Week of Story: October 21-27, 2013

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I‘d like to invite you to join me for a Week of Story, today through Sunday, October 27. Let’s celebrate storytelling as the heart of scrapbooking, the meaning behind the mastery. I believe that operating from a place of story-first offers more motivation than you could ever use for memory keeping. Here’s what’s on deck for this week:

  • Three fun giveaways from Simple Scrapper
  • Advice on telling stories through photos, words, and art
  • Grand opening sale for a new eBook

To kick us off, I’d like to share this TEDx talk from my friend Katie Clemons, who owns the Gadanke journal shop. Many scrapbookers are always talking about story and this is why.

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  1. Cathy

    I had heard her on a Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, I think, and her story is fascinating. Really makes you think! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mica

    Thank you for sharing this video!

  3. vicky

    I was so enthralled and in tune with this ladies story. I would really like to have my own Dagante book, please can you tell m e how to get one?

  4. Francine Seal

    Loved her talk, now I love her products. Have just fired off an email to daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter asking which of the five colors the Become journal comes in so I can get each one a journal.

    • Francine Seal

      That should have read which of the five colors they each like so they get one in their color. Suspect there may be at least two purple. (I like the purple.)

  5. PatriciaD

    Wow, interesting story.

  6. Cyndi

    I also heard her on PRT. Nice to see her on Tedx spreading the word of Story!

  7. Leslie Kiley

    Thank you for sharing this !

  8. Laura Bashlor

    Just this week I stumbled across my mother’s journals in a box of old things. There were 2 of those 5-year diaries. The first started in 1924 when she was 12-13 years old. She skipped 1926 but the entries went to 1929 when she was 17-18. Another book was from 1931-32. During that time she met my father, they dated, and broke up. Reading her feelings through that time was amazing knowing they would meet again years later and marry. Through the great depression, loss of the family fortune, death of her mother, the sole care of her ill father. Although the last entry is in despair, I knew she a had wonderful life ahead.

    I want to leave something for my children to read.

    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Thanks for sharing this story Laura! What a wonderful treasure you have.

      My grandmother kept meticulous journals for most of her life – and then burned them in her later years lest we find out she wasn’t perfect. I try really hard in my scrapbooking to make sure that my daughter knows I’m proud to be imperfect.


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