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An Online Scrapbooking Class for September :: Learn Something New

Online Scrapbooking Class :: Learn Something New

Every year, September makes me excited. Whether I’m headed back to school in a literal sense or not, the back to school season still seems to flip a switch that makes me think it’s time to learn something new. For the past several years, I’ve gone back to school by means of a month-long album called Learn Something New Every Day.

Online Scrapbooking Class :: Learn Something New

This adventure started in 2006, when back to school was more literal and I was heading to back to my classroom after the summer holidays. And somehow I still managed to create a 6×6 scrapbook page each day, even while working on lesson plans and seating charts and making sure everyone in my department had enough colours of board pens to annotate exemplar essays. In fact, the few minutes I set aside each day to review the experiences of that day with some pretty paper and a pen became my own little oasis of calm every day during that crazy back to school time.

In 2007, I followed the same class prompts but focused more on writing by keeping daily personal blog entries. It was like scrapbooking from another part of my mind, since I couldn’t depend on pretty papers to take the emphasis if I hadn’t had a particularly eventful day. But it worked, and I promise it only felt a tiny it like the end of a Doogie Howser episode.

Every year is a little different, and yet I still find there is something new to learn just from going through the day. In 2008, my September journal documented the first thirty days of married life. In 2009, I used my book as a daily reminder to myself to get out and make things happen rather than just hoping for the best. Each book has its own mood that matches life for that month and sharing that journey with other scrappers has become part of the process through an online class. Here you can see a few other albums that were created last September, and because past participants can join in every year at no extra cost, you’ll see some of these lovelies return to make new albums this year too. I can’t wait to see what everyone – both new and returning scrappers – learns through their back-to-school journal this year.

Online Scrapbooking Class :: Learn Something New

Now it its fifth year, this online scrapbooking class encourages you to observe the world around you and learn from your daily experiences and surroundings. We work with a small format album to make thirty daily entries, and we adopt a few short cuts and techniques to make those daily entries possible in even the busiest of weeks. And once you’ve joined, you’re welcome to participate for as many years as you like at no extra cost.

The class includes:
…preparation notes delivered next week
…thirty daily full-colour pdf prompts delivered to your inbox
…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

Plus new additions for 2010:
…custom printables for paper scrappers
…page templates and a digital kit for digi scrappers
Try Something New Every Day, a back-to-school workbook with quick and easy crafting techniques that adds an element of challenge and surprise
…bonus technique tutorials (as PDF and video formats) to spice up your creativity
…two live chat sessions: one to start the class and a second to celebrate at the end of the month

Each of the daily prompts includes full colour photos of pages from a range of albums so you can see a variety in styles, from simple scrapbook pages to looks that use more layers to art journals. There are also hundreds of additional samples to view in the members’ forum, so no matter what your creative style you can always find something right up your street.

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.

You can pay by credit/debit card (click on the left of the payment screen) or Paypal account (log in on the right of the payment screen). Please be sure to enter a valid email address as part of your payment so your prompts can be delivered to your inbox.

Participated last year? You don’t need to do anything. You’ll receive a message in the next day or so with all the relevant links for you. If your email address has changed in the past year, however, you will need to update it on your forum account to ensure you receive your emails. If you can’t remember your login details, send me an email and I’ll get that all set for you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or ask in the comments on this post.

I’m excited to meet the class of 2010!

xlovesx

17 August 2010



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89 Comments for An Online Scrapbooking Class for September :: Learn Something New

  1. Madeline Says:

    I’m in again

  2. alissa Says:

    i can’t wait to get started! :)

  3. Becky Says:

    So excited to do this again as this September is going to be very different for me with both children going to live away. Also, have to say, really chuffed that my album is one of the ones you are using to show people what was done last year :D Thanks for the confidencen boost :)

  4. Melanie K Says:

    I can’t wait! Last year was my first year and I love looking at that book. I made it out of paper grocery bags and bound it with ribbon. Easy, not too pretty, but WONDERFUL!

  5. sheree Says:

    yeah cant wait im in again this year….

  6. Scrapdolly Says:

    Oooh I had forgotten about this but Oh yes – I’m in again
    Can’t wait. I love the focus of the daily prompt and making a page a day.

    May have a go at a digital album this year

  7. Carolyn Phillips Says:

    I’ve done this before and was thinking about not doing this year, or about using it to blog/journal daily instead of craft, but the idea of try something new everyday is interesting me.

  8. Karen M Says:

    I have been planning this in my head for the past couple of weeks so am really excited that it is nearly upon us!

  9. Smeepee Says:

    I signed up a few weeks ago for my first time. Can’t wait. Will be looking for an album to use tonight!

  10. NancyLee Says:

    Yay! this time I would like to finish a 30day book- challenge to myself.

  11. Beverly Kim Says:

    This is my favourite class. Its a challenge to keep up to date but I have found it so rewarding with the finished album.

