In the Spring of 2007, I went down to CKC in Buffalo with my good friends Lindy and Lorraine. During that trip I took a number of classes taught by Jessica Sprague. It was her first CK Convention where she was teaching and she was lovely: nervous, charming and hugely talented. I learned so much in those two days! I have been a tremendous fan ever since.
I have always been an advocate of JOURNALING on your album pages. I am far more a writer than I am a photographer and have always found the stories of the photos far more interesting than the photos themselves. After all, most scrapbook photos used by most scrapbookers are simple snapshots capturing events and not too terribly focused on balance and composition.
What feels like a long time ago, when I was a Creative Memories Consultant, I would implore my clients to please take the time to record their stories. I would ply these women with wine and questions and sometimes some journaling got done: more times we just told stories and laughed a lot! Lately, I've found a number of the "celebrity" scrappers are emphasizing the importance of the stories that go with the pretty pictures, page design and embellishments. I was thrilled to see on Jessica Sprague's website that she was offering a FREE course, for EVERYONE - not just scrappers - a course in capturing the stories that matter most.
I found reference to the course on quite a few blogs (thanks Kim and Cathy!) and thought I'd do my part to pass along information on what should be a fabulous course. Originally it was developed to be a one-week offering but it has now been changed to two-weeks. I registered last week and I can't wait to start!
Are you going to join me?