L&R Book Club: May/June

I’ve been enjoying the L&R Book Club so much! Reading is more or less my life, so having someone to discuss books with (or lots of someones) has been the best.

We read 1 book every 2 months – because I know everyone is busy and these are the kinda books you want to sink in and implement. After a quick mini poll in the Facebook Group, I am excited to announce the L&R Book Club choice for May and June 2014:

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

I have owned this book for years and still never read it. I think I’m intimidated by it.

I mean, I have heard only really positive, raving reviews. Which means this book is probably fantastic. Which means it will *probably* change my life in someway. Which is obviously slightly scary and unsettling.

So (for years) I have put off reading The Creative Habit until I felt “ready” and that I had the space in my life to handle it.

Well, I guess it’s now or never. Not only is NURTURE my One Little Word this year, but June will be my 1 year anniversary of quitting my day job.

What better time is there to jump?

So! I hope you’ll join me over the next couple months! Grab The Creative Habit from Amazon or your library or other chosen book store and get ready to change your ideas about creativity.

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What have I signed myself up for?

I will be starting TWO online creative workshops today!* Which is WAY WAY more commitment to creative projects that I have made in awhile.

I keep telling myself I can totally do this and stay caught up – I’m not sure if I believe it.

Project Life Lessons

Project Life Lessons is a workshop from Elise Blaha Cripe, Annette Haring, and Megan Anderson with their tried-and-true tips in the areas of photo management, storytelling, organization, assembly, and more. Whether your Project Life approach involves weekly spreads, monthly highlights, or something more custom, you can establish an effective working process that will help you make your albums a better reflection of who you really are and what matters most to you.

I am super behind on my 2014 Project Life spreads, so I’m thrilled to maybe get some new ideas and inspiration.

CLICK HERE to register and join me!

My Details Class

My Details is a 2 week online workshop full of 10 journaling prompts to help record your details. Use the 10 prompts to document about your present details or use them to document about the you from the past, or do BOTH as Megan and Kristin have! They will inspire you with 40+ takes on the prompts between the two of them in the form of mini-book pages, pocket page spreads, traditional layouts, and more! You can return to these prompts again and again to document your details and can even return to them later to translate them into documenting the details of others!

I am excited about having the excuse just to write. I think I’ve decided to just journal in a Word doc so I don’t have to worry about running out of room – and THEN deciding what to do with my journaling.

CLICK HERE to get your spot – use discount codes LEMONDETAILS for $2 off

Let me know if you are interested in my blogging my progress! 

Both workshops have some great pre-class bonuses that I have had so much fun going through!

*Please note: Because I am friends with one of the teachers and have helped promote,
my seats in these classes were gifted to me

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Giveaway winner: MyDetails online workshop

Thank you to everyone who entered the MyDetails workshop giveaway last week!

…. and the winner is ….

Congrats to Hannah!

I’ll see you in the class! If you’re not Hannah – check out the details below and get your own spot.

 

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Use the 10 prompts to document about your present details or use them to document about the you from the past, or do BOTH as Megan and Kristin have! They will inspire you with 40+ takes on the prompts between the two of them in the form of mini-book pages, pocket page spreads, traditional layouts, and more! You can return to these prompts again and again to document your details and can even return to them later to translate them into documenting the details of others!

Whether you’re a blogger, a mini book maker, a journaler, a pocket scrapbooker, or a traditional scrapbooker, we’ve got ideas for you to make sure you are telling YOUR story and YOUR details in your memory keeping! Join us–the pre-classroom is accessible NOW and prompts begin April 14!

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CLICK HERE to grab your spot AND use discount code LEMONDETAILS for $2 off!

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Giveaway: MyDetails online workshop

Ready to record some of those little memories that slip through the cracks?

At least once a week I think of a totally random story from my past that I don’t have any scrapbook pages for because there are no associated photos. I grew up as an ‘event’ scrapbooker, not really recording all the little stories.

Here’s a fun solution!

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I am so excited to let you know about this new online workshop from my friends Kristin and Megan!

CLICK HERE to grab your spot AND use discount code LEMONDETAILS for $2 off!

Use the 10 prompts to document about your present details or use them to document about the you from the past, or do BOTH as Megan and Kristin have! They will inspire you with 40+ takes on the prompts between the two of them in the form of mini-book pages, pocket page spreads, traditional layouts, and more! You can return to these prompts again and again to document your details and can even return to them later to translate them into documenting the details of others!

Whether you’re a blogger, a mini book maker, a journaler, a pocket scrapbooker, or a traditional scrapbooker, we’ve got ideas for you to make sure you are telling YOUR story and YOUR details in your memory keeping! Join us–the pre-classroom is accessible NOW and prompts begin April 14!

xMy-Details-Sneak-PeeksThere is a TON of content already in the workshop private blog to go through between now and the workshop beginning April 14.

Beginning April 14, you’ll have access to:

  • A new prompt each weekday over the duration of the class–10 in all
  • Detailed suggestions for interpretations of each prompt, making each prompt something you can return to for inspiration again and again
  • Two interpretations of each prompt from each instructor
  • 40+ exclusive takes on the prompts from instructors Megan and Kristin
  • Design and documentation tips with each project
  • Saturday Share days in which inspiration from the community members is shared
  • Supply lists with links to resources used in the workshop examples
  • E-mail access to instructors
  • Access to classroom indefinitely

I am taking part in the class – brainstorming how I’ll collect my work this week!

CLICK HERE to grab your spot AND use discount code LEMONDETAILS for $2 off!

or enter the giveaway below….

P.S. There is a giveaway for a 3-MONTH OHDEERME KIT SUBSCRIPTION on the MyDetails private blog. This giveaway will be open through April 7th! Register today for your chance at this SOLD OUT kit. You *cannot* wait to see if you win a spot to enter this giveaway.

