This is the best internet class, period! I had been hording papers for the past few years and they had taken over my studio – this class freed me up to actually use those papers and create a wonderful journal that I will cherish. Even if you think you have done it all before, Mary Ann brings a fresh perspective, new techniques and her enthusiasm is contagious! Her videos are fabulously produced and allow you to follow step by step. You will feel refreshed and renewed after this class and you will never look at paper the same way. I highly recommend this class (and I plan to take any others she offers). Cheers!
I AM TRYING TO KEEP MARY ANN MOSS A SECRET TO MYSELF SELFISHLY BUT IT’S NOT WORKING!!!! SHE IS MY NEW GURU!!!!
JULIE ANN SHAHIN
I agree with Anne about being impressed by the level of instruction… it just doesn’t get any better than this! Mary Ann is a pro. She knows how to teach, what to say, how to demo, how to put it all together so anyone, even non-crafters can follow her lead… and she does it with care and kindness and encouragement. I’m a teacher, too, and I know how hard this is to pull off, with this level of expertise. She’ll have you coming back for more and more and more, wishing it would never end. and the good thing about that is that we have access to the videos and PDFs for a year instead of a measy couple of months like some online teachers.
One great thing about the class for me is that I’m rapidly reducing my boxes and drawers full of never used but too good to throw away scraps of paper and fabric… by sewing them together into interesting and exciting journal pages that I. WILL. USE.
This is one of the best on-line classes I’ve taken. It’s taking me on an awesome creative journey. I’m already planning my next 10 journals…lol.
I think your videos are absolutely marvelous, tons of detail.
Not to mention, I so love your personality, very exuberant and playful, and your wacky sense of humour!! And your term, ‘guerilla sewing’. I love it.
Thanks so much for sharing with us your awesomeness!!
-Francesca Di Leo
I agree with everything everyone else has said. This was first class all the way! The one thing I want to add is how easy she made it all seem. In every video I kept saying, “I can do that! This is effortless!” When it came to actually doing it, it wasn’t always so effortless for me, but then I’d go back to the video and say “Oh yeah, THAT’s how it’s done.” Once I got the hang of sewing paper scraps together, there was no stopping – I too have enough pages for at least one more journal, maybe more. I was so disappointed when I realized I’d seen the last video – I WANT MORE OF MARY ANN!
WOW! This class is Amazing! I’ve only taken a handful of classes on-line; I’m pretty selective. This one blows my socks off! It is worth the investment. There are so many ideas & components that can be used in other projects. What I love about this class is it’s a journal from start to finish – cover, construction & filling it up. Mary Ann is creative, insightful, & entertaining to watch. The yahoo group, flickr pics & blog allow interaction among students & teacher. I jumped into the class late, but have found so much inspiration from everyone taking the class. Once you start the videos you can’t stop! If you do any type of journaling or collage or want a creative jump start to the year, Take This Class!!
This class has made me so happy. I’ve discovered a new, more relaxed me and of course I’ve learned a great deal. Every step has been enjoyable, beginning with your professional instructions for printing, Mary Ann, and your helpful, sometimes funny, little videos. I’ve referred to them often.
I’ve raided books I thought were too precious.
I’ve looked at tags and tickets and packaging in a new light.
I’ve given life to my fabulous collection of souvenirs which formerly lived in the dark of boxes.
I’ve learned what a sharpie is and what a Japanese screw punch is used for.
I still have no idea what moo cards are OR what mod podge could be.
And all the time we’ve been shepherded and watched over by the most generous of teachers.
A MILLION THANKS.
I must confess, I had some doubts about this course before I signed up. BUT, once I started watching the videos, my fingers got itchy to get working, the boxes and baskets of old papers and goodies came out, and I was creating like crazy! Mary Ann is inspiring without being overpowering. I got a great creative jumpstart just when I needed it. And, this is really amazing for me, I used some of the stuff that’s been around for years. It’s like I was saving it for this project, and many more just like this.
I can’t thank you enough, Mary Ann, it’s a great course. Even if you think you know everything about sewing, bookmaking, journaling, collage, recycling, this process is freeing and fast. Don’t think too hard, just do it. If it seems too expensive, YOU ARE WORTH It!! Thanks, MAM!
Hi Mary Ann
Just a quick note to say thank you for your remains of the day class. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and am slowly watching the videos (I have 2 little kids). I have been getting so inspired by your videos and great ideas! I bought a sewing machine in April and have not opened it until last night, learnt to wind the bobbin and threaded it myself with the instructions as I haven’t sewn since high school – 16 years ago! I am sewing pages and making piles of paper everywhere. I think my husband thinks that I may never stop collecting paper!!! haha!
Anyways thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait to sew some more and finish my journal.
I FINALLY watched the last few videos from this class that I’d bought last year! The Epilogue one is just delightful, thank you so much for it. What a great way to start my day today, in the grey and wet Pacific Northwest. I know I am not alone in being so slow to start my own ROTD journal; I am hoping to do it with another friend from Vancouver who also bought but did not DO. I just wanted to say thank you for the videos you made; I enjoyed every one of them. I will post a photo when I really do get something done.