Summer of Sketches | 2024

Getting crafty and documenting your favorite memories is easier than you think! Join Kelly Noel and Lisa Truesdell, as well as their team of talented contributors, for a revamp of our popular Summer of Sketches class. Join in this summer-long session of “round robin” sketch inspiration and gain tons of new ideas to make memory keeping in all of your projects fun and easy! From June through August, each week will bring you new lessons bursting with fresh sketches that provide the inspiration you need to pull out your kits and put them to work on your projects. For 12 weeks starting June 5th, students will have access to a new video and layout from one of the instructors, two additional layouts from contributors, and four all-new sketches. That's a total of 48 sketches designed to help you maximize your creativity this summer and get more photos and memories onto the page! By the end of class, you’ll have access to a treasure trove of inspiration, ready for any time you need a little creative boost!

Save $10 when you sign up by June 14th! Enter code SUMMER2024 at checkout.


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Class Kit

FREE with purchase of class and FREE shipping! While supplies last.

Kit contents:

While supplies last, Summer of Sketches students will receive this 6x8in stamp set designed by Goldenwood Co. This set will ship for free, no matter where you are.

What you'll learn

  • A variety of ways to use a sketch as a starting point
  • How to adapt a sketch to fit your photos
  • Ideas for reusing a sketch and getting a different look each time
  • Tips for getting more photos into your Traveler's Notebook & other notebook projects
  • How to maximize the space on your projects
  • Inspiration for creating with your Studio Calico kits

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Kelly Noel

Kelly Noel has been an art lover her entire life. Scrapbooking was a perfect fit for her, and she started recording her memories in 1997 while in college. She found the online scrapbooking community in late 2004 and was totally obsessed from that time on. Kelly lives in Florida with her husband Tom and their three boys (Jackson, Brady, & Sawyer), and when she's not at one of her boys' baseball games, she's working with Studio Calico's teachers as the Education Content Coordinator.

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Lisa Truesdell

At different times growing up, Lisa Truesdell dreamed of being a photographer, an artist and a writer – and somehow managed to turn that into a life that combines all three. As Studio Calico’s Brand Manager, Lisa spends her days surrounded by everything memory keeping and her evenings keeping up with family, friends and cats. She’s an 18 year crafting industry veteran who loves making, sharing and creating.

Class contributors

  • Barbara Picinich
  • CJ Flynn
  • Geralyn Sy
  • Heba Alsibai
  • Jennifer Wong
  • Elise Gabriel
  • Desiree Lamar
  • Diane Williams
  • Shannon Dombkowski
  • Jennie Garcia
  • Jenny Swenson
  • Haley Pixler

What comes with this class

  • 6 start-to-finish videos each (12 total) from Kelly and Lisa showing how they went from sketch to finished project. Your teachers will be sharing tips and tricks for adapting sketches to fit the number and sizes of photos you have, and ideas for switching them up to keep your projects looking fresh, no matter how many times you use the same sketch.
  • Round robin inspiration: See how each sketch changes as it passes from one memory keeper to another! We'll start each week's lesson with a sketch based on one teacher's work, then each contributor will work from a sketch of the project created by the person before them. 
  • 36 all new projects from Kelly, Lisa, and their contributors 
  • 48 sketches - 12 sketches based on the teachers' past work, plus 36 more based on the class projects 
  • A printable PDF of all of the class sketches
  • Challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned

The Best Classes, Available Anytime

Our classes bring together the best teachers and contributors in the business to provide exclusive learning content, tips, and techniques for papercrafting. The virtual classroom experience gives you tons of creative fuel and the option to learn what you want, when you want.


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