happy monday!! welcome to the trendspotting blog hop. me, kelly noel, and all of our contributors are sharing a few sneaks of the class and doing some fun giveaways. a totally good way to start the week, yes??
Are you a trendspotter? Lisa Truesdell and Kelly Noel want you to give it a try. They're here to teach you to jump on the latest trends and incorporate them into your projects without losing your own personal style. You'll learn how to use trends in varying amounts to combine what's now with what's YOU.
Lisa and Kelly are joined by six contributors - all of whom have a strong personal style. Becky Novacek, Celine Navarro, Jaime Warren, Gillian Nelson, Nicole Samuels and Linda Barber will be sharing layouts and advice on how they make all the latest trends work without compromising their signature look.
This is a four week class with three detailed PDF lessons each week, starting on August 6th. Each PDF will contain three layouts and a card (that's a total of 48 oh so trendy projects!), as well as tips and tricks from the teachers and contributors. In addition, Lisa and Kelly will be sharing trend-based inspiration pieces on the private message board, and you'll have access to exclusive files (a collection of shapes in .png, .abr and .studio & two printable journaling card sets). Here's a look at the trends we will be covering in class :
week one : triangles, ombre and woodgrain
week two : metallics, sunburst and confetti
week three : neon, arrows and banners
week four : typography, mist and hexagons
the class comes with some exclusive files :
printable journaling cards by marcy penner.
these awesome (and trendy) shapes designed by matt @studiocalico - you'll get them as .png, .abr & .studio.
and you'll get these printable journaling cards - designed by me using the brushes above. i'll be sharing a PL week on the SC blog using these printables later this week!
i've had SUCH fun making projects for this class. it's challenged me to take on some trends that i was a little afraid of (neon. ack.), as well as pushed me to think of new ways to use some of my favorites. i will have 13 brand new pages and 6 cards in the class, as will kelly. our contributors turned in 12 fabulously inspiring pages, and each of the 12 trend PDFs will have a tutorial in it. we'll also be sharing tips and tricks for approaching trends, as well as ideas to help recreate the techniques and layouts on your own. this class is PACKED.
here's a peek at some of my projects :
now for some fun.. i'm giving away a spot in trendspotting!! just leave a comment here telling me the trend you love the most and the one you're most afraid to try. i'll draw a winner on July 26th.
there's even more chances to win... each of our contributors are giving away a $5 GC to studio calico as well as sharing their class sneaks :
before i go, i've got an inspiration piece to share. kelly & i started a trendspotting pinterest board to pin inspiration related to the trends for the class. i am absolutely in love with this circle banner - totally digging the colors and the variation in size.
remember - registration for trendspotting closes on 7.31 at midnight EST!