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True Scrap 4 Class Review: “Hybrid Techniques” by Jennifer Wilson

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I’m continuing to review “TRUE SCRAP 4″ individual classes, which were originally part of the huge 2-day “True Scrap 4″ event in October 2012. I purchased the whole event and, although I was unable to attend “live” because I was out of town that weekend, I have really enjoyed watching the classes since then.

On the True Scrap 4 replays, you can either choose to watch just the instructional video itself or a recording of the live event = class video + ongoing chat of participants, intro by True Scrap hostess Lain Ehmann, and a Q&A with the class instructor afterward.

The next class up for review is one of my favorites: “Hybrid Techniques” by Jennifer Wilson.

It’s kind of funny that this ended up being a favorite because (if I’m being totally honest … and you know I always am, sista’) it was one of the classes I was least looking forward to. I’m such a staunch paper-only scapper who swears that I will never go digital. So even the word “hybrid” kind of turns off my interested button.

BUT.

I was wrrr . . . I was wrr-rrr . . . I was not exactly right. {10 points if you know what I’m quoting!}. Well, here. Let me just show you.

I was WRONG. Okay?!?!? I was wrong. This was a great class and I think it should be one of your FIRST choices of True Scrap 4 classes to take. If you’re a VERY beginning computer-digital-hybrid scrapper like me, that is. I would not recommend it for experienced hybrid or digi-scrappers because I suspect that you already know how to do these techniques.

- How to print on a journaling card (in Word)
- How to add text to photos (in Photoshop)
- How to use Word Art (in Photoshop)
- How to print photos in any size you want (in Photoshop)
- How to print digital scrapbook supplies (two ways: DIY stickers in Word or photo-quality embellishments in Photoshop)

But these things were new to me! So if you don’t know how to do these things either, I would highly recommend this class. Jennifer has a nice, soothing, patient way of walking you through things. She shows you click by click these basic things and also how to play around with them a bit.

How to print photos in any size is great for you Instagrammers – she shows how to easily print those photos at home or send to a photo printer and a way to make sure the edges don’t get cut off. The DIY stickers ideas was a big hit among the class participants.

I think *my* most-used techniques will be the first two – printing on a journaling card and adding text to photos. I’ve been wanting to learn these things for so long, but my pledge to do Project Life in 2013 really had me wanting to learn how.

The whole Photoshop thing . . . well, I’m skerred of it. Didn’t wanna’ own it. Didn’t wanna’ learn it. Didn’t wanna’ pay a lot for it. Didn’t wanna’ go anywhere near that Devil of Digital Scrapbooking. But, well, to do most of the techniques in Jennifer’s “Hybrid Techniques” class, I’ll have to. The good news is that she provides a link where you can do the free trial of Photoshop Elements 11 (that’s the cheaper version anyway, and all a scrapbooker would need).

I’m waiting until I have some time to sit down and play with these techniques but I do plan to try the free trial. When I do, I’ve got a GREAT cheat sheet provided as part of the class – saved and bookmarked! Also – as with all True Scrap classes – I have lifetime access so I can go back and watch the video again as many times as I need to. And knowing me, it will take lots of times :)

While I’m raving about Jennifer Wilson, I thought I’d mention something else she’s doing that I’m very excited about for the new year. It’s a program she’s running on her own site, Simple Scrapper (which I’m a member of), and it’s called “Focus.”

And to introduce you to the class and see what it’s about before you pay for it, she’s offering 2 free sessions: Monday 01-07-12 @ 8:30 pm CST and Wednesday 01-09-13 at 1pm CST (2 different times to accommodate different schedules and time zones). Just pick which one works best for you. You get an e-mail confirmation and will get a reminder when it gets closer.

The purpose of this training is to share some of my best tips for simple scrapbooking and introduce the new Focus program. I hear so many talk about not enough time and getting behind etc. This year-long program will help scrapbookers hone in on what is most important and learn new skills to be more effective and efficient.

Do you want to:

Feel more relaxed every day?
Learn ways to scrapbook faster?
Finish the projects you start?
Find more time for scrapbooking?

I’d love to teach you some of my time-tested approaches for simplicity in a free training event. I want to show you exactly how to focus on what matters most in 2013 and have the best year ever! There are two dates and times, to best fit your busy schedule.

This is a perfect match-up for my other pledge for 2013: to get more scrapping done. But I need help. Obviously. I need someone to hold my hand. So I’m signed up to attend the session on 01-09-13 . . . if you sign up as well, please say “hi!”. If you click on the graphic, it will take you to the right place :)

And here’s where you go to take Jennifer’s (or any of the other great) “TRUE SCRAP 4″ individual classes.

Hope you had a scrapalicious Christmas!!

Online Scrapbook Classes: True Scrap 4 – Last Chance for $9.95 Each!