  12. Kitty Scrapper Says:

    I signed up after LYP LYP and am looking forward to getting started and going to raid my stash for an album to work in……very excited!

  13. abbey Says:

    This may not be the September for me, sadly, but very much hope to join in next year!

  14. Claire Says:

    After this past weekend crop with you Shimelle, I felt I wanted to do a class… I started this class last year and didnt do very well at all! So guess what – Im joining you this year!! Looking forward to it ;o)

  15. Margaret Anne Clark Says:

    Oh so happy I’ve signed up for this. Really looking forward to this in September!

  16. Lesley Says:

    Signed up for this class a few weeks ago. Really looking forward to this class. September is a lovely month for me. It is my 1st Wedding Anniversary and my Birthday so September is my favourite month of the year.

  17. Jimjams Says:

    Hmmm – I do like the look of this … can I fit it in though?

  18. Iara Says:

    I joined yesterday Shimelle, can’t wait to start!

  19. Daphne Says:

    I’m in as well – for the first time and I can’t wait!!!

  20. Lizzie Says:

    Yay! I did sign up last year, but only got half way through… September is always busy, but last year it went off the scale. I spent the second half looking after my mother, who was in hospital etc…
    Maybe I will try again this year (shh, don’t tell anyone!).
    For those contemplating this, who’ve never taken a Shimelle course, or not this one – have a go, it’s really great and well worth the money and time!

  21. Jo Says:

    Will try to get further than I did last year!!

  22. Tanya Says:

    I’m in :-)

  23. Miriam Says:

    Planning my book already, so looking forward to another Shimelle class Mx

  24. CoCo Says:

    OOh, I just signed up. Thanks for giving us a look at some other projects, as I didn’t know what it was about…and thought it might be full on scrapping every day. So, I now have a couple of ideas as to how I might approach this…but keeping it simple is obviously the key to success…and maybe prep work? Can’t wait

  25. Catherine Says:

    I’m so looking forward to this, especially as I actually am going back to school (well uni to do my Msc)and have tonnes of exciting things happening in september!

  26. Emma Says:

    I’m so excited! As a child I used to save all my money to go and buy my new pens and paper for the new school term and it feels just like that again! Thank you x x x x

  27. Nikki M Says:

    Just signed up. Every post inspires me and it looks like loads of fun! Will get me doing something creative everyday too.

  28. pauline Says:

    I am in! :-) I joined last year but really struggled and missed a few pages so I am going to strive to complete all 30 this time, but September (as the rest of the year really) is sooo busy! Fingers crossed xx

  29. JoFY Says:

    I’m in! and hopefully the start of the 2010 album will be slighly less eventful than last year – 01 September 2009: FIRE on the garden decking!!! Flames, smoke, firemen and all before 9.30am
    lol!
    Looking forward to this year’s!

  30. Sabbyscrap Says:

    Just signed in! Can’t wait to see what we’ll do! Cheers, Sab.

  31. Leslie Says:

    Love this class and mini-book!! It’s one of my all time faves, can’t wait to get started this year!!!

  32. Lorraine Says:

    It feels like a big commitment because as a teaching assistant I am going back to school! However, some things are just worth doing. :) (Just bought the goodie box too)

  33. Susan Bluff Says:

    Just signed up can;t wait looks interesting

  34. Theresa Says:

    I am definetely in!!!

  35. Kim Says:

    For the first time I’m in, can’t wait xx

  36. Patti Miinch Says:

    This Sept will be one of change and hopefully growth for me. The 2nd will be the one-year “anniversary” of the passing of me husband of 24 yrs. Two weeks ago I moved to a new town, and today I started a new job. I am excited about learning new things as I begin a new life.

  37. Melissa Elsner Says:

    So excited about this! I’ve been wanting to take one of your classes for a long time and this one has me extremely happy!

  38. Becki Ritson Says:

    Hi! I found your site last September via the blog of a friend who participated, and have had this date in my diary ever since. I’ve just signed up and am sooooo excited! September is going to be a busy month for me, so I can’t wait to have a permanent record of it.

    Hugs,

    Becki
    xx

  39. Elodie Says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait to start!

  40. Emma Says:

    This is my first LSNED, looking forward to it. Better get organised!!

  41. Elisabeth Costa Says:

    Off to purchase my class too!!!

  42. Franziska Says:

    Hey shimelle,
    just wanted to tell you I love everything about your blog. Your great photos, especially the scrapbook layouts, the cupcakes, even you shoes! I´m scrapping myself an follow your blog for a long time to get inspired. And I´m baking cupcakes, yum, yours always look so tasty…
    Hugs from Germany ;)

  43. Jhayboy Says:

    I think I just made it… Just signed up, looking forward to learning lots and meeting new friends here….

    My first LSNED – Yayyyy

    Jhay!

  44. Jill Says:

    i’m giving it a go!

  45. mylen Says:

    Is it to late to suscribe now ? This experience seems to be so great…

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