everywhere… but how the heck do you use it?! Let Certified Color Expert Lori Sawaya give you the lowdown on:

  • Color basics – How to select colors to go with and enhance, not clash with, your photos
  • How to tell which colors go, and which colors are NO!
  • How to create a mood or evoke emotion with color
  • The latest on color trends
  • And more!

Spend an hour with Lori and you’ll come away more confident in your color choices than ever before. You’ll get the full webinar replay, Q&A recording, and chat… all for a song!

Design Your Story with Bits and Pieces

Want a fun layout concept that will make your leftovers and scraps look freaking awesome? In this class Noell will teach you how to create some very different pages with this one concept. It’s an idea you’ll be able to use over and over, and people will just think you make tons of fun and energetic pages with lots of movement and visual interest — which, of course, will be true. Get ready to breathe new life into your leftovers!

$12.95 for this video class.