Hello Story Giveaway + Paper Needing New Home

Many years ago when I was more a scrapbooker, I would teach at CKUs (Creating Keepsakes University). I remember being at CKU Vancouver and seeing a gal sitting in the back row of class… creating our class layout sideways and in her own way. (And I will say, it was much better than the project I was teaching!) Later in that show, I realized that the company had packed our class kits wrong. A crew of girls came to my rescue and helped me fix them… including that clever girl who had been in the back row. Yep – that girl was Ali Edwards. Fast forward to now and Ali is the biggest name in scrapbooking and storytelling. But better yet, she is an amazing girl with a heart of gold. She rocks.

So I am honored to do a giveaway of Ali’s newest class called Hello Story. I am trying to get back into scrapbooking and hope that this class (along with a stamper’s approach to Becky Higgin’s Project Life) will get me moving. Check it out:

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!

Class runs 7/8/2013-9/29/2013 but it isn’t too late to join! For a video with more information on the class, check HERE.


Interested in taking this class? Just leave a comment here by  6/12/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win a spot in Ali Edward’s Hello Story!


I am **this** close to finishing with the move into my new studio. Finally! I am purging and have many boxes of 12×12 patterned papers and cardstock needing a new home. If you are interested in buying a box, please email me at the email address above. (Click on “contact me” under “about” at the top of my blog.) I will randomly pick a few people to contact. Thanks!

See you soon.