The Abridged Version
An A to Z All About Me 4-Week Album Workshop
I wonder what makes scrapbookers avoid telling their
own stories. I've heard the claims that journaling
is hard and that these stories aren't worth telling
-- and I don't believe either claim for a minute.
To prove these ideas wrong, dear scrapbooking friends,
is where Me: The Abridged Version comes in.
focusing on specific but wholly unrelated random details
from your own extraordinary life, I'm going to teach
you that you're a lot better at writing than you think.
We won't fret over flowery prose and excellent grammar.
We'll work with run-on sentences. And fragments. And
lists. And stuff that you might not think makes for
perfect writing, but that most definitely WILL make
for perfect story-telling.
four-week workshop, I'll be your guide to making the coolest
album that captures a little essence of the person who puts
so much time and care into documenting everyone else in
her (or his) life. That person is you.
you do it? Will you come on this little journey and make
this album with me?
not about design (though the design is cute and we will
cover some fun digital stuff!).
It's not about photos (though you will get to choose 52
shots that best represent your various entries
you already have or shots you'll take).
It's not about product (though you will need an album,
a bunch of cardstock, and your favorite patterned papers
to accent the album with!).
it IS about you. And when you're done, you'll have the
coolest, most interesting snapshot of your life, right
now, that you could ever imagine. A snapshot that only
YOU are truly qualified to present. In the process, you'll
get a handle on journaling the stories from your every
day life and emerge a more confident storyteller.
you have stories just waiting to get out, and I want to help
you tell them. See you in class!
workshop was inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal's
Encyclopedia of My Ordinary Life. If you haven't
read it, I absolutely URGE you to pick up a copy
and get your wheels turning early!
will close September 22, 2010
at 10:00pm PST.
has prepared a pre-class assignment, available to you
in the classroom after you've registered!
WHAT YOU'LL BE MAKING:
A 28-page 8 1/2" x 11" album, using
custom-designed digital templates, featuring entries
from A to Z about you and your life, complete
with photos you select or take to illustrate those
CRITICAL NOTE: This album is an 8 1/2"
x 11" sized project. I will not be providing
digital templates in 12" x 12". I will,
however, provide the measurements needed to create
a 12" x 12" album in sketch form. But
the templates will ONLY be available for the 8
1/2" x 11" album size.
If you're a 12" x 12" scrapbooker,
please consider trying the 8 1/2" x 11"
album size. You won't have to write as much to
fill in the space.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
to let go of preconceived notions of what constitutes
to create journaling blocks, photo masks and colorize
custom-designed elements all using Photoshop Elements.
OneInspirational video presentation and
beginning to write your entries and gather photos.
TwoContinue writing and beginning the digital
instruction to build the album.
ThreeContinue building the album, and creating
the title page.
FourContinue building the album, creating
the sign off page, and sharing your work.
40-minute inspirational slide show/video presentation
from Cathy to kick off the class.
video tutorials on how to use the templates and
create your various bits of content.
templates for Adobe Photoshop Elements/Adobe Photoshop
for the journaling blocks, alpha blocks, title
page elements and more; and Microsoft Word templates
for the journaling blocks only. Cathy will also
have fully layered .psd templates available for
digital scrappers who want to do the whole album
color handouts, including clear step-by-step instructions
for the digital components of this class.
a to z tag book to use as a pre-class idea jotter
for your album entries.
list with live links to product resources.
gallery for sharing your album pages.
board (with specific boards for a-z entry idea sharing)
and a special Ask Cathy board.
messages from Cathy.
access to Cathy.
Cathy is also providing A4 sized elements for overseas