Tuesday, May 01, 2012


 It's TIME!!! Are you ready for some fun? Today is our Everyday Storyteller blog hop, each of the   contributors are sharing some bonus tips, and more...
  Here is a little bit of a bigger Peek at some of the project bits from my article in the book. There is Lots of Color, and TONS of tips for how I tell each of my life stories loaded with Heart. I can promise you at least 13 ideas from my article alone, I can't wait to see how many more the other ladies will be sharing too!

   I think for such an occasion a little bit of extra fun is in order, sooooo here is what we're gonna do...  Leave me a comment telling me YOUR favorite way to capture the heart in your life's stories, by   11:59 pm Central and I will be GIVING AWAY a copy of the book to one lucky storyteller before it is available to the public!


  Have you ever thought of your kitchen as a Great place for sourcing out your next storytelling tidbits? You'd be surprised how many treasures the heart of the home holds just waiting for you to discover! To make a great little page like this one, simply grab some extra non-slip mat from lining your cupboards, and some leftover sticky drawer liner. All you have to do is trace out a shape you love, like this bird, get creative stitching it in place, and add a photo or some journaling strips of your own! Voila, no cost cuteness!!!



OK friends, one last happy detail for today- are you signed up for the Big party yet? Head over HERE to sign up for a VIP invitation to join in our Book launch party at 8:30pm CDT on Friday, May 4. There will be almost $800 in prizes given away from our sponsors during the party, it's sure to be a BLAST!

Come back and visit me throughout this week, I will be sharing more tips, more peeks, and maybe even a giveaway or two of my own to keep things exciting! If you want to keep on blog hopping today and gather up all kinds of Bonus tips, here is the list of inspirational peeps who have lots of goodness for you, HAVE FUN!!!
  
ETA: if you have time to read through some of the comments, there are Great ideas coming in so far from everyone! I will put them all together in a Big post later this week
  1. Cheryl Ashcraft
  2. Anna Aspnes
  3. Katie Clemons
  4. Elise Blaha
  5. Paula Gilarde
  6. Sara Gleason
  7. Michelle Hernandez
  8. Debbie Hodge
  9. Katrina Kennedy
  10. Amy Kingsford
  11. Cindy Liebel
  12. Crystal Livesay
  13. Robyn Meierotto
  14. CD Muckosky << YOU ARE HERE
  15. Nancy Nally
  16. Christine Newman
  17. Ashli Oliver
  18. Amanda Padgett
  19. Renee Pearson
  20. Lynnette Penacho
  21. Elle Price
  22. Heather Prins
  23. Traci Re
  24. Lauren Reid
  25. Amber Ries
  26. Kristin Rutten
  27. Betsy Sammarco
  28. Jenn Smith-Sloane
  29. Jessica Sprague
  30. Melissa Stinson
  31. Amy Tan
  32. Tiffany Tillman
  33. Jennifer Wilson

83 comments:

iets said...

Thanks for this tip and great to have a chance to win.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 7 post on May. 01, 2012. Thanks again.

Stacy said...

I like to let my emotions shine through in my journaling. For me, THAT's when the journaling is done!

Kimberlee Gerstmann said...

What a fabulous out-of-the-box idea. :) Love your stuff and can't wait to see more in the book.

I try to capture the heart in life's stories by catching as many of the small details as possible. Everyone can remember a big event, but little details are often overlooked, and they are sometimes the element that makes the story special.

Ellie Augustin said...

OH I would love to be able to dig into this book it looks like it's just what I need! Thanks for the chance.

Brandy said...

Love that idea, so cool and creative. I try to capture the heart in life's stories through my pictures. Pictures can tell a lot. Trying different angles, focusing on the details of the moment through one picture and then use another picture of the entire scene. Then summing everything up in my journaling.

stampin_rachel said...

I am your biggest fan - no lie! Thanks for all the ways you inspire me!

Anonymous said...

I try to capture the feelings behind the photo & why this photo was taken.

Anna said...

i try to capture the little moments, the small details that make me smile.

Prachi Wicks said...

Right now the key for me is to recognize when I'm inspired and find time at that moment to get at least the basics of my inpiration out... I can refine it later but whether its the journaling or the sketch whatever it may be. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book it looks really interesting.

Kim K. said...

It depends on the layout...some layouts the journaling is all you need to see why I scrapped that moment...others it might be the photo. Either way...I love them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wonder of my heart said...

Thank you for the tip, I never thought of my kitchen that way hihi

I try to capture the heart in life's stories through my DD. Taking pictures of what she does and write down every little thing she says! Always use that in my journaling on my pages :)

Thanks for a chance!!

Heather K. (interstitchal) said...

I really try to get back to the moment... or to reflect on what is different about my thoughts now vs. then. Thanks for the chance - this book looks so inspirational!

Stephanne said...

Good journalling is the best way to capture the heart. Thanks for the chance!

stephanne@snipsandsnailsscraps.com

liberal sprinkles said...

Using quotes and comments from people in my life puts more heart into the stories I think.
thanks for the chance!

Grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Scrapycandy said...

I make 12 x 12 albums and I try to theme them. Still working on the Senior year for my son.

Erika said...

I love to let my emotions come through in my journaling. I like to journal straight from the heart!

Love your idea!!! Amazing!

Tiffany said...

To capture the heart, I like to scrap quotes of my loved ones. It captures the essence of them, and it shows how important they are to me because I listen and they words are important to me.

Amy Hoogstad said...

Keeping a blog when my babies were really young has been a great source for scrapping later. Write things down however you can when you're "in the moment" so you can scrap them when you have time, even if it's a few years later!

Becky said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

ccledbetter said...

I love to lay photos out for a few days, and let my thoughts and ideas "simmer". Sometimes I come up with the best title or journaling ideas when I'm laying in bed or doing something other than working on the layout!

Yara said...

Thanks for the tips! The best ideas and tools are from the items that surround us! Thanks for the giveaway!

lmjrocko said...

Thanks so very much for the chance!

steeendog said...

I like to journal in the moment when my emotions are the most raw and i have not had time to edit them.

stacy said...

I love capturing the little comments my daughter makes, and the conversations that we have.

DawnMarch said...

I try to step back from the pictures and focus on what I want to remember about the story and what will be meaningful to our family when we look at the page in the future.

red smartie said...

So nice to see you blogging again! Miss you!

HeatherB said...

Congrats on getting published CD! I always try to jot down the little things that are easy to forget, so I can come back to them when I have time to scrap. Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathleen said...

I try to put in as many memorabilia as possible. So for a vacation journal I always collect train tickets, business cards of bars and restaurants and so on.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Roni said...

I try to capture the heart of a story by capturing the mood with the colors and elements I choose. I try to make my pages feel like the person or story I am scrapping about. Thanks for the chance to win and I must say you are one of my very favorite designers!

Denise said...

Making sure to capture the everyday fun, as well as the "big" events, gives each annual scrapbook album <3 heart <3 ;)

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

Carrie Hudson Peralta said...

thanks for the chance to win...from YOUR BIGGEST FAN ;)

Terra said...

Looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanine said...

Thank you for your very inspiring tip and the great chance to win the book!

Sara said...

I journal in my kids voices, I love that it makes the pages more personal to them, since I'm scrapping for them and their memories later on.

Teresa said...

by telling about the little things that get forgotten so quickly.

cjbrandon said...

What an awesome looking book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mistress said...

I try to capture the heart in my scrapbook pages by including something that either my children have said, or something that they made...

Rosalie said...

I try to go beyond just the What, when and wheres. I adds more depth and dimension to my stories.

Becs said...

I'm still learning this, a work in progress I guess. Thank you for the opportunity!!

Keely~B said...

Stay honest, I put it all out there on my pages, the silly, the sad and mad.

San said...

Great tips and thx for the chance to win a copy!

stepko said...

Awww your peek looks soo amazing and inspirational!!! I really love your style and pages!!! wow!!
I can't tell what my favourite way of scrapping everyday stories is. I like to try different things and it always depends on my recent mood how and what I scrap. Sometimes I like to use many, many photos on a page and the other time I like to scrap without a photo and focus instead on elements and especially brushes. Love to work with them :)
Thank you very much for the chance to win and can't wait to read the other tipps you will share!!

Jude Toone said...

I mostly rely on the journalling to get my emotions across. Looking forward to reading your ideas in the book, your work is amazing.

stampin123 said...

Quotations!! thanks for the chance

Ann said...

Fantastic Titles

Sue said...

I think that anything I create has my heart in it so no matter what I do I am capturing my heart in my work.

Joy Anderson said...

I'm all about the journaling. Although the photo is important too. I took a picture of my son's foot paired up to mine to show how he's growing. The picture looks great and the journaling will add the heart.

sts2000 said...

Do or do not - there is no try - as YODA says - if I start to write them I'm good - I just need to DO IT!

C.G. said...

Just be real. Don't think. Don't worry about what people will think when they see it. Some pages are meant to be private, some are meant to be public, but ALL should be real! That's why I scrap ... it's where I pour my heart.

Amy K said...

I love color. Can't wait to see.

I love to write, so the detailed journaling is how I tell our stories with heart.

Thanks for the chance to win.

lyricscrapper said...

I try to capture the heart in life's stories through photography. Nothing like a picture to help tell a story.

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil said...

I don't worry about getting everything scrapped. I do what stories that make me happy and the rest just have to wait.

CindyB said...

I try to capture the heart in my journal...just my words, nothing fancy...So excited for this to launch...thank you for the chance to win!

LeahS said...

I try to capture the heart my jotting down little conversations I have with my kids. =) Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book!

ConnieC said...

I try to make the layout feel like the original event. I try to add as many details as I can to bring those feelings out.

Chantal Philippe said...

I used to not journal at all but I find that little snips of info or some random appropriate wordart really does the trick. Sometimes I don't journal at all and just keep it in the title. Works best for me to keep it simple

Email: orca1981@hotmail.com

Patricia said...

Thanks so much for the chance! I think I do best at capturing from the heart in taking photos of all the every day moments. Even now that my kids are teens I try to capture it all!Thanks for the chance! floresfour@aol.com

Donna said...

I like using my photos as the main part of the story with backup Journalling

Sister Bow said...

I am a big fan of your work! Thanks for the chance to win....I try to use all kinds of things in my scrapbooking. I take a little from everywhere!

sewfine said...

For me to keep it fresh in my mind I use my phone for shaping pictures and also taking notes so I don't forget. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book from all these amazing contributors!

Miriam Prantner said...

This sneak looks great! So excited to see the whole thing. Thansk for the chance to win!

Monica said...

It is the everyday, ordinary glimpses into our lives that is the heart of scrapping. I strive to add
those little pieces and capture real life in a real way. Thanks for this chance!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I think the best way to add heart to your scrapbooks is to make sure you are included too. Your own life, interests, passions, handwriting, and photos should be represented. For awhile, since having kids it seemed like all my pages were about them. But then I realized a major part of their story was missing, me! Years from now I know they will treasure getting to know more about me from my pages. I know this, because I love learning about my mom when she was younger and her insights on life. It is good to remember your mom wasn't always mom!

Kendra F. said...

My best way to capture the heart of the story is to think about the story as I lay in bed before going to sleep, it is quiet and peaceful and my mind is free to think.

joelsgirl said...

Capturing the way my kids cock their heads or getting their smile just right, when I can see the boys that make me woozy shining through in a photo makes me fele like i've captured the heart of the story.

weaselwatchr said...

I try to capture the little things.

PurelyHappy said...

I love adding in original thing like a drawing my daughter did or a flower she picked

MellyBird said...

I don't scrapbook what I think people want to see, I scrapbook what amuses me. The things I want to remember.

Meagan Whelan said...

Hiiii! Gorgeous, gorgeous book :) so artistically creative. I try my best to capture the heart of all the little everyday moments by taking all the pictures when most people put the camera down, sometimes I still pose things but only for artsy pics. I've really realized how fast time goes by since having my first baby so I try my best to think of the things that I wish I had pictures to reminisce on from my childhood and take those. I want all my pictures to someday be close to my daughters heart as well :-)
Cheers!
Megs (your buddie mugsie82)

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win the book!

Michelle Huegel said...

My favorite way to capture the heart in my storytelling is to capture the heart of my kids (my usual subjects :)) - I love to tell the little, adorable, everyday stories, and capture photos of their goofy, cute, funny expressions. So much personality! They are my heart!!

Kirsten said...

When I journal I just try to write as if I were talking. It's easier for me to tell the story. And can I just add that I love the happy colors I that little peek!

Shelly said...

Just telling the story in my own way.

PaperFairyKris said...

I try to capture the heart by taking photos of the details, like my son's dirty little fingernails holding a dandelion after digging in the dirt, playing with a box of fishing worms, or my puppy's paw which is half black and half pink.

Traci said...

Journaling is so important. It helps tell the story the photos cannot and when I have little bits and pieces of goodness to add to the layout that I want to tuck away I love to make little envelopes out of wax paper that I have put through the sewing machine.

justasiam said...

The sneak peeks that I have seen and read about so far about this book have been fascinating…I would love to have my own copy!! |My journaling has to come from the heart...I really try to put down what I really think!

♡ Ambrosia said...

I like to record the cute things my family says. I love looking back on my scrapbooks and seeing the photos of my littles, and reading what they used to say, and transporting right back to those moments through the memories!!!

Lydia said...

My favorite way to show my heart is through my journaling. I try to tell my kids and other loved ones how much they mean to me.

grannymike said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this neat book. I love photos and more photos, but I think without the journaling, the storytelling, much is lost. Conversations, details, mooods -- all are important to me.

Angie Blom said...

This is awesome!! Congrats!! I take dozens of photos daily ...it is an addiction , I love to document my everyday life , cause I know one day I will loose this memory the kids stole from me!! Hehe

Michelle said...

I love to just speak to my subject. I feel like my heart comes out best that way.