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Hey there – First of all, I wanted to apologize for not posting the rest of my True Scrap 4 class reviews in time for today’s deadline for a cheaper price (see below). But the craziness of the Christmas season took over . . . then I had a sick kiddo . . . then I got strep throat :(

I’m going to continue reviewing the classes as I feel better, but I wanted to remind you that after midnight PST tonight (12-25-12), the price increases by $3 per class. Even at $12.95, they’re a great deal though.

If you’d like to sign up or just learn more about the whole thang: “TRUE SCRAP 4″ individual classes

Merry Christmas to all the scrapbook obsessed !!!

Online Scrapbook Classes: “True Scrap 4″ Starts Tonight!!

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It’s a great day in Scrapbook Land!

Not only did my SIMPLE STORIES SN@P ORDER arrive, but tonight the True Scrap 4 event kicks off with an online Pajama Party. TS4 attendees will gather in the web classroom to chat, get to know each other, ask questions, and make sure all the technical stuff works before class starts.

Lain {our fearless leader} also promises a BIG PRIZE tonight! She just sent out a list of all the prizes to be offered throughout the True Scrap 4 event and it’s amazing. Hope I win something!

If you haven’t signed up yet to join us and would like more info on True Scrap 4 – please CLICK HERE. Or if you’re ready to sign up, you can just click on that cute red superhero icon in my right sidebar … over there —>

Hope to see you in class! I’ll be posting class and event reviews here as much as I can. They will mostly be next week though as I have a busy weekend with family stuff. Every spare moment, I’ll either be taking TS4 classes . . . or fondling my Sn@p goodies ;)

One awesome thing about True Scrap 4 is that I’ll have “forever access” to the classes and can easily watch them whenever I have time . . . as many times as I want.

Another cool thing is that, if I’m not totally happy with the event, I can get a full refund if I notify Lain before the last class is over on Saturday. That makes me feel better – that I can get my $$ back if needed.

Except I’m pretty dang sure I’m gonna’ love it <3 Yay!!! Happy Scrappy Weekend!!!

Hurry! Register for TRUE SCRAP 4 Before the Price Goes Up!

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All the details are HERE. If you’re in a hurry, just click on the cute red superhero graphic in my right sidebar ->>>

The price goes up $20 at midnight* on 09/30/12 (tonight!).
*Correction: That’s midnight Mountain Time, not Pacific.

If you’re a Pea, CHECK THIS OUT! You can save $30 by signing up by the 09/30 deadline.

Please note that even if you can’t commit to the entire 2 days {October 19-20}, the event will be available to you forever and ever. And the True Scrap 4 classes will eventually go on sale separately but from what I hear, that won’t be until December.

Online Scrapbook Class: Free October Scrapinar and Practice for True Scrap 4!

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Lain Ehmann over at Layout a Day.com just announced her next FREE SCRAPINAR for October and I think you’re going to love it!

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Hmmm … You know that little voice in your head that talks to you but no one else can hear … yet *I* know what it’s saying right now? It’s saying, “What in Blue Cherry Hill is a ‘scrapinar’???” And since I heard your little voice alllll the way from here, I’m going to answer: A scrapinar is an online event where everyone meets up at the same bat time on the same bat channel (e.g., same website – which will be provided to you when you sign up). Lain speaks to us live, then she introduces a pre-recorded mini-scrapbook class or seminar. While all of us “students” are listening to Lain and watching the video, in another box on our computer screen, we are having an ongoing “live” (real time) chat with Lain and each other about the topic. We ask questions, make comments, share our own ideas, make jokes, whatever.

And the beauty part is that if you get interrupted or miss it altogether, you will have a certain window of time AFTER the scrapinar to log in, watch Lain, watch the video, and read the chat transcript. Lain also shares any links, worksheets, etc. that were discussed during the scrapinar. BUT – aint’t there always a but? – you MUST register before the event to have access to it afterward (i.e., you can’t see if after the fact if you didn’t sign up to attend originally). You don’t need Skype or anything. Lain sends you instructions on how to access the “classroom” and they’re really super easy. Hey, I’m about the biggest techno-boob out there and I managed to figure it out. Just sayin’ …

The REAL beauty part is … this is all FREE if you can flippin’ believe it! I know, right?

So here are the Top 5 Reasons You Should Sign Up:

1. On Tuesday, 10/02/12, she is having Jennifer Woodbury, a creative team member for Becky Higgins’ Project Life! She will share “Project Life Step-by-Step.”

2. As soon as you sign up, you’ll be offered a special deal that you can only get by signing up for this particular scrapinar. {Hint: It involves Becky Higgins, it’s a great deal, and you won’t want to miss it}.

3. If you already love Lain, you get to spend more time with her. And if you’ve never “met” Lain, what are you waiting for guuurrrrll? She’s fun, upbeat, and always hooks us scrappers up with cool stuff.

