12/12/12 At Home GIVEAWAY!

This is BIG! 
WIN A SPOT in the amazing
12/12/12 @ Home Event
with Stacy Julian 

(cost for event is $20.12)
About the event
Join hundreds of scrapbookers, from Minneapolis to Madrid, who will be participating LIVE on 12/12/12 from the comfort of their own homes. For 12 straight hours from dawn(ish) until dusk(ish), depending on where you live, you’ll enjoy live, streaming video instruction direct from our Hawaiian classroom with Stacy Julian and Amy Tangerine from American Crafts!
Each hour will bring you 12 minutes of streaming instruction followed by 48 minutes to carry out what you’ve learned, plus continuous access to your fellow participants via our exclusive message board and gallery. At the end of the day, you’ll have a completed mini-album packed full of your favorite memories from 2012.
Note: Registration for the 12/12/12 at Home workshop will automatically grant you access to the live-streaming event. A pre-classroom, welcome video and detailed supply list is available when you register.
I have registered and I am SO excited to join the party. Stacy Julian is SO inspiring and entertaining. I  can not WAIT!
 **The BEST part is, one of my lucky readers will win a spot in this class! YAY!! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. I’ll announce a winner on December 8th. GOOD LUCK!**

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Going to BOOT CAMP! {Giveaway}!

Ooooh, boy. I need a serious work out. A creative work out! My creativity has all gone to flab while I have been out enjoying the sunshine and lazy days. Now that the weather is beginning to turn and the idea of huddling indoors to do some crafting, I feel the urge to stretch my creative muscles and get back to work! 
Thank heavens for Big Picture Classes! Many of you might remember that they successfully whipped me into shape this time last year through their BOOT CAMP! I can’t tell you how much I loved it and how they helped me to get out of my creative rut. I am so excited to be participating once again this year. I really need it. I’m feeling so….blah…right now. I need to get up and get creating! They have some seriously great drill sergeants (I mean, instructors) who are experts in the field and and will have me at my creative best! So excited for this…Oh, and it starts on MONDAY!

Here is ALL of the info you need to join in: 

Boot Camp  lasts for 12 days and costs $40
Camp starts 10/15/2012
Ali Edwardson storytelling
Cathy Zielske on design
Tracey Clark on photography
Amy Powers on creative living
Report for duty! Get in top scrapbooking shape with help from four of our most popular instructors, who are also our 4Experts for 2013!
Our first-ever Big Picture Boot Camp is coming to a computer near you October 15-27. Featuring Ali Edwards on storytelling, Cathy Zielske on design, Tracey Clarkon photography, and Amy Powers on creative living, this online event will help you shape up in four key areas of creative expression.
Starting October 15, when you receive your daily “report for duty” email, you’ll simply log in to the classroom for 10-minute video followed by a 10-minute targeted exercise that’s guaranteed to:
        jumpstart your creativity
        exercise your memory keeping muscles
        give you a concrete starting point to get something done NOW
        inspire you with lasting skills and ideas you’ll want to apply over and over
This is your chance to get to know our 2013 4Experts in bite-sized chunks, in one classroom, for one low price. And this is an event that suitable for even the busiest crafters. We hope to see you in Boot Camp! (Combat boots optional.)
read rest of description and register here
New to Big Picture Classes? Learn more here
BPC was kind enough to offer one of my readers (i.e. YOU) a FREE SPOT in this year’s BOOT CAMP! 
Enter below for a chance to win.  A winner will be drawn on SUNDAY so you can register and get started on Monday (Oct. 15)!

Good luck!

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"Scrap Chic" – Win This Amazing eBook!

I have a crafty confession to make. I have been in a rut. A HUGE scrapbooking rut. I have really enjoyed browsing online and in magazines for inspiration, but I have felt sort of overwhelmed with the new trends and styles out there – that just aren’t me. Can you relate? I want to learn how to  incorporate some of the latest trends, without losing my personal style and story in the process. It is a constant struggle for me.
I was super excited when Ella Publishing did something a little different and released a new eBook that incorporates ideas from not one, but 14 of the biggest names in the scrapbooking industry. That is HUGE! This new book, “Scrap Chic” teaches us ways to use the latest trends in ways that still allow us to maintain our style and not lose ourselves or our stories. But don’t take my word for it. Here is a description of what you’ll find in this book:

Scrap Chic, Tricks for being trendy without sacrificing story

Learn how to avoid “trend takeover” with help from 14 of the biggest names in scrapbooking, from Ali to Zielske!
Honoring trends can make you feel inspired and energized, truly reinvigorating your scrapbooking. The trick is to keep the trends in check and make them work within your own personal style, so they don’t overwhelm the story you’re trying to tell.
In 36 inspiring pages, you’ll learn insider secrets for showcasing your best stories using today’s top trends. You’ll also enjoy plenty of bonus tricks, from design ideas to product tips to journaling solutions.
See our designers’ takes on: clotheslines, hexagons, ombre, sunburst, wood grain and more—plus a dozen bonus trends to add to your scrapbooker’s toolbox.
       14 top trends with 2 examples for each
       14 diverse, well-known scrapbookers
       36 pages of ideas and inspiration
The 14 contributors to this eBook were all featured in the 2012 Big Idea Festival (2012) at bigpictureclasses.com. They include: Ali Edwards, Amy Sorensen, Angie Lucas, Becky Novacek, Cathy Zielske, Courtney Walsh, Karen Grunberg, Lisa Dickinson, May Flaum, Nichol Magouirk, Rebecca Cooper, Stacy Julian, Stephanie Baxter, and Wendy Smedley.
Ella has been generous enough to offer one of my readers a FREE copy of this eBook! YAY!!! You will love it. 
Here is how to enter:

1. Comment on this post answering: What is your favorite scrapbooking trend?
2. Subscribe to this blog, by adding yourself in the Google Friend Connect tab on the right side bar – see, where it says “My Friends”? Click on “Join This Site”.
3. Share this post to your Facebook wall and/or blog.
Make sure you leave a comment for each one you have done, so I can count it as a separate entry! Giveaway will be open till Sunday, Sept. 23 at midnight (Mountain time). I will announce the winner on Monday Sept 24.  

Good luck!!