aA Project 2023


Our annual and much-loved Photo Book Project is here – This is your chance to create a lasting keepsake in the theme of your choice before the end of the year 😉


aAProject2023_Session3Join me for our much-loved annual aA Project experience LIVE this December 2023

An opportunity to create an artsy photo book project in the theme of your choice.

  • Curate a collection of Your Digital Photos into an enjoyable printed photo book project.
  • Learn how to use Template Collections in Adobe Photoshop or Elements to create sophisticated layouts with ease.
  • Master all my Tried and Tested approaches to successfully start and finish an artsy printed project.
  • Access all the simple techniques I use to Elevate my digital scrapbooking layout designs.
  • Obtain All My Guidance and tips for staying ‘on track’ and maintain Motivation for completing your pages.
  • Glean encouragement and Inspiration from the community, LIVE sessions, and written content during this guided course.

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Also Included:

  • A Blueprint for the different stages of your project from Planning to Creation.
  • Plethora of photo book Theme Ideas to inspire your project.
  • Learn how to Adapt the lessons to suit your Preference and Photos.

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This is our absolute favorite LIVE workshop experience of the Year.

What YOU Will Learn:

  • The art of Photo Book conception, planning, creating, and Making the Magic Happen.
  • How to successfully start AND complete a project using this winning Step-by-Step approach.
  • The importance of Planning and why it will make you more efficient and successful in your artistry and memory keeping.
  • Everything You Need to know about where to start and how to Avoid the Overwhelm.
  • Create a simple Structure for your project and Create Layouts that You Love around your chosen theme.
  • Support your photo project pages with Engaging embellishment and rich storytelling.
  • Work through my Proven Interactive Worksheet approach to Selecting a Theme that is most suited for you and your skill level.
  • The nature of the organization in advance for Simple and Efficient photo artistry layout creation in December.
  • Instructions for Managing and Eliminating excess photos from your considerations.
  • Learn Which of Your Photos you should use to build a project with Sustained Interest.
  • Step-by-step guidance for Selecting Digital Supplies to enhance the artistry in creating a Cohesive Photo Book Project.
  • Considerations for Timing and Recommendations for Printing Your Project.
  • Gain Confidence in the Process and give yourself the gift of Up-leveling the Artistry this holiday season.
  • Modify Templates to make space for MORE photos or journaling.
  • Basic Extraction Technique for creating out-of-bounds framed photo effects.
  • Guidance for working with Word Prompts to expand your storytelling and up-level your creativity.
  • Ideas and approaches for gathering photos to best support your stories.
  • Strategies for Tackling the age-old problem of finding and managing time.
  • Narrow your focus in choosing a Personalized theme using a revised work-sheet method.
  • Understand properly how to Edit your photos to make them ‘stand out’ using a variety of techniques.
  • Blend more than one photo into a Project Template Album mask in a few different ways.
  • Choose Templates that best Enhance your photos.
  • Adjust and manipulate FotoBlendz clipping masks to Improve your blending.
  • Different approaches to Journaling to share more meaningful stories.
  • How to create pages with engaging and Exciting Design Elements.
  • BONUS video in January on creating a Blurb Photo Book.
  • Plus ALL my favorite Techniques for up-leveling your digital scrapbooking layouts using Anna Aspnes Designs.

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Project 2023 Makes The Magic Happen

The Project has been an annual event since 2011.

  • Presented in Many Different Ways over the years.
  • It has Evolved and Improved with each year.
  • See Project 15 Year Evolution
  • This project will be better than ever 🙂

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WHO Is This For?

This project is for YOU if:

  • You feel like the year 2023 has flown by and are Behind in your Artistry and memory-keeping.
  • You haven’t yet created a Photo Project this year and would like to make the magic happen Before the End of the Year.
  • You would like to have a tangible keepsake that Holds the Memories of a special year, event, or adventure.
  • You wish to find Joy in the Process of looking back, reminiscing, and marveling at A Life Well Lived.
  • You want to connect with and be inspired by Awesome Like-minded Artists while engaging in another Community Milestone.

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NEW in Project 2023.

  • A focus on how to add to Selections and improve your Extractions.
  • Use the Pen Tool to enhance a Basic Extraction Technique to enhance out-of-bounds framed photo effects.
  • Solve your FotoBlendz blending problems with the new Photoshop Generative AI tools.
  • Wield the Puppet Warp Tool in Photoshop to Modify Embellishments to better work with your template pages.
  • Enhance your projects with the new Generative Fill in Photoshop.
  • My new go-to approach for choosing the best Background Paper for your pages.
  • Colorize black and white and old heritage photos using hand-coloring and Photoshop filters.
  • Expansion on Connection with approaches for Sparking Stories from Your Photos.


