Awesome! Thank you, Noell. I will say, this could end up being a VERY long thread, given how much content is in that course. We may need a whole forum section for it!
I am 57 minutes into the first chapter, and of course I love it. As Mikki said, the discussion dovetails really well with Shimelle's Cover to Cover class, but takes it further.
I love further!
One thing that really clicks with me is an album that tells a cohesive story. Working with that concept has revolutionized my approach to scrapbooking, really energizing my whole process, and making my albums feel more whole, even while they're still in progress.
On the subject of upgrade albums, I do one for my wedding anniversary every year. The first several years of our marriage, my husband and I traveled for our anniversary and tried to stay in bed and breakfast inns as an ongoing tradition; those trips were documented in mini-books. In 2012 and 2013, though, when we weren't able to travel due to caregiving, we celebrated our anniversary by spending a whole day together. I created full-size 12x12 albums documenting all that we did in those 12 hours or so, and those albums are two of my very favorites. I love that I didn't limit myself to a page or two, just because it was only the span of one day. Making whole albums for those two occasions also emphasized how important it was to me to spend that quality time with my sweetheart, especially because it was so rare a treasure at that time in our lives.
Really looking forward to listening to more of this course and being more inspired than I already have!