Ever since I read her book Photo Freedom way back when (and blogged about it here) I scrap differently. Less chronologically, and more inspirationally. Granted, it's been a while since I did any actual scrapbooking, but the lessons still apply and I use them with my blog quite a bit. (Not to distract from my main point, but holy cow, I just checked Amazon's price on that book and they are selling it for $98?! I love that book but seriously... that's a lot. I'm glad I still have mine)
Anywho, the whole point of this post is that I'm excited to be taking a two-week class with Stacy at Big Picture Scrapbooking, starting today!
The concept is simple and we're only doing a 10-page album, which is one of the reasons I decided to go for it, but I'm excited to see what the final product turns out to be. I'm hoping it helps me look at the bigger lessons I learned in 2010 and capture them in words.
This is the class description:
Psychologists love i.statements. This is because when you start a sentence with an "I" you can learn to own your thoughts, your feelings and ultimately your story. Scrapbookers love photographs. This is because a picture is worth a thousand words and can colorfully capture the people, places and things they experience, love and learn from.
So, what happens when you pair nine i.statements with nine photos from the past year? You unleash the powerful psychology wrapped up in scrapbooking. In other words, your most recent memories unfold in a remarkable way to show you how your thoughts and feelings contribute to your current perspective and ultimately to your story.
You are invited to join Stacy Julian, founder of online education here at Big Picture Classes in this lively two-week workshop that promises a reflective and rewarding journey through 2010 and results in a totally unique 8" x 8" album.
Stacy recommends making a traditional scrapbook, but I will most likely make mine digitally and print it with Shutterfly or something.
The class costs $14 and it's not too late to sign up (you can join the class up until March 9th). If you want to join me on this little adventure, you can sign up here. When you do (yay!) and if you wouldn't mind, please tell them I referred you by entering this refer-a-friend code on checkout
I will share my pages when the class is over. Stay tuned!