Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Free Online Scrapooking Classes

 I'm current taking four classes at once online!  I'm a lifetime learner.  I actually liked school.  Two of the classes I'm taking cost money.  Stacy Julian's "Library of Memories," at Big Picture Scrapbooking is presently taking place and won't be available again until next year.  This class was relatively expensive.  A hundred bucks I think I remember, but worth every penny in my opinion. 

Just rcently I signed up for "Blogging for Scrapbookers" at Shimelle.Com.  This class only cost $15, and this is one of the biggest bargains I've yet to come across.  I couldn't believe what I didn't know!  For scrapbookers, knowing how to do blog layouts is so very valuable, and this girl knows what she's talking about. 

Now I've found another site and two free classes that are right up my alley.  Debbie Hodge has a site with quite a few good ones, and the two that I'm taking are -- did I say FREE!  Can't beat this.

One is Scrap YOUR Story.  How often do we do that?  Never.  It's always somebody else we're focusing on.  This is a work-at-your-own-pace class, and she is up to week 3, but it's not hard to get caught up.  The class is 11 weeks total.  I'm just now finishing up Class 1, our Life Right Now.  Week 2 is our Origins, and Week 3 is our Childhood.  And here's my layout, called "Me Present Tense."

The other free class at Debbie Hodge's site is "The Street Where You Live" taught by Jane Howden.  I'll probably get caught up with this one sometime this week -- in between the other classes, and trying to get the garden ready, tend to the plants and seedlings inside, cook at least a meal or two for my family.  Forget cleaning the house or doing laundry.  Who's got the time? 

I'm especiallyl interested in the "Street Where You Live" class because we are remodeling and in addition to photos of the road we live on (we call them roads here) and the other few neighboring houses (mostly woods and fields), I'd like to have a journal or scrapbook record of the changes we make to the old house, both outside and in. 

Just so many ideas for us scrapbookers and keepers of our family's history. 

I've been spending an inordinate amount of time additionally organizing my products and my workspace, and I'd like to spend some time discussing that aspect of the craft here with all of you.  Do you have any really good ways you organize your scrapping, whether it's a hobby or part of your career?  I'd love others to send in photos so the rest of us can get some ideas.  My space is coming along nicely, but not expensively.  With the advent of spring, a little organizing and housecleaning seem in order ;-) 
Let me know what you think.


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