Learn the Art of Digital Design with Jessica Sprague | Giveaway

I have been recently introduced to a fabulous online learning site that I adore!! Many, many moons ago I was a scrapbooker. I hoarded paper and embellishment like they were life sustaining materials. I would pull out all of my supplies and my house would be over taken with buttons and brads, pens and chalk, stamps and ink… whatever the hot scrapbooking trend was at the time.  A few years later I discovered that you could digitally scrapbook and my life completely changed!! I loved that I could still create the same look with just a click of my mouse and a little digital creativity. I loved that my house no longer had to look like a craft store tornado and just come through every weekend.  The issue, there was a bit of a learning curve involved with figuring out this new digital medium.  I learned on Photoshop elements with the slow, trial by error method.  How happy I would have been if I would have had Jessica Sprague come to my rescue!!

What is JessicaSprague.com?

JessicaSprague.com is a fabulous online digital art classroom.  They teach classes in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Illustrator and now they even have classes for the Silhouette!!!

 

Haven't you ALWAYS wanted to learn how to use these powerful tools? I know I have! Even though I feel pretty comfortable with some of these programs, I know that I don't use them to their full potential. This would be a great way to start from the beginning if you are new to the software or take some more advanced classes just to sharpen your skills. The classes are on your own time and self paced.  You can start and stop the video and practice the skill you've just learned so you know you've mastered it before you move on. Not only that, but if you have questions they have a fabulous forum that you can pop into and ask away, plus a fun gallery to share your work with others who have taken the class.

My Class Experience

I had the opportunity to take the Silhouette classes over the weekend and I LOVED them!! I was shocked that even in the very first lesson, an old Silhouette veteran like myself… LEARNED SOMETHING NEW!!

 

The class was so easy to follow with a very talented and knowledgeable instructor named Kerri Bradford…

Of Kerri Bradford Studio fame… She is one talented lady! She takes you step by step, on how to get to know your Silhouette. It doesn't matter if you have a CAMEO or an older version. She makes sure that everyone learns how to use their machine. The videos are clear and very well laid out, plus they are visually appealing {that's a big deal to me!}

Here is what Lesson One looks like and a brief overview of what you cover…

And a quick little snip of the beginning of the video… isn't it pretty?

The nice thing about these classes are that they are very affordable. The beginning class is $25 and the more advanced class is $30.  A steal really!  Think of all the wonderful things you can do with your Silhouette if you COULD JUST FIGURE OUT HOW!! I know I was in that boat… and YES, I'm a seasoned veteran.

The Giveaway

The lovely folks at Jessica Sprague have generously offered BOTH Silhouette classes for one lucky WhipperBerry reader. So, if you're one of the thousands who have reciently purchased a Silhouette {no matter what model} or know someone who has, this giveaway is for you!! Here's what you need to do to enter…

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Make sure you head over to JessicaSprague.com and check out all of the fabulous things they have there.  They also have wonderful digital library that you can purchase for all your digital designing needs. Don't forget to come back tomorrow… a little bird has told me that we are going to have another great Silhouette DEAL!!

Comments

  1. says

    This couldn’t have come at a perfect time! Just started working with my Silhouette and would love to learn more about its features!

  2. Tiffanie says

    I just received a silhouette and only have mastered the very basics. Could really use these classes to really get me going! Thanks for the chance! :)

  3. Angie says

    I would love to learn to cut the vinyl more efficiently. I want to use the Cameo for everything! Not just cutting out paper words.
    (I’ve got that mastered :) )

  4. says

    I NEED these classes! I just got my Silhouette last week and haven’t even taken out out of the box. There’s so many things I want to learn to do. I’d like to make my twins some T-shirts, I’m going to make a vinyl for my office at work, I want to make everything!

  5. says

    I’ve been a big Jessica Sprague fan for years! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the class package. thanks so much for the chance.

  6. Ann Marie says

    I just got my silhouette last week and these are about the only classes I haven’t taken at JS. I’d love to win!!

  7. says

    I just won a silhouette cameo (it’s on it’s way–squeel!) and I haven’t the foggiest where to start, so these classes would be heaven sent!

  8. Marin D says

    My mom has one and I’d love to help her use it to its full potential. We have cut a few things on it but it has kind of just sat there collecting dust. I know she’d like to cut some vinyl.

  9. Amy Hinkle says

    I would love to learn how break a letter in half to sandwich a name between the two parts

  10. Kristi H says

    I have had a Silhouette for a little while but would love to learn more about all the features.

  11. Erin Wiley says

    My new silhouette arrives on 5/10 and I know nothing!! I want to dive right in and I’m impatient, so this class would be great fo me!

  12. says

    I just got a Cameo for my birthday… last week. I know so little, so I’d LOVE to win these classes! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. says

    I got the Cameo for Clhristmas and haven’t used it much- it’s so overwhelming, would love to have someone hold my hand through it, virtual though it may be. :)

  14. Kathy Ann says

    I want to learn about the print and cut feature and also cutting vinyl for home decor. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  15. Nancy says

    I have had my silhouette for a bit, but I have been too intimidated to use it. The help would be wonderful!!

  16. Lana says

    OMG, I would LOVE to WIN this giveaway!!! I got a Cameo for Christmas and have only made cards! I would LOVE to learn how to really use my Cameo! Thanks for a chance to win!

  17. Whitney Cantrell says

    I am gonna purchase a Cameo in the next 2 weeks. I could so use this class to learn all the ino and outs of the program and how to work the thing. I have a Cricut and am in the process of selling it now to get the Cameo.

  18. says

    What an amazing giveaway! I’ve followed Jessica for a while now and love what she has to offer! I had no idea she had Silhouette classes, too! (where have I been?)…I would LOVE to learn how to use my Silhouette to print and cut my own designs…invitations, home decor, etc. I’ve tried and tried and I just can’t see to learn on my own. I’d also like to master the tracing function…thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  19. Monica says

    I’m LOVING Kerri’s “Getting to Know You” class and I’m certain I’d love “Oh, the Place You’ll Go” just as much!

  20. Lucinda Taussig says

    I would love to overcome the fear of making mistakes with my machine. I’ve had several false starts where my project ends up tearing or not cutting all the way through.

  21. fawn strunk says

    I see all the wonderfrul things that people are making with the machine. I want to be able to create what I want and need at that time. I think that the program is a lil intimidating and need to learn it so that I can use the machine. Pleae help I bought this and MTC and paid $$$$ and don’t understand it.

  22. Sue says

    I am new to the Cameo, well any digital program actually. I would love to be able to do anything properly without having to flip between “help” and my work page. lol The few items I have completed turned out nice but I know there is so much more to learn. Thanks for the chance of winning. These classes sound like a great deal whether or not I win.

  23. Gretchen says

    I finally own a silhouette and would love to learn how to use it, instead of just guessing how to use it!! :)

  24. Andrea Jones says

    I *desperately* want to figure out how to take the Printables that come with my Scrapbook Circle kits and use the print+cut feature with them so I don’t have to spend HOURS every month fussycutting every last one of those cute elements out.

  25. Mary Moseley says

    I would love to learn ALL things Silhouette. It seems as though the opportunities are endless!

  26. Monica says

    I didn’t see the specifics when commenting previously, so I’ll try again: I would love to learn more about the designing aspect. I have experience with designing vectors (Illustrator or CorelDRAW rather than Photoshop) but I’m not finding the commands I’d like to.

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