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Scrapbook pages and something special

scrapbook page © Supplies: Butterfly rub-on, butterfly stickers, patterned paper and buttons all by Jenni Bowlin Studio. American Crafts Thickers letter stickers, border punches by Fiskars and EK Success, label punch by EK Success (my new favourite thing!) and brown precision pen by American Crafts.

Perhaps I should call this post Reading between the pictures because there’s a little something special for you today, but it’s quietly tucked away in the middle of this post that is otherwise a bit of a crafty catch-up. I do love to reward those who read closely and pay attention, after all.

Lately I’ve been scrapping away to a crazy extent but I haven’t posted much here to show for it! So here’s a little look at just a tiny bit of what I’ve been creating – my projects for Two Peas and Banana Frog over the past week or so.

scrapbook page

I’ve been scrapping up a storm with Jenni Bowlin’s last few releases, and although I can’t share it all just yet, I do want to show you these butterflies. Yes, I’m a total sucker for butterflies on scrapbook pages, but I must admit I had been quite afraid of these rub-ons because they are huge and we all know what a mess can happen if a rub-on goes a bit wrong in the process. So I’m hoping you can see just how perfectly these designs transfer from this close-up shot. Seriously amazing – not a worry or a problem at all. Just thought I’d share in case you were looking at them with similar concerns.

scrapbook page © Supplies: patterned paper by K & Company and KI Memories, American Crafts Thickers in brown and white, embellishments by KI Memories, border stickers by Doodlebug and Narratives and Studio Calico journaling cards.

But really the reason I have been scrapping up a storm and not sharing so much is because I’m working on two big projects at the moment: my summer online class and also a smaller project that is going to a very good cause. More details on the smaller project soon, but let’s talk a little about this summer’s online class, yes?

I don’t want to give everything away today, but I do want to give loyal followers of classes a little something special, so here’s the deal: today I’ll give you just a few hints at the class content and the chance to sign up at a discount. Later this week I’ll post all the formal details too, so you’re more than welcome to wait for that and sign up then! I just wanted to give a little something special for those who read carefully and those who happily come along for all my online class adventures, hence a few days of some mystery and a special price!

handmade card Click for details at the Banana Frog blog.

If you haven’t guessed by the increased picture posting lately, this summer’s online class has a photography focus — but it’s not a technical photography class, nor is it a class that is just about taking pictures. It’s definitely a scrapbooking class, with projects that can be created in your choice of paper or digital formats. It’s a four week course with 24 full-colour PDF prompts, 3 resource workbooks, exclusive designs for printing or digiscrapping and more goodies along the way. You can participate from anywhere in the world with any type of camera and any scrapbooking style. And of course there are all the things you expect: prompts are delivered to your inbox and you have permanent access to them online, there’s a private message board and gallery and so on. This class will cost £16 or $24, and starts on the 5th of July.

Like I said, I’ll be posting the formal details later this week, but if you know you want in now and you fancy a bit of a discount, you can sign up early for £12 or $18. Sound good?

Sorry, this offer has now ended. Click here for full class details.

If you’re reading this in Google Reader and you’re just about to click over so you can use one of these buttons, just click here instead, because for some reason Google Reader is sending people to some weirdo address instead of the actual blog post. Cheers!

Later this week, these early bird buttons will be turned off when the class is formally launched — they are just something special for those of you who have been waiting for something new and are ready for whatever it may be! I wanted to say thank you for your loyalty and your enthusiasm, and I can’t wait to see you in class!

One last little note: Tomorrow I’ll be hosting a live chat at 4pm UK time, 10am Central time and all corresponding time zones from there on out. You can find it on the Two Peas message board here — when the chat starts tomorrow you’ll see a new thread that invites you to come and say hello! It’s hosted on their digiscrapping board but ALL scrappers are welcome – I’m more than happy to talk paper as well as digital at those chats. In fact, sometimes we barely talk about scrapping at all and talk about other things instead! If you have a question or just want to say hello, I’d love to see you, so please stop by and give us a wave! The chat winds down after an hour, and you’re welcome to just stop by for five minutes if you prefer. Thanks!


14 June 2010

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36 Comments for Scrapbook pages and something special

  1. Madeline Says:

    All signed up Shimelle. Thank you so much

  2. Lizzie Says:

    Been watching out for the New Course… how exciting!
    I think I just might have to sign up right now… It sounds like a super-duper bargain to me!
    Thank you Shimelle :-)

  3. mariangeles_spain Says:

    For me, it’s easier to strictly follow my diet than not to sign up for one of your classes :D

    Done it!

  4. maja Says:

    I just signed up! I love your classes!

