Journaling is at the heart of the stories we tell on our layouts, and yet sometimes it can be the trickiest and perhaps most anxiety-provoking part of scrapbooking.
Can you relate to any of these statements? * I never know what to write on my pages. * I have a pile of "to be journaled" layouts. * I make a layout and don't want to "ruin it" with my handwriting. * I feel uncomfortable knowing others will read my heartfelt thoughts. * I'm tired of the way I journal and want to try something new. * I always seem to say the same things when I journal.
If any of these sound familiar, you are not alone. This class is for you! It will introduce you to several approaches to journaling as well as techniques for recording your words on the page. You will make two basic single-page layouts that include different types of journaling. You will also write journaling for two more layouts you can design and create at home.
JOURNALING TIPS AND TRICKS $20 Thursday, May 6 6:00pm -8:00pm Taught by Tess
For this class, please bring a basic tool kit, a notebook to participate in writing exercises, and the following photos:
1 - 4x6 vertical photo of yourself or another person
1 or 2 - 4x6 horizontal photos OR 1 - 4x6 horizontal photo and 1 or 2 3x4 vertical photos...of a story you want to tell/a memory you want to record
1 or more photos, any size, of a place (i.e. grandma's lake cabin, your favorite room in your house, a store where you shop, a special cozy corner of your house, a city you've visited, a vacation spot you love, etc.)
1 or more photos, any size, of an event (i.e. birthday party, graduation, holiday, vacation, etc.)
This class will be full of samples, ideas, writing practice, and layout production. Come join the fun and take home inspiration to tell your stories!
I am always impressed at the way Bethany can come up with 10 beautiful cards every month, and they're all so different! This month she's using the Clothesline collection by Little Yellow Bicycle, a fresh and cheery look for Spring. This will be such a fun class. Don't miss it!
Bethany's Cards Class $25 Thursday, April 29th 6:00 - 8:00pm Taught by Bethany
It's been a couple of months, but our Getting Started class is back! Tess will show you everything you need to know to get started scrapbooking, including personal advice tailored to your situation. Tess is a member of our design team and a seasoned teacher, so you're sure to leave feeling excited and ready to start your scrapbook off right! Whether you're never completed a page or are getting back into it after a long break, this class is for you.
Getting Started Class $10 w/$10 store credit Thursday, April 22 6:30 - 7:30pm Taught by Tess
The April Basic Grey Layout kit is so sweet! It's a perfect Spring layout. But it could also be something totally different. That's the beauty of this great kit class!
For example, we had a few of you say you didn't want to sign up for March's class because you didn't like the layout. It was a nice layout, but it did have a rather boy-ish feel to it, which didn't fit everyone's personality. But our fearless leader Jennifer didn't let this bother her. She simple made a few changes and turned this layout into something cute and perfect for her subject.
Original layout idea:
So if you're a fan of Basic Grey but are not sure you're going to like all the layouts, take courage. Your layout could take on a life of it's own, and Jennifer will be in class each month to inspire and encourage you to make it yours. She'll also let you copy hers.
Don't forget, if you sign up for four classes at a time, you save $12. And if you participate all year long, you'll receive a free album to put your layouts in at the end of the year. It really is a great deal! And if you can't make it to the class, we also have kits available for pick up. We hope you'll join us for our next Basic Grey Layout class, Saturday, April 24th from 4:00 to 5:30pm!
If you've ever wanted to explore new media in your scrapbooking, this class will take you to a new level. We still have a few spots available for Bethany's Mixed Media Album class, and you don't want to miss out on all the fun! Plus, you'll be there during our American Crafts Giveaway, so you'll enjoy all those festivities as well!
Join Bethany and explore a variety of materials, from fabric and felt to
German glitter and paint, to create a beautiful 6x8 mixed media mini
album. We'll be using pretty papers from the My Minds Eye Be*Loved
collection, Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry and Porcelain collections,
along with paper bags, buttons, handmade flowers and more. Come prepared
to play...stitch, paint, glue, glitter, and enjoy the creative process!
Mixed Media Album Class $50 Saturday, April 17 10:30am - 3:30pm (bring your lunch!) Taught by Bethany
It's time for another Fun with the Slice class this week! Novell will show you how to make these 5 fun, spring cards using the Think Pink design card. The best thing about these classes (besides the cute projects) are the advanced instructions. You'll really feel like you've learned something new, and you'll be more confident using your Slice machine. And if you don't already own the Think Pink design card, get it for 25% off when you sign up for the class! Don't forget to bring your fully-charged Slice and accessories, plus scissors, a paper trimmer, and your favorite adhesive.
Fun with the Slice Class $20 Friday, March 9 6:00 - 8:00pm Taught by Novell
One of our design team members, Bethany Crowell, has the most beautiful style. It's vintage and modern, sweet and fun, and full of texture. The way she uses color is amazing. Everytime I see something she has made I think, My brain could never come up with that! We are so lucky to have this talented woman as a teacher, and her next class is going to blow you away.
Bethany is a master of "mixed media" in her art. Her pieces are 3-D and layered, and full of handmade embellishments. Her upcoming class is a mixed media album where you'll learn to use a variety of materials and textures, plus benefit from Bethany's fabulous style. Please note that this is an intermediate class, and the class size is extremely limited, so call us to sign up soon!
Mixed Media Album Class $50 Saturday, April 17 10:30am - 3:30pm (bring your lunch!)
Join Bethany and explore a variety of materials, from fabric and felt to German glitter and paint, to create a beautiful 6x8 mixed media mini album. We'll be using pretty papers from the My Minds Eye Be*Loved collection, Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry and Porcelain collections, along with paper bags, buttons, handmade flowers and more. Come prepared to play...stitch, paint, glue, glitter, and enjoy the creative process!
Here's a sneak peek of the next Fast & Fabulous class. This month Jodi has put a twist on the class by adding two cards instead of a second layout. She'll focus on how to maximize your supplies and more. Stay tuned for more details of this great class, coming April 27th!
The spring cards in this month's Basic Grey Cards Class are beautiful! You'll use the new "Kioshi" line to make 12 fun cards for just $30. Join Audrey at any of her 3 classes this month for a creative night (or morning) with Basic Grey!
Basic Grey Cards $30 Monday, April 5 6:00 - 8:00pm OR Monday, April 19 10:00am - 12:00pm OR Monday, April 19 6:00pm - 8:00pm Taught by Audrey
Bring a paper trimmer, scissors, and your favorite adhesive.