Monday, June 24, 2013

Find Your Voice- A FREE summer workshop


The Find Your Voice Summer Storytelling Workshop kicked off today and to celebrate we're having a blog hop with lots of giveaways! We're going to have a blast this summer and we really hope you play along! 

This workshop is about finding your storytelling voice. You are an awesome person with amazing stories, so this summer we're going to work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell those stories. 

This workshop is for everyone! You definitely don't need to be a scrapbooker or paper-crafter to play along. We'll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. 


What Find Your Voice Means to Me:
I've always been a storyteller. As a small child, I saved my money to buy pens, pencils and specialty stationery. I remember an old stationary shop in my hometown. *The smell is forever etched in my memory.* When I had collected a couple of dollars I would rush to said store and buy new pens and journals. Then, eagerly I would rush home to fill them with my thoughts. I did this for years!
It's no coincidence that I fell in LOVE with a hobby that encourages leaving a story behind. :)
Now that I'm a mom, I journal for my kids, I want them to hear my voice through pictures, paper and ink. I want them to remember their childhood through these stories. 
I tend to be very private with our stories. I try my best to hide my journaling behind photos, in pockets and envelopes. No matter your style, I hope you join me this summer...and I hope you FIND YOUR VOICE! 
My sweet husband created these cut files for us: http://store.chictags.com/chtafrcutfif1.html feel free to use them!
Join us this summer as we work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell your stories the way you want them to be told. We’ll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. 

rukristin papercrafts: rukristin.com/
Emily Dismukes: emilymayhem.blogspot.com
Molly Porter: mollyfrances.typepad.com
Emily Hathcock: www.elephantgrace.com
Lisa Wilkinson: www.createfor7.blogspot.com
Veronica Milan: blog.chictags.com
Michelle Wear:  table-for-five.com
Laura Kate Is Crafty: laurakateiscrafty.blogspot.com
Jen Ritchie: www.jenritchie.com
DeeDee Catron: umwowstudio.com
Megan Anderson: www.thenerdnest.com
Nirupama KUmar: avinashhecker.blogspot.com
Margrethe Aas Johnsen: http://onelifedocumented.com

Giveaway Time! Head over to Kristin's blog for a chance to win some cool prizes!

8 comments:

sandee said...

Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina and loving the FYV ♥

Sandy Davis said...

I have signed up for the class and really looking forward to it. Thank you very much for the cutting files also.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun!!

vshekinah said...

I love hearing your thoughts about the old stationery store. I remember in 7th grade, a very hard year for me, I had the responsibility of manning the tiny school supplies "store" in my middle school. Every morning, 'd organize the products in the case, then wait on the kids lined up to buy paper and pencils. I remember how much it comforted me to get a fresh new set of pencils, or a clean blank notebook to fill with my thoughts. Your post really brought that back. Thanks!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Oh how I share that love of stationary. I have more notebooks than I can fill and love to fill pots with pens and pencils - and use them of course.

Megan Anderson said...

That stationary store story is lovely.

And thank you for the cut file. So cool!

Rebecca said...

I used to write stories as a child as well and somehow, I fell off the bandwagon with it. Hope this helps me get back on track! Can't wait to hear everyone's stories.

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