Announcing On Trend! And A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 19th March 2018 | 32 Comments

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!

I’m so excited to finally be able to make a *huge* announcement today! I’ve been sitting on this news for *months* and can’t believe it’s finally time to spill the beans!

On Trend Class by Taheerah Atchia Promo

I’m so thrilled to announce On Trend – my first ever class with Big Picture Classes! My class goes live on Monday 26th March – a week from today!!

Read on for more details, and check out the promo video that I put together especially to whet your appetite!

Announcing On Trend!

What are trends? Where do they come from and why? In On Trend, unpack the mystery of trends while learning how to spot them, organize them, and use them in your paper crafting projects. Taheerah Atchia starts with the basics by teaching the theory of trends and guides you through creating mood boards. Then, take an in-depth look at specific trends such as hand-drawn illustrations, celestial themes, and bold florals and create cards based on each trend. By learning to use trends as inspiration, you can translate these ideas to any paper crafting format. At the end of this class, you’ll be a trendspotting pro!

How fun is that?! Are you as excited as I am?!

I have put every drop of my heart and soul into this class. I’ve really gone all out to not only inspire but also to teach you all about trends. Those of you familiar with my The Gossip Column articles will know that I like to mix education and inspiration – well, On Trend is like The Gossip Column but a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of trends – how they are born, where they come from, how to spot them, and how to use them! I then take a look at five different current trends and translate them into awesome inspirational cards! Expect to come away informed, educated, and inspired!

Want a little more? Here are some sneak peeks images with some close-ups of some of the projects you’ll see in class!

On Trend Class by Taheerah Atchia Promo

On Trend Class by Taheerah Atchia Promo

On Trend Class by Taheerah Atchia Promo

I’ll share more sneak peeks (without the white overlay!) once the class goes live! But to see the full projects and get all the details and videos on how to make them you’ll have to join Big Picture Classes to get access to my class! Membership gives you access not only to my class but a ton of other inspirational classes too! The classes run as continuous access – so you don’t have to tune in ‘live’ each day and you can take the class at your leisure!

Not a member of Big Picture Classes yet? You can sign up for a two-week trial here (after which there’s a monthly subscription that you can cancel at any time!) – or you can enter my giveaway to win a 30 day trial with no obligation to continue membership after! Read on for more info!


I couldn’t let this announcement pass without a giveaway! Would you like to take my class, and many others, over at Big Picture Classes? Well, I’m giving away two 30-day trial memberships – one on my blog, and one on my Instagram!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you love about today’s announcement! You have until 23:59 EST on Sunday 25th March to enter, and I’ll announce winners on Monday 26th March – the day my class goes live!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement – and good luck!


32 thoughts on “Announcing On Trend! And A Giveaway!”

  1. I am so sorry I am late in seeing your email about your upcoming class Taheerah. As you know I am not well and I am back on another chemo regime but this time it is weekly and it is really hitting hard. But I am still fighting and I am gradually catching up with answering all my emails and watching YouTube video tutorials too. I do hope that your class on March 26th was a huge success! I am sure it was because you are a fabulous card designer.

    1. Hi Margaret, thanks for your question! The class teaches skills that can be applied to both cardmaking and scrapbooking as it focuses on how to spot trends and use them in your work. My examples in class create cards, but there’s no reason at all that the same trends that I focus on can’t be used in other papercrafting areas! I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Yay! Congratulations! I love your trendy posts so I bet this class is full of great information!

  3. Firstly, congratulations and well done for this new class, you must be so excited. Secondly what a great chance for alp of us to have, now my answer, what is my favourite thing about this announcement for me it must be , that if chosen, I would get the chance to learn the correct way to make decisions, what to be advised to look out for and how to react from research I did from an established designer who has done this herself. The chance to expand my knowledge on many topics, practices and effects that would, fingers crossed, assist me to further my abilities and maybe get recognised for my skills also.
    Good luck to everyone and again congratulations and thank you for a chance x

  4. Congratulations Taheerah. What I love about the announcement is that you are actually DOING a class. I love your work and ideas and I love to learn new things so who better to learn from? Thanks for the chance!

  5. Really exciting news! You rock! Looking forward to the blend of inspiration, trends and learning. Some great trends around and coming up, so can’t wait to see which you pick and how you make them into cards. 🙂

  6. Congrats on your class! Exciting news! I love that you’re giving away 2 trial memberships…. how fun to get to try that out!

  7. Congratulations 🙂 Your works are unique and I’m sure it would be fun to learn from you! Thank you for the giveaway, would love to win 🙂

  8. Good for you – and us, too! This class sounds like a wonderful adventure and I’m excited to learn more about it. Very ‘On Trend’ of you to do this.

  9. Hi Taheerah, Congrat’s on your awesome announcement, What I love about it is, I think you have a very cool and unique style and it would be so amazing to learn from you, I would be thrilled to win a spot to try this class. Thanks and again Congrats!!

  10. Woohoo!! Congrats, Taheerah!!
    I’m loving the video and sneak peeks! Your class looks amazing and so inspiring!

  11. Congratulations on the new class!!! It sounds so much fun and inspiring.
    Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway 🙂
    What I love today is WARMER! Let’s hope it stays warm 😀

  12. What do I love about this announcement?? I love the fact that you are getting recognised for your talent and you get to do something you love. That makes me very happy, congratulations!!!

  13. Congratulations! I think the question is: what ‘don’t’ we love about your announcement! The answer is obvious: nothing! EVERYTHING you shared, I love. Course content sounds amazing,but with you as the teacher, I know the lessons will be escalated to WOW! Your passion, my dear,is contagious, as once again, you show us the depth and breadth of your creativity and talents. Hope you brought in extra desks; your class will be overflowing!

  14. Congratulations—the class sounds like lots of fun! If your ideas are as inspiring as the cards you create during the advent series, it will be a huge success.

  15. Congratulations! I would give my right arm for a chance to win a seat in this class! Thank you for the chance to win one and change my creative life!

  16. I just love that you’re sharing in a class format. Your creations are so gorgeous and you have a unique style. Wishing you success!

  17. I love how this is an amazing opportunity for you Taheerah, keep shining bright! Looking forward to seeing your class, I’ll sign up as I’ve been meaning to do so at BPC and this is a fantastic reason to do so ???

  18. OMG!! This is huge – I love that you’re doing this! Your cards are always so unique and I love how you take time to educate and inform as well as inspire. I’m seriously so pleased for you what an amazing accomplishment – I’m gonna sign up for this – wow!! Also the sneaks look amazing. I can’t wait!!

  19. Wow, congrats! Sounds like lots of fun!
    I like that it will teach HOW to spot trends, as this can be applied to lots of different areas (paper crafts, home decor, etc.)

  20. How exciting! I’m sure your new venture will be a huge sucess. I can’t think of anyone better qualified to teach us about cardmaking trends.
    Do you have continued access to your class, or do you need to take it “live”?

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