To be truthful, one of the classes have already started and is in it’s second week, but it’s easy to just jump in now and go back to the previous weeks when you have time.

So the first class I’ve joined is Shimelle’s Break It Down challenge, hosted on UKScrappers.co.uk

Shimelle - Break it Down

I’m a complete fan of all things Shimelle, so when I found out on her page that she’s hosting a new class, I completely jumped on board.

Here’s what she has to say about her class:

Today I’m delighted to welcome you to Break it Down, a six week free class here at UKScrappers.

Break It Down includes thirty-six steps or prompts along the way to six completed layouts within the class time, but you will of course be able to take those steps forward to use on as many projects as you would like in the future.

For six weeks, we’ll follow a format that breaks down one layout over the course of a week. You can actively work on your layout a little each day or you can think about it each day and save the actual scrapping for one scrapping session – whatever works best for you.

On Mondays, we’ll start with a story we want to tell. Each Monday prompt will feature a different way to start your page with photos or words and the memories you want to record in your albums.

On Tuesdays, we’ll talk colour and products. Each Tuesday prompt will showcase a different way to choose and use those elements that determine the final look of our page.

On Wednesdays, we’ll try Techniques. Have a look at six different techniques you can try and how you can adapt them to your stash of supplies and your personal style.

On Thursdays, we’ll decide the design. These prompts go back to core elements of solid graphic design that can be personalised in so many ways, so we can each follow the same principles yet have highly unique pages.

On Fridays, we’ll build and embellish. Try six different methods for the actual construction of a page and see which inspires you creatively.

On Saturdays, we’ll polish everything with some finishing touches. No room for anything lack-lustre: we’ll make sure each of these six pages is treated to our full attention, and along the way we’ll pick up some quick and easy ways to take a page from nice to wow.

On Sundays, we take a day off! That might be your scrapping time, and it might be the time when you upload your page to share it with us in the gallery or chat to others taking part in Break it Down.

To find out more about the class, or to join in, just click on the picture above.

The second class I’ve just joined is Find Your Voice.

Find Your Voice

This workshop is about finding your storytelling voice. You are an awesome person with amazing stories, so this summer we’re going to work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell those stories.

This workshop is for everyone! You definitely don’t need to be a scrapbooker or paper-crafter to play along. We’ll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone.

I must admit that I’ve never taken any classes Kristin before, but it sounds interesting, so if you decide to join me, we would be discovering this class together.

Again, to join that class or to learn more about it, please click on the picture above.