Instagram Hop: Back to School with BPC

I am so excited to announce a fun blog hop happening over on my Instagram account today called "Back to School with Big Picture Classes!" I am participating with my class, Terrific Titles, and each of us has taken a class taught by one of the other contributors, then made a layout based off of what we learned, or what we were inspired by! I can't wait to share the class that I took for the hop! 


This hop includes 10 amazingly talented Big Picture Classes instructors, some of my favorite scrapbookers! 


Here is the hop order, with links:

  1. Raquel Bowman  | Subtle Details
  2. Pam Baldwin | Text Tricks
  3. Michelle Wedertz | School Time Solutions 
  4. Becki Adams | Line it Up
  5. Ginny Hughes | From A to Z
  6. Kim Jeffress | Journal Your Story
  7. Zinia Amoiridou | Mixed Media Texture
  8. Neela Nalam | Big Impact
  9. Paige Evans | Paige's Pages 13
  10. Meghann Andrew | Terrific Titles

At each of the stops along our Instagram hop, listed above, you can enter to win a free month's subscription to Big Picture Classes! That's 10 different winners who will be chosen! Just think of all of the great classes you can take with your free membership! To be entered at each of the stops along the hop, all you have to do is: 

  1. Follow my account, @meghannandrew , and all of the other accounts along the way.
  2. Like my Instagram post, and all of the other 9 posts on the hop.
  3. Leave a comment on my post, and each of the other hop posts about what you want to learn over at BPC, and in your comment, tag a friend who you think would be interested in the giveaway, too! You can leave as many comments as you would like at each stop to increase your chances!

*Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use.

Here are a few sneaks of what you'll see when you hop over to my Instagram feed.


And, for an additional bonus, I created a process video while I created my layout! Thanks for watching, and I look forward to reading your comments on my Instagram post! Happy creating!

Terrific Titles, My New Class at BPC!

I am so excited to tell you that my second class, Terrific Titles, is now live and available to take at Big Picture Classes. This self-paced, 6 lesson course will focus on creating scrapbook layout titles- from coming up with a dynamic title, to choosing product, and figuring out where to place your title! This video gives a great introduction into what we will be covering during the class, as well as a few sneaks of some of the 18 layout examples that I created! 

Check out my Instagram feed later today for a special giveaway month-long membership to BPC, plus a prize pack of title goodies! 

I'd love to connect with you in the classroom, and help you perfect your page titles! 

Principle Power at Big Picture Classes (With a Free Trial Offer!)

It feels just like yesterday that my class, Principle Power, was launched at Big Picture Classes, so it is hard to believe that we are three months in! I have loved seeing the projects and comments on the lessons from students who are working through this 5 lesson course at their own pace. You can easily drop the class when life gets busy and pick it back up at any time.

Some of the layouts that I created for the class are my absolute favorite layouts of all time. There are 14 layouts shared, with 5 process videos- each one explaining a design principle in layman's terms so that you too can use these concepts to make your layouts shine, and emphasize what is really important on your page. To get a great idea of the type of content and a quick preview of my scrapbooking process, check out this video: 

Probably the most exciting aspect of teaching this course has been the feedback that I have received. These are just a few comments that have me "feeling all the feels!"

I especially love the comment from @Romie above, "I have been scrapbooking for a long time, but still learned such lot from this excellent class." So, if you're a new scrapbooker, or a seasoned veteran like me, there is still useful information to gain! 

If you'd like to take your layouts to the next level and harness the principles of design to work for your pages, I have a special offer just for you! New members to BPC can use the code 


to sign up for a free month trial membership, 2 weeks longer than the typical trial. Just go to the Principle Power class page, then click the "start your free trial" button and follow the steps to get your free trial.*

I am looking forward to seeing your questions, feedback and projects in the classroom! Click over to the Principle Power homepage to learn more about the class, see more sneaks and to get your free month trial! 

* Free month trial promotion ends June 1, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. First month free offer valid only on new memberships and is not valid for current or previous members. Click the "start your free trial" button and follow the steps to begin your trial. Enter promo code in promo box and continue checkout process. Not valid on previous purchases. Must enter promo code at checkout. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes. 


Principle Power Preview Process Video

Hi there! If you need a quick tip to create emphasis on your layouts, and have 5 minutes to spare with a cup of coffee this weekend, check out my new process video and preview of my class, Principle Power, at Big Picture Classes.

This class, which includes 5 lessons, 14 layouts and 5 videos, will walk you through the principles of design, and teach you how to use these principles to create well-designed, intentional layouts that get your stories told!

You can start your free month-long trial to Big Picture Classes by clicking through to the Principle Power classroom, creating a new member account and using the promo code LOVE.

Have a great weekend & I hope to see you in the classroom!

Coming soon: Principle Power at BPC!

Since I began designing with product in the scrapbooking industry, I knew that I ultimately wanted to teach others how to get there memories down on paper and really be proud of the outcome. Now, I'm so excited that I have that opportunity with Big Picture Classes. My course, which directly relates to my professional interior design career, Principle Power, will be released on Monday, January 11th, and I'd love for you to join me in the classroom! 


In this five lesson course, I will be explaining the principles of design, and how they directly relate to your scrapbook layouts, with 14 projects and a process video for each lesson. By the end of the course, you will understand:

  • Balance: how to use the three different types of balance on your layout.
  • Contrast: how it relates to each design principle.
  • Emphasis: by using the design itself, you can show the viewer what is most important on your page
  • Repetition and rhythm: to keep the viewers eye moving around your page
  • Unity and harmony: to tie all of the principles together to make a pleasing visual statement.

I am extremely proud of the content of this course and the layouts I created for it are some of my favorites... ever. If you're already a member of Big Picture Classes, go to the Principle Power page and click 'save for later,' which will put the course in your 'classes' tab under your profile. If you are not currently a member, click the 'start a free trial to take this class' button at the bottom right corner of the Principle Power page. You will have a two week, free trial period, and can cancel at any time without any cost!

All of the lessons will be available starting Monday, January 11th, and you can take this class at your own pace. I will always be available to answer any questions you may have & I'm even planning a live chat to get the class participants involved together! 

I am so excited to start the journey into passing this knowledge onto others memory-keepers, and I hope you will join me in the Principle Power classroom!