I just completed an online scrapbooking class taught by Elizabeth Kartchner. She is one of my favorite scrapbookers and bloggers. This is the second class I have taken from her and I have enjoyed it jsut as much as the first one.
The class was called ” Unlock Your Story” which was focused on scrapbooking about yourself or even a close relationship and REALLY journaling about it. I was drawn to this class because I often find myself scrapbooking about things, and not myself. Additionally, my journaling is basic by just touching on what is happening at that moment and I really wanted to force myself to open up and develop my story, whatever that may be.
I signed up for the class and got the kit (Thanks Mom!) because I love getting to use what the teacher is using as well, maybe not the same way but I love having the same materials. That being said I used the class instructions as a starting point. I always stray from the agenda but always get something that I love in the end. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I didn’t like what Liz was teaching, but I always have that lesson to refer to so I might as well experiment a little bit and see what I come up with. If I don’t like it I can go back to the exact lesson plan, since that was what was really intended.
The thing I loved the most was getting to make paper flowers (shown on the first envelope). I know I will be using this technique in my own future pages. They are so lovely and add a lot of dimension to the page.
I have not done my journaling for the class yet since that was the main focus and I really could not focus on it these past 2 weeks. Plus, I knew that some of the things I would write would be reflective and rather private so I did not want it posted up on the blog. So my next step to wrap this up is to do the rest of the journaling.
If you have the chance to take a class that Liz is offering, jump at it. They are so much fun!