Here's a Link to The Paperclipping Roundtable PRT #149 "Forever Access Love" all about online scrapbooking classes:
Here's a Link to My After The Show Show on Ustream all about my first experience on The Paperclipping Roundtable:
Video streaming by Ustream Here's a picture of me trying to get a picture of me ustreaming - it took a few takes:
P.S. If you can't watch ustream (or can't stand all my rambling), here were my notes for the show - thanks for the note Ruth! Please note these are notes so there are lots of sentence fragments & bad punctuation etc.
KATIE SCOTT's Notes for the PRT #149: Online Scrapbook Classes
different from lawyer name; Kiss & Tell Scrapbooking (keep it simple / KtScott)
scrapbooking forever, made little books when I was a kid, art classes, writing, business major, law, busy mom - scrapbooking perfect daily short amt of time solution for my need to be creative - someday I’ll paint & write novels but at this part of my life scrapbooking fits my needs
teacher and design team at Scrapbooking in Paradise,
one page in Simple Scrapbooks,
Article in First For Women (3.5 million readers) called"How Scrapbooking Saved My Marriage"
Ella Publishing friend,
& currently on design/creative teams for Get It Scrapped
& LLS Whim So Doodle - & main benefit for me on the teams is to get assignments (GIS) and get some discounted & free product (LLS) and connect w/ real life local scrapbookers
I think the 1st one I took was Stacy Julian’s b/cs I fell in love w/ her concept in The Big Picture & Simple Scrapbooks; taken BPC classes, shimelle class & videos, ella ebooks, and PAPERCLIPPING! And currently masterful scrapbook design & get it scrapped
I also really think of the PRT like a class b/cs I try to take an idea (one idea) from the show and implement it - like last week I did misting outside !
I did a blog post on my favorite online Classes sites & also 10 that I don’t use but I recommend.
My Top Ten favorite Online Scrapbooking Classes and Tutorials are:
1. Debbie Hodge's Get It Scrapped: This is a free scrapbooking idea blog that is highly organized so you can find exactly what you you want to learn. I'm lucky enough to be on the creative team there right now!
2. Debbie Hodge's Masterful Scrapbook Design: Amazing ebooks, video tutorials, podcasts and interactions with the teachers on scrapbooking topics that both digital and paper scrapbookers will love. Plus lots of your favorite scrapbookers are teachers there: Celeste Smith, Lisa Dickinson, Paula Gilarde, Emily Pitts, Noell Hyman, Pattie Knox, Debbie Hodge, Tami Taylor, Amy Kingsford, Kim Watson, Leah Farquharson, Corrie Jones, Anna Aspnes, Amanda Jones, Dina Wakely, Lynnette Panacho, Summer Fullerton, Tiffany Tillman, Jana Morton, Audrey Neal, Kelly Purkey, Erin Bassett, Peppermint Granberg, Doris Sander, Michelle Clement, Wilna Furstenberg, Aly Dosdall, Vivian Masket, ... and there are actually dozens more!
3. Stacy Julian's Big Picture Classes: The original online scrapbook schoolhouse with so many of my favorite people from the old Simple Scrapbooks including Stacy Julian, Cathy Zielske, Ali Edwards, Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley, ... and actually there are dozens more here too!
4. Noell Hyman's Paperclipping Roundtable Podcast: I love this podcast! I listen while I'm on the stepper, while I'm driving, and/or when I'm scrapbooking; when I'm scrapbooking it gives me the feeling of being at a crop without having to leave the house or share my scrap table space! Plus all of your favorite scrapbookers are talking about scrapbooking there - and its free! ... and there are dozens and dozens of guests so chances are your favorite scrapbookers are there.
5. Noell Hyman's Paperclipping Tutorials Membership: This is a paid for membership that runs 6 months at a time so it is a perfect way to jump start or re-start your scrapbooking mojo; the videos are professionally produced by Noell's "cameraman" who doubles as her husband. I love the videos because I can watch them on my iphone and Noell has a different and unique perspective so you can learn new ways to look at the same old things.
6. The Digi Show Podcast: This was a spin off of the Paperclipping Roundtable and while I'm not a digi-scrapbooker, I listen and look forward to it every week anyway. They often talk about general scrapbooking concepts and ideas; and when they talk very techie digi, I just listen and hope that someday it will sink in and I'll "get" how to or want to digi scrap.
7. Two Peas in a Bucket Classes and Events: This is a store but they offer so much in the way of free scrapbooking eductation that it should be on your radar. You can watch videos and take old and new classes, many of which are free. This year they have daily scrapbooking how-to videos that I am just loving - especially: The Adventures of Glitter Girl and Seeing Double (with Lisa Dickinson in particular).
8. Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog: This is more of a challenge blog than an online scrapbooking class site but they have so much in the way of learning links and every month they encourage readers to create their own scrapbook kit with stuff from their scrapbook stash. It is a fun place to find new ideas and participate.