4. The October scrapinar uses the same “live chat” and video technology that Lain uses for the TRUE SCRAP events. So this is the perfect test drive to see how it works, get any bugs out, etc. before True Scrap later in October*

5. Um, *I* will be there! DUH!

*TRUE SCRAP 4 is an amazing 2-day, all-inclusive, online scrapbooking event taking place October 21-22, 2012. You get:

Inspiration and Education from 15 A-list instructors…
Five virtual project make-and-takes…
Pre-Event PJ Party…
Virtual goodie bag…
All for one low price…
All from YOUR computer!

I’ll be attending a True Scrap event for the first time. You can probably tell how excited I am because I keep blogging about it, LOL. I just think it’s a super cool thing and I wish I would’ve found True Scrap earlier. The class I took from True Scrap 3 was the best of ANY online scrapbooking classes I’ve ever taken, and that’s what brought TS4 to my full attention. Please think about joining me. Srsly.

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I also hope to see you at the free October scrapinar. Do you think you’ll attend either event?

Online Scrapbook Classes: True Scrap 4 … Discount for Two Peas Members!!

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I’ve been talking about TRUE SCRAP 4 ever since I took and loved SHIMELLE’s CLASS from True Scrap 3.

Now it’s time to sign up for the next event: October 19-20, 2012!!

I’m a member, as many of you are, of the TWO PEAS IN A BUCKET scrapbook message board. I just found out that Lain Ehmann at True Scrap 4 is offering a discount on the event fee JUST for 2 Peas members. If you sign up by 09/30/12, you can save $30!

You’re going to recognize most if not all of the True Scrap 4 Instructors including:
- Heidi Swapp
- Jen Gallacher
- Jessica Sprague
- Nicole Magouirk
and many more!

Two Peas is the headline sponsor of True Scrap 4 and Lain even made a quick video just for 2 Peas community members. {And she’s stinkin’ adorable … I heart that girl!}

So just CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP!

Hope to see some fellow Peas in class! Maybe we can get desks together ;)

Online Scrapbook Classes: “True Scrap 4″ is Open for Registration!

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Yippie kie YAYYYY!!

As I talked about HERE, a wonderful online scrapbooking event ~ TRUE SCRAP 4 ~ is now open for registration!!

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I was on the Pre-Sale e-mail list so I was able to register a couple of days ago. Now registration is open for all, so get your cute bottom over there and join me, wouldya’?

Just CLICK HERE to learn about about “True Scrap 4″ and then register. {You can also get there by clicking on the cute little superhero True Scrap logo above ^^^ or on the upper right of my blog}. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll get them answered :)

In addition to all the amazing classes, there will be a message board, pajama party, prizes, and other cool stuff.

Inspiration and Education from 15 A-list instructors…
Five virtual project make-and-takes…
Pre-Event PJ Party…
Virtual goodie bag…
All for one low price…
All from YOUR computer!

The theme is superheroes and all the instructors have superhero names, LOL. There is Early Bird Registration through 09/30/12 for $20 off. Hope to see you there!

So …. did you sign up?

Online Scrapbook Classes: Instructors for “True Scrap 4″ Have Been Announced!

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And I think you’re going to be as excited as I am. There’s a buncha’ good ones!

I just found about about the True Scrap events recently {do ya’ every feel like … “Well, where the heck have *I* been?!?!” That would be me}. I had already missed True Scrap 1 and 2 but was able to take some a la carte TS3 classes this summer and WOWZA. Very impressive. Very fun. Very cool.

HERE is my review of my favorite class which was presented by Shimelle Laine. At some time after the live True Scrap events are done, the individual classes become available for separate purchase. This is a great way to check them out and see if they’re for you … which they will be, I promise.

But now I want the interactive, 2-day, hundreds of scrappers converging online at once, entire amazing experience. I’m going to sign up for “True Scrap 4″ and get the whole bomb diggity. Fo’ sho’.

And, yay, it’s getting closer!!! October 19-20, 2012. CLICK HERE TO SEE A QUICK FUN VIDEO ABOUT “TRUE SCRAP 4″ !! You can also sign up there for advanced notices, discounts, etc.

Every True Scrap event has a theme and this time it’s super heroes. It’s so cute how she put little masks on all the instructors. And in a Full Circle Scrapbook Moment, it reminds me of the super fun Glitter Girl series that Shimelle does.

True Scrap 4: It’s already in my day planner. The work decks will be cleared and no other plans made. A little mini vacation, some “me time” if you will. {And you KNOW I will!}

As the True Scrap site says:

Not sure what this whole True Scrap thing is? Well, it’s the galaxy’s ONLY live, virtual scrapbooking event! Produced by yours truly, it encompasses two days and almost 20 hours of non-stop scrapbooking and paper crafting fun. Classes, make-and-takes, goodie bags, a PJ party… all from the comfort of your own home, all with 300 or so of your best scrappy buddies!

So check it out. The instructors looks great. I’m getting so excited and will be posting more about “TRUE SCRAP 4″ so stay tuned!

Which of the instructors would you MOST love to take a class with (because they are all great)?

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