Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hello Story Giveaway




Hello there! I know its been awhile since I've posted and I have lots of thoughts on that but today I want to share something fun that I am excited about.

I've been waiting for the calendar to turn to July because I've registered for Ali Edwards new class, Hello Story, at Big Picture Classes and it starts July 8th! I haven't made a traditional layout in a really long time and am looking forward to this class nudging me in that direction a little more. Also, Ali always delivers amazing content.

But what is even greater is that my friends at Big Picture Classes are letting me giveaway a seat in Ali's class! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me a story that you have not told yet but want to. Comments will be open until Sunday, June 30th and I will pick a winner on Monday morning.




Hello Story is 12 weeks of creativestorytelling techniques with Ali Edwards. The class runs from July 8th to September 29th 2013.

 

What's your story? This summer, say hello to a dozen fun strategies for sharing more of your words, and more of yourself, on your scrapbook pages.

In her new 12-week workshop, Hello Story, Ali Edwards will introduce you to 12 storytelling techniques—never-before-seen in her prior journaling workshops—that will bring creativity and clarity to both your writing and your page designs. Every week, you get to sit over Ali's shoulder and watch her transform her story ideas into timeless, authentic, story-rich scrapbook pages.

Through dozens of in-depth videos that cover storytelling and design ideas as well as 36+ exclusive layout examples from Ali (12" x 12" and 8 1/2" x 11" layouts, plus Project Life inserts), Hello Story will inspire you to take action and give you the tools you need to tell your own stories with confidence.

Are you ready to discover (or rediscover) the fun that comes from the interplay of design and words? By the end of class, you may even enjoy the writing process just as much as you love taking photos and playing with paint and paper!

You can read the rest of description here and here is a 12 minute video from Stacy Julian herself and a snippet of Ali's class video.  




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50 comments:

Marina D-K said...

I'd like to tell the story of my husband and I when we were first dating.

christy said...

In 2004, my oldest son was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. His recovery took a good 3 years of regular treatments, surgeries, multiple hospital visits and doctors. The catch...it just so happened to be his senior year of high school. His girlfriend stuck with him and they were able to attend every dance, prom, graduation and beyond, however, I have never scrapbooked that time in our lives.

cool-E-baby said...

I'd like to tell the stories of the vacations my husband and I took before we had kids.

Kim said...

Lots of yet-untold stories to choose from... but here's one: when my middle daughter was three, she was obsessed with wearing swimming suits. I'm sure I have pictures of her in a swimming suit taken in all 12 months of that year--and she certainly didn't go swimming every month (in fact, very few)! She's 10 now and still has very-specific clothing obsessions. We'll have to wash the same pair of pants or shorts or t-shirt two or three times a week for two months until she moves on to something else. Personality!

I'd love to win a spot in this class! Thanks for the chance, Monica.

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil said...

I think I'd really love to tell the story of my courtship with my hubby. Thanks fo the chance to win.

Kelly said...

i would love to tell the story of myself, my son and my dad and how we all think, act, and look alike.

lifeonlakeland said...

I would like to tell my second daughter's baby story. Thanks for the chance to win! ~alissa

machelle said...

I would love to tell the story of my kids right now before they leave in a few years.

Mel Nunn said...

I want to tell the story of my weightloss journey and how difficult I am finding it!

j_apostrophe_s said...

I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years now...we have had so many adventures. I haven't had the chance to scrapbook any photos of us since I am always making gifts for others. I want to take the time to tell our story!

Susan said...

I've never really told the stories of my daughters' births and those are two stories that I definitely need to tell. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth Ann said...

I want to tell the story of how my husband and I met and fell in love. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Bonnie said...

I want to scrap some of my stories. Some from my childhood, maybe before kids, and the parts of life now that don't involve kids. I just signed up to be on the PTO for my kids school. I have a feeling many stories will come out of that!

Abbey said...

My Dad died before my kids got to know him. I want to tell in my scrapbook some stories about him do they can know their amazing Grandpa better!

Kristin A. said...

This class sounds amazing! I have yet to tell the story of buying our first home. What a wonderful story to tell. Thanks for the chance to win!

Inspired said...

About my brother and my relationship.

Viji Siddharth said...

I think I would like to tell the story of how I met my husband and our 7 years of courtship (5 long distance) before we got married.How we convinced our parents!!

Kelly said...

I'd like to tell the story of my own childhood. My children have plenty of albums... but I don't have any from my own childhood.

Carole said...

My Dad passed away from cancer in March. I've only been able to put pictures in the pockets for that week in Project Life. I'd love to put the story of that week in to words somehow but wonder if I'll ever be able to. Thanks for the opportunity to win a seat in Ali's class.

Diana said...

I'd tell the story of my two boys. My biggest accomplishment. Thanks for offering this. Met over at Focus on Your Style.

Ari said...

My grandmother passed away in April and I inherited all the photos from her house. There were stacks of prints of her and my grandfather (who died before I was born) when they were young. I'd love to tell the story of the early days of their marriage in the late 40s/early 50s! Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin M said...

My maternity leave started 2weeks before 9-11 happened, and I was a flight attendant for United Airlines at the time. My mom tells my son that he saved my life...could very well be true. Thanks for the chance--enjoy the class!

Miss Kathy said...

