Ampersand (&) Story Kit + August 2021 Stories By The Month

This month we are focusing on stories related to the theme of Ampersand (&).  

This month we are playing around with a piece of type that is one of my favorites: the ampersand. As we play with that as a design element we are also identifying + telling stories of the “and” space (as my friend Liz Lamoreux calls it): the space between where we feel multiple feelings all at the same time. Join us this month as we dive into ampersands.

Initial story ideas for this theme include:

  1. Do you have an “and” story. You & me. Highs & lows. Pick one and tell it.

  2. Ampersands can be the coolest shape. How can you incorporate one into a story you have on your heart right now?

  3. Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise” is all about continuing on + persevering. Tell a story about an “I rise” moment in your own life.


The  Story Kit™ includes: 

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


The 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™: 

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

This month Morgan is joining me in the classroom with a pocket page spread.

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). 

Here is a full look at the kit: 

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). 

This month's options include a 4x6 Stamp Block, chipboard ampersands, puffy sticker ampersands, and a set of tags in the color scheme of this month's Stories By The Month™ kit. 

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. 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.

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9 thoughts

  1. MaryMichelle says…
    07/13/2021 In French "et" is the word for "and." I learned at a pub night trivia the letters were merged to make the ampersand. Even though I use the word "et" every day it never had occurred to me. This kit going to be a lot of fun!

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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Oh I love learning that! Thank you for sharing!

    2. SoniaH says…

      So cool!

    3. Jeannew says…

      Wow! I love that!

  2. craftandsmile says…

    I love the Stories by the month set but never use the stamps. Are for the future sets planned without stamps?


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    1. AliEdwards says…

      Hi - not at this time - the stamp is one of the core pieces of that particular kit.

    2. aguilarmom says…

      yes I love the stamps that come with the SBTM

  3. SoniaH says…


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  4. jambajuice57 says…

    So, so jazzed to see the “And Space” card with Liz’s quote! I love her classes.

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