Join Me For the Ella Publishing Boot Camp 2011

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I am super excited about the upcoming Ella Publishing Online Class which runs from Sept 19-24, 2011.

I will be the Photo Effects "Drill Instructor" for this event and will be sharing three 10 minute photo editing drills for you to try out on your pictures. As you know I am super passionate about everything photography related and I also love editing my photos to make them come to life even more! I will be sharing some of my favorite photo editing techniques within Photoshop Elements and will teach you how to make your images even more beautiful than they already are!

Here is some more info about the Boot Camp:

Your Boot Camp Drill Instructors


Maggie Holmes, Photo Effects Drill Instructor
A professional family photographer, photography instructor, scrapbooker, and blogger, Maggie Holmes also creates and sells her own Photoshop actions and teaches frequent classes through her website focusing on photography and photo finishing.

Nichol Magouirk, Stamping Drill Instructor
Nichol Magouirk has been scrapbooking, stamping, die-cutting, teaching, and inspiring other crafters for thirteen years. A former CK Hall of Fame winner and Scrapbooks Etc. Creative team member, she's currently a Garden Girl, and also works with Technique Tuesday and

Lisa Dickinson, Design Drill Instructor
A professional graphic designer, Lisa Dickinson is also a widely published scrapbooker, eBook author, scrapbook instructor, blogger, and manufacturer design-team member. And she's here to share her design expertise with you. 

Angie Lucas, Journaling Drill Instructor
A word nerd at heart, Angie has been a professional writer and editor for 15+ years and a scrapbooker/journaler for as long as she can remember. The founder of, this girl definitely has a way with words.

Wendy Smedley, Daily Lunch Break Inspiration
Professional scrapbooker Wendy Smedley has written three best-selling books about scrapbooking and hundreds of inspiring articles for crafting magazines and websites. She currently spends her days keeping and both inspired and organized.


Here's a peek at all the drills that will be covered in the Boot Camp:


  • Connective Journaling: how to make broad or deep connections for writing that really resonates with Angie Lucas
  • Scrapbook stamping: cool, custom backgrounds with Nichol Magouirk
  • Designing on a grid with Lisa Dickinson
  • Visual Journaling: tell your story using charts and graphs with Angie Lucas
  • Scrapbook stamping: fun with word and phrase stamps with Nichol Magouirk
  • Extracting inspiration for your designs with Lisa Dickinson
  • Your Guiding Principles: use this quiz to identify and then write your deeply held beliefs in mere minutes with Angie Lucas
  • Scrapbook stamping: Heat embossing and resisting with Nichol Magouirk
  • Mixing and combining patterns like a pro with Lisa Dickinson
  • Fabulous photo-editing drills (3) with Maggie Holmes
  • Daily lunchtime inspiration sessions (6) with Wendy Smedley
  • And MORE!

Click HERE (or on the cute little elephant banner in my sideabar) to read all about the event and to register. 

If you sign up before August 31st, you can save $3 off the registration fee. At this price the class is less than $2 per video!!


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  • Courtney Walsh
    August 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

    well, that’s like a dream weekend right there!!! Hope you guys have a blast!

  • theresa
    August 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

    layouts look beautiful!

  • Scrapbooking Ideas
    September 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

    This would be an excellent way of designing papers while enjoying the company of co-crafters! A fun-filled and productive activity can only be achieved in camps like this!

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