Hi there and happy Friday!! How excited are you that it is the weekend!! I know I am!!
I wanted to give you a heads up that registration is closing soon for my 30 Days of Me Class at Studio Calico! The last day to sign up is this Sunday!!
Class starts on Monday and I can't wait to share everything I have been creating with you!! It can definitely be hard and might feel out of the ordinary to make an entire album about YOU.... but I am here to tell you that you won't regret it and you will have lots of fun during the process as well!
During the 30 Days of Me class I will talk about WHY I feel it is so important to document YOU and not just your family and the things going on around you.... If you aren't already, it is past time to include YOU in the stories you document and this will help you get started!
Here are a few sneak peeks at some of the pages in my album...
You might notice from the images above that this is NOT an album full of selfies! So if you are uncomfortable being the subject in your pictures, that is definitely OK!! Even though we are covering a whole bunch of topics about YOU, it is suggested & encouraged to photograph those things in a variety of ways!
If you aren't already signed up, I hope you will join me!
>> Registration and Class Details <<
You can find all of the details about the class and register here on the 30 Days of Me Class Page.
You can also see the fun intro VIDEO that I created for this class here.
I can't wait to get started.... I will "see" you all in class on Monday!!
I am teaching a NEW class at Studio Calico next month and registration is now open!!
>> 30 Days of Me <<
As memory keepers we spend our lives capturing the world around us. Yet, when you take the time to gather your memories and share them with the world, are YOU in those moments? By enrolling in “30 Days of Me” Maggie Holmes will guide you through this month long course where you will learn more ways to incorporate yourself into your memory keeping by completing an entire album, focused on you. This class will remind you that not only is it important to collect those moments with the ones you love, but to also show yourself in your projects.
Kit info >> While supplies last, 30 Days of Me students will receive a free bonus class kit containing journal cards, a stamp set, labels and badges. This kit will ship for free, no matter where you are.
BY ENROLLING IN THIS CLASS YOU'LL RECEIVE....
30 prompts designed to help you record your own story.
5 videos from Maggie sharing details & techniques from her album.
A PDF sharing Maggie's completed album, along with tips & ideas to use in your own book.
A peek into each of the contributors albums. They will each share their take on five of the class prompts. Contributors >> Melanie Louette, Natalie Elphinstone & Tracy Armstrong
Here's a fun little intro video that I made for the class!
Bonus Digital Files Included in the Class >> printable journal cards & accents from Shanna Noel, digital brushes for the stamp set from the bonus class kit, & cut files from Kim Stewart.
You can check out even more class details, including an image of the bonus class kit, and a list of suggested supplies on the class page here.
>> Special Shop Offer <<
>> Registration <<
Register here on the 30 Days of Me class page!
I hope you will join me for this fun class all about YOU!! Also be sure to register now so you can take advantage of the special shop offer!!
I am super super excited to announce that I have partnered with Be Crafty on their upcoming workshop in Arizona! Amanda and I have been working hard to bring you the best Be Crafty yet and we are beyond happy to finally be able to share the details with you!!
>> Be Crafty + Maggie Holmes in Arizona <<
Join us for an afternoon of crafting on September 6th, 2014.
Registration is open TODAY!!!
WHERE: The Denmar Estate 2600 E Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona
COST: early bird $65.00 // $75 starting Aug. 4th
WAFFLE LUV: We are so excited to have waffle love join us with their hand painted truck and yummy waffles. If you haven't had a chance to try their amazing waffles, today is your day. ( Waffles are not included in workshop.)
Each attendee will make and take home 3 projects:
1. Create a doily dreamcatcher using a variety of ribbons and lace. Learn how to create felt bows using the Maggie Holmes bow die cut.
2. Using embossing powder, create 10 polka dot gift bags perfect for making your gifts and packages cuter than ever!!
3. Create an accordion book using the Maggie Holmes paper collection. You will learn a masking technique and get to play with gold mist!!
And we can't have a workshop without yummy treats!! Drinks and treats will be provided.
Workshop seats are limited and these Be Crafty events are known to fill up fast, so register now in order to get a spot!
We are so excited to spend the afternoon crafting with you, chatting, eating yummy treats and definitely taking lots of pictures!!
Call your friends and register today!!
Just wanted to post a reminder that enrollment for my Mini Album Mini Class at Studio Calico closes in a few days so if you haven't signed up yet, this is your last chance!!
A detailed PDF showing how to make your own DIY album with a mixture of page types including chipboard, page protectors, old book paper, envelopes and more.
A video sharing techniques in the minibook
A video overview of Maggie's DIY minibook
Interaction with Maggie on a class message board during May
Challenges from Maggie to keep you on track with building your album
Digital printables from Shanna Noel (shown here)
Printable labels from Hello Forever
Cut files from Hello Forever (shown here)
ALSO >> There is a lot of GREAT INSPIRATION in the private gallery for this class where all the other students are sharing their mini albums as they create them! I have seen some wonderful things and lots of fun ideas for different themes/topics to create your album around!
Here are a couple more sneaks peeks from my album.
Class enrollment closes on May 31st at 11:59pm EST.
Remember >> the class lessons will always be available so even if you don't have time to complete the class right now, you can sign up and then do it at a later time that is convenient for you!!
Register Here >> Mini Album Class by Maggie Holmes
Hope you will join me!!
