Scrapbook Your Year, a brand new self-paced e-course from CZ Classes, is open for registration beginning today! This workshop is designed to help you take the crap out of a year-long scrapbook project, one month and 30 photos (or less, or more) at a time.
What is this class about? Take a peek at this short video for a quick overview.
WHO IS THIS E-COURSE FOR? Anyone who wants to take a simpler approach to saving a complete year of stories. Whether you take a digital approach (which is what I am doing) or a traditional pocket page approach, my method of getting organized and tackling each month is designed to take the stress out of a year-long memory keeping project.
I HAVE YEARS OF PHOTOS TO DOCUMENT. CAN THIS CLASS HELP ME? Yes. Once you get organized you can go back and save any year you like. I documented nothing from January through June of this year to purposely see if my approach would make it possible to catch up quickly and result in pages that I loved. I knew I wanted to teach people how I do this because I loved my 2015 album which used this basic approach. I was able to catch up to June 2016 in about 6 to 7 hours. And yep, I love the results! (And I share them in the class.)
I DON’T USE PHOTOSHOP. CAN I TAKE THIS CLASS? Absolutely. The main takeaway is how to set yourself up for success with a year-long project and how to limit yourself in the process. I encourage traditional pocket page, Project Lifers to take this course. I’m providing printable 6 x 4 and 3 x 4 cards (in black and white only) for use in your albums. The goal for traditional scrapbookers will be the same: tell your story one month at a time in four pages (or more, or less) at a time.
I ALREADY HAVE SOME OF YOUR TEMPLATES. HOW IS WHAT I WILL GET DIFFERENT? The class templates are based on my Life Basics Minimal designs. They have the same margins so you can mix and match with templates you already own. The class templates come with fully customizable page titles and journal blocks to help you create an album that reflects your personal style.
CAN I DO THIS PROJECT IN 8.5 x 11? You can, but the course templates are 12 x 12 so you would have to adapt this concept to your size. I will not be providing 8.5 x 11 templates for this course. You could purchase and use my Life Basics Minimals 8.5 x 11 template set from Designer Digitals and adapt them to the class, if you like, or use any other layered templates in that size.
WHAT PHOTO ORGANIZER ARE YOU USING? I use Photos for Mac and my tutorials show you the process of setting up Smart Folders. However, any photo organizer that will let you set up folders by Year and Month will work for this class. Of course, I don’t offer instruction in specific organizers that I do not use, but we’ll have a class community and I’m sure if you are stuck with how to set up custom folders, we’ll be able to get the answer. The key is the method to help you quickly organize your photos and start saving your stories.
WILL YOU COVER WHAT PHOTOS TO TAKE? No. This is not a class about what you should be taking. In my experience, we memory keepers kind of hit that one out of the part by nature.
SAVE 10% off the course price now through August 15. You will have immediate access to the lessons and of course, you will have access to these materials as long as I am operating this website. The course will not go on sale again until December 1, 2016.
QUESTIONS? COMMMENTS? Leave them and I will answer them all! Or you can always email me directly.