Win a spot in Ali Edwards’ “Hello Story”

I love telling stories — and getting inspiration to find and tell new ones–which is why I’m looking forward to Ali Edwards’ Hello Story. It’s an online class that starts in a couple of weeks and goes through the summer and into September.

***Drawing is closed. Dianne M is the winner. Thanks all for sharing your story plans. It’s a great list with inspiration for others. ***

Get a look at Ali’s process in the video and leave a comment telling me one story you plan to scrapbook this summer to be entered into a drawing for a spot in the class. (Deadline to enter, Saturday, June 22 8pm ET).

Hello Story

12 weeks of creative storytelling techniques with Ali Edwards (July 8 to September 29) – $99

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

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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 creativity and clarity to both your writing and your page designs. Every week, you get to sit over Ali’s shoulder and watch her transform her story ideas into timeless, authentic, story-rich scrapbook pages.

 Through dozens of in-depth videos that cover storytelling and design ideas as well as 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! read rest of description here

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a pass in this class. What is one story you’re going to tell this summer?


73 Responses to Win a spot in Ali Edwards’ “Hello Story”

  1. Lisa B June 20, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    I would love to tell the story of why I’m involved in different activities and what makes them important to me.

  2. Dulce Silva June 20, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    I’m going to telling the story of my moving out and the expectation to my new home. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Lori June 20, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    I am planning to scrap the Father’s Day clam bake we just hosted at our home. Our sons got to enjoy the festivities with both sets of grandparents, which was so much fun and such a blessing!

  4. Lisa Floyd June 20, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    I would LOVE to win a spot in this class. I have the whole story of my son’s first year to tell and it just seems too big to tell….this would help me tremendously!

  5. Christine Plaxco June 20, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    I just moved my mom out of her house that she has lived in for 54 years. It was a lot of work! We had good team work and lots of laughs. Some really good stories to tell!!!!! I love Ali’s creativity. I also like taking Get It Scrapped classes. Very hands on!

  6. Jean June 20, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I want to tell the story of my daughter’s birth.

  7. Christa L June 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this class, it looks fabulous! I want to tell the story of my journey of motherhood.

  8. Jodi S June 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to start scrapping some of my old school pictures so I can tell some of the stories from when I was a teenager.

  9. Amy Ulen June 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m going to start with the Story Coach prompt and tell the story of what I used to do. I loved acting in plays and went to plays all the time. Something changed and I need to explore that.

  10. Cathy C. June 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    planning to journal about our recent vacation.

  11. Meghann June 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m planning a mini album that records my daughter’s NICU journal, and this class would be so helpful!

  12. Sammie June 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I want to finally document my daughter’s birth story.

  13. Marcia Deignan June 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I want to tell the birth story of our first grandchild!

  14. Lisa J. June 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    Oooh, I would love to get a chance to participate in Ali’s class! I have many ideas for stories floating around in my head, but just off the top of it, I always wanted to document the places I’ve lived and the memories at those places. Each move started a new chapter of life. Thanks for the chance!

  15. Tiiu June 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I’m going to tell the story of our trip to Mexico to celebrate New Year’s Eve/Day this year. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  16. Irene June 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    I want to tell some of my every day stories. I find that they are so hard to hold on to long enough to get them written down. So often they just end up never told.

  17. Heather June 21, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    I have so many stories I want to document but one that is at the top of my list is going back to a trip with my sister to Morocco in 2010 and documenting more of the small details like our itinerary, eating street food, etc.

  18. Bethany Rielage June 21, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    This is my son’s second year playing baseball, and my husband played baseball all of his childhood. I would love to tell a story about how my husband’s love of baseball has been passed on to my son. I’d love to put together some pictures of each of them playing baseball when they were young and then at least one of them together playing in the backyard. I think this class sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Kate Javier June 21, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Summer for us (Australia) is at the end of the year. But I want to write down MY stories all about me before my birthday in August.

  20. Heidi June 21, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I am planning to scrapbook all the adventures we have this summer with our 5-year old son, including canoeing, bike riding and hiking.

  21. Isbaha June 21, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    I would like to scrap the memories I have from my dad (gone when I was ten, so I haven’t lots of memories), but I always wait, wait, wait…

  22. Stefanie June 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I would love to scrap my sons last year of school and compare it to my final year and how I feel about it all.

  23. Teresa June 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I would love to take an Ali Edwards class. This sounds really interesting.

  24. Peggy M June 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I would love to tell more stories about my daughter’s dancing years.

