The time has finally come! Starting Thursday morning, the doors will be open for the Founding-Members Launch of Story Squad by CorComm Creative! (Whew, that title; it’s a mouthful!)
The Story Squad launch (much better) will be short this time around — so you’ll need to act quickly if you’re interested in joining! Doors will open in the early-morning hours of July 29 and will close at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 10.
This Founding-Members Launch is a short window to get a few people in the doors, so we can all get our feet wet together! It will have all of the bells and whistles that the regular, permanent launch will have, when those doors open in September. BUT, there is an extra benefit for people who join now — savings!!
When Story Squad launches for good in September, the price of the course, Digital Scrapbooking 101, will be $29. The membership will be at least $15/month. (I’m still undecided if it will be $15 or $19. I’m hearing advice to make it even more…but I want to keep the price point approachable for anyone who’s interested.)
Those are the prices for the future — but the prices for the Founding-Members Launch are:
- FREE for the course
- $12/month for the membership
In addition to the obvious reason to join now instead of later (saving money!), if you join now:
- you’ll also have better access to yours truly. I’ll be available inside the free members group on Facebook, ready to answer questions about Photoshop, the course and the membership on likely a daily (if not, almost daily) basis.
- you’ll also have a better chance at winning prizes! Inside the members group, members who share a layout they have created using a Story Squad template will be entered into a drawing to win a prize! The plan is to have a small prize every week ($10-$12 value) with the public launch in September. Until then, because we have a small group (and a smaller budget), the prizes will be every-other week. But you still have a great chance at winning, because our membership will be smaller now than it will ever be!
- you’ll be among the few who can collect ALL of the Story Squad templates, from the very start! Each week, we will be releasing three pages’ worth of templates to members. Get them while they’re hot off the (digital) press!
Aside from these benefits, there are some course bonuses and a membership bonus that you will enjoy, as well! I can’t share ALL of the details (or the bonuses themselves) right now, but you can get your hands on them when you join starting on Thursday!
Here’s a sneak peek at the bonuses!
Membership Bonus #1: Yearbook Template Pack
This one is actually ONLY available for those who attend a LIVE webinar and join the membership
If you hear yourself saying, “I like scrapbooking using pocket pages,” this bonus is for you!
Love to print your photos and slip them into multi-pocket page protectors? This template pack includes 10 pages’ worth of templates that look like pocket pages — but are faster, easier and more flexible to use. Quickly create a family yearbook, or simply mix layouts made with these templates into albums when you want a simple, grid-based design that will come together beautifully.
Membership Bonus #2: School-Portraits Album Template Pack
If you hear yourself saying, “I love the idea of doing a layout of school portraits, but I don’t know that I would ever make an entire album of them,” this bonus is for you!
In Digital Scrapbooking 101, we will be building a layout for school portraits. And while that layout can totally stand on its own in any album you choose, it could also be just one of an album full of portraits for a single student! That is an album any child — or adult — would keep forever!
This membership bonus includes 11 templates that will create 18 pages’ worth of designs for your albums — page designs you can use over and over, year after year, student after student. It’s a must-have! And it’s ONLY available to members of Story Squad.
Membership Bonus #3: School Days Kit
If you hear yourself saying, “I don’t want to have to buy any kits!” this bonus is for you!
As with any hobby, there will need supplies for digital scrapbooking. Templates are provided with your Story Squad membership, and you’ll also likely want to purchase some kits to fill in background papers, add embellishments, etc.
The good news is, once you buy a kit, unlike with hard-copy paper scrapbooking, you can use digital kits over and over and over again — as many times as you’d like! So the investment is small considering how much use you can get out of everything you buy!
Still, while you’re getting started with digital scrapbooking, you might want to be able to play a little bit with as much free content as you can get your hands on. So, we’re providing you with a kit of 50 pieces — paper and embellishments — you can use to make your layouts beautiful!
Course Bonus #1: A Complete Breakdown of the Scrap-Fast Strategy
If you hear yourself saying, “I don’t have time to scrapbook!” this bonus is for you!
We’re all busy! This bonus outlines my four-part strategy for creating digital layouts quickly and easily. It includes tons of tips for learning, doing, simplifying and producing page after page of beautiful layouts — in as little time as possible.
Course Bonus #2: The Only 9 Things You Need to Know in Photoshop
If you hear yourself saying, “I’m not a tech person. I need simplicity!” this bonus is for you!
You don’t need to know how to use all of Photoshop’s tools and functions in order to produce a beautiful layout. You only need to know these 9 things! This bonus makes a great quick-reference guide!
Course Bonus #3: 8 Ways Online Photo-book Software Can Stop You in Your Tracks (a.k.a. Why Photoshop?)
If you hear yourself saying, “Why do I need this when I have Shutterfly?” this bonus is for you!
Online photo-book creation sites are great for certain projects—but they force you to scrapbook in chronological order, are limited in their offerings and can be a bigger source of frustration than relief from your photo worries. Here are several things you might not have considered.
Course Bonus #4: The 20-minute Plan for Creating 50+ Layouts a Year
If you hear yourself saying, “I don’t have time to take on a new hobby!” this bonus is for you!
From deciding what you want to scrapbook, to picking your photos and design elements, to putting together your layout, the process becomes easy when you break it down into chunks. This 20-minute plan (20 minutes a day, a few days a week) will have you feeling super-productive — without burning you out on your new favorite hobby!
These bonuses should help you overcome any hesitations or roadblocks you’re experiencing as you consider diving in to the world of digital scrapbooking! Good luck!
And if you have any ideas for additional bonuses you’d like to see me offer in the future, tell me all about it in the comments below!