From Paper to Petals: Mixed Media Paper Flowers + PJ Party from True Scrap 7

Flowers are one trend that NEVER goes out of style! Whether you’re looking to lend a bit of feminine grace to your layout, or to bring a dash of bold color to a page, the perfect flower is right there in your stash! Join the Crafty Chica, author, designer, and all-around artsy gal Kathy Cano-Murillo to learn how to take 2D papers and turn them into beautiful, fluffy, flowers in all their 3D glory! You’ll see how using markers, pencils & watercolors will add even more dimension, interest, and fancy flair to your creations. Finally, Kathy will take you on a journey beyond your stash to see how to curate supplies from unusual places to use in your scrapbooks, mixed media projects and so much more.

Your purchase includes a 13-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 69-minute “Like You Were There” PJ Party replay including chat and Q&A, and a chat transcript.

Better Late than Never

Everyone has those orphan photos: Pictures from three, four, or even ten-plus years that you wish you’d scrapbooked, but never did. What do you do with them now? Is it really too late? NEVER! In fact, in this class, Lain will show attendees:

1. Why it can actually be great to wait to scrapbook photos and events.
2. How to choose which older pictures to scrapbook.
3. A list of questions to ask yourself and those you’re scrapbooking to get at older memories you may have forgotten

After this class, students will have a new appreciation for their older photos, and finally get those older memories into their scrapbooks!

Your purchase includes a 32-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 53-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and a 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.

For the Love of (Scrap)Books

We know it’s important to get ourselves in our scrapbooks, but sometimes knowing where to start is tough. We think we don’t have anything interesting to document, or we don’t think anyone will be interested in our humdrum life.

Stop! Rewind! Survey says… XXX! (Insert obnoxious buzzer noise here)

If you love reading, you’ve got a ready-made way to document YOU in your scrapbooks. Super-reader and super-scrapper Kelli Crowe, self-described expert at talking about herself, will help you to combine your passions for literature and scrapbooking in her class, “For the Love of (Scrap)Booking.” You’ll learn how to create a reading journal, a mini book, a home decor project and full-on “traditional” scrapbook pages. Best of all, you can use these ideas to document you or any of the readers in your family.

Your purchase includes a 36-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 55-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and the chat transcript, PLUS bonus video.

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.

Mood-Based Scrapbooking: An Inspirational Guide

Lost your creative mojo? Not in the mood to document your favorite memories? You need new inspiration! How about using a mood board? In this course titled “Mood-Based Scrapbooking,” designer Jen Gallacher will show you how to find inspirational boards you’ll love, how to curate your own, and then how to shop your own stash to create dynamic layout designs. These incredible boards can inspire new ideas for sophisticated pattern combinations, beautiful color schemes, exciting textural elements, and perfect embellishment choices. Rediscover your creative spark in this course designed to set the mood for ongoing inspiration.

Your purchase includes a 33-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.

Saw This, Made That: Bringing Ideas to Life

Do you an affinity for Pinterest? Are you always dog-earing pages in magazines to come back to later? Are you inspired by things you see? What do you do with that inspiration? In “Saw This, Made That,” Kelli Crowe will show you how to take elements of home decor, clothing and other crafts you see and like and use them as inspiration for scrapbook pages.

Your purchase includes a 32-minute “Project Only” video, the full, 57-minute “Like You Were There” replay including chat and Q&A, and the chat transcript.

Illuminated Manuscripts: Illustrating Your Journaling Bible

For years, Shanna Noel struggled to read her Bible in a meaningful way. “I always wished I was more like that, that I LOVED to read my bible, that I even wanted to, but the truth is often times I felt like it was more of a chore than anything else,” she says. One day, though, she saw an image of a Bible all marked up, highlighted and underlined, and something about that struck a chord in her. She went online and ordered yet another new Bible – but this time it was a journaling Bible. “When I started to use the journaling Bible, a light bulb went off!” she explains. “I needed to have a place in my Bible for reflection, creativity, and journaling, and that is exactly what this new format provided.” Now, Shanna has taken her discoveries and is presenting them in a cohesive manner. You can join her as she shares how she uses her journaling Bible in a colorful and creative way that allows for personal growth, reflection and illustration.