  25. Amy M. June 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    I am definitely going to tell the story of when my 8 year old son turned to me when I went to kiss him in public and he said “Not in public, Mommy” … talk about breaking my heart! That is one I want to definitely tell! Thanks for the chance!

  26. Melinda Wilson June 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I would love to win so I can record the story “searching for the perfect wedding dress” that I am help find with my future daughter-in-law.

  27. JeriP June 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    We have already enjoyed a wonderful three generation family reunion this summer. I would love to be a participant in Ali’s class.

  28. Scrappyjen June 22, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Having always been a lover of words and paper you can imagine my delight when my 2 year old dictated a story to me this morning. We then typed it out and illustrated it together – you can bet I’ll be doing a layout about that.

    And just for fun here’s his story:
    Once upon a time there was a dog called Doggy
    and he sat and he sat and he sat.
    I taught him how to sit. “Good dog” I said.
    He got eated by a crocodile.
    That’s the end.

  29. Deborah June 22, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    I plan to scrap about my daughter’s dance journey over the past couple of years. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Ali’s class.

  30. Gypsy June 22, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    My 15 year old has just decided he wants to move across the country when he starts University in a very short two and a half years- this has provoked an unexpectedly huge reaction in me- I want to tell that story and also make sure I write a whole bunch more of he’s stories before he goes…. two and a half years will fly by!

  31. Ruth June 22, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    This July I am going to try to tell the story of the massive family changes that have happened in the last few weeks. It is hard to think how I will tell such a complicated and unhappy story but I don’t think I can continue my 2013 project life album until I find some way to add this story into its place.

  32. Vesta June 22, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    I would like to tell two stories, one of my journey through breast cancer treatment and the story of my love for my grandchildren.

  33. Pat8 June 22, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    I want to remember the story of my newest grandchild, born after 15 years of marriage to my oldest son and his wife. I want to capture the joy and excitement of this new beginning for our family after such a long wait!

  34. Emilie June 22, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    This summer I’m going to try to tell more everyday stories and document more of the daily moments.

  35. Kerry C June 22, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    I have so many stories to tell as I am 5 years behind in my scrapbooking. The stories I want to tell most are those about my mom and her relationship with my children. She passed away 3 years ago and she had such a close and special relationship with them that I struggle to get the story “just right”.
    Thank you for a chance to win!

  36. Dawn W. June 22, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    I want to tell the story of my childhood summers and the place involved with those stories which was so important to me.

  37. Jenny McGee June 22, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    I want to scrapbook about my new job. Thanks for a chance to win.

  38. SusanB June 22, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I’d like to record a typical day for us; our kids are now both in college and this might be the last summer they are both home with us so I’d like to capture the way things are right now. This looks like a wonderful class ~ thanks for the chance to win a spot in it!

  39. Antonia SH June 22, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    I would love to document my family’s travels round Europe this summer.

  40. Kelley Fewer June 22, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Since my focus has been on scrapbooking kids and family stories, I’m going to tell my “own” story this summer. I’ve got all the supplies ready to do an “about me” scrapbook. Now all I need is the inspiration! This class would be a big help, I’m certain.

    Shine on!

  41. Kim Edsen June 22, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Last fall I started a layout about all the inside jokes in my husband’s and my relationship….I’d like to finish it!

  42. Trista June 22, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    I’d like to start telling some of the stories that go along with all the soccer and baseball pictures I have from the past two years!

  43. Nfoz June 22, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    I’d love to take this class! One story I want to scrapbook is #tearfest2013 aka my nieces wedding. Her boyfriend was in an industrial accident in 2011 and burned over 90% of his body and not expected to live. With a lot of love, support and medical technology he survived, proposed and the wedding was a couple of weeks ago. The smiles on everyone’s faces were priceless:) beyond that, I’ll be excited to see what Ali has in store for us.

  44. KateD June 22, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    One story I am planning to tell this summer is my older son’s completing 8th grade and preparing for high school. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Ali’s class!

  45. Sue June 22, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I want to tell the story of my menopause struggles in the hope that it will help my daughter one day; just not quite sure how.

    What an exciting prize; thanks so much for the chance!

  46. Jana June 22, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks for the chance. I am greatful for the.chance.

  47. Tammy Davis June 22, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    My grandson turns 2 next month and we also want to take him on his first water park visit. I think these will keep me busy – at least for 30 pages or so! Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Betsy June 22, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    My son’s family has recently split up and I find it difficult to scrap for the kids scrapbooks. I plan on doing some uplifting pages about the summer activities together.

  49. Cheryl June 22, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    I want to tell the story of my everyday life struggles. Thanks for the chance.

