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31 Things Begins Next Week

My new 4-week workshop, 31 Things, begins next Thursday at Big Picture Classes.

Here's a few more details about this class for those of you that might be thinking about signing up (or for those of you who are reading about it for the first time today):

This is not a class where you'll be documenting what you do each day for 31 days.

This is a class where you are invited, via daily prompts, to tell 31 stories from your life. Some people will tell stories from today. Some will tell stories from the past. And some will tell stories that combine the two together. Some stories will be serious. Some will be silly. Some might will be hard and others easy.

This is a class that will stretch your writing muscles and encourage you to tell your stories in more detail and depth.

This is a class that focuses on topics/themes you might dismiss when you are thinking about which stories to scrapbook/write about your life. Examples of some of the topics/themes include jewelry, technology, listen, shoes, carry, spirit, outside, covet.

This is a class that would be appropriate for anyone who is interested in writing stories about their life, even if you don't consider yourself a scrapbooker.

This is a class for every kind of memory keeper (paper, digital, art journalers, writers, bloggers, etc because it's really all about the writing).

Class begins on Thursday, May 17th and runs through June 16th. All the daily emails will be archived in the classroom at Big Picture - there will also be a message board and gallery for sharing your work and being a part of the class community.

As with all Big Picture workshops you have complete access to the classroom and the archives after the live class is over.

When you sign up there's a video waiting for you with more details along with layered templates for Photoshop users and Word journaling templates for those that might not use Photoshop.

Registration closes May 23.

You're invited. Learn more and sign up here.

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  1. elinjanne says…
    05/11/2012

    Thanks for doing this class!

    Can`t wait to start and I am so ready:)

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    1. Debbie says…
      05/16/2012

      Hi! LOVE this!
      Debbie Garcia
      2812 N 82nd St
      Scottsdale, AZ 85257
      480 239-5528

  2. Susan says…
    05/11/2012

    I can't wait Ali. I'm ready to document. So excited about this class. One of the first I've found that will not be overwhelming to me in the short time we have together. Thanks so much for creating this class. I can see my album growing huge from it with my own words.

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  3. Ilona says…
    05/11/2012

    I can't wait to get started... in fact I did start printing all the page stripes and now I'm thinking what kind of paper and stuff I'm going to use :-) - that makes me happy!

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  4. McAmy says…
    05/11/2012

    I'm in!!!
    I watched the intro video. It was wonderful. I am REALLY excited for class to start!

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  5. Sarah Jane says…
    05/11/2012

    I signed up for it last night! Years and years ago, I used to LOVE to write... and then, with my career path and eventually becoming a busy SAHM of 2, I rarely write at all. This class is a birthday present... to myself!

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  6. Juliann says…
    05/11/2012

    My daughter gave me this class for My birthday and I am so excited to begin telling my stories! Thanks

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  7. adrienne says…
    05/11/2012

    I signed up weeks ago! Can't wait for this class! I've always loved writing and when I was a kid I would write page after page about anything. I've always said one day I WILL write a book! Sadly, as an adult with three little ones, life leaves little room for me to just sit and write. I need this to refresh my skills and thoughts and I think you are so great at getting your thoughts and feelings down on the page, Ali. Thanks for this class!

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  8. Kari says…
    05/11/2012

    I am excited to get started! Trying to get my sister on boat, too :)

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  9. Lynn Wigren says…
    05/11/2012

    So excited - can't wait to start! Thank you so much for doing this class, Ali!

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  10. Stephanie says…
    05/11/2012

    I am SO excited for this class to start!!

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  11. Sally says…
    05/11/2012

    This class is exactly what I need! My OLW this year is "write". I have been working on trying to tell my story and this class is a perfect compliment to my word. Thank you so much for putting this together.

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  12. Gayl says…
    05/11/2012

    Just signed up - looking forward to class

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  13. Celine Navarro says…
    05/11/2012

    I signed up too! :D

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  14. Terri says…
    05/11/2012

    This class looks so cool. Think I may have to sign up.

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  15. Danielle says…
    05/11/2012

    Hello Ali, just wondering if you'll be sharing some of your layouts for this class. I love how you tell your stories and would love to see some of your ideas for this project.

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    1. Ali says…
      05/11/2012

      Hi Danielle - I'm just sharing the image above that shows some of the layouts all together. Seeing the layouts and reading the content is part of being a student in the class (especially since it's much more about the words vs. the actual look of the layouts).

  16. Jennifer D. says…
    05/11/2012

    I'll be in Europe during most of the "live" time for this class. What will I miss?

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    1. Ali says…
      05/11/2012

      There will be a chat and you'll just miss any live interaction on the message boards. The daily prompts will come to you via email so if you'll have internet access available you'll be able to access the prompts.

  17. Elizabeth says…
    05/11/2012

    Hi Ali! Is the workshop OK for digital scrappers?

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    1. Ali says…
      05/11/2012

      YES! It includes layered templates for making your album.

  18. Terri says…
    05/11/2012

    I CAN HARDLY WAIT! A CLASS FOCUSED ON JOURNALING FIRST! HOW MANY MORE MINUTES UNTIL MAY 17TH? YAY!

    Thanks so much, Ali, for coming up with this class. I love photos, products, and the whole world of scrap/altered stuff. But story is my very first love and this is a great time for me to dig deeply to write. I am 60 years old and am as excited as a kid in a candy shop!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  19. ana smith says…
    05/11/2012

    Thanks,Ali for the expalanation. I signed up for class not sure what to expect, but I love how this sounds. It's as if you took 'one little word' and made it a 'daily word'. I like this concept. A different word to focus on each day. Yes, I like this, cant' wait to start class.

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    1. Ali says…
      05/11/2012

      Hi Ana - make sure to watch the video in the classroom before next week. You'll feel better prepared as we start on the adventure :).

  20. Kimberly says…
    05/11/2012

    Ali, This is a great writing exercise. (Especially for me as I struggle with it)

    I encourage all of you to wade, or jump right in!

    Feel free to read my first page.

    My hope is that it will encourage you, maybe it will make you smile, maybe it will spark some memories for you that will unravel some great stories and help you in the process of your own inner stories for your 31 Things.

    http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2012/05/31-things-jewelry.html

    I look forward to seeing any that are willing to share.

    Most of all - Have fun in your journaling journey!

    Thanks for hosting this Ali.

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  21. Cara Melvin says…
    05/11/2012

    I'm anxious, nervous and excited to start! How's that for a list of words? In all seriousness, I'm looking forward to the class and ready for the challenge.

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    05/11/2012

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  23. Jenni Hufford says…
    05/11/2012

    i just signed up and so excited!

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  24. Paulette says…
    05/11/2012

    I can HARDLY wait :o)

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  25. Roberta says…
    05/11/2012

    Taking a blogging hiatus so looking forward to writing just for me and creating a book/album.

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