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Scrapbook a Teen Today

Scrapbook a Teen Today:

Taught by Wendy Smedley

Do you ever find yourself wandering the aisles of your local scrapbook store, looking for teen themed products that will capture unique personalities? Do you want to scrapbook about topics other than dances, recitals and sports? Surrounded by four teenage boys, Wendy enjoys photographing their teenage adventures and escapades (at least the ones she knows about!) as well as scrapbooking them. Join in the fun and scrapbook your favorite teen adventures. This class will open your eyes to all the cool teen related topics to scrapbook about. From a photo quiz mini album to fashion inspired techniques, you will learn approaches for teen pages and gain an understanding of how to scrapbook teen life.

Are you ready to start scrapbooking!? It's time to stop thinking about it, and just do it! This class is for beginners and experts alike. You will find endless inspiration, and fresh new ideas for learning more about your teen, and getting the important stories onto a layout. If you're the parent of a teen, or a teen yourself, then it's time to Scrapbook a Teen Today!

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Learn More

  • Welcome note from Wendy in the classroom
  • Supply list with live links to product resources
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • Checklist of essential teen pages to scrapbook - beyond the obvious
  • Voice message available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 file and transcript
  • Downloadable PDF templates and worksheets
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • Email access to Wendy

To prepare for Wendy’s class, please gather the following:

  • black Gelly Roll Glaze pen
  • 2 1/2” diameter scallop punch
  • 2” diameter circle punch
  • die cut numbers 1-10
  • clear glitter glue
  • 6” x 6” mini album
  • black paint
  • paint applicator
  • one sheet of neutral 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock.
  • one piece of grey 5” x 8 1/2” cardstock
  • one piece 2” x 8 1/2” plaid patterned paper
  • teen themed stickers
  • glitter brads in two colors
  • alphabet stickers
  • sewn cardstock (feel free to stitch your own)
  • three-four decorative stick pins
  • two bright pink daisy flowers
  • bright pink patterned paper
  • circle epoxy stickers
  • felt butterfly shapes
  • one yard of 1 1/2” pink trim
  • needle and thread to match your trim
  • fifteen-twenty sheets of coordinating 6” x 6” patterned paper
  • layered word stickers
  • teen themed border stickers
  • teen themed patterned paper
  • 4” x 12” piece of patterned paper (look for a large organic shape)
  • 6” x 12” piece of patterned paper (that coordinates with above)
  • 12” long piece of lace paper (2-3” wide )
  • one 12” x 12” sheet of black cardstock
  • three 2 1/2” long strips of 2” wide decorative tape
  • two scraps of 4” by 6” white cardstock (for journaling)
  • black letter stickers

Remember that your product choices will depend on the gender and interests of the teen you are scrapbooking. The projects in the class can be translated to either gender with the products you choose helping to maintain the visual story.


A "How-To Project" is a step-by-step eCourse that you can complete at your own pace. Comprised of video or audio files, PDF downloads, supply lists, and more, these eCourses take the guesswork out of planning and completing a creative project. This classroom will be available for access and download in your account until January 31, 2015.

Just follow the instructor's lead, add your own creativity and perspective, and then upload your finished project to the private gallery included in the online classroom.

How-To Projects do not include a message board to chat with fellow students or live interaction from the instructor. But you can always interact with us by emailing Enjoy!


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I'm Wendy Smedley, and I have had the opportunity to author a handful of books about scrapbooking, including the bestseller The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker and my newest book, Start Scrapbooking. I am excited to be introducing a new series of classes, Start Scrapbooking, here at Big Picture Classes. As a former editor for a scrapbooking magazine, I have looked at thousands of layouts made by scrapbookers all over the world and developed content for hundreds of thousands to be inspired by. This has given me a unique understanding of what scrapbookers look for and need to complete projects they feel good about. My content is very doable and geared towards the everyday scrapbooker. I want to leave you feeling empowered and capable.