September 2012: On Trend
Forecasting and spotting trends. Understanding why something is trendy at a current time. The stuff of trends. Current and recent trends in motif, pattern, materials, color, and technique. Focus lessons from guest teachers and a 60+ layout gallery.Join Now ($16/month; may be canceled at any time OR subscribe for 6 months at $12/month) [hr]
October 2012: Finding and Evolving Your Style
with Lisa Dickinson, Leah Farquharson, Sara Gleason, Audrey Neal, and Emily Pitts
While “fashion” refers to the popular style at a certain place and time, “style” refers to the outward expression of YOUR attitude, personality, preferences and aesthetic tendencies.
Style is what makes your creations YOURS. Explore and understand your preferences, masteries, frustrations to create in your own style. If you’re interested in developing a distinctive style, we’ve got 7 activities to get you there.[hr]
November 2012: Scrapbooking Old Photos
Choose the old photos you want to scrapbook and find the stories to go with them. Revisit your early days and those of your ancestors with story and design angles. Match product and composition to “the times” and find the connections that add meaning to those older photos you’ve waiting to get onto the page.
With guest teachers Doris Sander, Jana Morton, Pattie Knox, and Betsy Sammarco. Bonus interview on scrapbooking old photos with Jenni Bowlin.[hr]
How to decide (or know!) where to put things on the page. Tried compositions and approaches for original looks.