Before I start talking scrapbooking, can I just share this photo of Elias in his Captain Adorable onesie? Adorable is definitely the right word for this one. SO CUTE!
Yeah, so, the challenge to myself to do three layouts a week… not happening this week. Good grief, where has the week gone?! I hope to do at least one this weekend, but I am not making any promises. We have plans for both Saturday and Sunday in addition to normal weekend errands, cleaning, etc. My soul needs for me to craft though, so hopefully one layout is in the cards.
Oh, and I signed up this morning for Product Playground 2 on Big Picture Scrapbooking. I am so excited about this class and I hope many of you will take it too! It will be fun to see what everyone creates. Visit the BPS website for more info and to listen to an audio file from the teacher, Lisa D. I don't think the class is going to be too overwhelming if you are a relatively new or beginner scrapbooker, but you may have to buy some products if you don't have a big stash… (one of the reasons I am taking the class is to make a dent in my stash.)
Speaking of product you should check out Target if you are looking for some sweet scrapbooking stuff. They just got in a TON of new stuff and I was drooling… Well done, Target. Remember, I am supposed to be on a scrapbooking fast and not buying product?? Well, a few things fell into my cart. 🙂 Matthew said it was okay since I just started the fast. lol. I mostly bought stuff that was on clearance though – who can pass up ki stickers for 74 cents?! Not me.
I often receive questions about the products I like, my philosophy on scrapbooking, my layouts, etc. I am so honored that you would reach out to ask me questions! I'm just a regular girl with a passion for sharing her stories and the stories of those in her life. So, I would like to invite you to leave a comment with any questions you may have surrounding scrapbooking, and I will try to answer as many of them as possible over the weekend. Sound good?
To get us going, I will start with this question I received recently.
What classes do you recommend for beginners? Ones that you took that really got your creativity going and helped you learn the techniques (and best tools) of scrapbooking.
If you are a beginner scrapbooker, you might check out the projects now on the BPS site – these are smaller, instant classes that may help you as you begin to want to learn and try new things. I am a self-taught scrapbooker, so didn't take any classes when I first was starting out. I wish I had though. After I had been scrapbooking a few years, I attended my first Creating Keepsakes Convention, where I took a bunch of classes (mostly Rusty Pickle). These classes really helped take my scrapbooking to the next level.
I also recommend subscribing to Simple Scrapbooks and/or Creating Keepsakes to also learn about new products/tools, techniques and be inspired by different people's layouts. I have learned a lot from these magazines (I get them both).
Can't wait to receive more questions! Have a great Thursday.