Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Year of online classes

When 2012 rolled around, Studio Calico rolled out online classes. So far, I've signed up for photo-a-day with Nicole Samuels, stretch your kit with Amy Tan, and happy little moments with Maggie Holmes. Nic's class is a year-long class and works perfectly with Project Life-Year 38. Amy's class runs for the month of February and teaches us how to stretch our kits using only the main kit. I combined my main and add-ons when I got my January box, so I'm using all of them. I wasn't going to sign up for Maggie's class, but Valerie posted pictures of her class kit and I was hooked.

Aside Studio Calico's classes, I signed up for 2 classes with Big Picture Classes. I am again attempting to complete One Little Word with Ali Edwards. I also signed up for Move More, Eat Well with Cathy Zielske. I will complete those class assignments before the month is up.

The beauty of online classes is that I don't have to be dressed and sitting at a desk to complete the lessons. I can be in my pjs or in bed and still get stuff done. It's refreshing to be on the other side of the desk...not being the one teaching. Of course, this is all fun stuff, but I do learn a lot in the process.

Here's a layout for the first Stretch Your Kit challenge. The challenge was to use a mask on your layout. I cut "enjoy this moment" with my silhouette cameo and used it as a mask with Mister Huey's classic calico.

I met my god sisters/cousins for the first time last weekend. They were living in Colorado and moved home a few months ago. While this island is small, it's still very easy to not see people you know often. I've blocked out their faces for privacy purposes.

Have a great Sunday!

1 comment:

Krista Wells said...

I admire you for taking so many online classes- I always want to take them but I'm never motivated to 'keep up' with the class work. I've learned that I will only do it if I'm REALLY interested in it! So I limit myself now.