I've been scrapping for almost 11 years and I've concentrated on my kids and grandkids. I'd really like to tell some stories about me and my husband. I love Ali's layouts and would love to win a spot in her class. Thanks for a chance.

Megan Renfree said...

I would really like to tell the stories from when my husband and I first met, before I forget them.

Sarah Bluhm said...

I would really like to document stories from my childhood growing up on a farm. My 3 boys are being raised in the city and there's so many experiences and ways of life they don't know about.

Brenda in Sunny SoCal. said...

Hi Monica, gosh so man stories to tell, I think the one I would like to tell the most is the one when the toothfair was out of cash and had to sneak money out of the piggyback in order to pay said child $ for his last tooth

Aggie said...

My grandmother had Alzheimer's. Her story is one I have been wanting to tell. I want to document all the great women in our family - my mom, my grandmothers and me.

But the urgent story I want to tell is that of my father. He has been diagnosed with end stage lung cancer and I want to write HIS story down.

Sue said...

I want to tell more stories of my childhood. I'm afraid the longer I wait, the harder it will to remember.
Thanks for the chance to win!
SueinMtVernon

kathysbookmark said...

I'd love to tell some stories of my childhood. I'm in the process of pulling my old photos out of the magnetic albums. So now I'm ready to make some memories.

Kimberly said...

I think my wedding day... Since it was 7 years ago!

Tanya said...

The other day I saw a bumper sticker that said "Labrador Mom." Now, while I love my two cats and they are the only "kids" my husband I will ever have together, it prompted me to think about being a "real mom." I'm usually one of those who takes pride in being the whole sum of the parts of who I am - I'm not just a mother, not just a wife. But it struck me that it's a really awesome thing to be a mom. We're getting ready for high school & in these parts that means figuring out where to go to (our public school system is more than a little broken). So, it just struck home. I'd really like to buckle down and get that "story" on paper. I know Ali can bring more of these kinds of stories out of me and can't wait for her class. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.

Bambou Orchidee said...

There are so many things that I would like tell but I haven't yet. I think that the first one would simply be the story of my daughter's birth. She arrived 6 weeks before the due date, so there were so many feelings: we were scared that she wouldn't be OK, we were happy to meet her, we didn't feel completely ready to become parents 6 weeks before (only psychological...), we felt so many things when she arrived. And yet, I didn't manage to tell her all of this. Thanks a lot for the chance to win.

Kathy W said...

I would like to tell the story of *us* as we transition from kids at home to kids getting married and having their own homes.

Catherine said...

I think I need to tell the story of my first marriage and divorce. I've avoided it for so long because it was painful, but it is part of who I am. I haven't been able to write that one yet. Thanks for the great giveaway!

nanasewn said...

My children all live in different states and we are rarely together. I would like to tell the story of a time in the past year that we were all able to be together....3 generations, with a 4th in the oven:)
Lots of hugs,games,swimming....fun

Lang said...

I would like to tell the story of my wedding.

Becky said...

Please I want to take this class soooo bad.

Becky said...

I want to tell the story of my children's birth before I forget what happened that wonderful day.

Sarah Roeder said...

Ah! Thanks for the opportunity as I would really love to take this class! I have a hundred+ stories in my head that need to come out. First one I can think of is a about the sibling relationship between my son and daughter.

Owl in the tree said...

I would definitely like to write more stories of my husband and I before we had children. It would be wonderful to reminesce about the life when it was just the two of us.

Kristen Pape said...

I would love to tell the stories about everyday life with my little ones. Thank you for the chance!

Wendy G. said...

This class sounds so awesome! I've just started Project Life and I am so excited about it. I would like to go back and do an album about my life and my husband's life before kids. Our girls are just three and 15 mos and we have both just turned forty. I want our kids to know about our lives before they were around. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

MaryAnn Perry said...

I'm so excited about the chance to win this class!! I have never scrapbooked about my relationship with my adopted brother and how he became a part of our family. Since his death 2 years ago, I've realized what a precious gift it was and I want to document it.

J3SS1C4 said...

I have so many stories I want to tell, but the ones I'm most excited about right now are of some recent trips, and also our house building story! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Ali's classes are amazing!

Nicole said...

This class looks amazing! I want to tell some stories about myself when I was a kid. Most of my story telling has been focused on my family now, with my son. I really want to go back and focus on my own story too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patsy Custodio said...

Ali is always such an inspiration. I'd love to really tell the story of my relationship with my husband. I think that would be really special to share with our little ones as they get older so they can see how mommy and daddy came to be.

Jen said...

Ali's classes are always outstanding! I need to tell the story of my 6yo-daughters fascination with all things Ancient Egyptian and her aspirations to become an Egyptologist. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

I would love to tell the story of my memories of my grandma. She passed away 2 years ago. I have two pictures - one of the first time we met (her holding me as a newborn baby) and one of the last time I saw her. She said many beautiful things to me in the months leading up to her death and I also have many happy memories from childhood.

Gina said...

Hi Monica! So good to see you on the blog! Thanks for a chance to take this class. I would tell the stories of all the wonderful people I met when I lived in Dallas.
Blessings,
Gina

Elizabeth V. said...

Thanks for offering the great prize! I would like to tell the story of my parents. I lost my dad 10 years ago and my mom 8 years ago and while my kids have great memories with each of them, I would like to get other stories told for my kids to know more about their grandparents.