thine own self be true, and it must follow,
as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to
Shakespeare in Hamlet
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.
be what you are and speak from your guts and heart - it's
all a man has."
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
is great value in finding your own voice:
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
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!
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.
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.
an ability or a muscle, hearing your
inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it."
to Karen's introduction of Finding Your Way:
Karen's workshop includes:
notes from Karen in the classroom
instructional handouts with multiple examples and exercises
designed to help you find your own authentic design,
product and tool choices
80 layout examples, highlighting different aspects of
design and product choices
from other designers, showing their unique way of scrapbooking
emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
messages available as streaming audio, downloadable
MP3 files and transcripts
offerings for randomly selected students
posting gallery to share your work and view the work
of your classmates
Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
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.
20 , 2011
Registration has closed.
will close March 2, 2011
at 10:00am PST