Tomorrow is the first. of. September. Crazy, I know. But I have a plan. A plan for grasping hold of this quickly passing year and making sure I have some sanity in the month known as September 2012. It’s something that makes me exhale and know everything will be okay. It’s Learn Something New Every Day.
Learn Something New is an annual class I’ve been teaching online for ages – this will be its sixth year. And that meant it was time for a big refresh. So while I’ve been a bit quieter on the blog here, I’ve been working on getting this ready and finding my new focus with Learn Something New, when I was reminded of a little video from last year. Remember this?
That very idea – of taking scrapbooking to the everyday and making every day an adventure all its own – is at the core of the newly refreshed Learn Something New.
There’s a focus on simplicity and story-telling and finding your own style.
I’ll be sharing ideas for making projects like this work without preparation – meaning you could join today or tomorrow and not feel behind for even one second. (And it’s something you can take on into other projects of your own – definitely something that has helped me find an amazingly productive groove throughout 2012.)
I’ll be limiting my supplies to just the stuff I have on hand and have classified as ‘things I really should use’. You know: the kinds of supplies we buy because we think they will be great but then we don’t actually use them before the next shiny thing comes along to grab our attention.
Of course you are welcome to follow along in any style, with any materials.
Learn Something New is all about being aware of the world around you and taking away one little lesson from that world each day for a month. You can approach it in terms of gratitude. Or patience. Or steps toward a goal. You can then take on the documentation in any style you want: write in a journal. Make a minibook. Write daily blog posts. Take a daily photo. Use pocketed page protectors for a one-month addition to your albums or a September focus for an on-going Project Life album. Work with paper or pixels. Write a little or a lot. Total creative freedom to make it work for you.
Just like Journal your Christmas, Learn Something New includes annual membership, so once you sign up, you can participate as many years as you would like at no extra cost. (Alumni: an email was sent to you earlier this week, but this is often blocked by email providers. If your email address is correct on the forum and you can access the class there, then you’re all set. Just let me know if you don’t receive the first prompt on Saturday, of course.)
The class includes:
…thirty daily full-colour pdf prompts emailed to your inbox
…a collection of new videos throughout the class
…printables for paper scrapbookers and a digital kit for digi scrappers
…access to a private class forum at shimelle.com to chat and share your work
…permanent file archive so you can come back to the materials at any time
Ready to sign up? You can choose to pay in UK Pounds or US Dollars. If neither of those is your currency, you can choose whichever you prefer – you don’t need to do anything special to change the currency from your account.
These buttons will allow you to pay by your choice of credit/debit card or Paypal account – your choice. Please make sure you are using a valid email address. Registrations can take up to twenty-four hours to process. If you do not receive an email in that time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the email address on your paypal account is not where you would like to receive class materials, please let me know that too. (If you would like to gift the class to a friend, just sign up as normal and in the comments or an email, let me know her email address. Simple as that.)
I’d love to see you in class tomorrow!
xlovesx31 August 2012