Last year when I joined Big Picture Classes, I felt like I had walked into the Candy Store of scrapbooking! The first page I tackled was from Paige’s Pages 11. I was beyond thrilled that I could make something so cute from a simple little punch and a few embellishments! I learned quickly that for me, I needed to try and stick to what the talented instructors are trying to teach me and then after practicing the lesson I could then add my own spin. It was a central part of what had been missing for me as I tried to make 12×12 scrapbook pages, I had not been patient enough to learn techniques and actually try them as they were. I have learned so much more than techniques and ideas by slowing down and being willing to be a student. I have learned more about what I like, what gives me joy in the process and what I am willing to hang up on my walls!