#ARTWORSHIP: Art Journaling Response to Jesus

Even as a worship leader in her church, Heather Greenwood had a hard time drawing close to God – until she started art journaling as a response to His Word. If you haven’t art journaled before or feel like you aren’t an artist, don’t worry. This will be easy – and it’s not about the art anyway! Let Heather walk you through her art worship process, including:
*reflecting on the notes
*creatively responding with paint, stamps and pens.
Let’s grab our notebooks, journals and just a few supplies and really draw closer to Jesus through our art worship.

Faithbooking: How (and Why) to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook

Telling her family’s story with photos and words is one of Erin Bassett’s favorite things to do, and in this workshop, “Faithbooking: How to Share Your Faith in Your Scrapbook,” she will show you how easy and gratifying it is to incorporate your faith into your scrapbooks as a way to share your testimony with your friends, family, and future generations. Many of us hesitate sharing our faith because we’re intimidated with the “how,” but Erin solves that problem! She will share handy tips on how to highlight your beliefs and share what’s on your heart, as well as ways to add the rest of your family’s perspectives into your album. You’ll love seeing how easily you can develop meaningful pages after taking this class!

Hope Notes: Creating and Sharing Messages of Faith

Sometimes, all we need is a little reminder of hope to change our entire outlook. Simple ways to create notes of hope to encourage each other is exactly what Stephanie Ackerman’s class is all about! Using cardstock, paint, paper stitching and encouraging word artwork created by Stephanie exclusively for this class only, you’ll learn to create little cards to keep for ourselves and share with others. You’ll see just how easy – and inspiring – it is to create and offer small messages of faith.

Feeding Frenzy: Taking Eye-Catching Food Photos to Scrap and Share

Love a good meal? Love photos? Then we’ve got the class for you! Combine your lust for finger-licking food with your memory-keeping in “Feeding Frenzy: Taking Eye-Catching Food Photos to Scrap and Share.” Instructor Danielle Taylor will show you not only the ins and outs of getting that perfect sandwich shot, but also how to use those photos to enhance your scrapbooking, craft projects, and more. In this one-hour video session, you’ll learn:
• How to take advantage of setting and lighting to get a super shot of your super sub
• How you can add a new layer to your memory-keeping with fun food photos
• What to do with all the yummy-yummy pics you take
•And more!
Buy now and learn how to take drool-worthy food photos with “Scrapper on the Street” Dani Taylor. Dani is known for her love of instagram, scrapbooking, Disney, and delicious food. Your purchase includes:

• “Just the project video” for quick review • A full one-hour “Like you were there” video of the entire scrapinar, including Q&A • Chat transcript

Start with Story: A New Approach to Scrapbooking

• If you sit down to scrapbook and don’t know where to start…• Or if you leaf through your pages and albums and feel like something’s missing amongst the beautiful layouts…
• Or if there are stories burning inside you to be told, but you don’t know how to get them down on the page…
• Or if you love scrapbooking and just want a new take on documenting your life story…
…You NEED to check out this interactive, one-hour session with scrapbook superhero Lain Ehmann (that’s me!). I  share a new approach to scrapbooking that’s guaranteed to help you create authentic, memory-capturing pages – that are easy and fun to create. Lain is an expert at storytelling (no grammar and spelling police!) and will help you escape the doldrums of “same old, same old” pages and look at your favorite hobby in a whole new way.<

Define Your Style from A to Z

Based on the popular May ’09 LOAD challenge, this month-long, self-paced ecourse delivers a daily email right to your inbox. Over the course of 30 days, you’ll explore your scrapbooking style through daily challenges and prompts, and interviews with style icons Kelli Crowe, Liz Tamanaha, Jody Wenke, and Stephanie Ackerman.

