Workshop Giveaway: Hello Story with Ali Edwards

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I‘m so excited to be able to offer a spot in Hello Story, a 4Experts class at Big Picture Classes, with one my favorite storytellers Ali Edwards.

About the Class

What’s your story? This summer, say hello to a dozen strategies for sharing more of your words, and 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 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.

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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), this 4Experts class 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!


How to Enter

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below with your location by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. One will will be selected to receive a free seat in Hello Story.

Disclosure: When you register for this class through the affiliate links in this post, a small portion of your registration fee financially supports Simple Scrapper. I was provided a seat in Hello Story in exchange for hosting this giveaway opportunity.

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  1. LauraZM

    Thanks for the chance to win. I am in Athens, Ohio. A rural college town in the southeastern part of the state.

  2. Sharmon

    Hi, I’m Sharmon Savoie from a little town in Texas called Beaumont. Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

  3. Irene

    I am so ready to take my seat in this fabulous class. I live just north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity.

  4. Jen

    This sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  5. Peggy M

    Wow. I’ve been debating taking this class & would live to win a spot. I’m in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin.

  6. GinnyRit

    I’ve been hemming and hawing about signing up for this! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  7. Jana c

    This going to be a great class, Ali is great teacher. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Cate

    I’m in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, excited for new ways to tell a story!

  9. Katherine McKamey

    I’m so excited for this awesome chance! I’m in Portland, TX -just across the Harbor Bridge from (and north of) Corpus Christi.

  10. Margareta

    I’m in Stockholm, Sweden. I would love a seat in Ali’s class. Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  11. Heather

    Love Ali’s classes! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

  12. Ellen

    I LOVE Ali Edwards’ classes. She is such a good and inspiring teacher. Thank you for offering us this opportunity.

  13. Marina

    Hi, I live in Kingston upon Thames, England. Excited about this amazing opportunity! Thank you for the chance. xxx

  14. Marjorie

    I would love to win a seat in Ali Edwards’ class. I have the hardest time with journaling. Thank you for the opportunity!
    (I’m from St Paul, France)

  15. Lisa H

    I love to scrapbook my downfall is the journaling. I’ve always admired Ali’s technique. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class.

  16. Cathy Peper

    I would like to win a spot in this class. I live in the St. Louis, MO area.

  17. Marcy F.

    I live in Spotsylvania, VA and would love to win a seat in the class.

  18. Sandi

    I would very much love to join this class! I am from Western Massachusetts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  19. Libby Wiers

    I’m from Saint Albans, Maine – very small, rural central Maine town. I’m good with pictures, not so good with telling the story. Thanks for the chance to win this class.

  20. Kris

    This looks like such an amazing class from AE! Would love to win it. I am in Buford, GA. Thanks for the chance!

  21. Mary

    My pages are photos with just a few words, and I am trying to expand my storytelling, so this course looks like the ideal opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win (Dayton, OH). My son goes to school in Athens, Laura ZM, and played football there!

  22. Linda Rae

    Always love Ali’s projects. Would love to win a seat for this event. I live in Bloomington, MN.

  23. Paula

    Can’t help but love just about anything Ali Edwards creates! I loved her Storyology class and it would be so awesome to win a spot in Hello Story.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paula, the Netherlands

  24. Stacia

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I’ve loved all of Ali’s classes.
    I’m in Orlando, FL.

  25. Dawn M.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! I would so love to take this and it just isn’t in the budget. I’m Dawn from LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

  26. Noël

    I live in Cherry Hill, NJ. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  27. Patti

    This looks like an amazing class! I currently live in Aberdeen NJ, soon to be moving to Georgia!

  28. Eileen

    Hi, I live in Enterprise, Oregon nestled at the foot of the Wallowa Mountains. Would love to win.

  29. Mel H

    I would love to win….best wishes from Hot Hot Hot Hutchinson KS.

  30. Lisa Lyons

    Konnichiwa!! Hello from the Tokyo, Japan suburb of Yamato-shi.
    This class sounds like a wonderful way to spend my first summer/fall as an “empty nester.”

  31. Becca

    Greetings from the Lone Star State! Texas heat makes this a great season for story telling and scrapbooking! 100 degrees is the forcast for today!

  32. Gail A

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I’m in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  33. Deb M

    I’m in SoCal. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  34. Candice S. in Colorado

    I have to say….this would really rock my world! I would LOVE to take this class!!! I need to do something like this, I never seem to “tell my story”….or “Our story…” I journal, I guess…if you want to call it that (haha), but I really could use a class to get me pointed in a better direction!

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity!

    Candi in Colorado

  35. KellyRae

    Ali’s classes are fabulous – thanks for a chance to win a seat. I live in a little rural town halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.

