Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Grammar Free Journaling (and a Giveaway!!)

After my little stint at Big Picture Classes for the National Scrapbooking Day 2K event I thanked them very much for having me and tried to recover from my delirium of having worked alongside such remarkable ladies. So you can imagine my surprise and delight to later on be contacted by Angie Lucas asking if I would like to contribute to an upcoming class. Especially when I read that the class was going to have a focus on journaling techniques! I couldn't think of a subject that I feel more passionate about!



It's called "Grammar-Free Journaling" and will teach some unconventional (yet entirely useful) writing strategies to have you telling awesome stories in completely new ways. I tell you, I've taken journaling classes before but I've never come across these techniques before. I was so inspired reading through the curriculum! And when it came time for me to decide which classes I wanted to contribute to, I had such a hard choice! I managed eventually of course, can I share some sneaks of the projects I've made?




Now I'm not alone of course, there are some other who's-who of scrapbooking names that are contributing to the class too. Dare I name-drop? I must! There's Maggie Massey, Jennifer Gallacher and Donna Jannuzzi and all of us are coming under the leadership of Angie Lucas who's actually teaching the class!

Classes run from July 24th to August 20th and will include access to plenty of videos, PDF's, example projects, downloadable journaling prompts, quizzes, forums.... the works basically! You can check out all the details, and sign up for the class HERE.

In celebration of my upcoming "Grammar Free Journaling" Class I've got a couple of seats to giveaway in some of the other exciting classes happening at BPC this month!!


First up, I've got a seat in Amy Tan and Kelly Purkey's "Here & There Inspiration" class! This is huge! It goes for a massive 12 weeks and will teach you to stop, look around, and capture life colourfully and beautifully on a dozen fun projects, including your own inspiration journal. Check out all the details for this amazing class HERE.



And secondly, I've got a seat in "The Phone Photography Project 2" to giveaway as well. This class has an awesome line-up of teachers which include the likes of Ali Edwards, Elise Blaha Cripe, Maggie Holmes, Stacey Julian and sooooo many more! It will teach you that your phone camera is capable of much more than you realise, and show you how to produce frame-worth snapshots with nothing more than your smartphone and the right combination of apps. Check out all the details for this class HERE.

So what do you have to do to win?

For one entry: Simply tell me which of the 12 story-telling strategies in the "Grammar-Free Journaling" Class has piqued your interest the most? Did you see the list? It's in the pie-chart HERE (in fact, pie-charts are one of the 12 strategies! Ha!)

For two entries: Share about "Grammar Free Journaling" on your Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram/etc and let me know the link!

Leave a comment here letting me know which class you would prefer to win a seat in (Here & There Inspiration or The Phone Photography Project 2) and I'll draw a winner for each this coming weekend. Open internationally of course!

Good Luck!

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32 comments

  1. 'Painless Poetry' has me very curious indeed! It's a slice of the pie in the Here and There Inspiration Class.
    Thanks for opportunity to win a spot Natalie

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  2. I'm very into lists for journaling right now. I'd love a seat in the Phone Photography Class!

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  3. Spreadsheets! What an unusual and interesting method of journaling. Although I do love me some pie charts. Lots of good stuff in this class, it seems. I'd love to win a seat in Here and There. I just love those gals.

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  4. I love numbers, so creative ways to include them in journaling is great! Would love to win a spot in Here & There. Thanks so much!

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  5. Instagrammed @ goldenblind221 and tagged you for another entry.

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  6. I love lists, journaling in numbers and quizzes!

    Would love to win a spot in the Phone Photography Project 2! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. This class looks realllllly cool. Painless poetry, lists, pie charts, quizzes! They're all sounding really interesting.

    I'd love to win a seat in the iPhone photography class! (And your class and Amy & Kelly's class ;)

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  8. It is a tie between Painless Poetry and Quizzes.

    Both classes sound great too!

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  9. lists would be something I would like to do more - thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Journaling in numbers sounds interesting.
    I would love a seat in either class but the Phone Photography class would be my first pick.
    I have shared on facebook also.

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  11. Definitely lists! I would love the chance to win a spot in the iPhone photography class. I rely on my iPhone now more then ever and would love to learn all this class has to offer! Thanks for such a generous giveaway:)

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  12. Thank you for the chance Natalie! Painless Poetry has me curious for sure! I'd love a seat in the Here and There Inspiration class. Fingers crossed :) Debra

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  13. Ok totally sucked in by the painless poetry !! I am hopeless at this so need all the help I can get ha ha .. Would love a seat in any class :)

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  14. Painless poetry for me too! Either class looks great but I think I'd lean more towards phone photography.

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  15. Journaling in numbers! I'll take both classes but if I had to choose it would be phone photography. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Yes, shipping charges are a pain!! ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I am most interested in graphs.
    I've done many of the other methods mentioned, and pie charts are pretty cool as well, but journaling in graphs? I gotta see this ;-)
    EvaT

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  17. Journaling in numbers sounds really interesting. I'd love a spot in the Here and There class. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! :)

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  18. Phone photography pls! Want to learn on how to take better photos! Thanks for chances!

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  19. I like the idea of using a pie chart. I have never tried it, but the ones I have seen sure look cute! I would love to win a spot in Here and There-it sounds great, and I don't have a fancy phone for the other class. :)

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  20. Grammar free journaling for me thank you!
    I'd love to win this, I always have problems to add journal to my LO.
    I think I love quizzes :)

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  21. I would love to win the seat of the The Phone Photography Project 2 class. Thank you for the chance.

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  22. The one word journaling sounds great.
    Thanks for the chance!! I'd love to take either class, but if I have to pick one I'd go with Amy and Kelly's.

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  23. I'm so excited you are going to be contributing to 'Grammar-free Journaling'. I have always loved your ability to tell the story - something I need a load of help with. I'm a huge list maker, so that would be one of my favourite journaling methods....however, I never seem to do it on a layout. Think I need to head over and sign up!

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  24. Painless poetry!!! Now, that made me curious! I would looove to learn how to do some painless poetry. :D
    Thank you for the chance to win! I would love a seat in Here & There :)

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  25. I love one word journaling.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I'd love to try the here-and-there class!

    Lists sound like so much fun ... I already use them in my life all the time!

    eloquent [at] live.com

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  27. I like the idea of using Graphs & Quizzes in journalling. My son (7) is all about graphs at school at the moment, and I've never thought about putting them into my scrapping. And I really like the sounds of the Here & There class (love me some Amy Tan!). Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I would either go for the list or journaling in numbers. Sounds like you can include quite a bit of information that way. Love the Here & There class!

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  29. I love the idea of using quizzes for journaling. Venn diagrams have also piqued my curiosity though. I'm already registered for the phone photography project but would love to win a spot in the here and there class. Thanks for the chance!

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  30. shared on pinterest for another chance to win Here and There spot:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/430023464393249103/

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  31. Would love the phone photography project! Thanks

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