Cathy is extremely organized and has handouts and videos along the way. The class is differentiated so that anyone can document in literally any way. It is set up in a 6 x 8 album, using Snap pocket page protectors. She is using a Simple Stories album. I scored this album from Project Life half off at Michaels. I also got a Snap album with the dividers in it for $8.99 on clearance, so I have the first month of dividers.
I spent time fiddling with a color scheme, as Cathy offers the .psd files, in which the layers are labeled such that I can change colors. Oh, happy day! A contributor in the private Facebook group for this class suggested this site if we were interested in using a color wheel in choosing colors.
Then, I went back to the welcome video. After downloading a new driver for my printer (many words were mumbled), I started deciding for the most economical way to print my cards. Of course, the 8 x 6 pages came first. I chose to print on Bazzill orange peel cardstock, as I love to print on that. Then, I placed the .jpg files for the altered 4 x 3 cards in Publisher. I fit 4 on a page and used a border around them so I could have cutting guides. I did not print them all yet, as I need to wait for some information and selfies.
When I was not ready to print, I made note to myself what files I needed to alter. I also used Post-its to show what was going to be placed in the different pockets of the album. I thought I would share this process in a quickie video, with a little Billy Joel background music, as I love listening to him when I am in my craft room. I hope it is helpful, as planning things out can be a bear. If you are in the class, don't forget Cathy has a great deal of information in her Welcome .pdf file.