Friday, September 19, 2014

True Scrap 6 in October - Special Discount!

Fall is in the air and October is just around the corner.  October brings fall leaves, pumpkins and True Scrap 6 on October 17 and 18th.  My friend Lain Ehmann, of Layout A Day, produces and hosts this live virtual paper crafting event where you can learn from some fabulous instructors from the comfort of your own home.  There is no need to dress up or travel and you can chat with other participants live throughout the day.  You log in to the virtual classroom from your computer and if you miss anything during the day you have full access to the recordings to replay at your convenience.

This is the fourth year for True Scrap and the format has been shortened from 2 days to 1 for this session.  There will be 8 classes all on Saturday, the 18th, with a pre-event pajama party including short videos and virtual make-and-takes on Friday night (October 17th).

I have participated in several True Scrap events and they have been a lot of fun.  The instructors prepare their class on video and everyone watches the video together with the option to chat.  Then there is time to ask each instructor questions live and get answers about the class or other topics that come up.

Here are the details about the classes that are included - you can find more information about the event and register to attend HERELain gave me a coupon code to share with you that will take $20 off the price making the classes less than $10 each, you'll find it at the end of this post, after the class descriptions.

Tracy Banks: Layering: Punch It, Roll It, Make It Yours

You may know her as Mercy Tiara, the pioneer process video YouTuber. This year, Tracy Banks returns to True Scrap to teach you everything she knows about layering with punched and die cut shapes. Layering: Punch It! Roll It! will show you how to incorporate design principles in your selection, creation, and placement of die-cut pieces. With a focus on punched and manually die-cut shapes, this class will inspire you to get punching, and rolling those dies, to create (and use!) perfect shapes for all your layering needs.

Kelli Crowe – Class Description: Saw This, Made That: Bringing Ideas to Life

Do you an affinity for Pinterest? Are you always dog-earing pages in magazines to come back to later? Are you inspired by things you see? What do you do with that inspiration? In “Saw This, Made That,” Kelli Crowe will show you how to take elements of home decor, clothing and other crafts you see and like and use them as inspiration for scrapbook pages.

Jennifer Gallacher – Mood-Based Scrapbooking: An Inspirational Guide

Lost your creative mojo? Not in the mood to document your favorite memories? You need new inspiration! How about using a mood board? In this course titled “Mood-Based Scrapbooking,” designer Jen Gallacher will show you how to find inspirational boards you’ll love, how to curate your own, and then how to shop your own stash to create dynamic layout designs. These incredible boards can inspire new ideas for sophisticated pattern combinations, beautiful color schemes, exciting textural elements, and perfect embellishment choices. Rediscover your creative spark in this course designed to set the mood for ongoing inspiration.

Noell Hyman – Small Details, Big Picture

Are you trying to figure out what you’ll put in your Project Life album, and what you’ll scrapbook traditionally? Do you ever feel like you’re neglecting one for the other? Or maybe that decision of what goes where actually locks you up and prevents you from moving forward at all. In “Small Details, Big Picture” we’ll tackle a whole month of life and stories, looking at a process for noticing the small details and the big picture, and sharing them both with a heathy balance of Project Life, themed story-album documenting, and traditional scrapbooking.

Katrina Kennedy: Capture Your Celebrations: Photographing Food, Family, and Fu

Celebrations are filled with activity, excitement, photo opportunities, and frustration. How do you get the photographs you want when everything (and everyone) is moving quickly? In “Capturing Celebrations – Photographing Food, Family, and Fun,” Katrina shares steps for finding light, framing beautiful images, and choosing settings for success. If you are ready to move away from lined up groups with cheesy grins, Katrina is ready to help you create photographs you’ll love!

Layle Koncar – Flip It, Score It, Make It, Shake It!: Innovative, Interactive Mini Book Techniques

From flips that lift and tabs that pull to peek-a-boos and see-throughs, mini books can open up a whole new world when it comes to innovative elements for your reader to interact with. Join Layle Koncar in this “Flip It, Score It, Make It, Shake It!: Innovative, Interactive Mini Book Techniques” class as she shares 12 of her favorite interactive techniques for spicing up your mini books, many of which can also be incorporated into your traditional and pocket page scrapbooking projects!

Nichol Magouirk – From Pocket to Page: Pocket Cards for 12×12 Layouts

Join “traditional” scrapbooker Nichol Magouirk as she shows you how to take pocket scrapbooking style cards and use them in fresh, fun and creative ways on traditional layouts in her class, “Pocket Style Cards for 12×12 Layouts.” Learn tips and tricks for creating everything from pages entirely made up of pocket style cards to inventive ways to crop, cut and embellish these pocket-style cards to make them your own. If you love the look of pocket cards but aren’t a pocket scrapbooker, this class is for you. And if you are an experienced pocket scrapbooker who likes to dabble in all styles of scrapbooking you will still find plenty of inspiring ideas, no matter what method of memory keeping you prefer. Be prepared to look at pocket cards in a whole new way!

Donna Salazar – Mixed Media Masterpieces Using Crafty Supplies

The “Mixed Media Maven”, Donna Salazar, is going to take you on an inky-painty-glitzy-grungy adventure. Donna will be helping you make your own mixed media masterpieces. You’ll learn how to use craft supplies that you probably already have on hand in ways that you may never have imagined, mixing and combining them to get some AMAZING textures and effects. Donna will demonstrate these fun and artsy techniques on a canvas, but she will also show you how to use the same processes and products to create journal covers, treasure boxes, home decor, etc… You won’t want to miss this totally fun, jam packed, and technique-filled class.

Which class sounds the most interesting to you?  I love the variety that Lain provides in the selection of classes and I always learn some great new techniques and tips.

Sign up by October 10 and SAVE $20 with the code HERO - that means you'll get access to all eight classes, PLUS three virtual make-and-take short projects, PLUS a pre-event PJ party on Friday night, October 17, PLUS full replays, plus extra goodies, for only $79. 

If you would like to join me and hundreds of other crafty people at True Scrap 6, be sure to sign up HERE right away - the web room holds 500 people and it may fill up before October 10th.  I hope to "see" you in class.

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