In my last post I mentioned the class I have been taking over at JessicaSprague.com for the last couple of weeks. Our instructor has been Carina Gardner, and she has done a really good job of helping us out by sharing her considerable knowledge. Some people might say that what she is doing is giving away industry secrets, but I think that whether or not she does, it simply doesn't matter. Those people taking the class who are going to have success will have it regardless of the things we were taught. And the information she has given us is all available from other sources...perhaps not in such a concise format, but the curious observer can pick up as much browsing tutorials, purchasing and studying kits from successful designers, and learning the tools they have at their disposal. I think the two most valuable things I have gotten from the class are a few technical shortcuts to make the work I already did easier, and a belief that my work has a place in the digital scrapbook world.
I also want to mention that there a lot to be said for keeping your eyes open to the trends you see around you. I have started some boards over at Pinterest, and I have a special one that I keep for things that might be seeds for future scrapbook designs. beautiful things, that perhaps only I will know how they have inspired me, and I hope to be able to remember that inspiration when the time comes to use it!
Well, anyway. I hope you will like what I've come up with. The preview below is pretty close to finished...maybe just a few minor tweaks here and there and it will be done. Enjoy!