Sunday, May 19, 2013

OnLine Classes: ya gotta love them

They fit the bill for me.
  • I am a night owl and like to work into the wee hours. OnLine classes are 24/7.
  • I like to read lessons and can skip all of the home made videos that are so prevalent these days.
  • I am a quick study and can work at my pace.
  • I don't have to waste time in the travel.
That said, I am taking two right now. The first one is twelve weeks long with  a lesson per week. The lesson shows up on Thursday and you can finish it at you own pace. It is put on by Big Picture and is Cathy Zelske's Clean and Simple class. This gal knows what she is talking about. She works with design principles and precise placement of things. She has a vast knowledge of graphic arts, book making and typography. I am learning a lot, including new tricks in Photoshop, which I love.

Here is my piece from Lesson 1.  I loved making this. And, since I prefer to scrap digitally, this was a piece of cake. I, personally, can't stand the mess of paper scrapping. Whatever! Love the neat storage of digital supplies. These templates can be used over and over again. I love that too! Check it out yourself.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

National Scrpabooking Day

was yesterday. What fun!
There were lots of goodies being handed out on the internet and challenges galore. I've taken a number of classes at Big Picture and did a few of their challenges. Challenge #1 was to download a list of I-statements, complete the list and the scrap a story from one of the statements. I chose "I like" to learn new things.

Here is my layout and story.

Supply credits go to: Lynn Grieveson Essentials 4 and Antiquities paper packs; Julia Macotinsky stitching; Kate Pertiet for the border; Anna Aspnes Palette Bicycle kit; Jen Maddocks This Way Masks; Cinzia Loosemore paint blotch; Mary Ann Wise Waterpaper; Chisle and Kalinga fonts