• “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
• 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.<
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.
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.
- 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.
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
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
Inspiration is all around us…but how the heck to you take the barrage of everyday eye candy that makes your creative muse swoon, and translate it into great scrapbook pages? In her True Scrap class, Curiosity Queen and inspiring ingénue Tami Morrison will share some of her favorite (and occasionally unconventional) sources for inspiration, and show how she spins them into scrapbook gold.
Tami will show you how to translate your favorite inspiration pieces to fantastic, creative scrapbook pages!
Class format: Slideshow presentation and audio delivered as a streaming MP4 video.
Length: 26 minutes Price: $9.99
No matter what the TV announcers and newspapers say, times are still tight. Even though we consider it a necessity, scrapbooking may seem like a luxury item, so why not learn to make the most of what you have? Shimelle is an expert at doing more with less, and she’s going to teach True Scrap students some innovative, fun, and eye-catching ways to get creative with products and tools you already own.
Shimelle will show you an easy and fun method for scrapbooking lots of pages, using the products you have on-hand!
Class format: Streaming MP4 video, plus bonus PDF handout.
Length: 24 minutes Price: $9.99
Ali is all about the intersection of stories and the images of life. In this very special keynote interview exclusively for True Scrap, she shares her views on Intentional Memory-Keeping. In other words:
- How does the practice of scrapbooking change the way she lives her life, and vice-versa?
- What tools does she use to capture different types of stories?
- What habits has she adopted to make the practice of scrapbooking and memory-keeping more ingrained in her life?
- How does she feel about starting — and then abandoning — projects like Project Life, Photo a Day, or December Daily?
You will not want to miss this behind-the-scenes look at how one amazing storyteller integrates photography, scrapbooking, and life.
Class format: Audio interview accompanied by slideshow of Ali’s work. Delivered as streaming MP4 video.
Do you look at the same catalogues and magazines over and over? Why?
Do certain shapes, colors and images look better to you than others? Why?
Do certain websites and blogs appeal to you more because of the layouts? Why?
Lie down on the sofa, and lets discuss the psychology of why you like what you like.
First, tell me about your mother….
KIDDING! Grab your scissors and your favorite magazines and catalogues and let’s figure out how to translate what you like into free inspiration for scrapbook pages. We will look at colors & white space, turn magazine pages into sketches and figure out how to make our eye candy into delicious pages.
Scrapbooking is how we write our own life story, but often we do that one page at a time. Creating albums that flow beautifully from one page to the next will give your creativity a kick and make your scrapbooks more meaningful than ever. When Shimelle adds that flow to an album, it’s not restrictive like creating an entire album with just one coordinated set of supplies and it doesn’t have to be an album with an overall theme. Instead, she takes cues from existing pages in her albums – even pages she created years ago – and lets that guide her decisions for both design and storytelling. In this workshop, she’ll share this process and lead you through the creation of layouts that will add grace and style to your albums.
Lain Ehmann, Jennifer Wilson, Jodie McNally, Kerry Bradford and Cleetus McDuffy lead you through five different paper crafting projects.
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.
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!
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.
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” 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!
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.
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!
Once upon a time, a mostly ordinary scrapbooker named Kelli lost her groove. In an attempt to get her butt out of a scrapbooking rut, she embarked on a quest to reignite her creative fire. If you’ve ever wanted to jumpstart your creative juices until they are pooling on the floor, then join Kelli Crowe for a series of challenges to help spark your inspiration!
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.
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 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.
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.” Get this one-hour video class for only
$12.95 $9 for a limited time!
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!