Giveaways from Big Picture Classes

by | Sponsors & Giveaways | 51 comments

This year I’ve had so much fun being a part of the Ella Publishing / Big Picture Classes team. I have two more guest blog posts coming up, but I wanted to share a fun and BIG giveaway as a last hurrah. Today we have five things you can win!

Event: 12/12/12 at Home with Stacy Julian and Amy Tan
Join hundreds of scrapbookers who will be participating LIVE on 12/12/12 from the comfort of their own homes. For 12 straight hours you’ll enjoy live, streaming video instruction direct from our Hawaiian classroom.

Class: Art of Composition with Tracey Clark
No matter what kind of photography you enjoy, The Art of Composition will change how you look at the world around you while teaching you about line, shadow, shape, focus, negative space, balance, color and more!

Class: Home Blessings with Courtney Walsh
In this four-week workshop, you’ll learn to create mixed-media wall art, collaged frames, and dimensional decor to bless your home with your own unique touch. Along the way, you’ll discover meaningful ways to bring blessing into your everyday.

Class: Artful Parenting with Karen Stockham
In Artful Parentingβ€”The Transitional Tween Years, Karen Stockham, a licensed family counselor, will help you explore ways to maneuver these inevitable, game-changing years while maintaining emotional closeness to your 9- to 12-year-old.

eBook: Project Dig Deep
This is your chance to join seven avid scrapbookers as they get inspired by their own recent scrapbook pages and then “dig deep” to tell seven types of expanded stories within their ongoing Project Life albums.

How to Enter

For a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes, leave a comment on this post sharing a scrapbook skill you would like to improve in 2013. To be eligible, you must enter by 11:59pm CST on Friday, December 7.

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  1. ava

    I really need to work on scrapping regularly! I can scrap a storm only if I’m making a gift, sigh.

  2. Colleen

    I would like to be better at journaling my pages. I really lack in that area of scrapping. Also, I am always working on making my photos better. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Rebecca Lovell

    I really need to find a way to spend more time scrapping – and learning to spend that time I find more wisely. When I do have time, I end up wasting it, trying to make decisions. And of course, my other goal is always to make my photos better. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the chance!!

  4. Paula

    This year I plan to finally learn to use my big girl camera in manual mode πŸ™‚ I know a little about iso, apterture and shutter speed, but… Well, lets’s say I still have a lot to learn.

  5. Crystal

    I really need to work with my camera better. I do shoot in manual mode but my photo compositions are definitely lacking and I have to edit out backgrounds and things often. I would love to improve on that…and many other areas!!

  6. Carol

    I could really use some help on extractions and thanks for the chance to win.

  7. April S

    I think I’m finally getting a DSLR for Christmas. In 2013 I want to learn how to work with it.

  8. Cathy

    Wow I wouldn’t mind doing any one of these classes. My skill for next year that I would like to improve on is just to scrap a heck of a lot more consistently. Oh and maybe to learn to use inks a bit more too on my pages.

  9. Tiffany

    I want to work on my overall photography skills as well as photoshop to dabble some in digi!!

  10. KarYn A.

    I would like to improve my photoshop blending and shadowing skills. I feel that I can do a simple graphic layout pretty well – but I would like to try to be more artsy and perhaps look a little less digi and more paper-like. Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Candice S. in Colorado

    I would really love to learn to scrapbook from a blank canvas vs. using a template. I have NEVER started a layout from scratch….always start w/ a template and the modify as I go. Isn’t that sad???

    Winning a class from Big Picture Classes would rock my world! No matter what class it is! I must say, the Project Dig Deep sounds really awesome!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!! I am seriously hoping for some good luck! I need it! πŸ™‚

    Happy Holidays,
    Candice in Colorado

  12. Diane D

    A scrapbook skill I would like to improve in 2013 is designing the page. I spend so much time deciding where to place everything and what to include/omit that it really sucks out the joy.

  13. Jenn L

    Wow. All of these classes look amazing and I could learn so much from all of them. One thing I really need to focus on in the new year is just making the time to scrapbook. I am feeling so behind and maybe I just need something more to motivate me, like one of these wonderful classes. I also want to work more on just being me in my pages and not worrying if my layouts match up to anyone else’s skills and style. Thanks for the chance to win Jen!

  14. Rebecca

    Great prizes. I would like to improve my page design and shadowing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Helen

    For 2013 I would love to do more scrapping. I need to make a plan of the pages I want to do and how to tackle them. Usually when I have some spare time to scrap, my first thought is – What shall I do? If I had a plan then I would know what my next step should be. Project dig deep looks fab – would love to win this!

  16. Ingunn

    I want to stop procrastinating! I have notebooks full of layout designs and story ideas, but few of them reach scrapbook completion…

  17. Brenda Letellier

    I really need to get better at using and combining pattern papers. I also need better time management skills so I can scrap more of my own pages instead of always being online and watching what other people are creating!