  • This content will become available Throughout December to avoid overwhelm.
aA Project 2023 Digital Scrapbook Photo Book Class

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What YOU Can Expect

1. Written Content Support


  • 21-page Updated! Start Here user guide.
  • Invitation to join our Private community.
  • Photo Selection and Organization outlines
  • Printing consideration, company recommendations, and guidance for Printing with Blurb.
  • Interactive Project Plan Printable with Updated! Example.
  • Project Worksheet for Planning your project.
  • Strategies for Project Time Management.
  • List of Themes.
  • Themes and Connections
  • Using Six Word Stories in your photo book projects.

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  • An In-Depth Guide to Creating Artistic Photo Projects with Sentimental Value.
  • The importance of  Planning with a step-by-step approach.
  • The 5 Steps to being successful with Prompted Actions to guide you in being efficient in your project.
  • Guidance and support in Selecting a personalized theme.
  • Establishing Parameters based on your preferences and goals for your project.
  • Choosing an approach that supports your Preferences and Memory Keeping Goals.
  • Master Selection and Organization of photo and digital art supplies for any artistry project.
  • HUGE list of Theme Ideas to inspire and challenge Growth in your digital scrapbooking.
  • Comprehensive guidance and advice for Printing Your Layouts.
  • Project Plan example PLUS Printable Worksheet for your use.


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2. Video Inspiration Sessions


  • Each session will be Approx. 1 – 1/2 hours in duration for a total of 9 Hours of Viewing.
  • All videos are recorded via the Zoom platform and include Guidance, Explanations, Demonstrations, Techniques, and Answers to Questions.
  • Demonstrations in both Adobe Photoshop CC and Photoshop Elements as needed and appropriate.
  • Videos are available from your account here at Anna Aspnes Designs and delivered in .MP4 format.
aA Project 2023 Digital Scrapbook Photo Book Class

Year 2022 | Pages 14 and 15

Schedule of Events:

A Schedule of Events PLUS Session Access Links will be available in .pdf format in your account immediately following registration.

  • Monday 20 November 2023 at 2 pm MST (Choosing a Theme and Planning)
  • Monday 27 November 2023 at  2 pm MST (Q&A, Plus Previous Projects )
  • Monday4 December 2023 at 2 pm MST. (Layouts and Techniques)
  • Monday 11 December 2023 at 2 pm MST. (Layouts and Techniques)
  • Monday 18 December 2023 at 2 pm MST. (Layouts and Techniques)
  • Monday 15 January 2023 at 2 pm MST. (Project Completion and Printing)


  • You will also receive a REMINDER email on the morning of each session.

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3. The Template Collection

The coordinating templates are included with this workshop experience for Project 2023.

  • No special coupon is needed.
  • Templates will be available in your Downloads on registration.
  • This collection is valued at $30 through 1 December 2023, and $50 after the class has begun.

Please click here if you are ONLY interested in the Project Template Album Collection.

aA Project 2023 Year in Review Class

A collection of 26 – 12 X 12 artsy and blended layered templates designed to coordinate with the Project 2023 LIVE event experience.

  • Delivered in Single Page Format, but designed to work together as Double Page Spreads.
  • Includes wooden numbered pages from 1-25 PLUS an extra photo book ‘end’ page.
  • Optional wooden number set with BONUS Drop Shadow Layer Style (.asl format.)
  • Complementary Cover Set for custom photo book cover printing.
  • Templates are available for Download on Registration.


  • All holiday foliage elements are Delivered On Separate Layers so that they can be removed for easy customization.
  • This NEW Project Template Album coordinates with Project Template Album No. 8 due to similarity in Frame Sizes and Proportions.
  • You can mix and match the templates from these albums to Extend Your Project beyond 26 pages if needed.
  • Watch an Introduction to Using Project Template Albums.

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4. BONUS Daily WordART Inspiration Emails

Designed to provide you with inspiration for your layout designs.

  • You will also receive a Daily Email for 25 Days in December.
  • These emails will be sent at Midnight MST from 1st through 25th December ONLY.
  • Emails will be sent To the Email Address you are Registered With at Anna Aspnes Designs.

Example Email from a previous aA Project 

Each Email Includes:

  • Definitions
  • Synonyms
  • Title ideas
  • A Quote
  • A Technique tip/approach
  • An Inspiring Layout
  • A FREE WordART element
aA Project 2023 Digital Scrapbook Photo Book Class

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5. Private Facebook Group

A dedicated community for the Project 2023 Community.

  • Get your Questions and queries answered.
  • Share your layouts and be Inspired by others.
  • Receive critique and Feedback on your layout designs.
  • Enjoy Accountability and encouragement.

6. BONUS 40% Store Coupon

  • Emailed after the 12 Deals of December (16 December 2023) event valid through mid-January.

7. Special Offer

SAVE $70 through 1 December 2023

  • Templates and Daily Prompts are included. ($50 value with a $20 discount)
  • All live sessions, written instruction, and guidance PLUS support and encouragement for success. ($70 value with a $50 discount.)
  • 6 1- 1/2-2 Hour sessions at ONLY $3.33 per class.
  • The total project experience value is $120.
  • Register now for $50 Only.
  • All Paypal/Credit card fees included.

Got a Question?

Email me and I would be happy to answer it for you.

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