Hello Story | 12-Week Online Workshop Now Open For Registration

I'm excited to announce that my brand new 12-week online workshop, Hello Story, is open for registration at Big Picture Classes.

This is a live-class meaning that it has a start and an end date. It will run from July 8th through September 25th.

From the registration page:

What's your story? This summer, say hello to a dozen fun strategies for sharing more of your words, and more of yourself, on your scrapbook pages.

In her new 12-week workshop, Hello Story, Ali Edwards will introduce you to 12 storytelling techniques—never-before-seen in her prior journaling workshops—that will bring both creativity and clarity to your writing.

Through in-depth videos, specific weekly topics, and 36+ exclusive layout examples from Ali (12" x 12" and 8 1/2" x 11" layouts, plus Project Life inserts), Hello Story will inspire you to take action and give you the tools you need to tell your own stories with confidence.

Are you ready to discover (or rediscover) the fun that comes from the interplay of design and words? By the end of class, you may even enjoy the writing process just as much as you love taking photos and playing with paint and paper!

Here's what I want you to know:


  • This is a layout class. I'll be showing all new layouts and talking about the place where design + words meet. Each week I will also include an example for taking the topic and using it in Project Life as an insert for those of you who are enjoying that memory keeping style at this time.

  • Each layout will include a how-to and ideas to note in the weekly handout. Most will include a video overview where I walk you through the creative process.

  • Each week there will be a printable or digital elements to go along with the theme for the week.

  • This workshop is not solely focused on writing. It will definitely be a part of what is addressed but I've decided to approach the layouts in this workshop by starting with a design idea/theme first as a way to create a storytelling foundation. I'm branching out beyond some of my tried and true techniques and playing with a different approach by starting with these fun design concepts.


I hope you'll consider joining me on this memory keeping adventure. I'm happy to answer questions if you have them in the comments below or you can email me.

Click here for more details and to register.

23 thoughts

  1. susan wingo

    2013-05-07 09:22:35 -0500

    i am so excited about this class ali!!!! just awesome!!

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  2. StacyK

    2013-05-07 09:25:21 -0500

    Of course Ali! I'll be there!

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  3. Ali Gitt

    2013-05-07 09:44:53 -0500

    Will the class stay open after the close date for those registered?

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  4. Teal

    2013-05-07 09:47:14 -0500

    Cannot wait!!!!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  5. Jen N

    2013-05-07 09:48:36 -0500

    I would totally love to do this! Unfortunately the budget says no :(
    Would this be available as a self-paced class afterwards?

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  6. Erin

    2013-05-07 11:51:49 -0500

    I would love to sign up for your class. I find your layouts and journaling so inspiring. We will be on vacation on and off through out the summer. Would it effect my experience if I wasn't able to work on the class for a few days at a time?

    Thanks Ali!

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  7. Jessica

    2013-05-07 12:10:17 -0500

    So excited! I'm planning on signing up this month! Can't wait!

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  8. cindy b

    2013-05-07 12:34:37 -0500

    Hi Ali. I hate to ask the obvious but I am assuming this will be all new content and ideas from your other journaling classes correct? I've taken other classes from you and just wanted to doublecheck. I love everything you do. Thanks Ali!

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  9. therese

    2013-05-07 17:59:23 -0500

    Hello - this class sounds wonderful. Just wondering if the layouts will all be traditional or if there will be some traditional and some digital? Thanks Ali.

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  10. Mel

    2013-05-07 20:59:54 -0500

    Dude, I'm so IN! Already registered. Can hardly wait to get started. :)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  11. Jo-Anne from ZA

    2013-05-08 03:29:10 -0500

    Already registered! Can't wait Ali:-)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  12. dawn

    2013-05-08 05:21:21 -0500

    I am SUPER EXCITED about this class!! When you announced it last fall, the word STORY hit me right then and I knew it would be my OLW this year. Thank you for that, I've enjoyed telling more stories and ways of telling them this year.

    From your peek above it looks like you went back a few years on this layout. Is this going to happen a lot during the class? Should we be getting older and newer pictures ready ahead of time? What should we be thinking or getting ready for when it comes time for class?

    Can't wait for class to start!! The price is high for me but I'm tucking little bits away each week and will have enough hopefully just in time when it starts! Crossing my fingers nothing else breaks in our house till then.

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  13. Rachel R

    2013-05-08 07:15:09 -0500

    your page looks amazing Ali! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. JennCarlberg

    2013-05-08 09:23:38 -0500

    This looks like fun indeed!!!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  15. Kelly Tulk

    2013-05-08 10:05:51 -0500

    Oh my gosh! This has been on my wishlist forever! Would love to win :-)

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  16. Marie

    2013-05-08 13:47:40 -0500

    I will be in, for sure!

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  17. Christina

    2013-05-08 16:45:23 -0500

    I am a digital scrapper is this class good for me. I noticed you said you would be doing traditional pages.

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  18. Christina

    2013-05-08 16:47:27 -0500

    Sorry didn't finish - would I be able to join in??

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
  19. MK Hennigan

    2013-05-08 18:03:13 -0500

    I have registered for the class and I am looking forward to loosing up on my journaling. I am anxious to improve my on my writing skills. Winning the Shilouete would be AWESOME. Thanks for the chance.
    MK

    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
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    2013-05-09 17:01:31 -0500

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    2013-05-21 21:24:22 -0500

    [...] say. I just have soooo much trouble with meaningful journaling. I really am seriously considering Ali’s Hello Story class. She has got to be one of the best journalers out there! But back to what we were up [...]

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  22. Scrapflicka

    2013-05-26 05:12:17 -0500

    Got this class for mothers day from my husband and kids, really looking forward to it!

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    2013-07-04 18:51:35 -0500

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    * edited 08/08/14 04:51PM
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