We’re officially back with our beginners’ memory-keeping workshops! We had to cancel the May workshop due to personal reasons, and it was a bit weird to go through a month without meeting other people who share our paper hoarding interests (ha!).
This month, we had a good mix of participants ranging from college freshmen to cool moms. Everyone attended the venue well-prepared, each with their own stack of photos and some with their own basket and containers of supplies. We just love it when workshop participants show us their supplies! There’s just something about seeing what others hoard, use, and keep.
Participants got down to business as soon as the lecture portion was over. We were pleasantly surprised at this group’s determination in starting their projects.
Using pocket-page scrapbook materials is really easy and most scrappers who use the same system always say that scissors are not really needed, but hey, when people want to cut up photos, you let them. We also like adhering smaller sized photos on the Project Life filler cards, especially when we like the design and we don’t want to cover it up, or use as is.
MARIANNE SAID SHE’S NOT REALLY A MORNING PERSON, SO WE’RE THANKFUL THAT SHE MADE TIME TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP!
bits and pieces = memories
ABBEY AT ONE OF OUR “SUPPLIES STATIONS”
clarissa PUTs HER OWN SPIN ON A JOURNAL CARD BY DOING SOME HAND LETTERING. WE LOVE IT!
WE KNOW PARTICIPANTS ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR PROJECTS WHEN THEY END UP STANDING WHILE WORKING! 🙂
martine’s work in progress; we just love the strawberry edition for it’s cohesive design and color scheme!
ALEXIS FOLLOWED ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TRICKS FOR INCLUDING MORE PHOTOS OR MEMORABILIA IN AN ALBUM, WITHOUT HAVING TO SLIP IT IN A PLASTIC POCKET PAGE PROTECTOR.
Again, the hours quickly passed by! We hardly even had time to take a break for a quick lunch.
Katria finally got to attend a workshop! She told us that she was originally the one who wanted to attend, but it was her friend Monica who ended up attending first.
She brought photos and other memorabilia from her study abroad experience in South Korea. She easily completed some pages, and we love her use of “advanced technique,” which is cutting a 4×6 photo in half to slip in two 3×4 pockets. In her album, she took it a step further by using two different photos of food taken at almost the same angle.
Travel is one of the most common themes in our workshop participants’ albums. Lareina decided to narrow the broad theme to “20 Cities Visited Before I Turn 20.” Fantastic album idea, isn’t it? She brought printed photos from the trips she took around the Philippines and abroad. We can’t wait to see her completed album!
Alexis completed the spreads she had materials for during the workshop. Good job! She chose to document memorable family events in her album. We love how Alexis easily chooses cards to use and doesn’t think twice about adding colorful accents, whether using stamps, washi, or writing on cards with her colored markers.
Clarissa worked on an album documenting her life and she included some memorable experiences such as watching a basketball game at the Big Dome, and a surprise trip to Tagaytay. She had fun trying out some of the extra supplies available at the workshop, from stamps to embellishments that added an oomph to her pages.
Jewel, who is good friends with Alexis, was excited to dive into memory-keeping. In her album, she documents different slices of her life, from get-togethers with friends, concerts, and her geekery. We love it. What better way to look back on the good times than to have a physical album of memories?
Martine chose to document a recent trip she took to Singapore. A fan of Emily Ley (who designed the Strawberry edition), it was easy for her to choose the cards to go with her beautiful photos. She also shared her favorite solo shot, which was taken by her husband. She found that our starter kit was perfect to include more personal photos and anecdotes that she doesn’t intend to share on her blog.
(Read more about Martine’s workshop experience on her blog)
Abbey decided to document different aspects of her life, starting with her freelance work. She plans to include her travels in her album, too. This talented girl also shared that she will go on a backpacking trip around SE Asia very soon. We can’t wait to see how she documents her trip! (Take a peek at what she worked on)
Marianne excitedly told us about using her album to document her Korea trip, but it seemed like all was forgotten when she mentioned her engagement. We all got excited for her, and she was game to share with us how her boyfriend proposed. Now, their engagement + wedding preps, and maybe even the wedding can be a topic for another album!
We had a great time sharing our passion for memory-keeping with everyone, and we look forward to hosting more participants in the coming months.
If you want to attend a workshop, registration for the July workshop is now open. We keep our groups small, so slots are limited.