Hello Story: Win a Seat in Ali Edwards’ New Class

Ali Edwards was one of the first scrapbooking blogs I followed, and even then in 2008 I wasn't exactly the first to discover her. Ali has been scrapbooking since 2002 and had become a well loved author, blogger and teacher.Ali Edwards

Ali's combination of modern design with storytelling has set her apart as a leader in the memory keeping movement.

The last class I took from Ali (Yesterday Today) helped me create 8 meaningful scrapbook layouts, a whole folder filled with notes about the length and breadth of my life as well as stage I was in during early 2011.

This July, Ali will be sharing her brand new class Hello Story.

Inside will be 12 new techniques to simplify your writing process. These techniques will help you enjoy writing down your life stories. through few words and many words as the story requires.

I know that this class will be nothing short of inspiring.

What's new and different about Hello Story?

Here's Stacy Julian's take on the class. She's the founder of Big Picture Classes and was so excited that she felt she needed to share more about it.

Don't you love Stacy's enthusiasm?

Join me for Hello Story - for Free

Thanks to Big Picture Classes, I've got one seat in Hello Story to giveaway. You can use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

You get one entry for each action listed in the Rafflecopter, you don't need to do them all, but it will give you more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you have been thinking about joining Ali for this class, you'll want to see all the good stuff packed into these 12 weeks.

Here's the details


Hello Story 12 weeks of creative storytelling techniques with Ali Edwards

What's your story? This summer, say hello to a dozen fun strategies for sharing more of your words, and more of yourself, on your scrapbook pages.

In her new 12-week workshop, Hello Story, Ali Edwards will introduce you to 12 storytelling techniques—never-before-seen in her prior journaling workshops—that will bring creativity and clarity to both your writing and your page designs. Every week, you get to sit over Ali's shoulder and watch her transform her story ideas into timeless, authentic, story-rich scrapbook pages.

Through dozens of in-depth videos that cover storytelling and design ideas as well as 36+ exclusive layout examples from Ali (12" x 12" and 8 1/2" x 11" layouts, plus Project Life inserts), Hello Story will inspire you to take action and give you the tools you need to tell your own stories with confidence.

Are you ready to discover (or rediscover) the fun that comes from the interplay of design and words? By the end of class, you may even enjoy the writing process just as much as you love taking photos and playing with paint and paper!

Hello Story includes:

  • Inspiring weekly videos from Ali
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • Printable digital elements in PNG and PDF formats that relate to the weekly storytelling technique
  • Supply list with live links to product resources—each weekly handout will include a list of supplies used on the example pages
  • Welcome notes from Ali in the classroom
  • Class syllabus and pre-class welcome video
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • An interactive video chat with Ali
  • Email access to Ali

You don't want to miss out - so go book your spot now! If you win, Big Picture will credit you for the class.


PS: You can pin this image to win! :)


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  • Roberta

    Awesome Ali! thanks for the chance to win a her class!

  • Faith Gaspar

    I would LOVE to win a seat in this class!!!

  • Nina F

    I would love to win this class…Ali is an amazing teacher! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nina F

    Ali’s pages are full of wonderful stories :)

  • SabineK.

    Ohh wow! That will be great. Would love to win! Thank´s for give us a chance to win.

    • SabineK.

      I like ali edwards style because it inspires me a lot. It´s simple to understand and useful to play with.

  • Laura Parsons

    Thanks Melissa for the opportunity to win! Ali is a terrific teacher too.

  • Danielle Taylor

    Fantastic Giveaway!!!! Wooohoo fingers crossed

  • Dionne

    Thanks for the chance to win Melissa. I love Ali’s classes!

  • Dionne

    I love that Ali includes lots of the details of everyday life in the stories that make the pictures come alive for those looking at the pages later.

  • Josiane

    I have been following Ali’s blog for years. The class looks great – I would love to win a spot.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win and have a great week!

  • geezee

    What an exciting giveaway. I love the way Ali teaches. She is one of my first blogs to follow also.

  • Paula D

    I have so much trouble with journaling this would be great! thanks!

  • sm_bradford

    I just love all things Ali! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Donna U

    Thank you for the chance to win this class!

  • Debbie D

    I love Ali’s teachings! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jennifer Freeman Wright

    I love Ali’s personal approach and fun style. Thanks to you and Ali for this awesome giveaway!

  • Sandy Lewis

    I see what you mean – and I would LOVE to take this class. I adore you Stacy, and I miss Simple Scrapbooks so much, even now. I enjoy watching you speak and I would enjoy Ali’s scrapping!

