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Monday, June 24, 2013

Find Your Voice bloghop

Today I'm taking part in the bloghop for the Find Your Voice workshop (to which I am a contributor). Take a peek at the blogs of the other contributors and check out the great giveaway that Kristin has put together!!

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The Find Your Voice Summer Storytelling Workshop kicked off today and to celebrate we're having a blog hop with lots of giveaways! We're going to have a blast this summer and we really hope you play along!

This workshop is about finding your storytelling voice. You are an awesome person with amazing stories, so this summer we're going to work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell those stories.

This workshop is for everyone! You definitely don't need to be a scrapbooker or paper-crafter to play along. We'll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone.

Click Here to learn more about Find Your Voice
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What Find Your Voice Means to Me:

As I wrote on Friday I'm excited about the workshop as a contributor because I'd like to work on developing my own storytelling style within my Project Life pages as well as my "regular" 12x12 scrapbooking. My feelings about journaling as opposed to merely telling the story through photos has gone back and forth over the years, but these days I'm really appreciating the power of words. I want to work with that.

Join us this summer as we work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell your stories the way you want them to be told. We’ll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone.

Meet the contributors!

rukristin papercrafts: rukristin.com/

Jessica Bree: jessicabree.squarespace.com

Emily Dismukes: emilymayhem.blogspot.com

Molly Porter: mollyfrances.typepad.com

Emily Hathcock: www.elephantgrace.com

Lisa Wilkinson: www.createfor7.blogspot.com

Veronica Milan: blog.chictags.com

Michelle Wear:  table-for-five.com

->>> (You are here!) Laura Kate Is Crafty: laurakateiscrafty.blogspot.com

Jen Ritchie: www.jenritchie.com

Allie: www.alexandraraedesign.com

Katie Stories: katie-stories.blogspot.com

Shay Tibbs: sbookinshay29.blogspot.com

DeeDee Catron: umwowstudio.blogspot.com

Megan Anderson: www.thenerdnest.com

Nirupama Kumar: avinashhecker.blogspot.com

Eden Hensley: www.theroadtothegoodlife.com

Margrethe Aas Johnsen: http://onelifedocumented.com


Giveaway Time!

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8 comments:

Ashley Armstrong Krueger said...

Thanks for sharing this workshop! So far I think it is awesome and I am excited to start better developing my story and the way I tell it.

sandee said...

Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina and loving the FYV ♥

laura kate said...

So glad you're excited about it to. I'm just getting started and quite looking forward to it all.

laura kate said...

Hi Sandee! Thanks for stopping by :)

Rebecca said...

I have typically been one to let my pictures do the talking, so the journaling aspect of this sounds fun! Can't wait to hear your story!

vshekinah said...

Hi, I've arrived from the blog hop, though yours was the blog that turned me on to Find Your Voice in the first place! I think it's interesting that you say you've gone back and forth with telling your story through just photos, vs. having journaling. Can you think of what made your preferences fluctuate like that? I know there are some times I tell my story strictly in my journal, and some times when photography is my only record. But I'm still trying to work out exactly what causes these phases. I'd love to hear any guesses from someone else who has the same experience.

laura kate said...

Thanks, Rebecca. I don't know how much of this project I'll be sharing here - some, but not all. And not (at least at first) the weeks that my contributions will be featured through the actual FYV site. But I'm taking a very different approach to this than to my "regular" scrapbooking. It'll be fun to see how many of us work through the weeks!

laura kate said...

Violetta - I'm so glad that I helped you find the workshop. It's looking to be a good one.

I know that personally I got really into journaling about 8-10 years ago when I was working at a scrapbook store, surrounded by "the industry", being very very involved in online forums, and feeling like it was the thing to do. That a page without journaling was bad. So if you look at my pages from that time period, a lot of them have really forced-sounding journaling. I was trying to do "the popular thing" and it really wasn't my style. These days, as I'm realizing that sometimes the photos tell a story, but when I look back I've forgotten little details, I do a small bit of journaling about 50% of the time. A lot of times it's hidden or folded in or whatnot - information available in the future should someone want to know more, but largely still letting photos shine through. My personal challenge is finding the balance between the design/the look/the flow of the page, and making journaling look like it belongs. I've also taken to liking having things handwritten and that's a whole different challenge of acceptance!

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