Thursday, 30 July 2009

Go to Press


I am not a great one for classes. Not because I think I know it all but mainly because time & money are not usually readily available to me & also because I like working on my own projects, my own way. Some of you may remember that in December I WON my first ever online class with Shimelle Laine, Journal Your Christmas, by leaving a comment on Donna Downey's blog. Well the funny thing was that I have in the last few years become a huge Shimelle Laine fan. Since moving to South Africa 3.5 years ago I have been purchasing an English scrapbooking magazine called Scrapbooking Inspirations. As it is quite pricey in the shops I started subscribing to it this year. Shimelle is one of the magazine's Design Team so that is how I came to know her & her work.

I also came across the Banana Frog Blog, for which she is also a regular contributor, quite early on in my "online life" & I love their blog, even though I am not an avid stamper & Banana Frog is a stamp manufacturer. Their blog is always interesting & the projects are really inspiring. She is also a Garden Girl over at Two Peas & a Bucket. She is a fun & funky scrapbooker & I love her combinations & collagey/layered look {not to mention that she has the perfect name!} As much as I love the work of Ali Edwards & would say that she is my all-time favourite scrapbooker truthfully, if I allow myself to develop naturally, I don't imitate her style, but rather Shimelle's arty look. That is a bitter pill to swallow BTW but Shimelle has a great quirky/whimsical style that I also aspire to...

She always appears hectically busy with a variety of different ventures & classes & I receive her newsletter regularly & don't always have time to look into everything that she is up to but Go to Press caught my eye, because it is a practical course geared towards maximising the use of your printer for journaling, titling & all sorts of other printables, experimenting with printing on all types of papers & fabric. I am very excited about this because I like to get to grips with anything I own & get as much as possible out of it. So I will be "Going to Press" myself starting on Monday 3rd July {Woo Hoo!}! For USD25 (R400) I am going to receive 20 pdf files in my inbox (these are easily downloadable & printable instructions & inspiration). Lots of links, permanent back up of & access to these files & an A4 printable sheet of "printables" daily aswell.


Personally I think that for R20 a day that is great value, because I know that I am going to gain a tonne of knowledge & have a heap of learning fun (the best kind) in the process. So if any of you would like to join me read up about GO TO PRESS on Shimelle's blog & get signed up! Online courses are great fun & it's just over 6 months since the last one so here goes...

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Great to catch up and read that (in general) life has been good...hope your headache is gone! Kiss Mercy for me and enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!!

xxx
A

tania said...

Oh goodie:) The links from your side alone is a great giveaway! Thanks Helen. I think I should join Shimelle's online class;)
Hope that you are feeling better:)
Tania

tania said...

Helen, me again, does the online course cost 25USD per week?

Lynette said...

Will go looksee!

Jenny in Durbs said...

Hey sounds good but I am no good at classes on line just seem to get flustered (pc dinosaur that I am). Hope your weekend is good.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Will have to go and take a look

Helen Tilbury said...

LOL Jenny - you could definitely manage! You should look into it...will keep you all posted but you should keep checking on www.shimelle.com as she is posting TONS about it there anyway! Off to the rugby - woo hoo!

Monique said...

They should be paying you! for all the free advertisement on your blog!! I'll definitely go and see what it's all about!!
Thanks!