Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Scrapbooking from the Soul Giveaway!

In my last post, I shared some of the happiest news I've ever shared on this blog. 
It was indeed like a birth announcement, such a rush and so worth celebrating after a long labor (no epidural, by the way).  Welcome to the world, little workshop! 
I didn't do it alone. Some of my favorite "soul scrappers" contributed to the workshop: Ashley Calder, Caroline Ikeji, Stephanie Howell, Marie Lottermoser, and Doris Sander. It was an absolute dream to work with them. 

And now that the workshop is officially here, I'm over the moon, and I want you to be a part of it! From now until August 11, Two Peas in a Bucket is having a storewide sale -- 20% off of everything. I mean ev-er-y-thing. That includes classes!  That means this mini-workshop, which usually goes for $12, is now $9.60. Sweet deal. Of course, you can also win a free spot, too. More on that below! 

Here are a few more details from Two Peas in a Bucket: 
As scrapbookers, we do not document life as passive observers -- we have the power to make meaning, sharing what matters in ways that matter. Join Garden Girl Jill Sprott for Scrapbooking from the Soul, a workshop that explores ways to embrace the “soul scrapper” within and infuse pages with layers of meaning.

In this workshop, Jill shares a variety of approaches and strategies for how to become more invested in creating layouts that feel authentic to you as well as authentically you. The workshop emphasizes in particular the role that journaling plays in enhancing meaning and contributing to a sense of unity.  

To serve as a creative springboard and to help you expand your repertoire of strategies for journaling, the workshop is based on a series of challenges, each of which serves as a key, unlocking the possibilities of a page and making the idea of scrapbooking from the soul a more accessible concept. 
The three chapters of the workshop include the following: 

-  Chapter 1: “What Do I Say?”  This chapter focuses on ways to generate ideas for layouts and the journaling on them, including tips for “listening” to photos, finding the “flow,”  moving past a feeling of wordlessness, making the ordinary extraordinary, and writing through the rough stuff.

-  Chapter 2: “How Do I Say It?”  This chapter shares strategies for structuring and presenting journaling, drawing upon techniques such as using handwritten journaling, sensory language, repetition, metaphor, a stream-of-consciousness approach, and more.
-  Chapter 3: “Where Do I Say It?” This chapter considers ways to present journaling as a seamless aspect of the design, with advice for incorporating lengthy journaling, finding a “home” for one’s words, making a bold statement, and moving beyond conventional approaches to journaling.
Members of the class can also look forward to the following:  
 three videos (40+ minutes total) including start-to-finish process-based narratives relating to the key concepts in each chapter 

-  30 layouts total, including 20 from Jill and 10 from fellow “soul scrappers” and peas Ashley Calder, Stephanie Howell, Caroline Ikeji, Marie Lottermoser, and Doris Sander.  These layouts not only take on the fifteen challenges in the workshop, but also feature a variety of themes and topics, including childhood and adolescence, marriage (for better or worse), family, friendship, nature, food, travel, work, and more. There are even a few self-portrait and heritage pages in the mix. It’s also possible that Vanilla Ice makes an appearance (but don’t let that scare you away). 

-  Three PDFs (60+ pages) containing thoughts about the what, how, and where of journaling, an explanation of each challenge and how it relates to scrapbooking more meaningfully, details about each layout and the creative processes behind it, and tips and strategies to use in creating your own layouts. 

-  exclusive class design files (and versatile) cut files (also in png format) 

-  badges for participating in each chapter 

If you would like to adopt a more thoughtful approach to your layouts, hone your journaling skills, and seek the “soul” within your scrapbooking, then this workshop was made for you. 

The content for this class will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons enable you to work at your own pace. Upon purchase, the workshop may be accessed in the “Workshops” section under “Classes and Events.”  A private message board forum will be available to ask questions of Jill and to connect with other workshop participants. Enjoy!

If you'd like to win a free spot in the workshop, just leave a comment below (include your pea name or your email address) by Wednesday, August 14, at 6 p.m. Hawaii time. I'll announce the winner here by August 15. If you've already purchased the workshop and you win, no problem!  You will receive a refund, or you can gift the class to a friend.

Throughout the month you'll also find similar giveaways on the blogs of the class contributors, the Garden Girls, and Two Peas in a Bucket, so be on the lookout! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

23 comments:

  1. Congrats Jill! I love your videos and I'd be happy to win a spot))

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  2. How exciting! Thanks for the chance to win. I am definitely story documenting-challenged.

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  3. Journalling is always what I battle with most on a layout, and I have always admired how you incorporate it onto your pages. I would LOVE to win a spot in this class!!
    renesharp@telkomsa.net

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  4. Congratulations! This class looks awesome! One of my favorite things about your layouts is the journaling you do. It's not my strong point though and I'd like to get better at it.

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  5. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win! I love your work!

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  7. How exciting!! I am a big fan! Thanks for the chance. :o)
    bestislove

    bestislove@aol.com

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  8. oh, I think this is FABULOUS--I know I just won the other week so you don't need to put my name in. I'm just THRILLED for you!!

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  9. Oh I would loooove to take this class! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)
    - April W (scrappingmommyof2 @ 2peas)

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  10. Congratulations on the "birth" of your class. I am sure it will be inspiring and creative, as all your work is. paperpodner346

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  11. Ohhh I'd love to win a place as I often have serious writer's block when it comes to journalling. My email is melide18@gmail.com

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  12. Congratulations! The class sounds so amazing! My email address is amymelniczenko@gmail.com Thanks for the chance!

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  13. A class from you sounds fantastic!! I always love your vids-thanks for the chance to win! margievis

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  14. Would love to win this since it is something that I struggle with... I can't imagine anyone better to teach this topic! Thanks for the chance. 2peas: kevshreff

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  15. I would so LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the chance! My pea name is KimberlyMarie

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  16. i would love for the chance to win your class! pea name ejmuach

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  18. I'm so excited about this class! I love your journaling style! 2peas: CristinaC

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  19. So in love with your class, thanks so much for the chance to win my spot back since I already purchased :) 2peas: Brickle

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  20. Hi there,

    I've bought your class and I just wanted to say, I wish you'd had been my teacher, your style is awesome! I don't need a refund, just wanted to say thanks!

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  21. What a wonderful class. I can always use help with my journaling

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  22. I would love to win a spot! This is going o be a blast!!
    My name is renwashere

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  23. This is so awesome. I really need some help with the journaling on my scrapbook pages. I love that you have tackled this very thing and are sharing this class.

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