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Start Here | Keep It Simple Scrapbooking (KISS Week)

At the core of  Ali Edwards Design Inc is the belief that stories matter. We scrapbook to celebrate. We scrapbook to make sense of our lives. We scrapbook to pay attention. We scrapbook because we love combining photos and words together to tell a more complete story. We absolutely believe that there is no right or wrong way to document your life and each of us have stories to tell and that those stories matter.

Whether you are new to scrapbooking, coming back from a long break, or a veteran looking for a refresher, we've created this upcoming week with you in mind. 

KISS Week, or Keep It Simple Scrapbooking Week, is all about getting back to the basics. Our goal this week is to share favorite tips + tricks that we come back to again and again in our storytelling adventures. Starting on Monday our fantastic Creative Team will be sharing a daily post that features one design tip and + one storytelling tip each day: something to motivate, something to encourage, something to inspire, something to remind you that you don't have to make it more complicated than it needs to be, something to support you as you go about the process of documenting life. We are constantly inspired by our Creative Team and their commitment to memory keeping and we are so excited to share their pointers with you. 

Before we get to the content this week we thought it might be helpful to put together a resource that features some of Ali's most popular scrapbooking posts as well as an overview of the storytelling projects and resources we have available to help you tell your stories. 

POPULAR BLOG POSTS

STORY-FOCUSED SUBSCRIPTIONS

We offer several subscription options to help you tell the stories of your life: Story KitStory StampStory ClassStories by the Month, and Just Write. Some of these may be currently sold-out but we frequently increase our inventory and strive to open additional spots each month. If a subscription is currently sold out please click to join the waiting list and we will activate your subscription as soon as possible. 

Wondering what the classroom content looks like for the Story Kit/Story Stamp/Story Class?  Try out our free, no-obligation "Firsts" classroom here.

COMMUNITY STORYTELLING PROJECTS

In addition to our story-focused subscriptions, we have a handful of community projects that happen throughout the year:

  • One Little Word® // This project centers around a year-long workshop designed to inspire you and offers monthly creative prompts and encouragement as you let this word into your life.
  • Week in the Life // A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life™ is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of life with photos and words.
  • Day in the Life // If you are looking for a shorter duration memory keeping project or a way to connect to the rhythm of your day, you might be interested in this one-day documentary project.
  • December Daily® // >December Daily® is a December mini-album project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day. 
  • Pieces Of Us // Originally a self-portrait adventure, this project is an awesome opportunity to document the things in your life that make you "you" right now. More details coming later in February. 

In addition to these core community projects we offer a variety of seasonal releases and a full selection of  carefully curated classes offering in-depth education on many memory keeping topics. Check out our release calendar here for information on upcoming projects. These projects and products are fun and functional, but the heart of our mission is supporting and encouraging you to tell your stories.  

ALI'S YOU TUBE CHANNEL

Ali's newest video series,  Craft the Story, is just getting started diving into a variety of topics related to scrapbooking/memory keeping including organization, philosophy, storytelling tips, and process videos. Subscribe on YouTube to make sure you don't miss a Friday video. 

CREATIVE TEAM GALLERY

If you're looking for straight-forward memory keeping inspiration we have a gallery of  CreativeTeam projects as well as many of Ali's post projects. 

CRAFT THE STORY FACEBOOK GROUP

We've created a thriving and supportive community on Facebook and are so grateful for the inspiration and support that come from spending time with like-minded creators. We invite you to  join us there for scrapbook ideas + inspiration. 

AED INSTAGRAM

Find our team on Instagram on the  Ali Edwards Design Inc account where we share inspiration, product updates, and more. We have a new series happening on IG called Step it Up which focuses on topics + ideas for finding your own personal groove as a memory keeper. As it gets closer to December make sure to follow the December Daily account for inspiration and motivation related to documenting your December. 

For many of you this post is a review of the basics you have known for years. We are so thankful for each of you for being a part of this community and for sharing your own stories over the years. For those that are just starting out, welcome. We are so happy to have you here and look forward to telling stories right alongside you.

Make sure to check back tomorrow, when we will welcome creative team members Jess Forster and Jenny Theriault as they share their favorites ways to tell their story!

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3 thoughts

  1. MariClaudi says…
    02/15/2021

    I'm looking forward to this.

    Reply 0 Replies
  2. Leonie1234 says…
    02/16/2021

    Hi
    Not sure where
    Try out our free, no-obligation "Firsts" classroom here.
    should take me but it doesnt.

    Reply 1 Reply
    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/16/2021

      Thanks for letting me know! I corrected the link (it's available on our Classes page): https://www.aliedwards.com/shop/classes/firsts-free-trial-classroom

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