Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Shimelle's class

Yesterday I treat myself to an all day class at Creative Pastimes. The teacher: Shimelle Laine, another of my big scrapbooking idols. I had been wanting to go a class of hers for ever and finally I could do it. The theme was Journalling and, she is good! she makes it quite simple to actually sit and think and then write. Of course, for the morning project, a layout, I had to use a photo fo Wasabi. (Sorry about the refection of the flash, as some of you may know I take the photos using my camera phone!)
I look forward to the 24th of August when Shimelle is back at Creative Pastimes to teach about embellishments. By the way, Shimelle's famous cupcakes are as scrummy in real life as they look in the photos.

Sometimes, other scrapbookers/crafters ask me why I go to classes. Although I don't go as often as I would like, because of time and money, I think that everytime that I go to class I learn a lot, not only about a technique or composition but about how to teach. Yes, I did have some proper (although brief) training on how to teach (spanish as a foreign language) but seing someone else as a teacher helps to see how to improve myself and become a better instructor.

So if you have chance, go to a class, you never know what you will learn. Be open minded and think of what you can learn and not what you thought you were going to learn.
Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Momiji said...

lovely page Paula...the journallling looks really great like this...
I got a good book from qvc by heidi swapp on journalling in different ways and its something I would like to have a go at too...and doodling looks good too..I think that you could incorporate some in your cards as it would work well with your modern look.

shimelle said...

so glad you enjoyed it, paula! :)

i am with you on taking classes too -- sometimes i like to take a class in a totally different field just to shake things up a bit, and see how others are doing things. things can always get better! :)

Kylie and Rob said...

I am trying to find a nice photo of Oliver to put on my page. I might have to look up that book Momiji talked about and use it for inspiration. As I had never done Journaling before it might be good to keep by my side.
B.T.W - you are right about how easy blogs are to use. I started mine after coming home from the class.

Momiji said...

for kylie and rob ( and whoever else fancies having a go!) the journalling book is creating keepsakes-love your handwriting by Heidi Swapp ...
ISBN:1 929180 89 6

Kylie and Rob said...

thank you Momiji. I have looked the book up on QVC and watched the video footage but it is on waitlist. I'm not sure how much the postage from Creating Keepsakes is but the book costs £14.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...