Ten Classes You May Have Missed

Whether you're new to Big Picture Classes or just skipped some past favorites, we don't want you to miss out on these awesome classes! Add digital text to your projects with Pam Baldwin in Text Tricks. Learn the ins and outs of Art Journaling with Caylee Grey and Lauren Hooper in Art Journaling 101. And get started with a new format in Traveler's Notebook Basics with Marie Lottermoser. Check out all ten classes you may have missed below! 

Add digital text to your projects. 

Text Tricks, Pam Baldwin

This course has five lessons that cover some of the basics for adding text to your photos. When I say “text,” I’m talking about adding journaling, fun titles, and even using text as a design element. Each lesson will introduce a new technique and give some fun examples of how you might apply your new skills in your Project Life® album, on a scrapbook layout, to make a card, or even some other cool home-photo projects!

Express yourself through art journaling.

Art Journaling 101, Caylee Grey and Lauren Hooper

Art journaling has changed our lives in a very, very good and literal way. It’s opened up so many creative paths for us with its completely free way of expressing ourselves. We want this kind of feeling for you.

Art journaling is a place to collect your thoughts, tell your stories, practice and learn new skills, sketch, grow, dream new ideas, keep your secrets, and work out your emotions. Some people use their art journal simply to collage. Some use it to make things that are beautiful and have lots of white space. Some use it to capture their deepest, darkest emotions. It can be any of these, all of these, or none of these.

Organize your photos. 

Photo Organization Made Simple, Maria Lacuesta

I’m so excited to share some fast and easy organizational tips I’ve picked up as a modern memory keeper. We’re all here because we share a passion for documenting our family’s stories. For most of us, photographs are an essential component to our storytelling, and how we effectively manage our photos will have a huge impact on how successful we are as memory keepers.

Turn your doodles into art. 

Doodled, Brandi Kincaid

Whether you’re new to this creative process or you’re someone who already doodles and are looking for new ways to use them, there will be plenty of creative inspiration in these lessons. I’ve been doodling my whole life—or at least for as long as I’ve been able to hold a crayon or pencil in my hand. I’m a huge lover of words, but sometimes, they just aren’t enough. So, when a camera isn’t handy, I turn to doodles. This year, I finally got out of my rut of thinking doodles were only meant for the margins of notebooks, and I’ve been amazed by how much life and story a doodle can add to almost any project.

Showcase your stories.

Start with the Story, Tracie Claiborne

Stories matter, because they keep traditions alive. They’re the foundation of our very existence. Without stories passed down from generation to generation, we wouldn’t know who we are, where we came from, or how different life is now than in the past.

You may think your own stories don’t matter, but they do to someone, even if that someone is only you when you’re older. Our memories fade, but the written page is forever.

Use a sketch to inspire your next layout.

Start with a Sketch, Jen Chapin

Sketches are a great place to start if you’re feeling low on inspiration but want to scrap. I keep sketch ideas everywhere—in a folder on my desk, in my planner, and even on my iPad. I find that, if I need a place to start, a sketch is usually where it’s at for me!

Capture 30 days worth of memories.

Photo-a-Day | 01, Stephanie Bryan

I also encourage you to carry around your camera throughout the day. You'll be amazed at the moments are waiting to be captured and how easily you can capture them when your camera is easily available. And yep, I’m totally that crazy person who will whip out a huge camera in the middle of Target without any shame.

Structure your day with a decorated planner.

Agenda, Marcy Penner

In today’s day and age, technology is king. From communicating with friends and family to calling up recipes in seconds flat... it’s clear that it’s not just a passing fad. Our lives have become more hectic, and time is precious. There’s a need to organize commitments and keep track of those to-do's, a need to prioritize and get things done. In this class, we’re going to explore the benefits of using an analog system to aid us in getting stuff done. We’ll talk about using a planner and setting it up to serve as a command post for all your obligations and to-dos. We’ll be prettying them up and going over some journaling techniques to help you see tasks at a glance. It’s going to be a fun ride!

Use your TN in fun, new ways. 

Traveler's Notebook Basics, Marie Lottermoser

So, just what is a traveler’s notebook, you ask? At its most basic, it's a blank notebook set inside an outside cover, held together with an elastic band. Using a variety of refill pages and accessories, you can customize it to fit your lifestyle. Don’t let the name "traveler’s notebook" limit you on just using it for travel. These notebooks are truly a blank slate that can be used for so much more. From a planner to an art journal, the possibilities are endless.

Record your memories in detail with journaling. 

Creative Journaling, Lisa Moorefield

There is no right or wrong way to journal and no rule that every page has to have the same tense or point of view. Once I stopped overthinking and started writing with reckless abandon, I became comfortable with scrapbook journaling. Now, my scrapbook pages typically begin with the journaling.

I’m excited to share with you my favorite tips, exercises, and ideas for improving and adding creativity to scrapbook journaling—from writing about everyday moments to reporting what happened at an event. Writing is lots of fun!

Are you ready to start a new project or learn a new skill in one of these popular classes? Don't wait—start today! Remember, as a member of Big Picture Classes, you get access to our entire library of classes. Sign up now and start exploring!

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