What I Hope People Learn From My Story Subscription

Did you know that if you subscribe to the Story Kit™Story Stamp™, or Digital Story Kit™ you receive access to a new classroom each month that includes process videos for each of my projects using the kit/stamp and a presentation video that talks through story ideas for each theme? 

A few months ago I shared the below thoughts in the Story Classroom for my Story Subscription and I wanted to share that with you here as well. 

One of my personal core values is education and life-long learning (one of the reasons I love to read so much). I believe strongly in providing meaningful content that encourages reflection and gives practical ideas for getting your stories told.  

Here are five things I hope you take away from being part of my Story Subscription: 

I hope you learn to stretch beyond the obvious story ideas to potentially go deeper or to simply connect with stories that are less obvious. Words have layers of meaning and there’s so much beauty in looking beyond the literal meaning of a particular word (when possible). Many words can be taken super literally at first - give yourself the gift of thinking through other story options based on more figurative meanings of some words. 

I hope you learn that stories have layers. There tends to be a surface story comprised often of the who, what, where, when, and how. The next layer often includes an investigation into the why - which is often feelings vs. fact based. I hope you learn that including both of those - the facts and the feelings - leads to a more complete picture of your life. 

 I hope you learn that your stories are valuable and that making time to tell them is worth it. 

Just this. It is always true

I hope you learn a variety of practical and inspiring ways to get your stories told vs. just storing the product for a “someday” project or a “perfect” story. These products are designed to be used up in the process of documenting your life. Some stories are short and some are long and some are silly and some are serious and really tough. And this whole process of memory keeping doesn't' have to be complicated at all. Life is combination of so many different kinds of stories. 

My greatest hope is that this subscription and the process of telling your stories brings actual value to your life. This should not be stressful or be an opportunity for guilt. 

To check out the current Story Theme click here. Remember, subscriptions make wonderful gifts. 

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  1. Eminepala1 says…

    Hi Ali,

    I am truly sad that with all this black friday and cyber monday, I can't purchase from you through paypal. That's our creditcard system in the europe. I just won a give-away (visa-card) but she send it to my paypal account. So I would get it sooner before xmas.
    Now I can't buy nor your classes or your kits.

    Could you please look in to this?
    I already contacted Kelly through instagram and she was going to send this request to you. But I just want to let you know here also.

    Thank you and keeping my fingers crossed.

    Kind Regards,
    Emine Pala

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi! Paypal is an option we offer. When you go to your cart there is an option under #2 payment - select "edit" to be able to use Paypal as an option.

    2. Eminepala1 says…

      Dear Ali, unfortunately not for the kit subscriptions.
      Hope you will consider to allow paypal subscribers too. Because Receiving your kits would be an amazing present every month.

      If it's not possible I understand and stop posting everywhere you are about paypal LOL.
      Don't want to be annoying.

      I apologize for that.

      Kind REgards,

      Emine Pala

  2. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…

    I subscribe for all these reasons, and for the beautiful stamps + kit products! All have enhanced my life and helped me enjoy the gift of being a memory keeper!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Thank you!

  3. Inkfanatic says…

    In my humble opinion, you’ve hit it out of the ball park Ali! Sure, I love all the ‘stuff’. It’s all so well designed, super fun to play with, fresh and inspiring in its own right:) But the class content is always, always so thought provoking, and in such a positive way! I truly can’t wait for the 15th when class goes live. I know I’m going to be super inspired, and encouraged to celebrate my life. The big, the little, the fun & silly, and the tough stuff. Hands down, it’s my favorite way to be creative, play, reflect, and celebrate life. And I truly mean that.
    I, for one, truly appreciate all the thought, energy, & love you & your team put in to each kit, each month.
    Thank You, for sharing your amazing spirit with us all!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Thank you!

  4. Jeannew says…

    I love this! The story kits and classes have inspired me to tell so many great stories, some unexpected. And I’m using the products!

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  5. JasmineRoset says…

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