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Introducing a new workshop :: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking

online scrapbooking workshop :: hitchhiker's guide to scrapbooking
online scrapbooking class :: hitchhiker's guide to scrapbooking
One day you’re happily crafting along and the next a bulldozer arrives on your doorstep, ready to build a by-pass straight through your creativity. Wouldn’t it be useful to have some sort of guide for moments like these? A reference manual ready to snap you out of a creative slump and help you pick up those pieces of paper with ease and style?

Enter The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scrapbooking.

Over five chapters, the guide covers ways to pick papers, formulas for getting started (and looking like you totally know what you’re doing even if you feel you haven’t a clue), sketches and ways to adapt them, ways to take inspiration from your favourite pages and how to embrace and develop your very own personal style.

online scrapbooking class :: hitchhiker's guide to scrapbooking
This is a little something different to my usual workshops. There is no set schedule and you won’t receive daily emails or feel you need to keep up (not that you really have to follow a schedule with any of my projects). Instead, the guide has been prepared much like a book – but a book plus a great deal more. As soon as you sign up you can access all the materials – in any order you fancy and at any pace you like. The workshop won’t disappear. It will remain available so you can sign up now or later (though do keep reading for a reason you might want to sign up soon).

But I said there was more than just a book, right? That extra stuff includes a video to accompany each chapter. In each video, there’s a review of all the layouts in that chapter and one layout shown and discussed from beginning to end. The book also has an easy-to-print reference section with colour combinations, starting points and sketches, ready to get you scrapping in seconds. Plus there is the interactive part: the forum.

online scrapbooking class :: hitchhiker's guide to scrapbooking
On the class forum, you’ll already find a fun challenge and a few in-depth discussions, and this will continue throughout the year. Have a question? Ask away. Pick up a challenge if you don’t know where to start or just need a little motivation to make the most of your crafting time. Or join in any conversation you find. Right now we’re already discussing theme papers and how you usually choose papers for your layouts, for example. And all that has happened in just two days. I’m definitely excited to keep talking scrapping on the class forum, and I have a whole calendar filled with little extras that pop up there – challenges, writing prompts, maybe even some photography fun and special days in the bag.

Now I did say this class was a little different and that includes a different location. Rather than my own class forum, the guide is hosted at Two Peas in a Bucket, and everything can be viewed just like a layout in the gallery. There is even a new feature they have added for our private forum so you can easily attach pictures and share them just with other participants – perfect for days when you want a second opinion on a layout you haven’t finished, because you won’t have to show it to the whole world via the main gallery.

(By the way, don’t worry: my own classes aren’t going away. I’m just adding this self-paced option to the line up, and Two Peas have a great set up for that. I’ll still be teaching scheduled classes via In case you were wondering.)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Scrapbooking includes 42 brand new scrapbook pages – including both single and double layouts. There are plenty of 4×6 photos, with a few other sizes thrown in here and there. The guide gave me the chance to take all the things I really love when I’m scrapping – starting points, paper combinations, sketches, 4×6 photos, layering – and combine them into a single project with everything in the same place. So that might explain why I’ve been a bit absent with scrapping here on the blog: I’ve truly been scrapping like never before. And if I’m allowed to say this, this is my favourite group of layouts I have ever put together for a class. I hope you love them even half as much as I do!

So in summary, that’s five chapters with forty-two brand new examples, five in-depth videos, an easy-to-print reference section and a private forum with challenges and chat. All available as soon as you sign up, with permanent access. And it’s $25, by the way.

online scrapbooking class :: hitchhiker's guide to scrapbooking
Now yes, you can sign up any time you like, but what about a little extra incentive to sign up now? Happy to oblige! If you sign up now, via this link, you can also receive an exclusive extra video called Layering for Hitchhikers. It’s a closer look at layering techniques, with new pages that are not included in the guide. To receive this video, you must sign up by following a link from, no later than the 8th of March 2012. Then forward your Two Peas receipt, including the order number and date of purchase to me by email. (You can delete the rest of the info if you like – I don’t need your mailing address or anything else that might on there – just the order number and date.) The video will sent to you via email on the 9th of March. (If you already signed up, you may very well qualify already! Go ahead and forward the receipt. I’ll let you know if your order isn’t on my list and otherwise, look forward to that bonus on the 9th.). So yep, that’s a free exclusive additional video for you, but once the 8th of March is gone, so is your chance. Don’t forget!

I think that pretty much covers it! Don’t panic: just join in and enjoy plenty of ways to be a froody scrapbooker, cropping at home, with friends or when visiting Magrathea!

ETA: The same comment is coming up several times below and I’m guessing I just rambled too much and you missed something! If you already signed up before you saw this post, go ahead and forward your receipt. I’ve made that bold above now! :)

22 February 2012

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28 Comments for Introducing a new workshop :: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking

  1. Liz Says:

    Arggh! What if we already signed up before this post went live?

  2. Alison C. Says:

    OH man! Yes, what Liz said. I JUST bought the class from 2 Peas this afternoon! So, we don’t qualify for the extra video?

  3. Angie Says:

    Same question. I signed up on Two Peas as soon as it went live!!

  4. Sharon Hunt Says:

    Me too! I wouldn’t even have been on Two Peas had I not been on reading about all the new Two Peas stuff and the Blog Hop. Shimelle, can we get the additional video too? I can send you the recipt.

  5. JennLynn Says:

    I signed up the moment I saw it too. I did link through from Facebook, just not sure it was from Shimelle’s link or 2Peas. I’ll send my receipt anyway and see if I’m on the list. Thanks so much Shimelle!!

  6. Karen O Says:

    Yep- signed up at Peas from 2 Peas. Ah well. That’s what I get for not procrastinating for once LOL

  7. Jan Says:

    Me too!!

  8. Robin W. Says:

    Shimelle, I just signed up for the class through your link, but I’m having problems connecting to your email to send you my receipt. I have a yahoo email account, and when I click on your link it says mail and when I try to create an account to connect to you it doesn’t work. Do you have any ideas for me? I would love to see your video on layering! Thank you!!

  9. Alimad Says:

    I just bought this last night! Will I still qualify? Please….I love your videos!!

  10. Ruth Says:

    Oh no! I would have totally signed up with your link if I knew about it, but i signed up as soon as you tweeted about it. Can I buy a different $25 worth of stuff at twopeas from a link fro you and qualify that way, since i would so love to see your bonus video!

  11. Heather Says:

    I’ve got a weekend crop next weekend so this has come at the perfect time for me. Hopefully it will help me make the most of my scrapping time & get a bit more organised before I go :) Signed up yesterday & downloaded the PDFs, can’t wait to get stuck in and watch the videos too :)

  12. Paula Holub Says:

    Shimelle – I am unable to get your e-mail address to come up to send you my receipt. Is there any other way I can get it? I’m not computer savvy. Sorry, Paula*

  13. Carol Says:


    I also can not get through to your email addy to send you a copy of my receipt.
    any help would be appreciated


  14. Trena Says:

    Shimelle, I just used the link to sign up for your class but can not get the email link to work. Help.

  15. Chelsea s Says:

    Hi Shimelle, in some of your glitter girl videos you talk about the design principles. Does this class go through those, if not can you recommend a different one? Thanks!

  16. Barbara F Says:

    Like Chelsea, I am interested in your design principles you reference in your videos. Where can I find out about them?

  17. Pam Cook Says:

    Hi Shimelle. It looks as though this class should be available again sometime soon? (crossing my fingers)

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