At CKC Lancaster this past summer, I participated in the fast and furious 3 hr Thursday night Technique workshop. It was a huge ballroom full of straight tables and croppers learning technique after technique in approx. 5 min timeframes for each presenter.
The goal is not to finish the projects, but to learn a technique and move on. [I have a problem with that! I always want to finish.] It's lots of fun and stressful all at once. I love it! They gave out prizes and I won a nice chipboard banner just waiting to be embellished. I'll share some of the things I learned in the next several days.
As you can see, they run a tight ship... not even enough time to go to the bathroom and stretch!
We made this scrapbook page to learn how to use stitching on a layout. If you look closely there is no stitching on my layout (other than the embellishment I added later at home). "Ain't nobody got time for that!" I was toast at that point so I skipped it. The layout would've had large "X" shaped stitching here and there and some difficult french knots in the tree to make it look like apples were in it. I love it just the same... don't you?
In the past, when I've made layouts in classes, they would sit in my craft room unused. However, I decided to start using them for gift scrapbooks - usually for baby's first year. Here is the opening page of the scrapbook. With just 3 added elements the page is complete!