  18. Laurel

    I would like to improve my page design and depend less on templates.

  19. Kelly S

    For 2013 I want to learn how to layer! I want more depth and embellishments on my pages.

  20. Felecia

    Planning to work on my photography in the upcoming year. Thanks for opportunity.

  21. Amy M.

    I think I need to be more focused on telling our stories – I tend to just scrap whatever comes to mind. I’d like to be more MINDFUL about what I create in 2013!

  22. Sammie

    I would like to do a better job of recording the details of what we do right away, so that when I have time to scrapbook, I will be able to include more of those details in my albums.

  23. Kim K

    I would like to blog more to have the record of what is going on in our lives until I get time to scrapbook those moments.

  24. Skrapkitty

    Thanks for the chance to win – what a great giveaway! In 2013 I want to work on keeping my stories current and try new styles.

  25. orange gearle

    I think the thing that I would like to get better at in 2013 is speed. It is directly related to my ability to make decisions. πŸ™‚ So, maybe I’d actually like to get better about making decisions.

  26. Karen Moore

    I’d like to go with the flow more and not nick pick everything thing I do. I know that DONE is better but I can get side tracked so easily. LOVE the chance to win one of these amazing classes!!!

  27. Sandy L

    I desperately need to learn to scrap without photos. I have so many memories (I’m turning 53) and most of the people involved in my memories are gone now. I want so much for the upcoming generations to know these people that I loved! Thank you for the chance to win.

  28. liz navarro

    I would really like to work on having some albums more or less “finished” – to the point where I could add more, if I wanted to, but then move on to other stories.

  29. Azika

    I would like to improve my skill with designing pages. I don’t have a difficult time journaling, but I never like how my pages look when I’m done with them.

  30. Janet

    I worked hard the past few years to really focus on my discovering my scrapbook style, so for 2013 I would love to focus on incorporating more scrapping in my everyday life.

  31. Deb

    Where do I start, so much to learn and never enough time but I’d really like to learn learn mixed media skills.

  32. Roxane F.

    I need to work on project life on a weekly bases and get my camera out of auto mode! Thanks for a chance to win1

  33. Laura T.

    I would like to learn different ways to do stamping on layouts. I have so many stamps and would like to learn how to make them look great on a page.

  34. Cathleen Robin

    I would like to learn more on mixed media, thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Jen

    I am in love with the Art Journaling pages I am seeing everywhere… I want to dabble in that more in 2013! Thanks for this chance.

  36. Carolina H

    I’d like to get better at journaling. It’s something I struggle with and always leave for last (or skip indefinitely).

  37. Tammy McCullars

    I really need help with working my camera in manual mode. I have the Canon G12 because I travel a lot so I need the ease of the auto mode but would love to learn how to shoot night photos, low-light photos. Thanks for a chance to win!

  38. Kimberly Kalil

    I’d really like to improve my photography in 2013. I think a great photo makes all the difference.

  39. TJ Jay

    I would like to improve my photoshop skills from enhancing my photos to templates and overlays.

  40. Janneke

    I would like to improve my layout compositions in 2013 as well as the quality of my journaling. Thanks for a chance to win!

  41. Steffanie S

    Mine is to not fuss so much to make each page perfect…but to instead record the memories. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  42. Melinda Wilson

    I would like to improve how long it takes me to complete a layout. I need to be focused more and stop worrying about the perfection.

  43. Donna U

    I would like to try art journaling

  44. Barbara S

    With four boys heavily involved in athletics, I run from one activity to the other, barely taking time to download pictures and recharge camera batteries (much less upload and order prints). This year I would like to be more purposeful in selecting at least a dozen or so pictures from each event to PRINT, so that they can be enjoyed away from the computer! Then, when I do have time to scrap, they will be there, waiting for me. πŸ™‚

  45. Heather Mayfield

    I want to improve my photography.

  46. Lupita

    I need to print out pictures more often and scrspbook a lot more. And since my birthday is on12-12-12, I can’t think of a better day to start..

  47. marlajeanne

    I need help sorting out my priorities for the few hours I have each week. I have 1000s of old family photos, a PSE library with 100s of more current photos, lots of ideas, 6 BPC classes + at least 20 old ones that are partially finished, and I’ve started many projects and finished none.

  48. mary

    photography is the area i’d like to focus on this year…i’ve wanted to take a class on this for several years now:)

  49. Lilola

    I need to learn how to use mists and sprays on my papers. I hope I can accomplish this in 2013 because I love the look of it, but when I do it it comes out all blotchy.

  50. Jenny McGee

    I need to focus on actually sitting down and taking the time to scrapbook. I go through spurts throughout the year.

  51. bdaiss

    Journaling for sure. I admire those who can truly tell a story from their every day life. I struggle so much and always feel pretentious. Thanks for the chance!


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