This is an open letter to our students, partners and friends from Renee Pearson. Warning! Long post ahead.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but ReneePearson.com has been a little quiet since the first of the year. That’s because my husband, soul mate and business partner, Kent, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on January 5th. In plain language, that’s called a stroke.
On January 5th, my whole world turned upside down. Kent was healthy and fit…much more in charge of his health than I was of mine. He was out running errands that morning and visiting a sick aunt in a small regional hospital. He wanted to get everything done to make it home in time to relax and watch the NFL Playoffs.
Kent survived thanks to God’s hand in providing quick action by gifted surgeons, physicians and nurses. (I think of them as angels.) I have never felt so blessed, and we will never be able to thank the medical professionals enough. When it comes to strokes, time is everything and their swiftness meant not only Kent’s life but his ability to achieve full recovery with very little visible damage.
and Happy Holidays
A special greeting at Christmas time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Holiday Season.
Today is Cyber Monday and all* of our self-paced workshops will be 30% off at ReneePearson.com. We’re also launching the self-paced versions of iScrapit by Renee Pearson and Building Color Confidence by Cilenia Curtis!
Don’t snooze on this one, though, because the sale is for today only. This is your chance to pick up those fabulous workshops you’ve been dying to take, including Snap To It by Molly Newman, Digital Scrapbooker’s Guide to Blending by Tiffany Tlllman and the Adobe Illustrator series* by Laura Coyle.
All you need is the super secret (okay not so secret) coupon code: CYBERMONDAY. Add it to your registration to get the 30% discount.
*Holly Shop is excluded from this sale. It’s already reduced to $15 through the end of December.
We’ve lowered the price of Laura Coyle’s Holly Shop to just $15. Holly Shop is the step-by-step Adobe Illustrator project workshop that will help you create personalized holiday greetings while keeping your Illustrator skills sparkling. Like all of Laura’s Illustrator workshops, take Holly Shop at your own pace, you’ll have lifetime access.
When the New Year arrives, we’ll pack up Holly Shop with the rest of the ornaments for another year so get it now!
Tis the Season
Tiffany Tillman’s popular 25 Days of Templates workshop is back and this season we will capture the Heart of the Holidays!
25 Days of Templates began as an online workshop in 2009, and each year since, it has helped hundreds of digital scrapbookers record their favorite December memories. This year’s focus presents weekly presentations featuring the best album strategy, photography, and digital technique lessons from previous editions. And new this year, are Monday — Friday journaling prompts by master storyteller, Sara Gleason of Plant Your Story.
Using your choice of Tiffany’s square or letter-sized holiday-inspired template sets as a foundation plus a generous, digital mega-kit by Karla Dudley and Mye De Leon, you’ll have everything you need to complete a detailed or relaxed album featuring your most-cherished holiday memories.
Be sure to join Tiffany on ReneeTV Tuesday, November 13 at 9pm EST (New York City) for a live webinar related to Heart of the Holidays. Everyone’s invited to attend.
I can remember it as if it was yesterday—my first contact with Stacy Julian of (at that time) Simple Scrapbooks Magazine and the resulting invitation to join Simple’s Contributing Editorial team along with popular scrapbookers Cathy Zielske, Donna Downey and others.
Yes, that first step was a bit intimidating, but my excitement at the possibility of sharing the fun and creativity of digital scrapbooking was motivation enough to “just do it.”
Fast forward to today. With the success of ReneePearson.com, now I need a group of creative individuals possessing a similar passion and spirit to form the Charter 2013 Renee Pearson Creative Team.
Are you a digital crafter, artist or photographer passionate about what you do?
Would you like to inspire others to learn digital techniques by sharing your own digital creations?
Are you connected to an active online digital crafting, photography or design community?
Are you an active blogger?
Do you post to Facebook frequently and have a large group of “Friends?”
Are you a frequent “Tweeter” with followers?
If the answer is a resounding yes, then we want you!
Creative Team members will be required to:
- Accept a one year commitment to the team.
- Spread the word about what we do via blog posts, community activities and Facebook/Twitter posts.
- Demonstrate the skills students learn in our classes and workshops by producing visual layouts, photographs and projects.
- Participate in and initiate discussions in our public community forums.
Team members gain free access to classes and workshops and may also be offered the opportunity to “beta test” new class content before it’s available to the public.
To apply for the 2013 Renee Pearson Creative Team, go to the search page and complete the application. Be sure to add three examples of your work.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 20th. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Learn to edit images with Snapseed!
Snapseed from Nik Software is a powerful app for turning photos from snapshots into ready-to-share images. But its steep learning curve and full feature set can make it intimidating for new users.
In Snap to it, instructor Molly Newman walks you through every step of image editing with Snapseed.
Master Snapseed’s editing power and make your iOS images more dynamic, dramatic, and exciting than ever before.
Join instructor Molly Newman in Snap To It! Registration is now open.
Join Tiffany in Brushshop for 2012!
The Brush tool is a digital scrapbooker’s secret weapon for building beautiful and artistic page layouts. If you have not mastered this tool, then let Tiffany Tillman show you how. A newly updated Brushshop guides you through the basics of the Brush tool from adjusting presets to using the dynamic panels. You’ll also learn how to distress and brush artistically with Tiffany’s detailed exercise files.
If you’re a Brushshop alumnus, you are welcomed back into the classroom at a fantastic reduced price. Not only will you benefit from the updated software training, you’ll also enjoy the new artistic lessons, bonus articles, and class webinars.
Take advantage of the early bird registration discount today and secure your seat in the new Brushshop!
Join instructor Tiffany Tillman in a live video chat Thursday October 10 at 9pm ET on ReneeTV, where she will preview Brushshop and answer any questions you may have on her class. We’ll see you there.
Be sure to check out the latest freebie kits from our partners at Design House Digital. Shown here is Be Cool, Be You created by Mye De Leon. Be Cool, Be You is a vibrant mini kit. Perfect for both boys and girls and it’s even more fitting for adults!
Comment to Win
And don’t miss out on a chance to win a seat in iScrapit, Renee’s popular mobile scrapbooking class. Last chance this weekend at the Creating Keepsakes Blog. Don’t delay, because comments must be received by Monday, September 17, at 9:00 am MDT. Good luck!
One of our daily challenges is building the self-confidence and discipline to harness our creative talents and skills while maintaining balance in our busy lives. Award-winning photographer, writer and artist Lucrecer Braxton recently shared her thoughts on how she is achieving this balance through writing.
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