Remember when I mentioned the Mini Book Mini Workshops at Studio Calico? Well mine is coming right up and I am super excited! I will be teaching my class in May and you will be able to sign up soon!!
I also wanted to give you a heads up that I will be using the Excalibur Add On kit for my mini album (along with some other things mixed in as well). I helped pick out all of the products for the kit and also helped design the exclusives that are in there! I may be biased but it is my most FAVE Studio Calico kit in a long time! Could be the fact that it's a mix of all things I LOVE! haha!
Here's another sneak peek at the kit and there is still LOTS more.... It really is PACKED full of yummy things!! I mean how amazing is this gold washi??
I will be using the supplies in the kit to teach you how to make a DIY mini album. It's going to be eclectic and chunky and full of texture, just like I like it!!
If you aren't already a subscriber at Studio Calico and you want to make sure you get first dibs on the Excalibur kit, sign up now by subscribing to one or all of the main kits (scrapbook, card or project life)! Remember that subscribers get to purchase 12 hours early before the regular reveal!
You aren't going to want to miss this kit, especially if you are planning to take my mini album class!!
I will share some sneaks of the class and my album as it gets closer and I will also let you know as soon as my workshop is open for registration!
Debby Schuh is a darling lady and fabulous teacher that I have had the privilege of knowing for a long time now! I just love when people in this industry are not only talented, but also genuine and sweet!
My jaw dropped open when I saw the pictures of the class she has created using my new Styleboard Collection so I wanted to share it with you!
She will be teaching this mini album class in lots of different states, plus France and South Africa!! You can find more pictures of the class along with her entire schedule, including where and when she will be teaching it on her blog here.
Thanks Debby for creating and teaching with my products! I just LOVE seeing what talented people like you are doing with it!
Everyone knows how much I LOVE and adore mini books..... as in, with all my heart!!
In fact, you may be familiar with some of my previous mini album classes >> Happy Little Moments, 25 Days and Pieces of Me. I can definitely tell you that each of these albums (and all the other ones I have created through the years) are complete treasures to me and my family!
(Note: Mini album shown above is not a sample of the albums taught in this class. It is an example from a class I taught previously.)
Studio Calico is offering a series of mini classes, all focusing on MINI ALBUMS!! Insert huge smiles and lots of excitement from me here!
Four months. Four different mini classes. Four instructors.
The first class, taught by Nicole Reeves, is available in the shop NOW! The other classes, taught by me, Marcy Penner and Celine Navarro will be availabe at a later date.
Special Bundle Offer >> Purchase all 4 classes now and save 20%!! Early bird pricing expires 1/31 at 11:59pm EST. After that, each class will be $10.
>> Workshop Details <<
Build your Mini Book Library with Studio Calico! Enroll in our Mini Book Mini Workshops and create four unique books to hold 2014′s biggest memories. Nicole Reaves, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner and Céline Navarro will each be sharing a different style of mini book in this series of workshops.
Get early bird pricing – enroll in all four Mini Workshops with the Mini Book Library for $32 – a 20% savings! This offer expires on 1/31 at 11:59pm EST. (As an added bonus, our regular class discounts for rewards customers and kit subscribers will also apply.)
So just how does this Mini Book Library work? During 2014, we’ll be releasing four Mini Book Mini Workshops. Each teacher will be sharing techniques for a different style of album, and if you take them all, you’ll finish the year with a basket full of little books holding big memories. You can enroll in a single workshop for $10, or register for the Mini Book Library and be enrolled in all four workshops for the early bird pricing of $32.
Here’s the Mini Book Library line up :
Nicole Reaves (February) – Fold Out Mini
Maggie Holmes (May) – DIY Mini
Marcy Penner (August) – Instagram Mini
Céline Navarro (November) – Fabric Mini
>> Nicole's Workshop (first mini class) <<
Our first Mini Workshop is taught by Nicole Reaves and here is a little more about her class.
Put away the binder rings and prepare to be inspired by a fun new mini book construction technique with Nicole Reaves. Follow along as she shows you, step-by-step, how to prepare, fold and assemble a unique 4×4 album full of photos, stories and memories.
Registration in Nicole Reaves’ Mini Book Mini Workshop and the Mini Book Library will close on Feb 28th. Mini Book Library registration will reopen as new Mini Book Mini Workshops are released during 2014.
Are you as excited as I am? I hope so!!
This month at Studio Calico there are a LOT of great products that you can use for Holiday or Christmas themed projects. Even the regular Project Life kit has quite a few cards that I used in my pages below and you can see how well they tie right in with a holiday theme!
Because I was so inspired by the Christmas theme, I decided to pull out an older December Daily album that I never got around to completing.
I am using a Studio Calico Handbook, along with the coordinating page protectors. The handbooks were just recently restocked and I am LOVING the aqua one, the grey one and of course the woodgrain one!!
Can you tell I was excited about the holidays and anxious to get going on this year's December Daily album? haha!! These albums are so much fun!!
Some of these pages have backs to them that I didn't picture here. You can see those and all of the detail shots for each page in my gallery at Studio Calico. You can also see exactly which kits I used for each page and any extra tools that I used as well!
If you are looking for MORE inspiration for your December Daily album, you may want to join me for my 25 Days Class at Studio Calico in which I walk you through the creation of your own December Daily type book!