A couple of scrappy freebies I came across and thought I'd share.
Like this free class: Embrace Imperfection at Big Picture Classes. Don't get me wrong...I'm not opposed to paying for classes; that's how I found this one. But free is good and heaven knows I could use some lessons in getting past perfectionism. Karen is one talented lady who must have more than 24 hours in her daily clock given all that she can accomplish. She's wrapping up a year of being a creative force behind the Weekly Gratitude blog and she's on the design team for several prominent manufacturers. Throw in the fact that she works from home, has two small children, reads a book a week and leads an art journaling project...well, she ought to be teaching a class called Embrace Organization.
How can you go wrong with a free class? You're bound to learn something and since it's online, you can do it at your convenience. And this one starts in February so you have plenty of time to get all those post-holiday jobs out of the way. Go sign up...we'll sit in class together.
I'm a big fan of Alison Davis and her sketches. Part of it comes from the clean, graphic lines of her designs and the fact that her photos are usually arranged in some sort of grid. Right up my alley. But I also love the fact that she shows scrapbookers how to to tweak and twist a basic sketch to get a completely different look...or five different looks when she does her sketch week.
Beginning January 1, it will be sketch week every week; you can read all about it here. You can download and print her sketches to build your own idea book, and it's all free. And once you get comfortable changing up the sketches to fit your theme, your pictures, and your supplies, you can apply the same principles to layouts you see and like in magazines, books and online. It's education but not in classroom form.
Scrapping. Learning. Free. It's hard to beat that.