Polish, Use Grids, Add Meaning and Tension to Scrapbook Pages in 2013

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When you’ve got a passion for a hobby, you want to go deeper in, refining your skills, learning, talking and thinking about what you love. You need the company and advice of others with the same passion. This year that good company will be tackling topics that include: polishing and oomphing, adding meaning, using grids and blocks, working color, getting tension and more in online classes.

If you’re a fan of our weekly content and weekend updates, check out Masterful Scrapbook Design. It’s how we pay the bills to make all of this possible–and it might well be a great match for your interests and needs.

You can now join without an ongoing commitment by purchasing half year or whole year options. In 2013 we will produce 6 top-notch hyperlinked ebooks, 30 designer interviews and 24 chances to get feedback and join the conversation at our new “office hours.” Details on all 6 issues are below. More specifics on how Masterful Scrapbook Design works, are here.

Our members consistently tell us how much value they get from Masterful Scrapbook Design.

One of the points that really makes your content have so much value is that I can learn the principles and apply them to digital or paper or hybrid work. And not just in scrapbooking, but cards and even sewing. — Linda Lapichak

“I have been a subscriber from the very first issue and have loved it…each change you make is an improvement in my mind (though how it can get any better is beyond me!!) You have an amazing product and it is among the most useful and creative out there. I am inspired each month…” -Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala

“Debbie, Thank you so much for all your efforts to make this a great learning and creative experience. What I have always valued so much in your classes and website is your sincerity in wanting to help us learn what will make us better scrappers and enjoy doing it.” -Marcia Deignan

January 9, 2013

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Top 10 Details

Guest teachers Anna Aspnes, Lisa Dickinson, Amanda Jones, Krista Sahlin and Dina Wakley share top product and technique choices, photo treatments, approaches to journaling, layout, titlework and embellishing. Get tips and ideas for your own pages and find out why these approaches are favored and what makes them great for scrapbook pages that record your stories. Includes seminar with 60+ annotated layouts, 5 “style guides” and layered templates with sketches, 100+ pages of articles on the focus topic, 5 live and recorded interviews with guest teachers, and 4 live and recorded office hours sessions (8+ hours of video/audio). Seminar is great for viewing on e-devices.

July 3, 2013

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Grids & Blocks Details

Grids provide both opportunities and challenges and this month’s teachers show you how to work with both to make pages that are well designed and anything but boring. Find out how a grid structure can underlie both linear and clustered designs. See how to take the “grid” beyond a basic 3 by 3 design.

March 6, 2013

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Oomph & Polish Details

Guest teachers Lisa Dickinson, Leah Farquharson, Corrie Jones, Doris Sander, and Celeste Smith (along with Tami, Amy, and myself) have made pages that show you our “secret sauce” when it comes to finishing a page, and our approaches to getting polished and highly appealing looks through attention to dimension, layering, theme, customizing elements, using pattern and more. Includes seminar with 60+ annotated layouts, 5 “style guides” and layered templates with sketches, 100+ pages of articles on the focus topic, 5 live and recorded interviews with guest teachers, and 4 live and recorded office hours sessions (8+ hours of video and audio). Seminar is great for viewing on e-devices.

September 4, 2013

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Tension Details

Tension is an important element in making something beautiful. Consider the good guy and the bad guy in fiction; vertical columns supporting curves in architecture; hard movements combined with flowing movements in dance. Find out how get tension on the scrapbook page.

May 1, 2013

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Make It Mean Details

You learn to make scrapbook pages that go deeper than the surface details, beginning with journaling and titles that go beyond the obvious in both their content and rendering. Paula Gilarde, Pattie Knox, Emily Pitts, Amber Ries, and Kim Watson show you how to work with all 5 senses, how to incorporate voice, explore character, and leverage motif, pattern, color and photo treatments to make enduring records of your life. Includes seminar with 60+ annotated layouts, 5 “style guides” and layered templates with sketches, 100+ pages of articles on the focus topic, 5 live and recorded interviews with guest teachers, and 4 live and recorded office hours sessions.

November 6, 2013

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Color Details

You know the basics of color – schemes, emotional and cultural associations, mixing in gallon, quart, pint quantities. Now find out how to put that knowledge to work to make pages that pop, set tone, charm, tell your stories.

3 Ways to Join Us

Subscribe at $12.50 each monthYou’ll have access to the current issue. It will move to your permanent library the day before a new issue publishes if you are a paid-up subscriber.

Buy at $62. Get first three issues plus membership through 6/30/13:

  • Top 10
  • Oomph & Polish
  • Make It Mean

Add to Cart

These issues will not be sold individually in 2013.

Buy at $96. Get all six issues plus membership through 12/31/13:

  • Top 10
  • Oomph & Polish
  • Make It Mean
  • Grids & Blocks
  • Tension
  • Color

Add to Cart

These issues will not be sold individually in 2013.

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