Hello, Aly Dosdall here for Big Picture Classes to share with you a little bit about my new workshop, Multi-Photo Solutions. The reason why I wanted to do this workshop is because over the 14+ years that I have been scrapbooking one of the most common challenges I’ve heard scrapbookers discuss is what to do with all the photos they took during a trip to Disney or their son’s graduation or Christmas or whatever the occasion or event might be. When we take a look at a stack of photos like this or a full memory card, sometimes it kind of paralyzes us and stalls us in our creative plans and endeavors. I wanted this workshop to kind of be full of ideas and projects and practical ways to attack these photos, to be more confident in dealing with them, and not feel overwhelmed and not let them be an obstacle on our creative journey and projects.
What I’m going to do is take students through the whole process from the beginning, sorting through, editing, and some options for printing photos, and then we will move on to some projects whether it is scrapbook pages, single and double page layouts with sketches, maybe some mini albums, ideas for fun ways to do those. Maybe you would rather do a full album and there are lots of great options for those so we will work on a couple of those. Or maybe you don’t want to scrapbook them. Maybe you want them out on display so your family and friends can look at them and so we will cover a couple of fun display projects.
Now I just wanted to share with you one of the pages that we will be doing during this class. This is our Christmas morning. And believe me, there were many more photos taken of Christmas morning than ended up on this page, but what I did is I was able to zero in and focus on the photos that I felt best told the story I wanted to tell with this page about our Christmas morning. So there are actually 12 photos on this single page and I’ve got a couple of tricks here that we will work on in class, photo collages, and also over here on the side, this is sort of a little photo flip book. Now the most important photos that I wanted to share are right here so that you can see them when you look at the page in the album, but there is also this fun interactive part over here that are some of the maybe less important photos, but the ones I still wanted on the page, so you can flip through them and see more of the story from that day.
So that’s just a little taste of what we will be doing. All of the projects will include lots of photos so you can get through those stacks of photos. They will all be beautiful and creative and fun but also practical. I know that for me at least it is more important to spend my time making these memories rather than spending most of my time preserving them. While I totally believe it is important to preserve them, most of my time should be in living those memories. So we will make sure that these projects aren’t too overwhelming or too time consuming.
So I hope you will join me in Multi-Photo Solutions and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom.