Over the summer, an exciting scrappy opportunity came my way. Lain Ehmann, of the renowned LOAD challenge and Scrap Happy membership site, with help from Dani Taylor, solicited layout contributions from the talented and super supportive scrappy sisterhood. The challenge was to create layouts about our own personal stories. Not the big life events, but little everyday things that still very much matter. Things like your first car, what's in your purse, the view from your front porch, your morning routine, to name a few. I'm always game for a little inspiration and motivation to complete another layout, so I signed up. I never thought the end result would yield a PUBLISHED layout in the e-book entitled Your Story Matters! ME...a published scrapbooker! How cool is that? Here is my contribution to this inspiring resource:
My assignment was to complete a layout about my first car. My Big Brown Buick. It wasn't a cool or sporty car, as you can see, not even back in 1984! It had belonged to my sister-in-law's retired aunt, but this 7 year old sedan was generously given to me gratis...provided I pay for the insurance. It was my ticket to freedom, and sporty or not, I gratefully accepted the gift.
And while Your Story Matters was originally available exclusively to Scrap Happy members, it is now available to the general public for an introductory price of $7 via instant download. Use the coupon code HOP and receive $2 off the purchase price. Offer valid until midnight on 1/21/13. Just follow the link below to purchase a resource that is fully loaded with inspiration!
We will be giving away THREE copies of the book from comments made on ALL blogs participating in this hop. Leave a comment telling me what story is critical for every scrapbooker to document by 1/19/13 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Layout A Day blog on Monday, 1/21/13. Prizes must be claimed by Wednesday, 1/23/13.
Interested in seeing some other samples of what's included in this amazing resource? Just follow the list below. Your next stop will be Kelli
Lain Ehmann: http://layoutaday.com
Leslie Smith: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Alison Charlton: http://scrappinginsingapore.blogspot.com/
Heather Dubarry: noexcusescrapbooking.com
Danielle Hunter: http://ecoscrapbook.blogspot.com
Cathy Holiday: http://pikespeakscrapper.blogspot.com/
Monica Bradford: http://scrapinspired.com/
Alison Day: http://adayinthelifeor5.blogspot.ca/
Paivi Eerola: www.peonyandparakeet.com
Lynnette Nagle: sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!