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Family Story Kit™ + October Stories By The Month™

In the Story Classroom this month we are focusing on stories related to the theme of Family.  

Here are a few thoughts about this particular theme: 

The story of our life is likely filled with stories about our family - the ones we were born into, the ones we grew up with, and the ones we’ve created as adults. This month we are going to tackle stories about our families.

Initial story ideas for the Family theme include:

  1. Write about your family of origin. What does that family look like today?
  2. Write about your current family. Who is included and how do you decide who is included?
  3. Do you have a family manifesto? Now is an awesome time to write one up or document your family values.

If you are new to the Story Subscription program, check out all the details 

If you are already a subscriber the content in the classroom will be available to you on the 15th.


Here's a look at the Story Kit™ contents for Family:

Here's a video overview of the  Story Kit™ and Add-On options this month:


The Family  Stamp Set:

Here's a video overview of the Story Stamp:


Your digital kit and the classroom and any Add-Ons purchased will be available to you on the 15th once your card has been charged for the month. 

Here's a look at what's included in the Digital Story Kit™ for Family: 

And a couple peeks at the layouts I created with the kits this month in addition to the one featured at the top of this post ( full details, including process videos and how-to handout, are included with subscription):

Again, thanks so much for subscribing and/or considering my Story Subscription program! If you have any questions about this program please let me know below in the comments. 


Stories By The Month™ kits include 4x6 chipboard, 3x4 and 4x6 cards, a 3x4 stamp, a sticker sheet, and an embellishment (wood veneer, cork, etc). Stories By The Month™ Kits are all based on the designs we offered digitally each month throughout 2018. 

Here is a full look at the kit for October: 

And a video overview: 

This subscription is a great option for those who are looking to tell more calendar/everyday life sorts of stories. 


Add On options are available to all Story Kit™, Story Stamp™, and Stories By The Month™ subscribers  (this excludes Digital Story Kit/Story Class subscribers since you don't have any part of your subscription shipped already). Please note that the Crafters Ink pad option will only be available to Story Stamp™ subscribers. 

Current and new subscribers can select + purchase Add-On's via your new drop-down menu access under your user name in the top right corner of the site. If you subscribe to more than one you will have a Box for each subscription and the ability to purchase Add-On's for each one. Depending on product availability subscribers may be able to purchase the Add-On's after the Add-On period has ended and regular shop shipping rates will apply because they will ship separately from the kit.

Check out this post for more information about this new subscription, including differences between the subscription options offered. 


I also want to invite you, whether you are a subscriber or not, to check out a brand new workshop taught by Creative Team Member Jess Forster called The Family Resilience Handbook

In this workshop Jess will lead you on a deep dive into the stories of family resilience. Specifically, you will create a 6 x 8 album of how your family and its members have bounced back from various life challenges to move forward. Through four focused lessons, you will reflect on and describe your own family's history, establish your family's personal motto, and document family resilience through family interviews. 

What you'll learn:

  • How to define your family's beliefs, communication styles and ways of organization
  • Tips for telling stories across a variety of time periods and how to apply a resilience framework to your family stories
  • Ideas for working with older photos or how to document stories that don't have pictures
  • A closer look at Jess' Family Resilience Handbook album + how it can be a livable document in your family life

This workshop includes a digital package of printables/word art that compliments the products included in the Family Story Kit™ (it's not a requirement to be a subscriber to participate in this workshop). 

Learn more + register here.

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5 thoughts

  1. HeatherByers2 says…

    Aaaaaaah!!!!! I love October's wood pumpkins!! And that bat is frigging awesome! Thanks Ali!

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…

      You are welcome!

  2. chemgirl says…

    Hi Ali, I was wondering if you could use "mother" and "father" and "mommy" and "daddy" once in a while for those of us who don't use "mom" and "dad" let alone "mum." :)

    Reply 2 Replies
    1. AliEdwards says…

      I'll try to remember to incorporate some of those in the future!

    2. chemgirl says…

      Thank you!!

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