Things have been a little quiet around this space for the last few weeks, but it’s definitely NOT due to a lack of crafty projects!! In fact, it’s exactly the opposite! Lots of exciting things in the works that I can’t wait to share more about 🙂
First up, I am so very excited to be a contributor to Studio Calico’s February class “On the Grid”, led by the amazingly talented (and Canadian!) Marcy Penner. The list of people contributing to this class is incredible…seriously! As cool as it is to be a contributor, I’m actually more excited about being a class participant. Tonnes of inspiration to be had from these ladies, for sure!! Here’s a little sneak peak of my project. It’ll be exclusive to the class, so I guess you’ll just have to sign up if you want to see more 😉
Then, I got an invite to be one of the “Guest Storytellers” for Ali Edwards’ Story Kits and Story Stamps for theme of “Gatherings”. Let me back up a bit and explain what a huge deal this is for me! I’ve always been an HUGE Ali fan. Without a doubt, it’s her style and approach to scrapbooking that got me hooked on this hobby in the first place! I’m not sure I would be doing this today had I not come across Ali’s articles in the “Creating Keepsakes” magazines 6ish years ago. When just the idea of the Story Kits was announced last fall, they went straight to the top of my Christmas list! I may have “helped” Santa along a bit and signed up for those babies ASAP. The kits are really and truly perfect, but the online classroom content that accompanies the subscription every single month…. I have no words. Ali has a way of presenting the themes each month that make me want to cry (in a good way!!) because they resonate so deeply. Best scrapbooking purchase I have ever made…EVER. I’m not trying to sell you on a kit. I just really honestly believe that. When I was invited to be a guest storyteller, it took about a nanosecond for me to say “YES!!!”. So my guesting gig goes live tomorrow (February 1st)! I’m sharing 2 layouts and a lengthy process video that are exclusive to the classroom. Here’s a little peek…
But that’s not all, nope, that is not all… I’ve been working my butt off on a new BIG project! So big that I don’t even have all of the details about it yet…ha!! But I can give you a little peek: AND…I’ve got a couple projects all finished up for the AE Digital Design Team 🙂 This layout came together with the “Enough” digital stamp set. The story is real. But the stamp set, that’s what inspired me to tell it.
You may remember that my as part of my One Little Word (Reflect) this year, I wanted to start a Gratitude Journal. I ended up making one for myself using a favourite photo and the digital “2015 date stamps”. I’m hoping to have another post up soon to show you what’s inside and how it came together 🙂 While I was at it, I made a little art/story journal for Liam too!So, that’s pretty much filled up my January! I didn’t realize how much I’d actually accomplished until I put this post together. There’s still lots of work to do, but I’m excited about it! I want to say “the finish line is in sight”, but that’s not really true because I think it’s really just the beginning…and I’m excited to see what’s next 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
I just got finished watching your video for the Story kit class! Thanks so much. Your pages are fantastic, and have inspired me so much. Both of your pages will help me to tell more of my work story, also. Thanks again!
That’s so awesome Janet!! Can’t wait to see what you make!
Pam- I have been following your work for a while now on SC and I love your pages. Now I think I love your work even more after seeing your guest lesson this month. I am also a nurse and I very closely identify with your journaling. So real and so very well put. Looking forward to seeing more from you!
Pam, I have just watched your video in Ali’s Storytellers class and I have just become your biggest fan! First of all, you are the first person EVER, to make Photoshop Elements make sense to me! I seriously feel like I can go out and buy it right now and use it! Maybe your video is the “tipping point,” maybe it was your pace, whatever, I don’t care, I loved your class! I loved your Gather Evidence idea, I loved your idea for a story/stories — seriously clever! And your work layout was just so wonderful! I am not a nurse but my mother taught nursing — psychiatric nursing — and her passion was helping people die. When she was going through chemo, she wanted to sit with other patients and listen to their stories! I’m sure you hear incredible stories and I am positive that quote is indeed inspirational for you! I love it myself!
I just needed to come over here and thank you “in person”!
Also, my son may be coming to Ontario, I don’t want to jinx it, I may be checking in with you to see where you actually live if he does! My daughter is moving to Buffalo so they’ll be sorta close — we’re in the US.
Your biggest fan!
Mary, thank you so so much for your lovely words!! I’m so happy that you’re feeling more optimistic about Photoshop Elements! Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do without it 🙂 And I’m especially happy that you felt such a connection with my lesson. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I truly appreciate you taking the time to send me a little note 🙂
Hi Pam! I just saw your process video on Ali’s site – I love everything about it! Thanks so much for taking the time to do it. You’ve inspired me to tell my work story too. I’m also a nurse and I never really thought of ever writing down my own work story. I’ve always felt my work would be boring but you’ve completely changed my mind. It was so fascinating to read what your work day is like. It definitely brought back memories of my ICU days. I’m so inspired to tell my nursing story now! Thanks again!
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