  • Donna U

    I love the everyday inspiration that is Ali.

  • Jennifer Freeman Wright

    Thanks Melissa for your blog. I love how you have so many ways to help digital scrapbookers. Hugs!

  • Traci Reed

    Awesome giveaway Melissa!

  • Traci Reed

    I love Ali’s storytelling style :)

  • Deb M

    I need help with Storytelling and Ali is the expert in this field. Thanks for the chance!

  • Deb M

    I love how Ali keep storytelling simple and meaningful.

  • Susan Brochu

    Looks like a wonderful class ~ thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  • scrappysue

    What an awesome giveaway Melissa, wow! I am totally planning on signing up for Ali’s class; her classes are always awesome!

  • Rosalie vostulp

    I always learn great things in Ali’s classes.

  • Rosalie vostulp

    Her pages are some simple and meaningful. They focus on photos and stories.

  • Heather Dubarry

    Love Ali’s take on scrapbooking. It’s so much about story!

  • glee

    hello; pick me!!

  • glee

    Ali (& Cathy Z) are really the ones who got me to tell the story instead of just make it pretty. The story is the really important part of memory keeping.

  • Kim

    You can’t go wrong with a class from Ali. I’d love to win a seat in this class! Thanks for the chance to win, Melissa!

  • Kim

    I love how Ali captures the everyday moments and stories in her memory-keeping, and her pages are beautiful. Always inspiring!

  • Terri Torrez

    Ali’s classes are awesome!

  • molliecoxbryan

    This is so fascinating. I’d love to win–it would be my first scrapbooking class ever. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Kathy R

    I love Ali’s simple style that uses few embellies to make outstanding layouts. Her journaling is so heartfelt too. Much to aspire to.

  • Joyce Walth

    I love Ali’s work and inspiration and teaching. She is great!

  • Joyce

    Ali does not fill her pages with too much “stuff”. I like that, because I tend to be more like that. She is also all about journaling and I need that from her for inspiration. I tend to want to quickly finish a page and not take the time to journal.

  • tina k

    i love ali’s classes she is amazing. and so is big picture classes, can’t wait!!

  • tina k

    i love how she tells the stories that one normally wouldn’t tell. digs way deeper

  • scrappychick

    I love Ali and this class looks fantastic!

  • My2cats

    Thanks Melissa for an opportunity to win a place in this amazing class.

  • Jayne

    Would be awesome to win

  • Tanya Wehrle

    This looks like such a great class…Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Melinda Sweetman

    What an awesome prize! Thanks for the chance!

  • Gela

    What a great class to win. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Alison Day

    Ali was one of the first bloggers I started following when I got into this wonderful hobby of scrapbooking. Her ability to turn the everyday “mundane” moments into stories and then works of art in her albums is unreal! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in her class. I’ve been wanting to take it but restricted by current budgets! :)

  • Dawn Stegall

    I’m taking her One Word class, would love to take this one too!

  • Sian Barnard

    I would love to share in the experience of an Ali Edwards class!!!!

  • Susan M

    I’ve always loved Ali’s focus on telling the story, I’m so excited about this class!

  • Liz Lumsden

    Ali is so inspirational, I am sure this class will be wonderful.

  • Marcia Fortunato

    What an awesome opportunity! I would love to win a seat in this class!

  • Liz Lumsden

    Ali’s style is clean and relatively simple and not iintimidating to lift!

  • Marcia Fortunato

    I love that her style is clean and simple, but packed with meaning!

  • Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

    I would love to win a seat in Ali’s class. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ali B

    What a fantastic opportunity. This would be a dream come true.

  • Cathy C.

    looks cool – I like that circle timeline

  • Cathy C.

    I like Ali’s clean look

  • Beth Ann

    It’s really beautiful! I love how clean and modern it looks :)

  • Paige S.

    Ali’s classes are always full of great inspiration and ideas. I would love a chance to be in her upcoming class. :)

  • Pamela O’Connor

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! This class looks like a lot of fun. :)

  • Paige S.

    I like how Ali uses all sorts of medium to tell her story. I like how she plays with things and knows what she likes.

  • Simmone Kennedy Daughdrill

    I love Ali’s classes. She is so clear and concise. I would love to win this class!

  • SarahJane

    I took Ali’s 31 Things and LOVED IT! Really WISHING to win a spot in her new class – because we don’t have the money for it. Thanks for the opportunity! – SarahJane in Dubuque, IA.

