May's class focused on a simple formula for completing pages: (1) layer papers, (2) add photo[s], (3) add your story, and (4) play with embellishments. I loved how she included "play" in her formula, tying it in perfectly with the focus of the event!
Since our focus this month in the Inspired Scrapbooking workshop is People, I took May's formula and these fun products and created a layout about May.
Journaling reads: I've taken several online classes from May Flaum over the past several years (Camp Scrap, May with May) and always enjoy the inspiration, challenges, and techniques that May shares. She packs a ton of materials into each class and is always very active on the message boards and available for questions via email. I even had a Skype chat with her during one class. So it was especially FUN to take a class from her in-person and get to meet her at the Play! in Anaheim event. She's very genuine and always has FUN crafting!
I scraplifted several of May's ideas on this page. First, I outlined my letters to help them pop more on the page.
While I had all these products together, I decided to create another layout - this one tells a story about Ali Edwards at the Play! event.
Journaling reads: After Stacy introduced the workshop teachers Tuesday evening, she asked if we had any questions for them. I asked Ali if she was thriving (her word for the year) wearing that balloon hat. I thought it was a FUN question and was trying to connect with her and her word, but her response was a little cool and I thought I had somehow offended her. It seemed strange to me until she shared in her workshop the next day that letting go and playing are out of her comfort zone, but she's working on it this year. It was nice to say Hi to Ali later that evening and to see her loosening up and having FUN during the remainder of the Play! event.
Have you recorded any stories about your favorite scrapbooking teachers?