CKC Nashville contest, Special issue in hand, and Rowen the Strawberry Jelly

 

CKC Nashville

I’ve never been to Nashville, so I’m super excited to come teach at CKC. Here are the classes I’ll be teaching at CKC Nashville

Class

Day

Time

Class Size

Room

10 Things Every Scrapbooker Should Know

Friday

9:50 - 10:50 am

45

211 & 212

10 Things Every Scrapbooker Should Know

Saturday

9:50 - 10:50 am

45

211 & 212

Shop Your Stash!

Friday

1:50 - 2:50 pm

45

211 & 212

Shop Your Stash!

Saturday

1:50 - 2:50 pm

45

211 & 212

LuCKy Girl

Friday

3:10 - 4:10 pm

45

211 & 212

LuCKy Girl

Saturday

3:10 - 4:10 pm

45

211 & 212

 

If you are attending the show, sign up for one of these (classes created by the great staff at CK)! :D

Here’s a little challenge for you:

If you sign up for one of my classes, and create a layout using one or more of the Photoshop Friday techniques, bring your layout, or a photo/scan/copy of your layout, and you’ll be entered into a drawing, which I’ll hold in each class, for some cool CK prizes.

This is JUST for people who are both PSFers and attending one of my classes at CKC Nashville. If that’s you, can’t wait to meet you! :D 

CK Hybrid Special Issue 

Okay, and more news. *The book is available for order now at the CK web site. Just found this out today*:

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I got my advance copy on Saturday. YAHOOOO! It is so gorgeous. Feminine and flourishy and full of Photoshop instructions, which makes it pretty much the coolest thing imaginable in my world - I hope you like it too. Rowen was so excited to see herself on the cover, and she got a kick out of mama’s “Believer” crown (from Fancy Pants) on the cover as well. :)

The work of all the contributors: Sheri Reguly, Jen Perks, Tiffany Tillman, Nisa Fiin, Sara Winnick, Dagmar Neumann, Joanna Bolick, Kendra McCracken, Linda Harrison, and C.D. Muckosky is beautiful and inspiring. I seriously can’t WAIT for this to get into the hands of scrappers who are looking for inspiration and instructions to add computer techniques to their pages.

Here are the answers to questions I am getting:

  • MOST (all but 3, in fact) of the pages in the issue are paper/traditional (as opposed to all-digital). However, ALL of the computer techniques involved are totally applicable to paper or digital pages. There are photo techniques, journaling techniques, title techniques, embellishment techniques (i.e. brushes, text, accents), and patterns (i.e. patterned paper, as well as groups of techniques in larger projects).
  • ALL of the screen shots were taken using Photoshop Elements. However, because Elements is a subset of the functionality of Photoshop CS/CS2, ALL of the techniques will work in most versions of Photoshop.
  • The techniques cover a wide range of skills, from basic to more advanced, and from foundational (converting photos to black and white, for example) to very technique-y (creating a grid for a mini-album).
  • There are nearly 70 techniques in the book, with color photos and simple 3-step instructions with screen shots. Each layout gets a 2-page spread in the book, so you can see the sample in detail, and then follow along with the instructions on the facing page.
  • Because this is a special issue, it isn’t included in the regular CK subscription.
  • The issue arrived at CK yesterday, and you can order it at the CK web site right over here (no longer pre-order! These are shipping now!). Otherwise, it’ll be available at bookstores and local scrapbook stores everywhere on April 10.

 

So head on over and get ya one. :)

Funny of the Day - Rowen Wins Again 

And Rowen won the funny of the day this morning (even at 7 a.m. I knew this would be the funniest thing I heard all day).

*ETA* Somehow this part got eaten by Squarespace. I will write it again so it doesn’t seem so totally random…

This morning, Rowen knocked on our door at 7 a.m. Jared was already up and dressed, but I was still slugging. :P So she came in and climbed in next to me, and said, “Daddy, come and make a Rowen sandwich!” He laid down next to her, and she said, “You and mama are the bread, and Rowen is the jelly!” So Jared said, “What kind of jelly are you?” And she promptly replied, “Strawberry!” 

Now if only I had remembered to ask her if I was butter-top white or whole-grain…