Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ten on the Tenth - Free Stuff

One of the things I enjoy most about the online scrapbooking community is the amount and variety of quality FREE STUFF, and today as part of Shimelle's Ten Things blog hop I'm sharing ten "free" links. Some of these links are for upcoming events while others are free classes and products you can access now, some are brand new while others have been around a while, some are from industry gurus while others are from everyday scrapbookers/ bloggers willing to share. I hope you find one or two that will inspire your creativity this week.

1. BPC's 2nd annual Creative Crop is a 12-hour event celebrating National Scrapbook Day and will be held May 5. Click the badge below for all the details and to sign up for this free workshop. (Click here to see some of my layouts from last year's Creative Crop challenges.)
Big Picture Classes

2. Shimelle is hosting an online scrapbooking weekend coming up this weekend, April 13-15. Click the chalkboard below for all the details and get ready for a weekend full of challenges, tutorials, and inspiration.
online scrapbooking weekend : 13-15 april 2012

3. The Paperclipping Roundtable is a weekly discussion on a variety of memory keeping topics. Click here to listen directly on your computer or for a link to subscribe in iTunes.

4. Ali Edwards' 52 Creative Lifts is a "reflection/investigation on some aspect of creativity" in the form of a free weekly newsletter. Click here to see the archives and sign up to receive the newsletter by email.

5. Cheryl McCain of Scrap Your Life is hosting a free class to encourage moms to create an album about themselves before  having children. Click here for the introduction to My Life Before I Was Your Mother.

6. Alexa of Trimming the Sails often shares digital templates with her blog readers. Click here to download her latest quirky creation.

7. If you're new to digital scrapbooking, check out BPC's free self-paced class Scrapbooking with a Digital Template. This class offers step-by-step instructions for creating a digital layout in Photoshop Elements along with free digital supplies and templates.

8. Jessica Sprague also has two free classes - one for beginning ditigal scrappers which includes a quick page and one for hybrid scrapping. Click here to try out both of these classes. (See my layout from the digital quick page here.)

9. Alisa Burke's Finding Your Muse in an inspiration class designed to help you find inspiration in your world (not on the computer). Click here for access to all the class materials. [Thanks to Rinda of Gallo Organico who shared this link last month.]

10. The Masterful Scrapbook Design Sampler gives you access to two lessons and one live webinar each month. Click here to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if you check out any of this free stuff and be sure to leave me a link to other freebies I may have missed.

24 comments:

Jo.C said...

I knew of about half of them so am off to check out the others - thank you.
Have you used Cathy Zielske's blog as she has free downloads and little tutorials. I found out how to do a screenshot from my phone which has been invaluable.
http://cathyzielske.typepad.com

Karen said...

Great links! Thanks.

Jimjams said...

oooh good links Melissa - thanks. I'd forgotten about the Shimelle w/e but several of the others were new to me.

Sian said...

What a clever idea for a 10!

Kerry said...

Great link list. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to having a good look.

Rebekah said...

Love link sharing! I shared Shimelle and Ali's links in my 10 things post too! Hope I can participate in Shimelle's, it sounds fun.

Nathalie said...

This is a great idea for your Ten Things! I am always on the lookout for "free" things! :D Thanks for the links!

Julie J said...

Thanks for a great list - most of them are new to me.

Beverly said...

great ten things, I'll be back later this week to click away on the links :)

debs14 said...

I do love a bargain, and what could be better than a freebie! Thanks for providing all the links.

JO SOWERBY said...

OOH LOVE THE FREEBIE IDEA. WILL BE JOINING SHIMELLE THIS WEEKEND TOO. THANX FOR THE LINX TO MORE ALI EDWARDS FUN AND TO ALISSA'S CLASS TOO,
JO XXX

Cheryl M said...

What a great 10 thing post Melissa. And thanks bunches for sharing my blog's "My Life Before I Was Your Mother". There's a couple here I've not heard of and will definitely be checking them out.
Also, about once a month, I share a free digital layered template on my blog as well.

Alison said...

Great list Melissa..am hoping to join in with Shimelle over the weekend, and will be sure to check out some of the others!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

Great list of resources, Melissa! I'll be checking in on Shimelle's activities this weekend when I have time. Looking forward to BPC's crop next month too. Can't believe May is right around the corner.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a great list Melissa, thanks for sharing all those great links.

Clair said...

Thanks so much for the list!

I'm off to check out a few of those - I could definitely do with a little push every now and again!

alexa said...

Some of these I didn't know about it, so it's great to be offered them, Melissa - thank-you (And thank-you for the mention - most touched!). Off to follow them up ...

Connie Mercer said...

Very cool~thanks!!! Great list of sites that offer GREAT stuff!!

MonicaB said...

Melissa, thank you for all the links to the goodies. I'm definitely going to check out the Life before Mom album, I need to do something like this before I forgot what I use to do. :)

Great 10 List!!

Sue Althouse said...

Great list of free stuff! I'm hoping to catch some of Shimelle's crop this weekend.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Ah! What a great idea for your list of 10 this month, Melissa! Thanks so much for the great list of freebees! I'm off to check them out.

jennifer said...

A fabulous idea for a list! I'm checking out the BPC and Alisa Burke links right now... thanks for sharing! x

scrappyjacky said...

Some great links,Melissa....some I already knew....but some new ones to take a peek at as well.

Ginger said...

Melissa this is a great list! I keep forgetting to sign up for Ali's Newsletter - but thanks to your link I just did!!
I just briefly looked at Alisa Burke's link - that one is very interesting :)