Your Story Matters Blog Hop
As many of you know, I lost my mom in 2012 after a battle with dementia. As the mother I knew and loved disappeared over the past three years as the illness progressed, so did her memories… her first kiss, her first car, her loves and hates, likes and dislikes. It was particularly poignant for me, a professional memory-keeper, to watch my mom’s own past fade. I made a commitment that I would help others to embrace their stories, and to realize that their memories deserve to be captured. One of the results of that commitment was this list of 25 story prompts.
I wanted to share these prompts with a wider audience, but I didn’t want it to be all mine. I enlisted the help of my adored (and adorable!) ScrapHappy family, and they didn’t disappoint. Each scrapbooker has put her very own spin on the prompts, taking them in directions I hadn’t imagined and inserting a bit of herself into the layout. They are as individual as fingerprints, which is what makes them so valuable.
That individuality, to me, is what makes a scrapbook page “publish-able;” not that it uses the latest and greatest product, or that it includes visual triangles or stellar photography, but that it includes one very special ingredient: A piece of the scrapbooker’s heart. And so I am thrilled and proud to bring to you “Your Story Matters: 25 Memories to Capture Now.” It’s now available for sale as an electronic download for only $7 (that’s for 53 pages and 50 sample layouts!). But… If you purchase before 1/21 at midnight and use code HOP at checkout, you can save $2! Coolio! Find out more about it here.
Today, several of the contributors are sharing stories about their submissions to “Your Story Matters” and what scrapbooking means to them on their blogs. I am thrilled to be kicking off the hop! Please visit the next stop on this crazy train, the adorable Leslie Smith!
At each blog along the way, leave a comment to be entered in a drawing to win one of several copies of “Your Story Matters.” I’d love to know what YOU consider the most important story for a scrapbooker to capture! Tell me in the comments below, then hop along…
Here’s the complete list of bloggers participating:
Visit each blog for more chances to win! But go ahead and buy your book now for $2 off using code HOP. If you win a copy, we’ll refund your purchase price!
P.S. Contest will close 1/19 and winners will be announced on the Layoutaday blog on Monday, Jan. 21. Prizes must be claimed by Wed. , 1/23.