Don't often do this....but for you dear Jane here it is: If you are interested in joining Jane please go to her blog for more details......
Friday, January 7, 2011Welcome to class !! I'm so very happy to have you join me on our year long quest to discover more about our collective communities. We are going to have such fun.
First things first:
Download - Lesson One - No place like home
I also want to tell you that from here on each monthly lesson will be available on the 1st of the month - it probably won't go up here until the afternoon as my family have sport commitments in the mornings.
As a special bonus I’m also going to provide another handout which will be available on the 15th of each month. I thought it might be fun for us all to complete a small mini “house” album together which will run alongside our main albums. This will be a very cute album containing all the special things we hold dear to us in our own homes. Please stay tuned for the first handout on this next week.
Prizes - good news!!! we will have some each month. You can see what is on offer this month over on the right hand side. What do I need to do to be in the running for a prize? I hear you ask. 1) Do a layout and link it via the Inlinkz box at the top right. You will need to have either a blog or picture hosting available to use this but if you don't please do not despair - just email me your layouts and I will put them up for you. Each layout gives you an entry. 2) Become a follower if you haven't already - each follower will also receive an entry. 3) Leave a comment on this post and the posts that follow over the coming month. Each comment is an entry. 4) Get a friend to join us (email me and let me know you sent them and you will have another entry).
Every so often I'm also going to do a fun give-away that is separate to the normal monthly prizes. It might be something that goes with a particular month or it could be something you can use in your mini album - who knows. These fun giveaways may ask you to leave a response to a specific question, or I might set you a small additional challenge. Whatever it is I assure you it will be fun and worthwhile.
This class is all about having some fun. I want to encourage you to embrace some of my prompts and ideas, to think about what I have put forward but to create your own layouts and get stuff scrapped any way you want to do it. I don't want you to feel guilty over missed assignments or falling behind. This class runs all year, what you don't get done this month you might get done next. I want us to be able to gather each month and have a good time because we all love scrapbooking (or creating a journal or blogging).
And finally - Please don't be put off because my layout examples are done digitally. I do scrap with paper in equal fashion but I started this album last year digitally and it is my intention to continue it as such. All the layouts can very easily be produced using paper supplies.
I think that is it - if you have any questions please ask.