  36. Kristan W.

    Looks like a great class!
    Richmond, Va

  37. Maria

    I am Maria, from Greece, living in Munich, Germany. Thank you for this giveaway, and have a nice day!

  38. Linda

    Awesome! I’m from Puerto Rico.

    Thanks For the giveaway! 🙂

  39. Dawn N

    I am Dawn from Pittsburgh, PA. What terrific giveaway! – I love Ali’s classes, she is amazing!

  40. Bethany Rielage

    This class sounds awesome! I would love to win a free seat! Thanks!

  41. Bethany Rielage

    Sorry – forgot to leave my location. I live in Anderson, Indiana.

  42. Nicky H

    My name is Nicky & I live (temporarily, I hope) in Las Vegas. I love Ali and her classes!

  43. Theresa Merkling

    Ali Edwards is one of my fav scrappers. would love to win… from VA Beach VA

  44. Sandy S

    I live in a fertile valley on the central coast of California, 9 miles inland from the Pacific – the largest city in Santa Barbara county and you could fit 38 of my city in Los Angeles 🙂 Our city is named Santa Maria and is famous for its wine industry and Santa Maria Style barbecue. I am wordy so a class on how to direct that into better journaling would be a delight. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Kelly Sroka

    Ooooh–great giveaway! I would love to win this class. –Madison, NC

  46. Jan G.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! I’m always at a loss for “words” on my pages!

  47. Cyndy R

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I am in Arnprior, ON, Canada.

  48. Joy

    I live in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK. A very lovely part of the world. I would love to win a chance to be in this class.

  49. Kate Duvall

    Can’t wait for this class! I’m in Manassas, VA.

  50. KarYn A.

    KarYn Allen, Kaysville, Utah

    Would love to take Ali’s class. Thanks for the opportunity

  51. Cathy Mischuck

    How fun would this be? I love AE’s approach to scrapbooking! Thank you for the opportunity to win a seat in this class!

    Casselberry (Orlando area) FL

  52. Rebecca

    This would be a wonderful birthday present. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  53. Elisabeth

    Yeah…I love Ali!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win:)

  54. Elizabeth A

    Maryland, USA

  55. Cathy H.

    Cathy H. from Arkansas, US
    This class sounds fantastic!

  56. Danielle

    Keeping my fingers crossed. Thx!
    Newark, OH

  57. abbeyviolet

    This class sounds so lovely. I am in Edmond, OK.

  58. Terri

    I live in the mountains of SW Virginia – many stories in these hills here! I’d love to tell them with Ali’s class. Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Sarah H

    Hi! I’m in South Hadley, Massachusetts the home of Mount Holyoke College (Founded in 1837 as the first Woman’s College in the US)

  60. Kacy V

    I’m in hot and sunny Phoenix, AZ. This class looks great – would love to win a spot!

  61. Laurie

    I live on a farm in central Alberta, Canada. I’ve been debating on taking this class back and forth, winning a seat would be a wonderful end to the debate! Thanks for the chance!

  62. linda

    thanks for the chance, sounds like a very cool class!
    with love from Italy

  63. Erin

    I find that I get the photos and the dates down, but the stories, or the real stories, not just the part that I remember is what is lacking. I think this class will help me remember the stories, tell it well, and get it on the actual page. I am in Manhattan Beach, California

  64. Vivianna

    I have been really wanting to sign up for this class! I am vivianna and I live on a little island in the bay area. Thanks for the chance.

  65. Kay

    Hi, I’m Kay from Iowa City, IA – just a little west of you, Jennifer!

  66. Janel

    How exciting! I would love to win a spot in Ali’s class! I live near Detroit, MI.

  67. Janine Rudolph

    Hi, Janine here. Living just 11 minutes south of Walt Disney World! Looks like a fun way to spend a steamy Florida summer!

  68. SusanB

    Looks like such a great class ~ would love to be the winner! I’m from central Connecticut.

  69. Tracy L

    KiaOra from New Zealand, thank you for the opportunity, this may be the kick I need to get back into my storykeeping.

  70. Julia C

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway. Ali’s classes are all chock-full of good stuff! I live in Sydney, Australia.

  71. Claire T

    I am Claire in sunny Singapore and I would love a chance to take Ali’s class. It looks right up my street.

  72. Jennifer K

    I sooo want to take this class! It sounds fabulous. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! (I’m in Prescott AZ)

  73. Sarah

    I so want to be a part of this class!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Tulsa, OK

  74. Carol Eason

    Everytime I hear Ali Edwards on Paperclipping Roundtable (a fun group of scrappers who discuss our fantastic hobby from all sides)
    I can so identify with her. Cheers from Vancouver Island, Canada

  75. Mary LaFountain

    This sounds like a great class. Thanks for the opportunity to win a free ticket. I live in sunny Lakeside (San Diego), California. It’s great to be a part of your scrap-booking family. Hugs.

