Wednesday, July 9, 2014

grammar-free journaling! win a seat in this fantastic BPC class!

Are you a journaler? Or do you shy away from adding details to your layouts?

One of my favorite parts about scrapbooking is recording the little details...the story behind the photos. Not just the date & place (although sometimes that's really all a photo needs), but the story...the reasons...the why that photo was taken.

If you could use a little inspiration in the journaling department, have I got a class for you...


Yep. Grammar-FREE Journaling.

No long stories...just journaling in new and unique ways. Get those stories down without spending hours searching for the right words!

The amazing and incredibly talented Angie Lucas will be teaching this class for the second time starting July 24...

Here's a little more info...straight from the BPC website...

Grammar-Free JournalingTell fun new stories with 12 unique journaling strategies—no paragraphs required!

These unconventional (and yet entirely useful) writing strategies will have you telling awesome stories in completely new ways. Would you like to be free? To be Grammar Free? Here's how:
Who's teaching this class? Hi, I'm Angie Lucas, word nerd extraordinaire, and I'll be yourGrammar-Free Journaling instructor.
Is "grammar-free journaling" a thing, or did Angie Lucas make it up? Okay, okay, I made it up. The idea is to tell truly compelling stories in creative new formats using the fewest words possible—and to stress less about paragraph flow, sentence structure, transitions, and the rules of writing.
What does Angie Lucas have against grammar? Absolutely nothing! I'm willing to bet that I love grammar even more than you do. But just in case you don't like it, I'll show you 12 useful strategies for skipping the grammar altogether.
What if I like to write 15 paragraphs for every layout? Lengthy, soul-searching journaling is wonderful for certain stories. But there are many other stories that are better told using a list, a quiz, a chart, a single sentence, or even a little strategy I like to call "painless poetry." You'll like it!
What if I'm not a very good writer? A: You're better than you think you are. B: You don't have to be a great writer for this class; that's the beauty of going grammar free! C: You should always have at least three items in a list. (There's a little taste of the invaluable writing tips in store for you in this workshop!)
Will I walk away from this workshop with at least 12 completed layouts and dozens more stories that I can't wait to sit down and scrapbook? Yes.
Will there be pop quizzes? There will be quizzes. But students are expected to provide their own soft drinks.

   
Grammar Free Journaling is back for another run! This workshop includes:
  • Six informative videos from Angie
  • A Grammar-Free Journaling Handbook you'll refer to throughout the class and perhaps for the rest of your life
  • 12 individual strategies, each illustrated by two or more scrapbook layouts, with clear ideas to try at home
  • 34 example layouts, most designed by Angie, with guest designers Wendy Smedley, Elizabeth Dillow, Maddie Dillow, Gracie Dillow, and Bridget Dillow
  • A free 90-page copy of List It! Everyday Life printable prompted lists—a value of $9.99
  • Bonus downloadable (and printable) quizzes and lists
  • Email access to Angie during the four-week class period
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Gallery for sharing your work
  • Handy dandy blog buttons so you can spread the grammar-free love
  • One live chat with Angie
  • New for 2014: Four fabulous contributors will share a new take on each of the 12 challenges. Introducing Natalie Elphinstone, Maggie Massey, Jennifer Gallacher, and Donna Jannuzzi!
      

You may have noticed someone familiar up there in the "contributors" section???

YEP! It's me!

This is, without question, one of the coolest classes I've ever seen...and the projects I created for it are some of my favorite ever. Really...the ideas Angie presents in the class are so fun...so inspiring...so doable. They will stretch you creatively, but without any real thinking...in other words, you'll be learning while you're having tons of fun. 

Wanna see a little sneak of one of my pages?



so fun!

AND...I'm GIVING AWAY a seat to one of my followers!

There are two ways to enter...1) leave a comment on this blog post. PLEASE include your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner. 2) find my Instagram post about this giveaway (look for my sneak photo above...) (@maggie_massey_) and follow those directions. Easy peasy!

ONE MORE THING! If you, like me, are not patient enough to see if you're the winner...or if you just want to hurry up and make sure you get your seat, I'm also offering a $7 discount to anyone who registers through my blog, and with the code "GOGRAMMAR" - yep! $7 off your registration!

Just click the image below to be taken right to the sign-up page!


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I so hope to see you in class!

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16 comments:

Fatima Bazzi Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win a seat for this class! Thanks for the opportunity Maggie!

Anonymous Best Blogger Tips

What a great concept and love the sneaks of the layouts posted! Thank you for the chance to win.

Marti Best Blogger Tips

I love journaling and would love some new ideas to help keep it fresh. This class looks perfect! Thank you for the chance to win a spot!

jasmine Best Blogger Tips

Yippee!! This class looks so fun. I'd love to win!! My email is jasmine.lael@gmail.com :)

scrapgurl14 Best Blogger Tips

Wow this is interesting! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jossie Michel Best Blogger Tips

Maggie congrats all your sucesses! You deserve it all! I would love to win a spot in your class! xoxo
Jossie

Renae Roberts Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a great class. I would love to add more variety to my journaling.

Tori Bissell Best Blogger Tips

What an interesting concept for the class - perfect for me. Thanks. tori.bissell @gmail.com

patty Best Blogger Tips

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patty Best Blogger Tips

sounds so cool! thanks maggie for a chance to win a spot!
xoxo...
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Candice Lin Best Blogger Tips

Sorry, I'm the 2nd post under Anonymous.....scrappercalin@yahoo.com

Renee Best Blogger Tips

Maggie, this class sounds fantastic!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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Kim Best Blogger Tips

would love to win a seat!

Cheryl Best Blogger Tips

Would love to win a seat...Lots going on and need to journal it. Will be fun to learn along the way.

rennemarie Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This sounds like a terrific class! ans SO very needed- esp when scrapping at 2am lol! Thanks for the chance! renne digiby4everjoy@aol.com

Dana H Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like such a helpful class. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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