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Yesterday & Today

  • Where do you begin creating with photos from generations past?
  • What do you wish you knew about your parents when they were growing up? What life lessons do you want to pass on to your children?
  • How do you document the challenging times in your life?
  • How do you create layouts that tell special stories when you don't have any photos?

The goal of Yesterday & Today is to help you meaningfully document and celebrate life by looking to the past before approaching the stories of today. Join Ali Edwards in this inspiring workshop as she helps you create satisfying answers to these questions in your scrapbooks.

Ali says,

The benefit of looking to the past is that we gain perspective. We see things differently after developing an awareness of what we know and what we wished we knew. Looking back, even if we're just viewing old photos of people we don't know, can change the way we approach the photos we take and the stories we tell today.


The first six weeks of Yesterday & Today will address topics related to yesterday: dealing with old photos, identifying which stories mean the most, gaining perspective. We'll then transition for a couple of weeks and shift our focus to cover stories that include content from both the past and the present. As we wind down, we'll devote our energies to exploring techniques that help us tell the stories of everyday life right now.

Yesterday & Today is designed to:

  1. Begin the journey of creating a life-affirming 12" x 12" album that mixes stories from the past and the present.
  2. Be about you OR about someone you love (or you can do a bit of both). Each weekly layout topic can be translated into a page about yourself or a loved one.
  3. Be manageable even during this extremely busy time of year. There will be just one layout project each week. You will not be scrapbooking your entire life story over the duration of this workshop.
  4. Be an opportunity to use what you have from your current stash of supplies.
  5. Challenge (or affirm) the way you think about scrapbooking. It is less about playing with products and more about focusing on the words and photos.
  6. Inspire you towards a deeper understanding of the power scrapbooking can have in the way we live our day to day lives.
  7. Give you a plethora of ideas for additional layouts to complete and stories to tell once the workshop is finished.
  8. Instill confidence in your personal creative process.
  9. Be open to all memory keepers whether you prefer paper or digital (or a bit of both).

Some of the topics covered in the weekly tutorials include:

  1. Scanning, enlarging, printing, and working with heritage/older photos.
  2. Creating layouts without photos.
  3. Feelings vs. Facts storytelling.
  4. Using pop culture as inspiration for documenting life.
  5. Letting go of the quest for perfection and dumping the guilt.
  6. Addressing the challenging stories of our lives.

If you have specific questions before class begins, please feel free to email Ali.



Ali's class includes:

  • Weekly slide show/video presentations that introduce and explore the featured concept.
  • Detailed, color handouts that include step-by-step instructions to complete the layouts.
  • Digital templates and hybrid accents for Adobe Photoshop Elements/Adobe Photoshop. Ali will also have fully layered .psd templates available for digital scrappers who want to complete the layouts digitally (a $100 value!).
  • Supply list with live links to product resources.
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials.
  • Student gallery for sharing album pages and photos.
  • Message board with a special Ask Ali section.
  • Video messages from Ali.
  • Email access to Ali.
Listen to Ali's introduction of Yesterday & Today:

Taught by: Ali Edwards
Class Duration: 13 Weeks
Start Date: December 30, 2010
End Date: March 30, 2011
Price: $99.00
Register today: Registration has closed.
Registration End: Registration will close January 10, 2011 at 10:00pm.

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