Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Is Me!

So I just signed up for my first online scrapbooking workshop. I decided to put my money where my mouth is. I'm always talking about how people need to remember to include themselves in their scrapbooks and family history but I often fail to follow my own advice. Today I read on Stacy Julian's blog about a workshop starting over at Big Picture Scrapbooking called The Challenge of Me. This is a four week workshop with Lisa Day and is described as follows:

"Reflecting on who you are can be a challenging and transformational experience. In creating an album that celebrates who you are, you will have an opportunity to explore, discover and create a record of what you care about, what touches you, and where your passion lies. In the process, you may discover new insights about what matters most to you."

Can you imagine if you had an album like that from one of your ancestors? What a treasure that would be. I decided to do this workshop in the hopes of creating a treasure for my descendants. I'm looking forward to Lisa's daily prompts to help me tell my story and to her challenge's to use new techniques and to "use my stash". (I think my husband will like that last part the best LOL).

After registering I was asked to fill out a survey and based on my answers Lisa will assign me my first challenge in the workshop - to create pages in a new format! I haven't yet received my format but I suspect based on my answers it's going to be 6 x 12. This will definitely be a challenge for me, but I think I'm up for it. I will keep you all posted on my progress and upload my album as I go along. You can check out this workshop here if you're also interested in taking it. The workshop costs $25 but you can get a discount if you use the code summer2009 when you checkout. Although the workshop started today registration doesn't close until July 1st.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. what a great idea - i hope it is an inspiring experience for you.

  2. Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure you'll be really happy with your completed project!