  • SarahJane

    I love Ali’s scrapbooking style of simplicity. I love her themed pages that start with a simple sentence OR lists, such as THINGS RIGHT NOW. Love that!

  • Phyllis C

    I love all of her classes — I am sure this will be a great as the others.

  • Kim Kern

    Love all the chances to win a seat in this class!! Thanks, Kim

  • Kim Kern

    I love the pictures that Ali takes and uses!! Kim

  • Carlee

    Ohh! I would love to win! I could use the kick in the … to get me crafting regularly since I have been so busy between work and school and kids! Thanks for the chance!

  • kim43

    I love Ali…would be thrilled to take her class!

  • kim43

    I love that Ali’s style is all about the photos and words! Not too cluttered!

  • Julie McD

    Would be so cool to win a spot in this class! I’m hoping…

  • Kate

    Very exciting! Thanks for the chance to win the class!!

  • Julie

    I’ve always loved how well she tells stories.

  • b72adams

    I would love to have a spot in this class!

  • b72adams

    I like how she digs deeper to tell her stories

  • Wendy

    I love Ali’s courses they are so awesome

  • Stacy

    I bet this class is awesome. The only thing that could make it better is being able to take it for FREE!!! :)

  • Mel H

    I would love to win this…Ali is great!

  • http://coffeejitters.net/blog Judy Schwartz Haley

    I’m so excited about this. just giddy :)

  • fancyscrapper

    Pick me, Pick me! I’d really lurve to win this class!

  • Claire

    I am definitely becoming more ‘story’ orientated – Ali is one of the best, so I would love to win this class!

  • Renee T.

    Thanks for the chance for a seat in class!

  • Renee T.

    I love Ali’s handwritten titles on her layouts!

  • Tracey

    Ali is so inspiring! Thank so much for an opportunity to win a spot in her class!!!

  • Tracey

    I love Ali’s clean style and her handwriting!

  • Kathy

    Oooohhhh – I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!!

  • Kathy

    I love Ali’s emphasis on the words and the clean way she presents photos/stories.

  • Kristin A .

    Thanks for a chance to win a spot in this incredible class!

  • Kristin A .

    I love how Ali continues to keep her focus on photos + words. She uses lots of fun techniques, but it always comes back to photos + words and I love that!

  • Jennifer Sun

    Cannot WAIT for this class! So excited!!
    I love Ali’s style because it is so authentic and she makes it looks so easy! I love her simple and beautiful style!

  • Bethany Rielage

    I’d love to win this class. It sounds SO good!! Thanks so much!

  • http://verabear.net Vera

    I’d really love to join this class. Been following Ali’s blog for awhile too and love her style and I get a lot of inspiration from her. Thanks for the chance to win a spot :)

  • Rita Gradig Timmons

    Ali’s style is so fun – love all the tiny things she includes in the pages.

  • http://serendipity-art-journaling.blogspot.com/ Serena H

    Thank for the chance to win, I love Ali’s classes!

  • Tanya

    I love Ali’s classes and can’t wait for this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Charlene Ricketts

    I love that the little bit of the snippets I saw- they are inspiring- thanks for a chance to win

  • Arielle Hemp Gordon

    WOW – sounds awesome! Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Janet Bodet Carr

    EVERYTHING!!!!! I love everything about her style! Thanks Melissa for the chance!!!!!

  • Lisa

    I love her clean and simple look.

  • Courtney M

    I love how she gets lots of stories down with the pictures.

  • Anneke V

    Loge her way of telling the stories that matter in an elegant wat.

  • Hilary J

    What I love about Ali’s style is that it’s simple, impactful and gets to the heart of the matter.

  • Lynn Wigren

    I so need help with writing/journaling and have lots of photos to scrap!

  • Brenda InSunny SoCal

    Thanks for the chance Im stuck in a rut and this class sounds like just what I need

  • Jody

    What a great give away! I would love to be in this class.

  • Katie

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I’d love to win!

  • Susan Wyno

    I really need this class. how cool would it be to win a seat?…I’d love to!

  • Dianne Ervin

    I love learning new techniques, I want all the help I can get especially from Ali.

  • Ellie Augustin

    For me Ali is the reason I started to scrapbook again. Her style has shown me you don’t have to be elaborate and add too many elements on your page to tell your story. Keeping it fresh and simple is what I have learned. Thanks so much for the chance.

  • l hagerty

    What I love about Ali Edwards’ scrapbooking style is her design is clean and yet packs a lot of impact and it allows the photos and story to be the stars not the papers or embellishments. Love Ali and would love to win a seat.

