I was honored recently when Erika Martin asked me to join her Design Team for another round of Journaling 101, her popular online Scrapbooking Course!
While it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, if you are like most of us, you find it difficult to put words on your scrapbooking pages which help the pictures tell the story. Perhaps you ...
- Don't feel like you have anything to say
- Don't feel like you're a writer
- Don't want to take the time to do the journaling
- Just plain don't know where to begin
If any of these excuses sound familiar to you, then Journaling 101 might be just the ticket to help you take your scrapbooking to the next level. Throughout this 12-week course, you will discover the writer within you. Through weekly journaling exercises and scrapbooking assignments, you will practice ways to add the important words to your scrapbook pages which will truly tell the story that you want to pass down to future generations. If you want to create artistic and creative albums and want to tell the stories but need help to get started, then you will enjoy this 12-week course.
Each week, you will receive a PDF document in your inbox with exercises to help you get started; tricks, tips and ideas to explore; an assignment and challenge which will help you explore different ways to add journaling to your pages; examples from Design Team Members; Sketches to stir your creativity; a gallery to upload your creations and share them with other Journaling 101 participants and Design Team Members; an interactive forum with discussions on each week's tasksand lots of support and encouragement from Erika and the other Design Team Members. You can take the course at your own pace. If things get busy and you don't have time to get to it for a week or two, it's no problem. The weekly PDF documents can be printed out or saved for future reference. All the classes will be available to you through October 4th, so you can come back to them when you're able.
If you're already a scrapbooker or even if you've never scrapbooked before.....this course has something for everyone! It doesn't matter where you live or what you scrapbook with, this course has been created for everyone!
Here's what previous Journaling 101 graduates have had to say about this course ...
"Thanks for the inspiring questions and photos, and for allowing me to feel not guilty about making scrapping only about embellishment after embellishment (at times I think it seems that over the past few years it has become a competition about how much decoration you can fit on a page, not the photos and the story). This is a insightful journey, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart". -Jo K.
"Thanks Erika - By being involved in this I am finding that I can get so much more done as well as get a page or two done each week. The anticipation as well as the thought processes are great"! - Joanne M.
The course begins Monday, May 10th although since you have the ability to work at your own pace, you can begin it anytime. If you decide to register, please be sure and let Erika know that you heard about it from me by putting my name and a note in the comment section of the registration form.
I'm excited about this journey that we're about to embark on and would love to take it with you! Check out the registration page today and if you have questions, don't hesitate to let Erika or myself know!
Happy Scrapbooking, everyone!