Saturday, March 22, 2008

My Final Week in "Simply Great Card Design"

Yes, I am still here! My house is full of company this weekend (picture hubby, me, our 2 daughters, my mom and my in-laws all in around 2300 sq. ft and you get the picture)! I have had no time to myself (heck, we're taking numbers for the bathrooms around here-lol)! Anyway, I hope to have a chance to create soon and "show off" some of the wonderful lessons I have learned from Julie Ebersole and her on-line class "Simple Great Card Design" at My Creative Classroom. And guess what? For those who missed this class the first time around, Julie will be offering it again! For the deets click here. What tidbits of knowledge, magic no less, did Julie share with us during this 5 segment (1 segment/week) class? Inspiration, design concept and components, composition and craftsmanship to point out some fancy words. Sound technical, sound tricky- not at all the way Julie presents it. Believe me, I had several "Duh" moments when a simple concept (and remember "simple does NOT mean easy") became crystal clear to me- a light bulb came on, I shouted "YES!" and I heard a Sousa marching tune in the background- lol. Seriously, IMHO, this course was well worth its cost. The information is presented via an A/V slide show with Julie narrating (for you audio learners), a PDF format (for you visual learners) and there is a discussion forum for Julie to answer questions while you are actually trying your hands on what you learned (for you kinesthetic learners.) The course even has its own gallery where you share your projects with the class- a show & tell, of sorts. Julie's comments in the gallery are so positive and helpful, and my classmates' were kind. Okay, disclaimer- I have received no personal compensation for sharing this information on my blog. This is only my opinion. I'm simply excited because living in a somewhat small town, I have not had an opportunity for an actual class on design and certainly count myself lucky for being instructed by a gal that is so well known in the craft for her talent and fun personality! Let's hear it for computer technology!

Wishing each of you and your families a Blessed Easter! Take care!


Nancy Grant said...

Happy Easter Blessings to you too! Enjoy your day!

I am looking into taking her class as well. Thanks so much for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Happy Easter, Beth! Thank you for letting us know about Julie's class. I definitely will sign up! Take care; Tinla

tami wood said...

your work is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I come from Northern Ireland and had been considering Julie's on-line classes. I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog and your own opinion on the classes - just what I needed to convince me!

Thanks, Jill

Jill said...

I'm so glad you had such a great experience! Thanks for sharing with us and I can't wait for you to share your newfound knowledge with us by way of your creations! Hope your Easter was wonderful!

Rose Ann said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Beth!

Thanks for sharing the deets on Julie's class!! I hope things are more quiet around there now, and you are able to create soon!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

I just signed up for Julie's next class..thanks for the info!