The Super-Secret Guide to Faster Scrapbooking eBook and Audio Package

I created the Super-Secret Guide to Faster Scrapbooking program when I saw how many people were struggling with their scrapbooking. Many women were even considering giving up their hobby altogether because they just couldn’t find the time to scrapbook! I decided I had to do something to help them. And judging by all the feedback I’ve already gotten, I’m certain that I can help you, too!

This program is created to help you create pages you love in less time.

You’ll discover:

  • How to organize yourself for faster scrapbooking.
  • Why getting rid of scrapbook supplies will actually help you scrapbook faster.
  • How to reuse the same basic page designs over and over again, making them look new each time.
  • Why you must figure out your scrapbooking goals before you sit down at your table to create.
  • Dozens of scrapbooking tasks you can do in 15 minutes or less.
  • My favorite scrapbooking tool for faster creating (it’s not what you think!).
  • How to fit scrapbooking into your life, no matter how much — or how little — time you have.


Scrap Like The Wind

No matter how much time you have to scrapbook, there’s never enough. There are always more stories to capture, more pages to create, more albums to work on. Never fear! In this hour-long video class, Lain “Speedy Gonzalez” Ehmann, professional scrapbooker and founder of True Scrap, will show you twelve ways to speed up your scrapbooking, including:

 Why “pre-scrapping” pages and embellishments can cut HOURS off your scrapping

 The ways “batch processing” can reduce prep time

 The questions to ask yourself before you start ANY project

 How to “supersize” your creations to save time AND money

Kit ‘N’ Kaboodle: Create Your Own Papercrafting Kits

We’ve all got more product than we could ever use… so let Sizzix design team member and True Scrap instructor Gretchen Schmidt show you how to stashbust by creating your own custom kits! In this 50-minute video class, you’ll learn:

 Three different kinds of papercrafting kits

 What elements every kit needs

 How to select products that give you tons of inspiration and work together

The Perfect Collection: Using your favorite collection pack to the very last scrap

Do you pick your papers by the sheet or by the pack? If you’re a collector who loves to have the full collection, this class will help you make meaningful pages from your favorite collection pack, right to the very last scrap. If you’ve never wanted to touch a collection pack before, Shimelle might just make you change your mind, as she takes you through her steps for creating a full album of stories with just one collection of papers. Part design, part technique and part written reflection, this class will keep you creating without letting repeated papers take away the lustre.

Designing with Symbols and Imagery

You probably wouldn’t have guessed that a topic as abstract as designing with symbols and imagery would help you in those very concrete and basic areas. But it will and Noell will show you how! You’ll also find that your scrapbooking choices are more deliberate, intuitive, and rewarding! There are more ways to tell a story than with just words, and symbols are a fun way to communicate at a deeper level. They can also make it easier to scrapbook!

Finish What You Start: Project planning and completion, step by step

Did you start scrapbooking with dreams of rows of finished album? Is the reality more like a cupboard of unfinished objects (UFOs)? In Finish What You Start, Melissa will show you how you can actually finish a project, and get the results you want by focusing on what motivates you in your scrapbooking.

Just Get It On the Page! Finally scrapbooking those photos and stories you’ve had lying around forever

You know the photos…the ones you keep putting off scrapbooking. The ones that have a great memory attached but are lousy pictures. The ones where you really don’t remember what was happening in them. The single photo of your kid pulling a wagon at age 2…or was it 3? The special photos you are “saving” for the perfect page. The thoughts and moments you want to capture but you do not even have a picture to go with them. The time is now and our mantra is simple: Just get it on the page! Together with her students, Kelli will create a system, ideas, and journaling prompts for getting these moments safely on a page.

Beyond the Box: Creative ways to add journaling to your pages

“Beyond the Box” is a fresh approach to journaling! We will focus on journaling design with a purpose. Going beyond the typical journaling block, this class helps you think “outside of the box” and create dynamic journaling design elements that support the look and feel of your layouts. We will create three layouts in which the journaling becomes a primary focal point of the page. Helpful hints and step-by-step instructions are included for each project. Additional ideas for journaling design are also included in the full color, instructional PDF to help eliminate your journaling block and spark your creativity!

