2Ps Digital Creative Team
Loc: Derbyshire, England
|Posted: 1/21/2013 3:01:08 PM|
Boy...you all are making me rethink what I was thinking of teaching at my LSS for their Ranger workshop. I have made two projects, a mini and a wall hanging, and am trying to decide which I should turn in as my project to teach.
I pretty much scrap totaly 12x12 and find it VERY difficult to use just a single photo. Maybe its because I take so many photos that I feel I need to use more than one. I also have a hard time using flowers.
Difficult one that.
A couple of viewpoints - I think people who like Ranger/Tim Holtz products actually like the process of playing with the product as much the final project. I know whenever I have done classes based on those products (or similar) they have tended to be mini books/altered projects as perhaps they give more scope for the techniques to be used.
However, having taught at retreats I know that a lot of people also like to have more layouts to add to their albums so techniques that are included have to evolve to work on a 12x12 page.
When I taught classes over the weekend I would offer two layouts and one altered project, then between the other teachers I would say the ratio of layouts to mini books would perhaps be 2:1 if not a little more.
I would ask the LSS about her customer base and likely take up for the class. Does she cater predominantly to scrapbookers but want to expand their knowledge of the Ranger products? In which case I would offer one of the classes as a layout. However if she has a solid base of customers who are already 'into' the whole Ranger concept then your ideas will likely be what is anticipated by them and well received.
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 1/22/2013 2:31:09 PM|
I absolutely agree! I just can't get into minibooks. I like the "idea" of the minibook but in practice I just don't like them. I find they also go into "out of sight, out of mind" mode once they're done because I don't store them on a normal shelf, so they get put away and forgotten about. I would much prefer to make a couple Project Life inserts or a few layouts instead.
Loc: New York
|Posted: 1/22/2013 2:53:27 PM|
I made my first mini this past week and honestly never thought I would enjoy the process as much as I did. It was a mini album of our honeymoon so it was bright tropical photos and colors (I think that helped.) It's true everyone has their own design that they love and I never thought I was going to be able to pull off a mini album but did. I loved being able to put a lot of my scraps and older embellishments from JoAnn's and ACMoore that I don't really buy anymore to use.
As for something I'm just never seeing myself get into, the vintage colors with those big flowers, I'm sorry, just not my thing.
Loc: In the middle of Mississippi, in the middle of the Deep South
|Posted: 1/22/2013 4:16:35 PM|
I never jumped on the Glitter Girl/Washi Tape/Spray Mist/Thickers bandwagons. I don't "hate" any of them, just not my style.
Happy Happy Pea
Loc: New York
|Posted: 1/22/2013 10:34:15 PM|
That's funny, because I used to panic watching Glitter Girl because she uses so much paper on her layouts... I couldn't believe how I reacted... it seemed almost as if she were a paper hedonist!
But, watching her taught me so much, and part of it was that I am not doing myself any favor hoarding paper.
So now I make lots of paper hedonist pages, and I've grown to like it.
You know who scares me as a scrapper is Nancy Damiano, her pages are so clean and pretty. I don't know if I could do that. I watch her scrap and I love what she does, but there is no way that I could do what she does. She is like a super scrapper. I just don't see pages in my head like she must, so I watch her and drool and go back to my "Bob Ross, Happy Little Tree" type layouts where I just randomly pick where stuff is going to "live" on my pages.