Create With Canva

Today we are delighted to welcome guest instructor Kim Hurst who is teaching our newest class, Create With Canva!

If you have ever struggled to learn Photoshop or the host of other apps and programs to work digital products, Kim designed this this class just for you. In this two-week workshop, Kim will introduce you to the technology of Canva, a free, design anywhere, graphic design platform that is filled with powerful tools for memory keepers. 


Some of the things you'll learn in the class are:

  • How to upload, organize and store your digital files, right inside of Canva
  • Techniques for creating photo prints in multiple sizes for your pocket pages
  • Ideas for working with digital elements such as journal cards and digital stamps
  • Tips for playing with text and photos
  • How to create custom digital templates for your page layouts

Meet Kim and learn more about her new workshop in this video introduction!

Get to know Kim a little more in this quick Q&A!

Where are you from? 

Originally I’m from Ontario, Canada (just outside of Toronto). But currently live Southern California (for the past 21 years) with my husband Ron, and the most amazing golden lab named Lincoln.    I also have two (now adult kids) my son, Mitch, 29 just moved out this summer, and my daughter, Meg, 24 who is still here at home with us. 

A fun fact about you.  

I love the smell of coffee.  But I can’t stand the taste of it.  LOL

When did you get started in scrapbooking?  

Funny story actually, although I’ve been creating since I was a teenager; I learned to knit @13, wallpapered an entire room by myself @18, and countless crafts along the way, I avoided scrapbooking for the longest time.  Why?  Because I just knew I would absolutely love it, and want everything!   My friend didn’t give up though and finally dragged me to a creative memories crop in 2005.  Both things were true!    Shortly after that we would get together and scrapbook at my dining room table for days on end while our kids were in school.   I still have that first album, but so much about how I scrapbook has changed since then.  

How did you get started using Canva?   

Can you believe I discovered Canva through a google search?  In 2017 my employer at the time asked me to create a marketing ad for his business.  We didn’t have any design software, and I knew Word, Publisher & Power Point weren’t going to cut it, so I searched online for a solution.   I found Canva.  It was free…and very easy to learn.  And my marketing ad…it got a full page placement in a national publication. 

What is your favorite AE project?  

I love every project Ali does.  The albums I feel most proud of are my Week In The Life Albums.  But I love and have been following December Daily from the very beginning.  Since using Canva as my "go to" design tool I have completed 3 WITL albums and 2 DD albums without them taking weeks or even months to finish.       

What is one thing you hope people take away from your class?

That’s a great question!  I’ll have to give you two for this one. Confidence & Accomplishment.  The confidence to try something new.  The joy of accomplishment when they complete their first page or finish their album using Canva.

Registration for Canva is still open, and the first lesson will be available on October 19th. Also, please note that to follow along with Kim's lessons, you will need your own Canva account. If you haven't created your free account yet, please sign up at Canva.com to create one now.

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21 thoughts

  1. Beejay22 says…
    10/06/2021

    I just had to add that I too Love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. The one or two times I've tried it I had to put lots of cream and sugar in it and just thought that was too much as I still didn't like it. So I'll stick with Tea.

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    1. studioK says…
      10/06/2021

      It's great to find something in common with each other!

    2. KathyGraybeal says…
      10/06/2021

      And, I make it 3. Weird, huh? I wonder how many of us really exist out there.

    3. jem81_au says…
      10/06/2021

      lol make it 4 I love the smell of coffee but I don’t drink it or really like the taste

    4. BunnyLady876 says…
      10/06/2021

      Guess we can make that 5. Thought I was the only one. Lol

  2. Jmkane25 says…
    10/06/2021

    Excited about your class, Kim! Thank you for sharing your knowledge :)

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    1. studioK says…
      10/06/2021

      I'm excited too! Thanks for joining in on the class :)

  3. BernadetteM says…
    10/06/2021

    I am also really excited for this class - looking forward to it!

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  4. Kelly_in_MN says…
    10/06/2021

    I can't wait for this class!!

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  5. JeriP says…
    10/06/2021

    I will be out of town on those dates. Will this class be available when I get back. How long do I have access?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      10/06/2021

      Yes! All the classes we offer include on-going access to the content.

  6. feona says…
    10/06/2021

    I can't stand coffee!

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  7. alismidd says…
    10/07/2021

    Really looking forward to this class Kim. I also can't stand coffee (the smell and taste). I am in England and will be watching along with a cup of tea! Can't wait until the 19th...

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  8. Halmoni11 says…
    10/07/2021

    So excabout this class.

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  9. kathda says…
    10/07/2021

    So looking forward to learning Canva from you!

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  10. laneybug76 says…
    10/07/2021

    Really looking forward to this! I feel like I'm Photoshop challenged. LOL Hoping this is easier.

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  11. haj5440 says…
    10/13/2021

    Hi from Hamilton ON! I'm so excited for this class to start! I want to learn ALL the things! Lol

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    1. studioK says…
      10/19/2021

      Such a small world. I lived in Hamilton for 8 years just after I got married. (lol which is like 32 years ago now)

  12. dsmarangoni says…
    10/14/2021

    Looking forward to this class! Do we need to buy the Dec daily digitals to make the projects in this class?

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    1. studioK says…
      10/19/2021

      The class comes with a mini kit, but December Daily digitals are featured in the lessons.

  13. stampinbabe says…
    10/15/2021

    Can you tell us what digital elements we should have before we start? I have never used digital elements before.

    Oh...and no coffee or tea for me...blech...lol

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