One of the greatest things about Candice's pages is her ability to tell sweet stories. In an honest authentic way. To help you improve your own storytelling, for our give.away.day. today we are pleased to bring you Karen Grunberg and her Big Picture Scrapbooking workshop, Book of Stories.
Here is what Karen wanted you to know about her class:
Book of Stories is a class focused on helping you create a process that helps you generate, keep track of, store, and use your stories. This way, when you're creating layouts or projects, you always have your stories available to you and can make sure to add meaningful journaling to any project, including those generic photos of your subject just smiling at the camera.
I love teaching process classes way more than anything else because they are so customized. The goal is not for you to copy me but to come away with a skill of your own. With something that you can make yours, adapt to your life and use over and over again. It’s like the giving a fish vs teaching to fish thing. I like to take classes like that so I like to teach classes like that.
This class focuses on four aspects of story organization:
1. Collecting: finding where your stories come from, what inspires you, how do you generate more stories?
2. Organizing: how do you sort your story ideas, what details do you want to make sure to get down on paper?
3. Storing: What’s the best way to store all these stories and details? Will you have a mini book to hold or do a system on the computer?
4. Using: Now that you have your new system, how do you use it? How do you make sure it’s a living, breathing system and doesn’t get stale. When you sit to scrap, how do you find the story you need or want?
I want you to know that I love reaching at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I love teaching. I pour my heart and soul into each of my classes. I try to make sure I am fully engaged and that each of my students walks away with exactly what she or he wanted out of the class. Money and time are both scarce resources and I don’t take either of them for granted one bit.
If you find yourself struggling with story ideas, having the stories around when you’re scrapping, having more stories, having better stories, or if you just want a good organizational system, I hope you’ll consider taking my class. I think your stories are really important and they deserve to be told.
To help you see how your stories can translate into beautiful pages, look at some of Karen's amazing layouts.
And if you aren't yet convinced that you want to take Karen's class, you should stop by Karen's blog. Not only is she an amazing photographer and scrapbooker, but she radiates gratitude and kindness. We feel certain that you will learn much more in her class than just how to keep your stories.
If you would like to be considered for today's giveaway, please leave us a comment telling us (and reminding yourself) of a story not yet told in your scrapbook. Comments will remain open until 8:00 pm PST and one lucky number will be chosen at random and posted tomorrow. Please remember to check back before the midnight bell tolls on Saturday to see if yours is the lucky number.