Hi Terri Hayes here. I will be giving Brandin assignments each week until the end of the year. I've worked with Brandin for a few years now, and I know she is very artistic so I would love to see her learn to papercraft and learn to document her stories, create cards for that big family of hers and create some home decor for her beautiful home!
I hope some of you will join Brandin on her papercrafting journey. Whether you are new to papercrafting yourself, new to using Webster's Pages or an existing Webster's Pages papercrafter who just wants to have fun, we would love for you to participate either by joining us for the challenges (challenges for you, assignments for her lol), or just by adding some encouragement to Brandin as goes through this process.
Assignment 1: Choosing a Style
My first assignment for Brandin is to choose her style. I think it helps to create a scrapbook page when you have some idea what kind of page you want to create. Do you like graphic pages, layered/decorative pages, traditional pages, whimsicial pages, shabby chic pages, etc? This is the question for Brandin. Of course these style can be combined and as she goes along she can change or add-on to her style, but this will give her a frame of reference for creating her first page (coming soon!).
To help Brandin choose a style, I am starting with two suggestions:
- Look through galleries. The Webster’s Pages inspireME gallery is a great place to start: http://websterspages.ning.com/
- Look at idea books. I recommend and am dropping this one off for Brandin: Find Your Groove: A Guide to Discovering Your Scrapbook Style by Kitty Foster and Wendy McKeehan.
Just a note about how this will process will work. Each week I will post a new assignment, while Brandin works on her weekly assignment during the week, our Webster's Pages design team will offer some tips on the current challenge and feedback on the last one, on the weekend Brandin will post her assignment results and talk a little about why she made the choices she did. Since she will be using Webster's Pages products on her assignments, she has decided to give away one product she used on her project each week. To enter just leave a comment on her Sunday post (the winner will be selected within the week).
Good luck Brandin!