Ali Edwards’ {31 Things} Workshop

This will be my very first on-line workshop that I’ve taken (& paid for – I don’t spend my money lightly!), and I really think it’s going to be worth it. You can approach it several ways, and make it  according to how YOU like to work (hybrid vs digital, entire album vs pages within an existing album, a small journal or notebook,photos or no photos); it’s all up to you.
I’m going to make a 12 x 12 album, go traditional hybrid, and when it’s all finished, I’ll make photo copies of the pages for each of the kids’ albums. I’m even imagining that every year around the same time I’ll do the same thing; how neat to see the changes in our family & daily lives from year-to-year.
I’ll be making a section on my blog to share my progress and hopefully encourage you to do the same in your life. If you’re intrigued by this wonderful idea and want to check it out, here’s a copy of her Page and a link to her blog:
MAY 11, 2012 31 Things Begins Next Week
My new 4-week workshop, 31 Things, begins next Thursday at Big Picture Classes. Here’s a few more details about this class for those of you that might be thinking about signing up (or for those of you who are reading about it for the first time today): This is not a class where you’ll be documenting what you do each day for 31 days. This is a class where you are invited, via daily prompts, to tell 31 stories from your life. Some people will tell stories from today. Some will tell stories from the past. And some will tell stories that combine the two together. Some stories will be serious. Some will be silly. Some might will be hard and others easy. This is a class that will stretch your writing muscles and encourage you to tell your stories in more detail and depth. This is a class that focuses on topics/themes you might dismiss when you are thinking about which stories to scrapbook/write about your life. Examples of some of the topics/themes include jewelry, technology, listen, shoes, carry, spirit, outside, covet. This is a class that would be appropriate for anyone who is interested in writing stories about their life, even if you don’t consider yourself a scrapbooker. This is a class for every kind of memory keeper (paper, digital, art journalers, writers, bloggers, etc because it’s really all about the writing). Class begins on Thursday, May 17th and runs through June 16th. All the daily emails will be archived in the classroom at Big Picture – there will also be a message board and gallery for sharing your work and being a part of the class community. As with all Big Picture workshops you have complete access to the classroom and the archives after the live class is over. When you sign up there’s a video waiting for you with more details along with layered templates for Photoshop users and Word journaling templates for those that might not use Photoshop. Registration closes May 23.


  1. This sounds like an interesting adventure…I wish you well in your 31 days! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    I responded to the comment you left on my blog earlier today but I’m not sure you’ll see it – so here it is My friend at work just LOVED it too. He and his wife have a Cricut and were making their thank you cards, etc. for baby gifts. When he opened my card he came running to my desk and said ‘Way to put us to shame’….too funny!!! I received a thank you card from Baby Noah telling me his parents were going to frame the card for him.

    • valward says:

      Aww, that is so nice! I’m telling you, your cards are ALL frame-able! i’m sure your card was the only hand-made one they got, and to top it off, it’s gorgeous!
      As far as the 31 days class, yah, we’ll see how hard it is to keep up with; hee hee!

  2. I want to to thank youu for this fantastic read!! I absolutely
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