9. You Tube: You can find lots of scrapbooking tutorials for free on You Tube; word to the wise: You get what you pay for, but there are some amazing videos there too - especially those done by Shimelle Laine who also offers free and paid-for high quality and jam packed with content scrapbooking classes at her blog.
10. My Craft Channel offers free "shows" from scrapbookers like Heidi Swapp, Stacy Julian, Teresa Collins, and Amy Coon. They videos are about 10 minutes each and they are delightful.
Classes I recommend:
Those are just some of my favorites, there are probably hundreds of places to get online scrapbooking classes - yessiree, we have an active and vibrant subculture and we're proud! Here are 10 more links to sites that I recommend but don't currently use:
1. Jessica Sprague: Online classes and products for digital scrapbookers
2. Renee Pearson: Another source for online classes for digital scrapbooking and photography. And Renee is delightful in her "in person" classes, I took one in 2007 and loved it.
3. Lain Ehmann: True Scrap & Layout A Day "Load Challenge": If you've never tried scrapbooking everyday for one month, do it! It will speed up the way you scrap!
4. Donna Downey: She started at Simple Scrapbooks and has gone very artsy - lots of fun painting and art journal type classes here - I think they are on line and in North Carolina.
5. Creative Passion Classes: Online classes to fuel your passion for creativity.
6. Lynda.com: Learn how to use software programs and things on the internet and photography tips and a lot of tech information.
7. Ustream: You can find a wealth of free scrapbooking videos on ustream - the downside is that it gives you commercials before each video - but if you find some favorite teachers and follow them, it is a great resource.
8. Ranger U: All sorts of scrapbook technique videos.
9. Creating Keepsakes: There is a ton of information about scrapbooking here, but I find it a little difficult to nagivate - but it is worth the effort, the content is good - the web aspect of it could use a little streamlining.
10. Ali Edwards: December Daily, A Week In the Life, One Little World, and many more scrapbooking concepts and ideas with a mix of free and paid for classes.
Keeping track of Oncline Scrapbooking Classes:
I really like that BPC does this for you, I’ve lots classes & ebooks I’ve taken else where. But I’m an in the moment kind of learner so I like to focus on my current class and I rarely go back - with the exception of listening to Stacy’s audio messages (like a podcast) on BPC
BPC Classes I’ve taken:
Lom / Photo Freedom; Design Your Life; 12 Design Challenges, and 12; I put a list of the classes on my blog - I think there were probably more than 30; some of which were the free big idea festivals & creative crops; I’ve also done the Ella Boot Camps & I think they are w/ bpc now & I loved them.
BPC CLASSES I WANT TO TAKE:
Self paced: (all are in the $10-15 range)
1. Organizing FUNdamentals / Wendy Smedley & Aly Dosdall
2. The Good Life / Amy Tangerine
3. Grateful Everyday / Mou Saha
4. Life As We Know It / Elizabeth Dillow
5. Cluster Embellishments / Nic Howard
6. Theme and Theme Again / Doris Sander
7. Me + You / Lisa Day
8. The Mirror Project / Donna Kert
9. Family History Simplified / Georganna Hall
10. The Kid Perspective / Deanna Lambson (free)
(Wish they would organize these listings or make them searchable by teacher or topic)
BPC Workshops I want to take:
Get Artsy Mou Saha 25-Apr-13 to 5-Jun-13 (6 Weeks) $34.00Organizing FUNdamentals Wendy Smedley & Aly Dosdall 21-Mar to1-May-13 (6 Weeks) $59.00 Get Great Photos with Any Camera Elisha Snow 11-Apr to 8-May-13 (4 Wks) $59.00
Ella ebooks I love:Story Telling & Photo Freedom! & Secrets of Happy Scrapbookers/ Stacy Julian
Don’t Say Cheese & Real Life Photography / Rebecca Cooper
Scrapbooking the Everyday / Elizabeth Dillow
Journaling that Matters / Angie Lucas
8 is Enough / Studio Calico
Stretch Your Sketches / Donna Januzzi
(I would like to see Ella & BPC figure out a way to get the ebooks I purchased in the past on the BPC "MY classes" (& books)" screen - I’m sure they’re working on it, I’m not worried.
IN PERSON CLASSES:
I used to teach a ‘scrap your scraps" class at my LSS
I have taken in person classes from Donna Downey, Renee Pearson, Mou Saha, Kal Barteski, The Inspired Event, Stephanie Akerman,
but I don’t really take advantage of all the awesome scrapbookers who come to whim so doodle on a regular basis because its hard to get away from the family on the weekends but it is easier to get online: tim holtz, margie romney aslett, dina wakely, dianne reavely, etc.
On PRT #2 Donna Downey said how you have to go on a band tour - that you can just gloss over things on the internet - I think that’s true to a certain extent but I also think that you can find real and meaningful connections over the internet with people you have never met and will probably never meet in real life. And being in person with someone sometimes kills it (ie. Computer dating & then seeing them in real life - sometimes its probably better to keep it on line). I think it is still possible to build friendships and relationships on line. I have. I’ve met real life friends who I only met because I became friends w/ them online through scrapbooking.
other PODCASTS I love:
Digi Show & Debbie Hodge’s memory keeper’s life & amy coon used to do one called the paper life which I loved. Also The Nerdist (profanity alert); This American Life, & The Accident Creative & The Foolish Adventure.
