Sunday, January 1, 2012

Creative Composites

Creative Composites starts in less than one week and I'm so excited. As many of you know, I taught Blending and Beyond this fall. I will admit that I was giddy when I looked in the gallery and saw the beautiful layouts that everybody was was a blending bonanza! I decided that I wanted to teach another course that expanded on Blending and Beyond. I started working on this course in the middle of Blending and Beyond and I'm excited that we are getting so close. In this course, I will demonstrate how I use blending and blending modes for color enhancements, filters, creating motion and sequencing of photos. I'm looking forward to class starting next Monday.

This course is designed for people who have taken Blending and Beyond. I will be offering Blending and Beyond in February. The structure of Creative Composites is very similar to Blending and Beyond. It is made up of a series of demonstrations which include an outline of the demonstrations. There will also be three live webinars. The biggest change with this course is that I decided to prerecord all six demonstrations. In the fall, class participants received three prerecorded videos and three recordings of the webinars in which I did a live demonstration. I feel really good about this change.

I really enjoyed putting these layouts together and I can't wait to see how everybody interprets them. I have gone ahead and posted all six layouts and the credits in the class gallery at Creative Passion. The class forum is also open so if you are all registered, you can head on over and take a peek. Registration will close next Monday.

This is the layout that I will be demonstrating in the first week of class...

All products are from Designer Digitals.

Putting a class together is no easy task and I certainly did not do this by myself. A huge, HUGE "thank you" to Tami Taylor, my husband Jeff, Debbie Hodge, Pattie Knox, Linda Hoenstine, Katie and Randy Pertiet, and John Morton. This class wouldn't be possible without the help and support of all of these wonderful people!

I also just wrote an article on repetition for Get it Scrapped. You can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Hello Jana,

    Your work is wonderful! I am new to the world of digital design. Do you take your own photos as well as work with them in Photoshop?

    Thank you,

    Dawn Gaylor

  2. Jana, I am sooo excited for this class. All the layouts and projects you have been sharing lately are so inspirational. I loved Blending & Beyond and really look forward to the Composites class. :)

  3. Hi Dawn, Yes, I take my own photos and then create pages in Photoshop. If you are new to digital scrapbooking and would like to learn more, you can certainly check out Creative Passion (the link is on my side bar) which has digital classes. Pattie Knox has a templates class at the end of January that would be a great introduction to Photoshop. Thanks for checking out my blog!