An Update To Remember is a new class at Big Picture Classes, registration is open now and class starts on March 27th.
An Update to Remember Take a Memory-Centered Approach to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
Unlock the power of social media to enrich your storytelling and inspire your memory-keeping, both online and in your scrapbooks! You'll learn to "Like" social media (for the right reasons) in this 4-week guided workshop taught by four modern memory keepers.
In An Update to Remember, your instructors (Kelli Crowe, Elizabeth Dillow, Tami Morrison, and Katie Scott) will share their secrets for getting the most from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. They'll teach you to take a memory-centered approach to each platform as you learn to:
Use the coolest apps to enhance the memories you save and share
Stay focused on what truly matters amid all the digital noise
Mine your social media streams for storytelling gems
Find scrapbooking inspiration in your own and other people's posts
Get your photos and stories off of the Internet and into your real life
Every photo you connect to, share, and remember has value. Every memory that you put into words for yourself and others is a piece of your story. This is your chance to make sense of your social-media options as you master the tools of the modern memory keeper.
An Update to Remember includes:
A week with Kelli Crowe, learning to make the most of Instagram
A week with Elizabeth Dillow, learning to make the most of Facebook
A week with Tami Morrison, learning to make the most of Twitter
A week with Katie Scott, learning to make the most of Pinterest
Video messages, helpful screencasts, and colorful instructional handouts from each teacher
Project ideas from each teacher to help you get your memories off the Internet and into something tangible
Reminder emails when the classroom is open and then updated with new materials
Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
Sometimes scrapbooking can be therapeutic not only for the readers of your scrapbooks but also for you! This was the case for me today as I made this pocket scrapbook page:
This is a vacation story which ought to be a happy one right? But if you get real and really remember vacations as they are - there are times during vacations that are grouchy right? It is understandable - the schedule is different, everything is new, and maybe lunch comes just a little too late and there's been a little too little sleep - someone is bound to get grouchy.
I used these pages to explore that time and process a current time that has been a little grouchy and to gain inspiration from happiness quotes from Pinterest. I think this page not only reminds the reader the importance of gratitude and looking on the bright side; but for me it was helpful and mood lifting to spend time thinking through a hard time and putting a positive spin on it.
That is 18 layouts so far this year! I think I'm going to keep count this year to see just how many I create. Not all of the layouts are from the kit, but many of them are, and I certainly think that making a counterfeit kit inspires my creativity.
Here's to a great start to a new year of scrapbooking! Thanks for stopping by and here is a link list of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop contributors:
Anyone else wish they could magically transport to CHA 2014 in California? Well for scrapbookers like me, the next best thing is following #CHA2014 on Instagram and Pinterest. I found an Instagram photo of a CHA show layout at the Chic Tags booth - the Instagram photo was taken by Patricia Roebuck but I'm not sure who made the original layout. I scraplift and like to give credit - if you know who made the original layout (Called Favorite Place) please leave a comment. Meantime, here's a closer look at my layout:
Can you see the Silhouette Cameo cut embellishments? Yep I did the all of the gears, geotags, arrows and viewmaster thingee on the Silhouette. Lots of the other stuff on this layout came from my scrapbook yardsale haul today.
Of course I made a scrapbook video while making this layout - it is uploading to You Tube - I'm not sure I know how to scrapbook anymore without the video camera on!
Supplies: Amy Tangerine, Echo Park, Basic Grey, and Jillibean Soup patterned papers; Maya Road mist; Silhouette Cameo cut embellishments; October Afternoon stickers; American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers; machine stitching.
Do your scrapbook layouts look something like this when you photograph them? This is a layout that my daughter did for me. I showed how I photograph and edit scrapbook layouts for online sharing on this You Tube Video: How to Photograph Scrapbook Layouts for Online Sharing - You Tube Video (start it around the 32 minute mark). After editing in Picasa - a free program from Google - I got this image for online sharing of my scrapbook layouts.
Layout by Allison Scott - Age 10. (layout photographed in exceptionally poor light which accounts for the glare on the photo - but it was the cropping question I was addressing with this video.)
I'm up today with a scrapbook process video about my weight loss goal and chatting about Move More Eat Well - the Big Picture Class with Cathy Zielske; the numbers blog post at Get It Scrapped; Salvador Dali; bust size; and Masterful Scrapbook Design's new class "Breaking The Rules" for which I'm a teacher! Take a look at my scrapbook process and listen to me ramble about scrapbooking and weight loss.
This is a continuation of two blog posts with a list of the first 10 layouts and process videos I have made in this new year 2014. I have been loving the process of making videos while I scrapbook. Take a look: