Oh, we're getting closer to December! I'm very much looking forward to Christmas this year: we've had family away from home, and with the festive season, they'll be coming back to us. That means lots of chances to take pictures and make pages about everyone. And what could be a better help with that than a brand new class for the holidays? How about the latest from Get It Scrapped?
I got a peek at "Your December Story" and I'm giving away a free pass
I had a look at lesson 1 of Debbie Hodge's Your December Story this weekend, and I'm inspired!. 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.
How did Debbie's class inspire me?
Well, I looked at the first lesson, and then I looked at it again and again..there is a lot in there. Each of us will tell our story differently Debbie says, and I think that's what I liked so much about the first lesson. You have options. Even if you follow the prompts to the letter, you'll end up with a December story that will be all your own. Does that make sense? I hope so! Everyone will have their own ideas about their December quest, but using Debbie's guides will give you a structure for getting it all down on paper. Where did I start? I accepted Debbie's "call to adventure". I know Christmas is going to start here when I begin to get my imagination working...on a page like this one
As I make up my accounts for the end of the year (everyone paid, no outstanding vet's bills and Mrs Santa delighted with her new slippers), I wanted to squeeze in a note about a possible new recruit. Three years old, but already he wears the suit well. And when he remembers which foot is which, he can stand up tall in a big pair of black boots.
I hear he's good with animals, too: dogs, goldfish, hamsters - if he can manage those he'll have no trouble with a herd of lively reindeer. He tells me that red is his favourite colour, so I must remind him that Santa has no favourites. Rudolph has to work his passage, just like the rest of them.
I wonder if he's good at staying up late? (Oh, wait, Mrs Santa tells me that's a silly question. Every three year old, she says, is good at keeping his eyes open when everyone else is asleep). He has a toy Post Office, I believe, and any practice in delivering parcels will stand him in good stead in this job. Knows his way round the toy shops too, if those rumours are to be believed. Can't read, but understands the catalogues like the back of his hand. That's the kind of helper I can always find room for.
Must remember to ask his mother how he feels about thermal underwear. It can get pretty nippy up there on those rooftops and I wouldn't want her blaming me if he caught a chill. Maybe I should see if he's open to the idea of vitamins.
Yes, let's start getting him ready, see what he can do. After all, it's only another 267 years til I start thinking about my retirement. And the show must go on.
Ah, good. I hear Green Elf coming with my cocoa. That's Santa, signing off for tonight. December 26th 2012
Now see how the rest of the blog hoppers are using this class (and get 20+ more chances to win)
- Anna Aspnes
- Betsy Sammarco
- 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 You are here!
- Jana Morton
- Paula Gilarde
- Kristin Tweedale
- Katie Scott
- Amy Kingsford
- Tami Taylor
- Stefanie Semple
- Katie Nelson
Leave a comment telling me your favourite first sign that the holidays are coming and I will draw the winner on Thursday, November 21, 2014. Best of luck!
Edited: this giveaway is now closed. Thanks everyone.