  • Kris Kilkenny

    I love Ali’s handwriting and how she overlays the digital titles on her photos. She also seems to like to use a lot of photos. I do too! http://www.paperfairykris.blogspot.com

  • Laura T.

    The class sounds like so much fun! Love Ali’s style.

  • Jodie Brooks

    I like Ali’s clean and sophisticated style, but most of all I just LOVE reading her ‘stories’ and seeing how she captures her memories. Wish I could do the same!

  • Beth Neiden

    I would love to take this class with Ali Edwards! Thank you for the chance!!

  • kathy anderson

    I love Ali’s clean and simple style. It always looks so timeless.

  • Angie Kyle

    I soooooo want to win this class!!!!!!! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • http://table-for-five.com/ Michelle

    I am so excited for this class!!! Ali’s OLW class is awesome so I know this one will be equally as awesome.

  • Vanessa Babin

    I think this is going to be a great class and would love to win a spot in it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Beth

    I love the simple design and style of her layouts!

  • Wendy Lynch

    Ali Edwards style makes me think more creatively and what I can do myself that is “out of the box”. That is what I like.

    • Wendy Lynch

      Not sure how to let you know but I did pin the image indicated, my name there is kimosgirl.

  • Jennifer C.

    I like that Ali makes me think and try things that I would have missed. Can’t wait for the class!

  • Melissa Rhodes

    I would love to take this class! I love how she makes me think about my own stories and how I should tell my own!

  • J3SS1C4

    What’s not to love about Ali’s style?? Lol

  • Rochelle

    I love the creativity together with the story… story is so very very important to me..

  • Jen

    I love how she tells a story with the emotion in there as well.

  • Alison

    I would love to take Ali’s class. Thanks for the chance!

  • Amy Ulen

    I’m a fan of Ali’s scrapbooking and teaching styles. Can’t wait for this class! Thanks for the chance to win it here.

  • Shannon Davey

    I love Ali’s just get it done approach. I did her yesterday today class and collected some great stories on my grandfathers life, 6 months later he passed away, so glad I took the chance. love capturing everyday life

  • April Nowotny

    Love Ali’s classes. I took two or three of them in person when she came to Tampa. Would love to do this one also.

  • Donna

    Love how real and realistic she is…

  • linda

    thanks for the giveaway! Love Ali :)

  • Jennifer K

    What do I love about Ali’s style? Her style was distinctively different than most of what I saw when I first got into scrapbooking. It was modern and not overloaded with froo-froo, so it helped me envision that I could indeed scrap in a way that made sense to me (and for scrapping photos of my boys). I love how her style focuses on real life everyday photos and stories.

  • Kelly Vandermolen

    i have taken a few of ali’s classes and they have been fantastic. i don’t think i have ever done so much scrapbooking as when involved in one of her classes. thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Christine

    The class looks great! I would love a spot!

  • Julie

    Wow! I would totally love to win this class!!!

  • Hannah Knowles

    I love Ali’s focus on the all important little details of life – telling the real story!

  • Merry

    This class looks amazing!

  • Keianna Price

    I love the fact that she is so story focused, getting to the heart of what is important.

  • Erin

    I would love to take this class! Ali Edwards is so awesome.

  • Deirdre

    I’d love to take Ali’s class! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shelagh Perst

    This class looks like a lot of fun. I would love to win a spot in it.

  • Sammie

    I love that Ali’s style just seems ‘real’, not like the almost-too-perfect layouts I see on magazine covers. I also love that she tells meaningful stories and that it’s kind of freestyle, but still follows basic design principles.

  • Nicole Mann

    Would love to win a spot in this class! As a beginner scrapbooker who wants to improve my ‘storytelling’, it seems like I could learn a lot :)

  • Sammie

    I love that Ali’s style just seems ‘real’, not like the
    almost-too-perfect layouts I see on magazine covers. I also love that
    she tells meaningful stories and that it’s kind of freestyle, but still
    follows basic design principles.

  • Alice Boll

    Thanks for the opportunity Melissa! I’d love to take this class!

  • Sarah

    I love her simple, carefree style and her color scheme really appeal to be. Love her so much.

  • Bambou Orchidee

    I’d love to win a spot in Ali’s class. Thanks a lot for the chance to win.

  • http://starttoscrap.blogspot.gr/ KikiK

    thank you for the chance Melissa! really want to win this! crossing my fingers now :)

  • lilola

    Thank you for the chance t win a seat in this class!

  • Tanya

    I want to take this class so badly. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nina Downes

    I love her story telling and want to learn how to do it too!