Giveaway and Review: SPARK ecourse

review spark ecourseMy brain stops working about mid-afternoon and my energy gets depleted after about 6 months of hard work. I can’t help it. I’m not Beyonce. Sometimes a girl just needs to reset everything and start again.

I’ve let myself have a slow 2014 so far, but around about May or so I started feeling like I would never get it back. My drive. My insane ambition and focus and ability to finish things. My awesome friend Kam happened to launch her new SPARK ecourse about that time (lucky for me) and I have spent the last few weeks going through all her tips to help rekindle that fire that I used to have for blogging.

Kam is one of the smartest bloggers people I know; I am always so grateful when she has time to help me talk through my own overwhelm and BLAH.

And now I have a few live events coming up, and I’ve gotten so much done and I honestly feel so ready to kick my blog into high gear come this fall.

What is the SPARK ecourse?

Spark will take you through the 30 day process of getting out of a blogging rut. It’s an email based course so the daily content is delivered straight to your inbox – no hassle of remembering a password to some website you’ll only visit once or twice. Some of the tasks are a little unconventional, but if you trust the process and you have a little fun while finding your spark, you’ll understand why Kam included some of the sillier things with each email. This is the prescription she gave herself to halt her blogger burnout in January. In fact, I’m sure she used some of the lessons again recently when she was burning ALL of the midnight oil.

To be honest, for me the daily emails were too much. I barely have time to manage my inbox as-is and an extra email plus task every day was more than I could handle. BUT all I did was create a folder in my email account, file them away and revisit them when I could. It probably took me close to 60 days to get through the 30 day course (and that doesn’t include adding some tasks to my calendar for the future).

That is how full and thorough the SPARK ecourse is. Each email has a main task – including why it matters and easy ways to break it down – plus another small handful of external resources for additional reading.

I’ve got so many ideas now!

Plans I have after taking the SPARK ecourse:

  • Reconfigure my workspace. I need a dedicated one instead of just taking my laptop all over the house
  • Pitch some guest posts. Particularly to promote the new tiny niche site I will be launching next month.
  • Add more to my ‘working’ playlist. It’s not quite long enough yet.
  • Scheduled a re-read of the SPARK emails starting Jan 1
  • … plus a few more things I have spread out over the next 6 months.

CLICK HERE to register and join me!

Even better? Use discount code SPARKLEMON for 20% off

 

…or you can enter below to win a spot! There are several ways to enter and odds of winning depend on how many entries are received. One winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and will be notified via email by the end of next week.

 

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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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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.

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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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Giveaway: ALL previous 30 Days of Lists

30ListsheaderNeed to spice up your personal journaling? Need some ideas for what parts of your story are worth recording?

We’d love for you to take part in a self-paced round (or 2 or 4) of 30 Days of Lists. Another quick journaling challenge. Another opportunity to record YOUR STORY.

Not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night.

30 Days of Lists is our encouragement and challenge to you that you CAN journal just something every day- even something as small as a list.

Grab one (or all) of the new self-paced 30 Days of Lists immediate downloads for each of the previous rounds (September 2011, March 2012, September 2012, March 2013, September 2013 AND December 2013)

March 2011 is still available for free here.

There’s no wrong way to make a list – so even if you missed participating with the community the first time around, you can still grab the list prompts now and make your lists anyway you want!

ENTER BELOW to win ALL the previous 30 Days of Lists self-paced versions!

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Giveaway: BUILD ecourse

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Maybe you want to be a thought-leader and become a regular guest on daytime talk shows. Maybe you want to be a reality TV star. Maybe you want to launch a business selling handmade children’s aprons. Maybe you just want a second income to be able to quit your day job soon.

Either way, you need to build a community, build a business and build your blog.

I built a blog that has helped me quit my day job – with fewer than 1000 readers and ZERO advertisers.

The Petersiks from Young House Love built a blog that can employ both of them as well as get them a book deal. Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess built a blog that can employ a whole team, get them a book deal and change their whole career trajectory.

My personal goals have been somewhat smaller, but my blog still has been the driving force behind reaching those goals and quitting my day job.

And I want to teach you to do the same.

The BUILD ecourse is for

  • stay at home moms who want to build a side income
  • small business owners who want more sales
  • aspiring thought-leaders who want speaking gigs or book deals
  • anyone creative who wants to accomplish something

Whatever your long-term goals are – if you want to do anything even remotely interesting or skill-based – a blog can help you reach them.

I’ve put months into crafting the BUILD self-paced blogging ecourse – complete with actionable steps, downloadable worksheets, hundreds of external resources and special BONUS video interviews.

It’s time to invest in that vision and really learn how to BUILD a blog that will be your platform for your future.

Enter below to win your spot in the BUILD ecourse!

Or, of course, you could just REGISTER NOW to get the big ol’ discount that is only good today!
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Giveaway: One Year of Journaling

one year of journaling 1 small squareMake this next year the year you journal YOUR STORY.

Your story of your everyday life right now. One year of your everyday.

Your story of the first year of you and your love – however long you’ve been together. Your first year together.

Sign-up for one (or both) of the email series and get a journaling prompt in your inbox once a week, every week for a year! You can sign up at any time and get a year of email prompts to keep you busy for 52 weeks!

Take time every week to journal part of your story – whether that is for your blog, your Project Life album, or just for yourself.

Learn more about HOW IT WORKS

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Sign-up for the One Year of Everyday email series or the Our First Year email series

or ENTER THE GIVEAWAY and have a chance to win a subscription to both series!

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CLOSED: Giveaway: September #30Lists

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WINNER IS: CRECE THOMAS

30 Days of Lists is starting in just over a week (!!)! Are you ready? Are you joining us?

Not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night. 30 Days of Lists is our encouragement and challenge to you that you CAN journal just something every day — even something as small as a list.

I get to giveaway a seat in September’s challenge to one of you beloved Lemon and Raspberry readers! You’ll join ~500 (at least) Listers next month in telling your story through lists.

The next 30 Days of Lists challenge starts September 1st and you can learn more about the challenge and register here.

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Kara’s Summer of Love giveaway winner

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Through the magic of Random.org, the WINNER IS:

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Congrats Sabine! Kara and/or I will be in contact with you to get you your prize!!

If you didn’t win, I hope you’ll join us anyway

Summer of Love, starting Monday, is a two-week long art journaling and photography course Kara Haupt teaches every summer. The art journaling part of the course focuses on documenting the unique characteristics each summer has, namely what your summer has. Since nights are the most pleasant part of the summer, she also teaches night photography techniques for DSLR cameras. Night photography is a fun addition to memory keeping and will add a uniquely summer feel to your book!  Plus, due to the nature of the prompts, this is a class that you can re-use each and every summer!

This live, online class includes:

  • 30 journaling prompts
  • 18 photography prompts and techniques
  • Daily art journaling techniques
  • Vintage mini book and binding tutorials
  • Video tutorial
  • Email access to Kara
  • A downloadable PDF of the entire class once the class concludes!

Grab your spot here

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