true stories

For the past few months, I feel like I've been neglecting the whole documenting and scrapbooking thing. Sometimes I just didn't have the time, and sometimes I struggled to find the words. I have piles of photos. Time is flying by. There's so much I want to say. (Have you ever felt that way?) Sometimes all it takes is a little push in the right direction and then everything else comes naturally. That's why I'm very excited to tell you about a new online class by one of my most favorite creative instructors, Shimelle Laine. It's called True Stories.

She explains it best: 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 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-color 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. (You can find all of the class details here.)

Shimelle has invited me to share my spin on storytelling, so if you sign up, you'll see a little something I've created for the class.   :)

And as a little treat for you, I'm giving away one class pass to True Stories. Just leave a comment to enter (and email address if you don't have a blogger/typepad account that links back to you) and I'll pick a random winner on Thursday, October 21st.

I can't wait to read your true stories.

53 comments:

  1. oh yay...this looks like a fun class!! :)

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  2. that's exactly the kind of motivation I need!

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  3. That sounds great! I would so love to have more direction in my blogging. Thanks for telling us all about it!

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  4. PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! do you think that was loud enough? :) Have a great day! miss you jmastergeigs.

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  5. I am new to this idea but am really interested in trying it out!

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  6. Oh fun!!! I love her classes, although I am still slacking on finishing Learn Something new:) BUT I have been thinking about taking this class.

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  7. Oh, lovely! It sounds great!! I'm feeling the rut a bit, too and am thinking it may be journalling induced, so my fingers are crossed! Love Shimelle! :)

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  8. so fun!! thanks for the chance to win. always nice having a little inspiring jumpstart to getting creative!

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  9. Love Shimelle's classes ... this one looks fun!

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  10. I am looking forward to this class - glad to see you'll be participating! My fingers are crossed that I'll be the lucky winner of your sweet giveaway :)

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  11. Sounds like a fabulous class!

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  12. Love the blog! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  13. wow thanks for the chance! glad to have found your blog! :)

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  14. I find journalling hard, I have loads of LO's with no journalling on, I so need the new class.

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  15. I just love Shimelle's classes...they are totally inspiring.

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  16. Congrats on being selected as a guest teacher! I love journaling & telling stories in my scrapbooks so fingers crossed I in a place in the new class :)

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  17. This class sounds great and alot of fun!

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  18. I'm so excited to be a part of this class! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  19. Sounds like a great class.
    Thanks!

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  20. This class looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. This class sounds wonderful, thanks for the chance to win a spot!! xo

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  22. Would LOOOOVVVEEE to win one of her classes! Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Would love to win a pass to this class!!

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  24. Oh, how I would love to win this class! Thanks for the chance!!
    Jen

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  25. This looks like a fabulous class I'd love to take! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Oh I love Shimelle, love all of her classes!

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  27. This sounds like such an amazing class! I have been so inspired by all of the bloggers who create such wonderful journal pages, and I wish I could do something like this. This class would definitely give me the push to start doing it! I'm afraid that I wouldn't be that good, so I never do any journalling. But I don't want to regret it years from now! This is a really awesome class. I should show my mom too! She's so into all of this stuff. :)

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  28. jen. you're awesome. cant wait to read more about this!

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  29. Pick me! Pick me!!!! I would love to take this class!

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  30. Looks like a really good class packed full. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. This sounds like a wonderful class!

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  32. There are so many talented guest designers for the class.

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  33. This looks like such a super class, thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Omgosh - I feel like that all the time! (do you read my mind? :p)This is exactly the kind of motivation that I need :)

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  35. Love her classes..thanks for this chance to win!!
    Lydia, Ohio

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  36. Journaling is something I've been struggling with on my layouts... I've been having trouble getting my story out. Would love to play along!

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  37. What a wonderful class!! Can't help but try for it.

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  38. OHH! What a great giveaway! I love Shimelle's classes. The contributers will only make it that much better! Thanks for the chance to win a spot! mrgrant6@gmail.com

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  39. I would love to take this class. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I was totally thinking the same thing....I was completely thinking about this class too! I think you've convinced me...(-: Have a fun weekend!!

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  41. Would love to take Shimelle's class. Thanks for the chance!

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  42. thanks for the chance to win :D

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  43. Hoping you haven't picked a winner yet!!! : )
    lou.jervis@gmail.com

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  44. This sounds like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. I love Shimelles classes - she always gets me thinking and writing. Thanks for the chance to enter

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  46. I can't wait to see what this class inspires me to create.

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