School / Lifetime Learner:
I went to Eckerd College where they preached being a lifetime learner - that you should keep taking classes all of your life & in law I’m forced to do continuing legal education; but in my hobby of scrapbooking I like to take classes because the re-energize my hobby and get me interested again; they help me to see the same things in different ways.
Creativity Book by Jonah Leher:
I know he embellished a bit; but I think many of the concepts he was talking about were true - especially that you need to mix up the old stuff w/ the new stuff - so while I like to continuing to take just about anything that Stacy Julian puts out, I also like to try new things - like all those Garden Girls videos, or in the last year its been Masterful Scrapbook Design & there too I see familiar faces & new faces and I love that mix. (see PRT episodes #119 & #103 for more thoughts on learning & creativity)
Where to Hoard & Spend Your $ in Scrapbooking:
I’m as guilty as anyone else of having way too much in the way of scrapbooking supplies (10 Feet of Paper layout) and I should purge; but I am not all that attached to my stuff - living in Florida we have hurricane season every single year and every year we are faced with the possibility of losing all of our material things. So having things backed up on the internet or in the cloud (someday) is great; but really - if I lost all of my scrapbooking supplies - with the knowledge I’ve gained from Online Classes! I could start scrapbooking again without any supplies. If you want to blow your budget - stop buying more stuff - buy some creative energy and knowledge with the classes, for real - I should remember to take my own advice on this more often!
Plus the skills you gain through classes - esp. photography, writing, etc. won’t go out of style the next time CHA comes around & chevrons are no longer groovy (could you ever imagine a day? I can’t, but seriously - that day will come and chevrons will be has been - but your photography and writing skills will translate to the next trendy scrapbooking product thing).
Plus classes take up less space & will mean less clutter to have to learn to organize!
I realized that when I’m learning something new, going to a new place, meet a new person that I get more creative in all areas of my life - you need to keep learning in order to continue to be creative and interested over a long time.
Also this class made me think about life & scrapbooking in a whole new way & I went through a surge of creative energy & created more pages than ever before and faster before - and my coach and I actually wrote a book on the subject (we are both very impulsive creative types - so we really just need an editor to get the thing spell checked & uploaded - its on our list)
Loss of Mojo:
There’s an ebb and flow to creativity, that’s normal & I like to take breaks, but sometimes those breaks feel like the end and that’s when you need to do something to jumpstart your scrapbooking - unless you really want to quit it - which I don’t think most scrapbookers want to do - I know people like that and they always seem very sad about stopping - like they gave up to the excuses of I don’t have enough time, money, creativity, whatever - I don’t ever want to feel like that - I want to be a scrapbooker for the rest of my life and I know that it will change over time just like I will change over time - that’s the point right? I like to look at my old pages because they show where I was (one my my biggest regrets is pulling apart a magnetic scrapbook album I made of my semester in greece from 1989 - I wish I left that intact - acid and all.
Batch & Tackle -
Works great for parts of scrapbooking like doing all your painting or printing photos at once, but
Does not apply to classes - better to take fewer at a time & fully immerse yourself, just pick one or two at a time.
I like the workshops better b/cs others are taking them at the same time & I think you can learn a lot from other students & make friends & connections etc. on the workshop message boards.
If you just keep consuming informaiton & ideas & not apply them then its not useful - you need to apply what you learn for it to sink it and for it to keep you excited about scrapbooking.
Sometimes you need to take a break from the learning - like summer vacation for regular school - you shouldn’t try to be learning all the time. Sometimes just let it simmer in your brain and then wait / or set up your learning like semesters.
Plus when you are a student you let go of your perfectionist tendencies & actually try something new & practice & that is awesome
PLUS if you travel and get stuck somewhere - if you have lots of online scrapbooking friends from your classes - then you’ll always have someone to call in an emergency no matter where you are in the world! For example - we are going on a cruise for spring break & I’ll be meeting up w/ Christy Strickler who lives in the Bahamas - I’ve also has an idea of "couch surfing" for scrapbookers - because you know these people would be nice & they’d probably let you work on your travel mini - someone should do that - do an across the country scrapbook couch surf - it would be a fun blog series & a cheap way for someone to travel :)
Your online scrapbooking friends can be all different - so it is a way to broaden your perspective - different politics, different religions, different family situations, different ages etc. but we all have this common bonder of scrapbooking so we all speak the same secret language
YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH
From FOLLOWING your curiosities w/I the classes you take so that if you listen to a prt / go check out the guests blogs etc.
YOU CAN FIND ME:
Get it Scrapped.com & kissandtellscrapbooking.com
- sometimes make you tube & ustream videos that are very amateur but describe my improv scrapbooking & the century scrapbook project
Glitter Girl & Seeing Double w/ Lisa Dickinson / I usually post a project to those video challenges