  76. Karen C

    It sounds like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win! I’m in a Virginia suburb of Washington, DC.

  77. Joyce Doenges

    Thanks for the give-away! I am in Voorhees, NJ.

  78. Julie

    Great contest! Round Lake, IL

  79. mmikes

    Thanks for the chance. I am in the suburbs of Chicago, IL

  80. Diane (diney)

    HI…Thanks for the opportunity to win! I live in Layton, Utah. It looks like KarYn is almost in my backyard.

  81. Cheryl

    I live in Perth, Western Australia. Thank you for the opportunity to win a seat in Ali’s class.

  82. Melissa

    Hello from the heartland… Omaha, Nebraska. WOW, the class looks awesome! 🙂

  83. Kathy A.

    I’m Kathy from Sparks, Nevada. Thanks so much for a chance to win this wonderful prize!

  84. Alissa W

    Alissa in Illinois – Yes Please! July is my birthday month and winning would be an awesome present.

  85. CrimsonCrow

    My location, position, place, situation, site, scene, setting, spot, locale, whereabouts, area, environment is where Moose reign, Maine Coon Cats come from, Chickadees chatter in White Pines and the brisk scent of Wintergreen leaves one invigorated. And we all have Moxie!

  86. Lori B

    How cool would this be?!?!?!? I’m doing the Come Away with Me right now, headed to Alaska Thursday! I live in Madison, AL, and would LOVE to be in this class!!!!

  87. Kathleen Loughran

    I’m all signed up. I can’t wait!

  88. Audra

    Thanks for the chance! I am really wanting to take this class it looks amazing! I am located in NY state. Thanks again!

  89. justasiam

    Hello, I am Bernice, from a small town near Medicine Hat, Alberta (Canada) right in the middle of the prairies!

  90. Jean Rood

    I am in Fairfax VA and would absolutely love to take this class. I have been drooling over it, looking at Stacy’s video, and debating for a month now. Please let it be me!

  91. Sue

    Awesome! I am in Manassas VA. (But I think you knew that :-))

  92. Brenda

    All the sneaks on this class sound amazing! Can’t wait!

    Simi Valley, Ca

  93. Laura Kaplan

    Ali is my idol in scrapping and I’ve been seriously considering this class, but for the price. This seems like the perfect opportunity! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Suburban Chicago, IL

  94. Amy M.

    Thank you so much for the chance! I am so excited about this class!

    Amy (Reston, VA)

  95. dianne

    Thanks for the chance to win. Dianne, Corvallis, OR

  96. Juliann

    Thanks for the chance to take another AE class

  97. KTnestingspot

    I’m Katie from Michigan, thanks!

  98. Nicole Mann

    Would love to take this class! What a great giveaway!
    Nicole from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  99. Kate Anne

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’m in currently wet and cold Brisbane, Australia.

  100. Dulcinea Silva

    I would love to do this class! Thanks for the chance to win a spot! I am Dulce from Portugal! 🙂

  101. Miranda

    I can so use this class, I would love to know a bit more about creative storytelling and I love Ali’s classes!!

  102. Juliana

    I would LOVE to take this class. I’m in Michigan. 🙂

  103. Margot/NZ

    I’m from Freetown, New Zealand. I admire Ali Edwards and her work, and would love to win the place in her class – thanks for the chance!

  104. Lisa H

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m in Marl in Germany. Ali’s classes are always awesome – what a great giveaway.

  105. Laura C.

    This class looks fabulous!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot!!

    • Laura C.

      Oops, forgot to put my location! I’m in Anderson, Indiana 🙂

  106. Sammie

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class! I live in beautiful Wyoming!

  107. Samantha L

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m in Wisconsin.

  108. Karen d.

    Would love to take this class!
    I live in the Richmond, VA area.

  109. Linda

    LOVE Ali and her classes! thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂 Linda, Chicago, IL

  110. Trena

    Wow! The class looks great. Thank you for the chance to win. I am in Australia.

  111. Melanie S.

    Ali’s new workshop looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    • Melanie S.

      I live in Rochester, MN.

  112. Ashley Thomas

    Greetings from Chesapeake, VA!!! This class is out of my price range right now, so I’m excited for the chance to win. Thanks so much!

  113. J3SS1C4

    Thank you for the chance to win! I love Ali’s classes and want to do this so much, but can’t afford it at this point.

    Jessica, Sydney, Australia


    Would love to add more Clarity to my Writing!

  115. Kathy Weeks

    I would love to win! Thank you for the chance!!

  116. Lisa Floyd

    Would love to win a seat in this class! Huntsville, AL


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