I started scrapbooking when Matthew and I met in 2003. My mom bought my sister and I each a box of supplies for Christmas, thinking we may get into this hobby that was rapidly gaining popularity in Wisconsin. A month later I met Matthew and had the perfect reason to try it out – and I was hooked. My style was really simple – gluing pictures on a page and maybe adding a sticker or two. Here’s one of my first pages – don’t laugh. The scallop cutting and stickers really make it, huh?
I entered the CK Hall of Fame in 2006 (the Hall of Fame is one of the biggest contests in the scrapbooking world – to be named a Hall of Famer is a big deal). I didn’t win. I really wasn’t good enough. But that doesn’t matter because you see, that contest really pushed me to become a better scrapbooker and try new things. I started reading books, going to conferences, taking classes and I flourished. Scrapbooking became magical for me. As much as I loved the tactile process of playing with paper and all of the products, I really fell in love with telling my story, and the stories of my loved ones. It is then that I believe that my style really developed. I started teaching in Nashville and really became passionate about wanting others to chronicle their stories.
In several posts I have mentioned that I have been working on a big scrapbooking project. I am SO excited to finally get to share what that is.
I am developing a Project Now class for Big Picture Scrapbooking called Don’t Blink: Scrapbooking Your Baby’s First Year.
OH. MY. GOSH.
I am so excited. SOOOO excited. This is a BIG dream come true for me on a lot of levels. I have incredible admiration and respect for Big Picture Scrapbooking. One of the founders, Stacy Julian, is a friend of mine. This is very humbling because she is such an inspiring visionary and one of the most creative, fun, and talented scrapbookers in the world. And I get to work with her as I develop my class. Moreover, she loves my class concept and believes in me. WOW.
I love to teach and it is such a dream that I get to be a teacher with one of the most respected scrapbooking class programs in the world. And it is pretty much the only way I can teach each of you – so cool!
This class will be a Project Now class meaning that you will pay a modest fee (less than $15) and have access to the Don’t Blink classroom. In it will be audio files from me, PDF downloads of worksheets and inspiration for scrapbooking your baby’s first year, tons of layouts to inspire you, links to my favorite products and more.
Don’t Blink was dreamed up because so many people ask me, how do you have time to scrapbook? This class will empower its students to make time to scrapbook their baby – whether he was just born or is in fifth grade. It will likely launch in mid-late May. I hope that you will consider taking this class. It would be such an honor -especially since I can’t personally scrapbook with each of you. This is the next best thing.