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Up & Running Registration Open!

We have opened registration for the August 20-September 16 session of my beginner-level, instructor-led, video-based online digital scrapbooking class, Up & Running with Photoshop. Yay!

Click here to learn more and register for class!

Testimonials 

If you’re on the fence about this class, here are some testimonials from just a few of the participants in our first Up & Running session in June/July:

To all blog readers…I am taking the class right now and I have to tell you…$40 is a complete steal! I can’t believe the knowledge I have learned and not to mention the great downloads.
I have been scrapbooking since 1996 and have met many of the “celebs”. Jessica is the ONLY one that has impressed me with her talents and man…I am more impressed as the class continues.
I know this sounds like I am a stalker but really…I can’t say enough kind words.

 -Linda

So worth the class if you are on the fence! jessica is an awesome teacher!!!

-Joscelyne

Jessica is a totally inspiring teacher and the class is not to be missed…I have been totally blown away with what I have learnt, and the video makes it so easy

-Scrapinthyme

This U&R class has been the best experience. I was a complete newbie and have learned so much from Jessica. It has gone above and beyond what I ever expected.

-Dawns

Let me just say it will be the best $40 you spend on scrapbooking this year! I am totally inspired and have learned SO much from this class. I was familiar with PSE, but had never done digiscrapping. I now have six completed pages, and a whole new understanding of PSE. The message board for this class has also been tremendously interesting and filled with resources and help. Jessica’s videos are the best and you can watch them over and over. Run to registration! :-)

-Karen

But I am in total agreement that taking Jessica’s class is the best money you can spend towards your scrapping future, esp. if you kind of, sort of know your program, but not really. Now, I KNOW my program and what it does and how EFFORTLESS it becomes once it is explained to you, Jessica-style! Seriously, invest in yourself!!!

-Angi

If you’re on the fence about whether to sign up, take it, take it! Seriously. I had been dinking around on my own trying to piece together knowledge from online tutorials through painful trial and error, and had even spent money on static video courses before, but this class was the ONLY thing that kicked my butt into making real layouts as a digi-scrapper.

Jessica is not only knowledgeable, but an excellent *teacher* (those things don’t always go together). Her tutorials are well paced and clearly outlined (NOT always the case with others, lemme tell ya), and her enthusiasm is infectious. And the class message board, heheh, let’s just say it’s a serious meeting of the minds — people post on there nonstop!

Okay, that’s enough infomercial, I gotta get back to my day job! :P

Up. And. Running. Rocks.

-Jenn

Up and Running is an awesome class. Jessica is a wonderful teacher, and so true that being knowledgable and being a great teacher, don’t often go together especially in teaching tech stuff. The videos are great—can stop and start as needed to work on the lesson. Plus great “field trips”, freebies, discounts, inspiration, and the most helpful classmates on the planet.

-Amy 

I have taken many online PS classes and this is the very best with more than your moneys worth.

-Mer 

Q&A

Answers to some common questions I get: 

Q: Can I still take the class if I use CS/CS2/CS3?

A: The class videos are recorded in Photoshop Elements 5.0, but I’ll be providing a video for CS/CS2/CS3 users to explain the minor interface differences. You should have no problem taking the class if you use CS/CS2/CS3.

 Q: Do I have to be online at a certain time?

A: No. The videos launch each Monday, and you receive a daily email from me to help with the pacing of the class. It helps to stay up with everyone so we can have a cool discussion on the message board, but you can complete the assignments on your own time, at your own pace.

Q: Do the videos go away after the class is over?

A: No. You’ll be able to access ALL of the videos and course materials forever, even after the class is over. I feel that if you paid for this content, it is yours, and it should be available to you when you’ll need it again, no matter how long that is. :)

Let me know if you have more questions. :D 

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