Today I have a very special giveaway for you:
a chance to win a spot in Shimelle's newest class,
Shimelle's classes are amazing and I am so super excited about this one in particular.
With a focus on journaling, this is sure to be an ultra inspiring class.
Read below for Shimelle's class description:
True Stories is an online class that starts on the 25th of October, but it can be completed at any time. It lasts three weeks, with fifteen full-colour PDF prompts delivered straight to your inbox, Mondays through Fridays. From the beginning, there is absolutely no way to ‘fall behind’ or ‘not finish’ because it’s not that kind of class. You can follow along by working on a prompt each day if you would like, but you can also keep the prompts as a reference for when they come in useful for your own scrapbooking, blogging or other story-telling needs.
True Stories covers fifteen different ways to approach your story and commit it to paper. You can use these prompts as a scrapbooker and see your journaling evolve to something that will be a treasure to read. You can use the prompts as a blogger to make your entries feel like honest, unique and compelling tales. Or you can just use them in general as a collection of ways to add a bit more excitement to your writing if you’re feeling like you’re in a rut of writing the same way on every project.
True Stories is a natural complement to all the classes I offer here at shimelle.com. If you lovedSomething from Almost Nothing, you’ll love that the prompts include scrapbook pages you can create with the supplies you already have on hand. If you loved Blogging for Scrapbookers, these topics will push your writing another step, and we all know that a successful blog can be just as much about the waysomething is said rather than just what is mentioned. If you love Journal your Christmas but would like to expand your written memories of the season, this will do just that. And if you have been working on scrapping your own story with a class like You Think You Know Me or My Freedom, then there is a lot of content here that would be a happy match to writing from your own memory (though it’s not a requirement of True Stories to just write about yourself). This natural complement is why it doesn’t matter when you take this class or if you use it in the order the prompts are delivered or instead choose to keep it all as one reference and dip into the materials whenever they are most useful for you.
True Stories includes my own notes, scrapbook pages and writing exercises in each prompt, but there are also many special guests. On the crafty side of things, a different scrapbooking star (or two!) will join us in each prompt to share their spin on storytelling — they will share a new layout with you as well as their thoughts on writing. On the writing side, I’ll be joined by Relly Annett-Baker (twitter | bio), who travels around the world teaching corporations and designers how to get the most from words. And she’s a scrapbooker! So she’s the perfect balance — she’s a technical expert with a love of this same hobby we all share. She’ll be sharing her own tips and exercises to bring it all together – and Relly has a wicked sense of humour too! I can’t wait to show you what all these great contributors have helped me build for you, and I just love the variety of backgrounds that we’ve all come from while coming together to share one love: scrapbooks that tell beautiful stories.
True Stories also includes a private forum for class participants to discuss and share their work, including a section for getting feedback on your writing if you would like to share your journaling with others, or the option to submit your writing for feedback privately if you would rather just have some tips from the course leaders rather than share with everyone in the class. Like all shimelle.com classes, True Storiesincludes permanent access to all the class materials so you can return to the prompts and discussions at absolutely any time. True Stories includes over 150 pages of material, including more than 100 brand new scrapbook pages in a variety of styles.
How about a little sneak peek of my layout I created as a sample for the class?
LOVED creating this page. I am so inspired and looking forward to participating more in Shimelle's class!
To be entered in the random giveaway:
Leave a comment here on this blog post by Saturday 12:00 p.m. Noon, CST.
I will randomly select a winner and announce the winner here on my blog on Sunday the 24th so you will be ready to start the class first thing Monday the 25th! :)
A little enabling:
Her title designs are my favorite. I can't wait to get this one on a page. I love the design. I love the sentiment. It is simply perfection.
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There are loads of great new products available as well as some fabulous older products on clearance.
Here are some of my favorite Hero Arts Stamps that are on clearance:
Here are links to several projects I've created with the stamps above:
- A Father's Day card created with the Curious Owl HERE.
- Holiday Tags stamped with the Stunning Snowflakes Design Block Stamp HERE. And a card using it HERE.
- Scrapbook page featuring the Birdy Wood stamp paper pieced HERE (scroll down a bit).
Thanks for stopping by tonight!