Jumpstart Your Art: What to do when you’re just not feeling it

Do you ever go into your creative space to make a layout and hear crickets in the background because you just don’t where to start? It feels like creative paralysis – the mojo has left the building. We’ve all been there! Gretchen’s got some fun projects, creative ideas, and tips to help get you back on track when you’re just not feeling it. She’ll provide plenty of examples to help you jumpstart your creativity and get back into the scrapbooking groove in no time.

Story Core Design: A Storytelling Process for Scrapbooking

Do you stare at a mostly blank page for too long while you scrapbook? Do you get excited about fabulous photos, only to find you’re lacking an equally fabulous idea for your page? Do you spend too much time hunting for inspiration or moving things around the page, and not completing enough layouts?

Story Core Design will help you with all of these challenges. Story Core Design is Noell Hyman’s own scrapbooking process, and it has a built-in inspiration system so you’re never without ideas. It narrows down placement and product options for you and eliminates overwhelm from beginning to end. You’ll spend less time hunting for the perfect products and very little time moving things around the page.

In this presentation for True Scrap you’ll see this entire process in action!

Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun: Creating Two-Page Layouts

Looking for ways to document your memories across a double-page spread? Tired of only having one-page designs to choose from? Designer Jen Gallacher shares her tips and tricks for designing and creating two-page layouts in a method that’s both rewarding and fun.
In this course, Jen walks you through her planning and design process including how to use a one page design to fit two pages, as well as, how to stretch supplies to fit two pages. She then completes an entire double-page layout from start-to-finish. Additional samples are included both in her instructional video and full-color course instruction booklet.

$12.95 for this video class.

Greatest Hits: The Music of Your Life

We often associate music with major life events, whether it’s the latest top-40 countdown you boogied to at the high school dance, the Sinatra ballad for your first dance on your wedding day, or the “Hush, Little Baby” lullaby you sang to your newborn… Music is linked to our emotions and our memories, so why not use these precious bits of your past in our scrapbooking? Monica will lead you through the creation of a scrapbook where music sets the stage, from journaling to titles to design. She’ll also show you ninja tricks for actually adding the music right IN your album. $12.95 for this video class.

You Can’t Do That… Or Can You? Playing with Photos

You can’t do that with photos! Or can you? This class breaks all the rules and explores new ways of playing with photos on your layouts. We’ll ink photos, get out our punches and die-cuts, scratch up our pictures for an artistic look, stamp and even write and doodle right on our prints. Tracy will also share some layouts that use the altered photos. BONUS: You’ll get two EXCLUSIVE process videos showing the creation of two layouts from start to finish, based on the class information. Get ready to break some rules! $12.95 for this video class.

Outside the Lines: Creative Approaches to Adding Journaling to Your Pocket Pages

Do photos come easier than words for you? You’re not alone! As an experienced pocket page veteran, Stephanie Bryan knows that you can get into ruts, making your whole project feel like a trip to the dentist rather than the joy it can (and should!) be. Over the past years, she’s discovered ways to re-invigorate her journaling by including the stories in unique and fun ways. She’ll be sharing these techniques with you in “Outside the Lines: Creative Approaches to Adding Journaling to Your Pocket Pages.”

Scrap Your Story

If you’re struggling with preserving your family’s stories, then you’re about to be pretty dog-darned happy.

But first… Can you tell me if any of these apply to you?

  • Do you feel like your scrapbook pages lack depth and meaning?
  • Do you get stuck capturing your family’s memories?
  • Are you just plain tired of trying to find the right words, photos, and products to create layouts that make your heart sing?
  • Are you bored with your scrapbooking and feel like you do the “same old, same old,” on each and every page?

If so, you’re really going to get a lot from what I have to share with you!