Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Your December Story Blog Hop

I got a peek at "Your December Story" and I'm giving away a free pass
Last week I got a head start on lesson one of Debbie Hodge's Your December Story. I want to tell you about the class and how it's already inspired me. And I'm giving away one free pass! (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, you will receive a call to adventure. You will move from the ordinary world into one of magic and tests as the holiday season arrives.
This class has prompts and page ideas for visual storytelling. It starts from the heralds, moves to the challenges, mentors, special tools and returns to the known world and what you take forward. It's the most unique perspective I've ever seen and I can't wait to take the journey!

You can see right here how the class has already inspired me
Lesson One begins with what Debbie calls "the ordinary world". Understanding where you're at right now before moving into the magic and busyness of the holidays. I was inspired to create this pocket page double-sided layout about our daily life. There are two additional sections to Lesson One. I'm ready to accept my Call to Adventure!





You can take the journey with me 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.

See how the rest of the blog hoppers are using this class (and get 20+ more chances to win)
Put your name in the drawing to win the class
Leave a brief comment telling me what you are already doing to get ready for the coming holidays. I will draw a random winner on Thursday, November 21, 2014. Good luck!

61 comments:

  1. My boys and I are preparing for the upcoming holidays by making our bucket list of traditions and activities we want to be sure we do and enjoy!

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  2. Sounds like fun. I am preparing by getting my cards done early and also coming up with some activities like choral concerts to enjoy.

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  3. i've already made our Christmas cards which will be sent out the last week of this month

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  4. So far I am getting ready all my supplies for my December Daily album. I am also planning out gift tags to make for the presents and have bought some. I'm trying to get some fun recipe ideas for the season too but haven't tried any out yet :)

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  5. I am working om making my Christmas cards :)

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  6. So far all I have done is find my Christmas cards! Hubby is getting a new knee as I type so I haven't had too much of a chance to think of Christmas just yet. Thinking I am going to do our December story to make sure another December doesn't slip by without me documenting our family's traditions.

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  7. so far i am planing my December daily album.. didn't do much at all yet but starting soon

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  8. ooh today is the day I decided to leave comments on all the blogs I follow which ties in sooo nicely with a comment about Christmas. I have made 12 Christmas cards this weekend and next weekend I hope to do some preparation on my Christmas Journal... i think I should probably start thinking a bit more about presents!

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  9. I really enjoyed taking a few photos to show the ordinary life too - of course, I couldn't show so much of my house - it's not nearly that tidy! I'm looking forward to sharing our journeys.

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  10. The concept of this class makes me think of my yoga class where it's all about being present, being mindful and enjoying the moment. Love how you created these pages about your daily life and talked about the "calm before the storm". They turned out awesome!

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  11. Oh, is there a grandchild on the way - did I miss that announcement? Congrats!
    Your home is lovely & these pages are the perfect start to your December story.

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  12. I'm preparing by making our list of Christmas traditions and activities for us to do together and enjoy.

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  13. I'm getting ready by decorating some and making cards and planning menus and goodies.

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  14. I really like your pages! This style is often done in a way that is overwhelming for me. I like that I can still see all your elements/photos and enjoy them.

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  15. i window shop with my iPhone and plan a list of attack, lol

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  16. i'm loving how inspiring this class is! and i'm loving your blog banner! wow! so beautiful!

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  17. My family of origin and all our families have a big Christmas together. We all exchange gifts. To make shopping easier I play the role of Christmas Elf and get a wish list from everyone, distribute it and keep track of purchased items. I've already gotten most of the list together and am about to start my own shopping.
    Roberta V

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  18. Beautiful photo of the Fall in your header! BTW
    we've pulled out some Christmas music already!

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  19. I make lots of candies and cookies - I'm stocking up on supplies for all the baking in December.

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  20. I have been booking tickets for different holiday events on my limited days off getting in the Christmas mood!

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  21. We have been brainstorming about the things we want to do. We want a balance of events and time at home together.

