I checked out lesson 1 of Debbie Hodge's Your December Story this weekend, and I want to tell you about the class and give you a peek at how it's inspired me. And I'm giving away one pass to the class. (If you already purchased the class, you'll get a $24 gift card good for any other GIS/MSD classes.)
Your December Story is shaped around the Hero's Journey
This December, like Dorothy dropped into Oz or Alice tumbled into Wonderland, you will receive a call to adventure. You will move from the ordinary world into a one of magic and tests as the holiday season arrives.
Many of the most-loved and best remembered stories play out in a story form described by Joseph Campbell as "the hero's journey." This class has prompts and page ideas for visual storytelling that have you telling Your December Journey, from the heralds, to the challenges, mentors, special tools and the return to the known world and what you take forward.
You can take the journey and get a $10 gift card . . .
but only through midnight Wednesday, November 20th. When you purchase "Your December Story" by midnight PT, Wednesday, November 20, you also get a $10 gift card that you can use for Get It Scrapped and Masterful Scrapbook Design classes. Click here to purchase Your December Story and get the $10 gift card.
The Intro and first lesson inspired me!
I love Debbie's idea of using "the hero's journey" to describe our days and life leading to Christmas. We can relate so much of what we do with the hero's journey idea, can't we?
The idea is magical to me, so I decided to take a magical route with a mini album with some sparkle! You don't have to do a mini album ... Debbie is doing her December Story using 12x12 layouts, and I've heard of others using pocket pages. It's all up to you and that makes it easy.
I chose my papers first ... a collection of browns, reds, and blues ... not your typical Christmas colors, but I just love them together. And this is a mini that will evolve over the month. So I'll be adding more later. I finally caved and used some Exclusive Mercantile papers by Lisa Dickinson that I've been hoarding forever.
I love the story-telling technique Debbie describes. I'm keeping my album quite simple, sticking to the circle shapes and using lists to "tell" my story.
I cut a bunch of circles at once with my Silhouette and I created my lists using Wordle!
Debbie gives so many prompts for page ideas to tell "your story" and I picked the ones that spoke to me right at the moment.
Would you like to win a spot in this class?! Don't worry, if you've already registered for the class, you'll get a $24 gift certificate for any other GIS/MSD class!
See how the rest of the blog hoppers are using this class (and get 20+ more chances to win)
- Anna Aspnes
- Betsy Sammarco <--- YOU ARE HERE!
- Christy Strickler
- Marie-Pierre Capistran
- Katrina Kennedy
- Carrie Arick
- Doris Sander
- Melissa Shanhun
- Michelle Houghton
- Sue Althouse
- Terry Billman
- Kiki Kougioumtzi
- Susanne Brauer
- Sian Fair
- Jana Morton
- Paula Gilarde
- Kristin Tweedale
- Katie Scott
- Amy Kingsford
- Tami Taylor
- Stefanie Semple
- Katie Nelson
Leave a comment telling me what are the early signs of Christmas for you? I will draw the winner on Thursday, November 21, 2013.