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.
My personal favorite photo editing app, Snapseed, is celebrating the release of their new version 1.5 with FREE downloads for a short time only. This fantastic app is usually $4.99, so this is an incredible deal! Jump on it quickly so you don’t miss out.
Android users rejoice! Snapseed’s now available for your mobile device for the first time ever.
And once you’ve downloaded Snapseed, there’s no better way to learn to use it than with my Snap To It! workshop. In 13 video lessons (plus new lessons coming soon to cover Snapseed 1.5’s new features), you’ll learn how to use this powerful, flexible app for all your on-the-go editing needs.
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.
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.
Big changes have taken place at Creating Keepsakes Magazine. With the changes we must say goodbye to our dear friend and major supporter Jennafer Martin, former Editor in Chief. We wish Jennafer the best in her new endeavors, and are looking forward to working with the new leadership at Creating Keepsakes.
To learn more about the changes, read on.
After receiving all of your wonderful notes and much encouragement, I’m excited to announce that iScrapit: Mobile scrapbooking for iPad & iPhone, is now back and open for registration.
In iScrapit, you’ll learn how to create beautiful digital albums using Apple Keynote for iPad or iPhone. Over the course of 3-weeks, I’ll cover everything from adding images and text to animations and transitions. You’ll also learn how to convert your digital kits and templates to sizes that work with your mobile device and how to take your Project Life mobile.
As an iPad and iPhone user, I’ve been amazed by all the creative uses for these small devices. And I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to attempt Project Life without them.
I’m happy to share this sneak peek into iScrapit.
Creating artistic color themes from scratch
Ready to get your colors on? Color is Cilenia Curtis’ first love! It’s what influences her in choosing how she scraps, how she decorates her home, creates quilts, and many other things that surround her in her everyday life.
In Building Color Confidence, a 3-week class, Cilenia will help you learn to confidently work with color, no matter what kind of project you want to create. She’ll give you the tools and knowledge you need to choose colors confidently, so you can mix and match your digital stash while creating layouts and art.
Meet Cilenia Curtis
Cilenia Curtis has been teaching computer-aided graphics professionally for over 20 years, both privately and within the companies she has worked for. She chose to put all that aside 3 years ago to pursue her own dream of owning her own business, pouring herself into her art and sharing with others the passion she feels when she creates.
Cilenia lives on the edge of the Mojave Desert and Mount Charleston located just on the outskirts of Las Vegas, NV and loves the exquisite beauty that is ever-changing between these two extreme seasonal environments. Her dream is to share her love of art and inspire others to find their inner artist by helping them see deeper into the beauty found in our everyday lives. She firmly believes there is an artist lurking in all of us, and we only need to believe it to release it.
Join instructor Cilenia Curtis in a live video chat Wednesday September 12 at 9pm ET on ReneeTV, where she will preview Building Color Confidence and answer any questions you may have on her class. We’ll see you there.