Photo Connections Giveaway!

When Maggie asked me if I'd contribute to her class Photo Connections - about photos and how we connect to those photos I couldn't say no! It's no secret that I LOVE photography and it's not just because of the gorgeous images - it's the emotion the photos evoke!

Maggie has put together an awesome class for ANY photography level on creating and capturing emotion (and documenting it) through photos. Here's a cute video she put together for the class.

This Photo Connections class includes all of the following.......

  • Colorful instructional, inspirational handouts with plenty of gorgeous photo examples

  • Bonus handouts with extra tips and instruction

  • Slideshows from Maggie 

  • Welcome notes from Maggie in the classroom

  • Reminder emails when the classroom is open and then updated with new materials

  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates 

  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates

  • One live chat with Maggie

Class starts May 29, 2014 and is available for only $59.00 which is a great price considering all the amazing content you'll get!

The best part is I get to give away a spot in the class to one of you! To enter just leave me a comment telling me what you'd hope to learn from the class! As a bonus entry(ies) follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and just leave me a comment telling me that you did!

Comments will close at 11:59pm PST May 1, 2014 and I'll announce the winner on May 2, 2014. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.

DIY Autograph Books

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

Disneyland THIS WEEK! We are so excited to be attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this year. The boys have been busy planning their time at the parks (P even has a "to do list" going). 

They both wanted a new autograph book and we talked about just bringing 4"x6" cards so we could use them afterwords for artwork or to slip into my Project Life album. We decided that would be too hard to have the characters sign and keep track of so together we made these!

They are 4"x7" so that one inch on the left can be trimmed off to a 4"x6" size if wanted! The pictures on the front they chose from the Annual Passholder calendar from this year (sorry no downloads on those) but you can use any photo you want!

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

I have the front image adhered to chipboard with scrapbook paper to the inside and on the white foam board on the back (for a more sturdy signing surface). I applied a coat or two of Mod Podge over both sides of the front and back covers.

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

It's easiest to create a template for the holes (just punch holes in a piece of cardboard or chipboard where you want them and use it to punch the rest of the holes). I trimmed out 4"x7" cards from plain cardstock (just a pack from Target or Walmart).  

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

That's it! We'll attach a Sharpie to each one with ribbon/string on the bottom ring to hopefully prevent us from losing it. I'll have to share it once it's completed!

This month's spreads

As I mentioned before I'm not timing my Project Life spreads by dates or months. They'll run chronologically but may include just a weekend or more than a week depending on the photos/stories I wanted to include.

The Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm kits went live last night - did you get what you were hoping for?

Bluegrass Farm Project Life kit spread by Allison Waken

You can see more details of the spread in my Studio Calico gallery

There are only a few more days left to sign up for the Stitched class with the incredibly talented Paige Evans! I had the pleasure of contributing a Handbook spread to the class. My spread has a fun twist that you can't see on this sneak because it wouldn't be a sneak if I showed you the whole thing ;)