  5. pauline Says:

    I am all signed up and ready and raring to go!!!

  6. Jacky Scales Says:

    Can’t resist another Shimelle class….even though I’ll be on holiday for part of it.

  7. Kitty Scrapper Says:

    Just signed up…very excited!!

  8. Peggy Says:

    I’m in! Of course I am; not only have I far too much spring & summer product sitting around here, but I’ve also got 350 new photos from the UK trip to scrap. Help me, Obi-wan ;-)

  9. sharyn Says:

    I’m in! Just signed up and can’t wait!! :)

  10. Madeline Says:

    WOW I was the first one to sign up WOO HOO!!!

  11. Meghann Says:

    Shimelle, I am so excited about this class! YAY! I reserved my spot right away! BTW, your Alice & The Boy’s Mad Hatter costumes this weekend were AMAZING! Talk to you in the morning!

  12. Nadine Says:

    the class sounds really interesting but I don’t have the time to take up a class for now :/

  13. ConnieC Says:

    I’m all signed up for class. I’ve been taking less photos lately. I need some photo inspiration.

    And I’d love to attend and Alice party. Your costumes are wonderful.

  14. Beverly Kim Says:

    Hi Shimelle – I thought I would be first. LOL. Can’t wait for another dose of your classes.

  15. Lorna Says:

    Just signed up! This will be my first class and I cant wait!

    Thanks for the early bird special :)

  16. Antonia S-H Says:

    I signed up last night but the page was behaving strangely and I couldn’t leave a comment. Just hope that the pay button worked – the money went out of my Paypal account, so it should be all fine. Anyway, am looking forward to a new class with a photography focus – just what I need for the summer. What’s the start date?

  17. Antonia S-H Says:

    Ah, 5th July is the start date. So much for reading closely!

  18. VéroniqueR Says:

    I just signed up!
    I am sure this will be fun.

  19. Sian Says:

    I came and searched this out after seeing it on other blogs..every time I try to click to your blog through Google Reader I am getting a blank screen and a message saying “nice try”. No idea why!

  20. tilla Says:

    Hi Shimelle
    I just signed up for this class as well – hope to have time to do it as the last one came & went without being able to do anything, even though I signed up ! I have still not heard from you regards the ‘Little foot’ layout you chose as a winner on the 2Peas challenge a while ago – you can mail me on if you have not recieved my mail ? Thanks

  21. Bev Says:

    All signed up … how can I not resist a Shimmelle class :)

  22. Irene Fitzpatrick Says:

    Thank you for the super discout! I’ll be away from tomorrow until the 7th July, so I’ll be starting when I return! At least I’ll have plenty of photos to srap!!!!

  23. Song Says:

    Oh no – I have no time – but how can I resist?

  24. Jacky Scales Says:

    Just read Sian’s comment…and I’m getting that exact same ‘nice try’ comment when I try and get to you through Google Reader.

  25. Liz Says:

    Sian and Jackie, I am also getting ‘Nice Try’ on Reader!! Heigh Ho, found the class anyway and must thank Shimelle for the Early Bird/Frequent Flyer discount. Can’t wait to get started. I was on holiday recently and kept thinking I could take better pictures than this, hopefully this will be the key!! Also just signed up to ‘Blogging for Scarpbookers’ so should have some good pics to post soon!! Do visit – constructive comment always welcome. “:”

  26. heather Says:

    Hi Shimelle! I’m signed up & can’t wait :)
    I’ve also got “nice try” message when your blog comes up on Google reader so I keep having to search for you elsewhere!! lol

  27. Torry Schellhorn Says:

    I signed up too, and am really looking forward to this! I’m new to the online class thing but based on the comments, sounds I’m on to a winner :)

  28. Sandy Says:

    I’m in! I love having something to look forward to!

  29. Candace.M Says:

    Count me in, sounds fun

  30. furrypig Says:

    Thanks so much Shimelle for the early bird discount! Can’t believe it took me until today to realsie you had offered yr new class! Can’t wait to get started xxx

  31. Anna Sigga Says:

    Woohoo – I have been wanting to take one of your classes, so I signed up.
    I look forward to see what fabness you have planed. :D

  32. Kirsteen Says:

    All signed up and ready to go. I’m doing blogging for scrapbookers too – only signed up recently :) xx

  33. Becky Says:

    Just signed up – very excited! I will be on holiday at the beginning, but will look forward to reading all the prompts and catching up once I am back :)

  34. Deborah Says:

    Yay – signed up … thank you!

  35. Debs Says:

    How exciting, another class! Can’t wait for it to start!

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