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  22. To get ready for the holidays I'm doing some fall cleaning by clearing out space in the garage so that our holiday decorations are better organized and have a place to grow into since our collection seems to grow each year =)

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  23. I'm already making my Christmas gifts to get ready for the holidays. Also thinking about Christmas lights. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. All I've done so far is start making lists of gift ideas and pinning some things on Pinterest.

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  25. I've already decorated the stairs and balcony and put up my new nutcrackers with baby blocks that read "Merry Christmas." I've also put out scented potpourri. I'm trying to hold back, being that's it's still a bit early. No holiday music until after Thanksgiving!

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  26. The only thing I've done is get all my older 2013 layouts ready for upload for printing before December.

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  27. I think a lot.
    I also made a handful of pretty cards to add to my album.

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  28. We had to throw out our artificial tree last year because we couldn't get a string of lights to work. So I'm shopping for a new tree, and getting ready to buy the ornaments I get every year for my adult children and grandchildren.

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  29. Listening to Christmas Music. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  30. Planning Christmas cards, letters, presents and visits - finished reviewing my card list this morning and worked out a design for the cards too.

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  31. What I have already done to get ready for the holidays is quite a lot of online shopping. I have also done lots of pinning on Pinterest of gluten-free, dairy-free recipes as those will be important for my family.

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  32. Making a list and preparing cards is my start

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  33. These are awesome!...Sue... hugs...x

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  34. We have been thinking about some special traditions we can introduce to Miss Three this year. It is hard getting festive when you live in the tropics though. \love the idea of setting the scene for before the mad rush begins.

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  35. I have sent out Save the Date cards for our party and have created a few scrapbbo pages in anticipation for the festivities.

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  36. Before and after decorating is a good idea. I better get snapping. Got my Christmas cards ready to address and sent my invites for my cookie swap, so I'm on my way!

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  37. This might sound silly but I'm cleaning my house!

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  38. I have not started getting ready in anyway yet. It is still too early. LOL.

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  39. We are going on vacation in early Dec so it will be a very late start to getting into the season for me. Thanks!

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  40. I have been buying and making gifts (it takes me awhile with 6 kids)!

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  41. Love this! congrats on that coming grandbaby....the holidays won't be the same for sure :) so so fun!! Love what you did here to document the right now :)

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  42. Thank you for the chance to win. I plan on doing this all digitally but I've never done it before.

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  43. I've made my Christmas cards, I've bought a present and I've made the page numbers for my Christmas Journal!

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  44. We had our family photo taken for our Christmas card by a professional photographer. We are starting wish lists and building our stack of 25 books to have 1 a night to open and read. Who knew so many preparations happened in December? Love pocketed page scrap booking, so I was glad to find your blog! Love your pages.

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  45. We've made the Christmas cake, booked to go to the pantomime and booked an overnight stay in Cornwall to visit my inlaws. Also made some cards and knitted some gifts!

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  46. I am writing (okay actually typing into Evernote) my Christmas list and checking it twice (well really multiple times)

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  47. Love seeing your pages, as I'm integrating my Christmas Journal into a Project Life album for the first time. I'm collecting both paper and digital files I'm hoping to use.

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  48. I've started my Christmas gift spreadsheet and have my vacation time approved! Can't wait! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  49. Honestly...I haven't started! I'm hoping to set time aside this weekend to figure things out!

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  50. Listening to music - Christmas of course

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  51. We will start with getting the tree and decorations out.. and maybe some Christmas music!

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  52. Cards are made and ready to mail. Baking groceries have been bought. Have mentally packed my suitcases several times already in preparation for holiday travel...most of the 'work' has been done several times over-in my head-!!! LOL

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  53. I have pulled together my Countdown to Christmas album supplies. That's abt it! LOL!

    LeeAndra

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  54. I have pulled out my Christmas Planner and am already making all my gift notes.

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  55. I've actually been doing a little shopping! I've got a few really great presents checked off my list.

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  56. I'm already making gifts, ornaments and Xmas cards

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  57. I bought a few presents - guess that counts as getting started :)

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Thanks for stopping by - I love reading your comments!