Happy Friday the 13th! I spent yesterday catching up after my trip. I did sort through all of the digital photos I took while I was away and edited a lot (but not quite all) of them. This view of the New York City skyline was taken through the train window as we approached the city. You can see the new World Trade Center rising high above the rest of the buildings. The building will have 105 floors when it is finished and will have a spire that reaches symbolically to the height of 1776 feet (representing the year of the Declaration of Independence).
I have been thinking about the best way to organize the simple scrapbooking challenge for those of you who were interested. National Scrapbook Day is coming up on May 5th, so I am planning to start the challenges the following week. This will give you time to get organized and ready to do the challenges. I am really looking forward to getting back to making albums - some traditional, some digital and some will probably be hybrid albums blending paper and digital techniques.
If you want some motivation and training to get prepared to scrapbook, there is a special program offered by Ella Publishing starting Monday, April 23rd and finishing Friday, May 4th - just in time for you to get busy scrapping over the National Scrapbook Day weekend.
There will be daily "exercise" sessions with a Video and a 20 minute targeted training for each of the twelve days. There will also be four live chat sessions. This will be a "live" event with some great giveaways for live participation. However, the videos will never expire so you can come back to them if life gets busy and you get behind in participating.
You can read the full details about the program on the Ella Publishing site - click on the bold words to go directly to the page for Spring Training 2012. There is also a code to save 10% on the registration - just put SPRINGTIME10 in the coupon code box at checkout.
I am already signed up for this event and I'd love to have you join me. I am an affiliate with Ella Publishing and they have generously offered me a free spot to share with one of my blog readers. Here is how you can win:
1. Visit the Spring Training 2012 page and check out the topics that will be covered by the experts.
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me which topic is most interesting to you. (I am looking forward to tips from Lisa on combining patterned papers).
I will pick a random winner from the comments on Monday night and post the name on Tuesday. Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.
Get in the best scrapbooking shape of your life with Spring Training 2012!
It's a long weekend for us in Massachussetts - Patriot's Day is celebrated on Monday. I hope the weather is nice for the parade. Do you have some fun (and crafty) plans for the weekend?
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