  50. Diane M June 22, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    I want to scrap the stories of my youngest daughters senior year in high school.

    • Debbie Hodge June 24, 2013 at 10:27 am #

      Hi, Dianne. You are the winner. Contact me via the contact link above for your gift.

  51. Andrea June 22, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    This summer I will be working on travel. Two big trips – Italy (honeymoon) in 2006, Peru in 2008. And a couple of recent trips with family. They were only a few days but I have hundreds of pics to go through and decide how I want to organize and document.

  52. Serena H June 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    I would love to tell some of my childhood stories!

  53. Wilma Botes June 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    I am doing a project telling the story of my daughters first 21 years for a belated 21st birthday gift … Recently helped a friend with a similar project and was left inspired!

  54. Jen Day June 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I hope to have many stories to scrapbook this summer, one of them being my change from quilting to knitting using the Storybook Coach class!

  55. Lorie Bradberry June 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    I would love to win this class! It starts on my birthday in July. I would like to tell the story of my 2nd grandson’s 1st 6 months and the story of returning to work again after a year and a half off.

  56. Caroline June 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I have sent a list of “family history” questions to various loved ones, and I want to include those answers into some genealogical scrapbooking, along with some old photos from my parents and grandparents. I’m excited to see what similarities I can spot throughout the generations!

  57. Teri Johnson June 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    What a wonderful opportunity! In addition to all the easy stories of summer days at our cabin, looking for a new house, and helping a grandson transition into kindergarten, I find it difficult to tell stories of the passing of my parents. This class, and Ali, would be a tremendous help and resource with some of those more emotional stories I would like to tell.

  58. Peggy June 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    I too would like to tell the story of discovering breast cancer and going through chemo and surgery, especially validating the ways that I grew through the experience. So far it is still too close and I haven’t found the energy to start. Perhaps if I won the spot in the class, it would be the incentive I need.

  59. Rebecca June 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    I am at a new job so it won’t be a vacation. I hope to scrap our goal in exploring our own hometown via hikes on all the fabulous trails and mountains in BC. Thanks for the opportunity!

  60. Terri Torrez June 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I want to tell the story of the past school year. It was a major turning point for my son and yet highlights the struggles he will have to overcome going forward.

  61. Donna U June 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    My summer story will be about seeing my 4 year old granddaughter who lives in another time zone.

  62. Lynn June 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    I would like to tell the story of how a single mom…goes through having her son move out and she becomes herself instead of always being mom first

  63. Carolyn June 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I want to tell the story of how my oldest son’s struggle with reading has recently turned into him wanting to read all the tiem. YEAH!!

  64. Cathie June 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    I want to start scrapping some stories from my childhood this summer. Like where we lived and what we did during the summers. I also plan to include as many day-to-day things from growing up as I can remember. Things like what my favorite cereal was and the TV shows I watched.

    Thanks for the chance to win a seat in Ali’s class. I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!

  65. jg June 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    i’d love a chance to take this class. i love the art of storytelling, though i’m not very good at it.

  66. Carmel Keane June 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    As a newish scrapbookers I really want to capture some of the stories from my own past, especially childhood memories and stories of my Mum and Dad (both passed away) so I can share them with my own daughter who never got to meet them.

  67. Denise Spencer June 22, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    I know I’m too late. I could not find the comment section. Darn. If I could, I’d tell a story about two very important people in my life being diagnosed with life threatening diseases. More like a journey I suppose. Good luck to everyone.

  68. Gina June 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I want to tell the story of my son’s graduation from college. It was a joyful and tearful reunion of family and friends.

  69. Summer Christiansen June 23, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    I have been reading the book “Daring Greatly” and following you on the digi show at This has been a pretty life changing book for me. I want to document how being vulnerable has changed my outlook on my creative journey to daring greatly and how it has changed my relationships with others. I want to have skills to document this properly and tell a story that I can pass on & will convey the details of how these views have effected my life.

  70. Missus Wookie June 23, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    I want to scrap my husbands story – I’m aware that my childhood and our lives together feature in our albums but his stories are missing. Need to find ways to pull more of those out and include them.

  71. Adriana P. June 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I would love to win a spot in this class! One story I’d love to scrapbook is the year my sister got very few Christmas presents on Christmas morning (compared to the rest of the family). My mother forgot bags of them in a closet! She remembered in the early afternoon and then my sister happily spent an hour opening her presents one after the other. It makes me laugh every time I think about it.

  72. Gerdien June 25, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks for this chance, the class looks really good. I’m going to journal about some personal struggles.