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Finding Your Way

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow,
as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare in Hamlet

Is your authentic voice present on your scrapbook pages? Most scrapbookers struggle at one time or another, to find an authentic way to create pages. The design style you prefer, the way you focus on photos and the process you use to create pages say as much about who you are as the thoughtful journaling that you put on the page.

During the first five years of my scrapbooking journey, I struggled to find an authentic way of creating pages. I had a simple style, focusing on the photos and the words, but something was missing from my pages. There wasn't a clear consistency in my layouts, and the way I felt about my pages varied from some that I loved, and some that I hated. Sometimes the process of creating was a torture and other times it was fun. The pages I made didn't feel authentic to me. My journaling had a clear voice, but my layouts, my designs, my pages did not.

"Just be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's all a man has."
Hubert Humphrey

Through creating a layout a day, for 31 days, Karen found her design voice. She found her way of scrapbooking. Through creating consistently, you will begin to see clear threads throughout your layouts: repeated patterns, ideas and composition.

There is great value in finding your own voice:

  1. Time: When you have a clear idea of what types of products you use on your pages, you can surround yourself with products that inspire you and make scrapbooking easier and more fun.
  2. Money: Gain a clear understanding of what you use and what you don't so you can stop wasting money buying products that won't end up your pages!
  3. Joy: Most significantly, learn to enjoy the process of creating layouts and to love every single layout you create. You may love some more than others, but you will love them all if they feel authentic.

Are you ready to take a journey that will permanently change the way you scrapbook? This class will teach you processes that will help you put your authentic self into every aspect of creating layouts and preserving memories. Nothing compares to feeling as if what you're creating is authentic to you - your voice. Karen will help you along the journey of Finding Your Way, just as she did, so that you can become an authentic scrapbooker.

"Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your
inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it."

Robbie Glass

Listen to Karen's introduction of Finding Your Way:

Karen's workshop includes:

  • Welcome notes from Karen in the classroom
  • Colorful instructional handouts with multiple examples and exercises designed to help you find your own authentic design, product and tool choices
  • Over 80 layout examples, highlighting different aspects of design and product choices
  • Examples from other designers, showing their unique way of scrapbooking
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Voice messages available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts
  • Prize offerings for randomly selected students
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Email access to Karen
  • Two live chats with Karen
This is a process-based class. The goal behind the class is to come up with your own authentic way of scrapbooking. There will be layouts given as examples, but not step-by-step instructions for creating layouts. You will be strongly encouraged to scrapbook regularly during the class so that you can try the different options. There is no specific supply list, you are encouraged to use your stash.

This class is fully applicable to digital scrapbookers, as the content is not specific to paper-based scrapping.

Taught by: Karen Grunberg
Class Duration: 8 weeks
Start Date: February 24, 2011
End Date: Arpil 20 , 2011
Price: $39.00
Registration Begins: Registration has closed.
Registration End: Registration will close March 2, 2011 at 10:00am PST


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