Here we are, at the end of this chapter in My Creative Journey. Thank you for joining me this month as we took a look back at my first year as a scrapbooker. I have so enjoyed sharing this story and I thank you for reading! If you have missed any installments, I have created a button on the right side bar that you can click to read the story in it's entirety.
In my last post, we took a look at My Turning Point and when it all really clicked for me. So what did I do with that revelation? Well, once again, I took a class! This time it was The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide with the fabulous May Flaum over at Big Picture Classes. I had originally found Big Picture through Stacy Julian's videos on My Craft Channel and had subsequently signed up for their emails.
One day, an email came through about a new class with May Flaum. I had never heard of her. But, there was a video to watch about it and we all know that I am sucker for videos, so I hit play as fast as I could. WHOAH! This May lady seemed super cool and all of the mixed media fun she had planned for this class seemed right up my happy scrappy alley.
So, with a bit of hinting, hubster bought the class for me for Valentine's Day. Ok, well... I bought it and told him that it was my present. Whatever works, right?!?
And boy, this class did NOT disappoint! In fact it exceeded all expectation. Not only was I enjoying the extensive prompt and video instruction, but the community on Big Picture was beyond amazing. I happily scrapped and chatted, getting to know crafters around the world. Fun times!
Here are some of my favorites from class...
I began with my first layout that included tags:Trying out stamping in the background:
Stamping and Confetti fun:
Creating a resist with paint applied using cardboard:
Layers and stamping galore:
Playing with heat embossing:
Stamping and banner bits:
Molding paste meets butterflies:
Oh, and I even did my first mixed media painting since college. YAY!
This class truly propelled me to the next level. It kept me inspired, motivated, and busy! I "met" people I still keep in touch with. Oh yeah, I hear through the grapevine that this class will return in 2013, so be on the lookout for that. I can't recommend it enough!
So what came next?... Well, that class was just a few months back, and since you are a fan of the mailbox, you already know! ... LOL.
This past year has been an exciting and wild ride full of pretty paper! I am not looking back. Thank you for being part of Purple Mailbox. Can't wait to see what the next year brings!
See you soon as we bring July to a close with a new Layout Love Linky. I will also announce the winner of Shimelle's class and showcase last month's entries. Can't wait!!!