Registration is now open for my new 4Experts Class, Clean & Simple: The Workshop.
This 12-week class is all about taking the plunge into the world of hybrid scrapbook page design with me, Cathy Zielske, as your guide and fearless leader.
With Photoshop Elements as your key tool, each week we’ll be creating layouts that combine the best of what the digital world can offer to the paper and glue scrapbook realm.
I’ve been using my computer from the very start, combining design expertise with meaningful stories and content to develop and refine my style.
Design + technology + heart. These three things are at the very core of my memory keeping philosophy and approach, and throughout this workshop, I’m going to hopefully inspire you to really immerse yourself in the process I call Clean & Simple.
This class is very different from any I’ve offered before. Yes, there will be a ton of design education. Yes, there will be a ton of detailed, step-by-step video instruction. But I’ve always wanted to simply show people how I do what I do. This class gives me the opportunity to do just that.
I’ve fielded a number of emails asking: I’m a paper scrapper. Is this a class for me? To which I answer: I’m a paper scrapper, too! But what has geeked me out the most about scrapbooking since Day 1 was that I could use my computer to design and create the way I wanted to; that I could use digital tools and yet still be able to cut and paste and play.
This is not a class with sketches and measurements. This is a class that will challenge you to try new approaches. And hopefully, this is a class that will build your digital skills so that when you have an idea swirling around your brain, you’ll be able to put it into action and onto your scrapbook pages.
This is also a class where content and story matter. I believe the opportunity to explore all facets of our lives is one of the coolest aspects of this amazing hobby. In Clean & Simple, we will do just that each week.
I also believe that mastering digital processes opens up a whole world of creative possibilities for the traditional, paper-loving scrapbooker. It’s my goal with this workshop to share my knowledge of this process with you.
We’re doing 8.5 x 11 pages; we’re doing 12 x 12 pages. Each week, regardless of the size, the focus is on processes that will stay with you long after the workshop is over.
Photoshop beginners are welcome to this class—both Mac and PC users. There is a PreClass Video and practice templates awaiting you upon registration. It will give you an overview of the key processes you’ll be using. I promise that Photoshop is not scary. You just need to take a deep breath and remember: there’s always the Undo Command.
How is this class different from Design Your Life? DYL was broken down into design principles for each week, with corresponding assignments, based in paper scrapbooking with some printable elements. In this class, we break down each assignment from a design standpoint, but the focus will be on using digital tools (computers and Photoshop) to create real-world pages. This class is not about using the photos you have sitting on your scrapbook table. It’s about building the page digitally, and breaking it all apart to create truly custom end results.
There’s aren’t many supplies needed for this class. A stack of white cardstock, a circle punch, a corner rounder…some basic scrapbooking supplies. That said, you do need to be able to print assignment elements at home, and it’s going to be a lot easier if you have the ability to print photos at home as well. Note: if you can’t print your photos at home, you will simply order from your usual photo printing service but keep in mind you may not have as much control over the process.
Another bonus in this class: you’ll get the opportunity for a private, online screening of a new full-length, yet-to-be-released scrapbooking documentary by film maker Tory Jeffay. The film features me and Stacy Julian, as well as the founder of Creative Memories and other women connected to the industry.
If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them in the comments today.
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