Sunday, September 26

Online Scrapping Classes at Jessica Sprague

Today I'm thinking about Blogs. Yes, big surprise, huh?

I'm taking a Jessica Sprague class on designing Blogger backgrounds, etc. I think its a well put together class and easy to follow. I think anyone starting out in digital scrapping should take a look at her site.They have a range of classes from beginner on up. I can't vouch for the advanced classes myself but the beginner ones seem pretty easy. And if you're shy to start and plop down cash, they have a free one to test. They also have some cheaper ones on Fridays.

My review of Jessica Sprague overall is a thumbs up. They are well put together and chopped up into segments so that you can really explore them at your own pace on your own time. I love that. They are also supported by an active forum of other classmates.

All of that said, I do have to admit, I skipped to the last 2 sessions because I already knew the first 2/3s.

This, of course makes me wonder if it was worth the $$ to take it. Maybe I didn't get the full value of the class but I can't complain since I waste money on useless thing all the time, and the class wasn't useless, it was just more remedial for me. Besides, I got a template to design from, I got helpful hints on navigating Blogger, and I have a lifetime resource on it should I need to help any of my friends start their own blog.

My only wish is that the course description was a little more detailed so that I would have known to skip the $40 and maybe take a different class.

That is MY personal experience, but I really think, if you've been considering taking a class online, you should check her out.

Friday, September 3

Addyson and Tyler (Baby Basics layouts)

Here are 2 layouts I did for Simply Kelly Designs  from her new Baby Basic kits.

Baby Addyson

Tyler (back when he was a baby)

New Designer - Simply Kelly Designs

I'm working for a new designer, Simply Kelly Designs. She's got some beautiful work that you can check out at her store Digital Design Den. Here is a preview of her latest kits that she (awww) created for her BFF who is expecting her first baby (gender unknown).

You can buy these and more at her store.

Be sure to  swing by her blog and pick up some cool, fun coordinating freebies!

Wednesday, September 1

Owl Tree Studio September Layouts

I want to reveal the September guest designers for Owl Tree Studios.. Veronica Spriggs from Scrapbook Graphica and Jennifer Dipzinski of Jen's Designs who will be designing for 2 Peas in a Bucket in October, where you can find her designs moving forward. Congrats to them both!

Here are the kits below... cute, huh?
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Its so hard to do a layout and then put them on hold for a month, so, finally, here are mine from these fun September kits:

Halloween 2009 

Hallowee 2009
Owl Tree Studio Torta Gialla: Grundy Bots

The View from My Office 

View from my office 
Owl Tree Studio GirlBoyGirl Designs: Sup

Scrapbook Pages

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