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Giveaway winner: Project Life Lessons

Project Life LessonsThank you everyone who entered the Project Life Lessons giveaway last week! I hope you all grab a seat in the class so we can take it together!

The winner as randomly selected by Rafflecopter is:

Kat Greene aka @ramblekatramble

Kat, email me to claim your prize please!

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Can you help? L&R Reader Survey

Today is my birthday!!! I plan on doing ZERO work today (benefit of working ahead) and spending a lot of time reading in my hammock with an iced coffee drink.

But I do have something for you to do today, if you don’t mind helping. I really would love to know what you think about this site and how I can make it better so I’ve put together a short reader survey.

I want to be very clear: This is NOT a reader survey to get demographic data to sell you all to advertisers. This info will not be shared.

I want to gather honest, anonymous answers so I can BUILD this platform into the best it can be.

Click here to open the survey in a new window, or simply fill out the survey below:

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

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Giveaway: Project Life Lessons

I am WAY behind on my Project Life for 2014. I think I’ve only edited photos through mid-January or so. I need to get my butt in gear.

And what better way than immersing myself in Project Life inspiration and tips from 3 of my favorite memory keepers?

Project Life LessonsBack by popular demand, Big Picture Scrapbooking is re-running Project Life Lessons and I get to give one of you lucky readers a seat!

Set yourself up for memory-keeping success in Project Life Lessons! Three experts have teamed up to share tons of insider secrets for making the most of any Project Life project. Packed with videos, downloads, handouts, and beautiful layout examples, Project Life Lessons includes three times the content you’d find in a typical 3-week workshop.

What’s Project Life? It’s a memory-keeping movement developed by Becky Higgins that has changed the way tens of thousands of scrapbookers approach their photos and their stories. This simple, streamlined solution is as easy as slipping photos and journaling cards into photo sleeves, embellishing a little, and calling it done.

Even with a system this revolutionary, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by product and design choices, intimidated by the beautiful examples found in online galleries, uncertain about which photos to choose or how to resize and print them, and perpetually behind on your Project Life goals.

Three experienced Project Lifers to the rescue! Elise Blaha Cripe, Annette Haring, and Megan Anderson will share their tried-and-true tips in the areas of photo management, storytelling, organization, assembly, and more. Whether your approach involves weekly spreads, monthly highlights, or something more custom, you can establish an effective working process that will help you make your albums a better reflection of who you really are and what matters most to you.

Project Life Lessons

Project Life Lessons is back for another run! This workshop includes:

  • Pre-classroom with a written manifesto and inspirational videos available immediately upon registration
  • 3 Project Life product-recommendation lists, one from each teacher, featuring live links
  • 9 in-depth videos, three from each instructor
  • 9 inspirational handouts, three from each instructor
  • Instructor gallery to view dozens of Project Life page examples
  • Bonus downloads and printables to use inside your Project Life albums
  • Welcome notes from the teachers in the classroom
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • All-new message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • All-new private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • 3 live chats (one with each instructor)
  • Email access to the instructors

The class starts April 17, so you have plenty of time to get your Project Life supplies and get ready to start your year!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Speaking of, here are my best tips: How to get started with Project Life

You can also enter to WIN a seat in this class! Just enter below:

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(This giveaway was coordinated by Megan of The Nerd Nest, one of the PLL instructors)

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Free blogging webinar: April 8

webinar April 8(I announced this to my email list last week! Are you on that list?)

You are hereby invited to join me for a FREE webinar ‘Pillar Content: The backbone of your blog’! It will be about an hour long, focused on pillar content and all you need is an internet connection to attend!

I’m pretty excited!

CLICK HERE to RSVP – I’ll send you details as the date gets closer.

We’ll discuss:

  • What is Pillar Content?
  • How do you come up with Pillar Content ideas – and how do you identify posts you’ve already written as Pillar Content?
  • What is the best structure for your Pillar Content?
  • What can you do to get the most bang for your Pillar Content?
  • How to you change or grow your Pillar Content as your blog grows?
  • … and more

CLICK HERE to RSVP

I’ve already collected a bunch of questions from BUILDers, but please leave your own questions about Pillar Content below!

I also would love to do more of these in the future, so let me know if there are any topics in particular you’d like to learn about.

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Finishing Manifesto redesigned

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I haven’t told you yet! The Finishing Manifesto has been redesigned!

As part of my NURTURE plans this year is getting all my previous ebooks and offerings aligned under the same new-ish branding. It’s a long, slow process, obviously, BUT if you have already purchased it, you should have already gotten the new design (email me if not).

The content is the same, but it is SO much prettier to look at.

I’ve been working with Allie of Alexandra Rae Design to get all these done. It’s so nice working with the same designer for all of these, because she KNOWS the colors/style/typefaces of my branding and we don’t have to go through the same process every round.

Contact Allie now about designing yours!

 A little more about the Finishing Manifesto….

This ebook is both my challenge and my encouragement to you to FINISH your creative projects that you’ve been dreaming and planning. We’ll look at barriers to finishing as well as steps to get over those barriers.

This manifesto is not for the faint of heart.

If you like flitting from project to project without getting anything done. If you prefer to pin on Pinterest instead of stepping away from the computer to work on your art. If you make a list of goals and projects and then promptly forget about them …. This might not be for you.

The world is looking for finishers. We need creative souls who can also produce. We need more people like Rachel and Elise (both used as examples in the book).

If that sounds like you, download The Finishing Manifesto now and get to work!

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Giveaway: be BRAVE ecourse

The final giveaway of the day!!

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2013 changed my whole life. I chose BRAVE as my One Little Word and I love it.

You can grab the ecourse now (at 30% off through midnight PT 1/1) or enter to win your spot below!

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