Hello Story week 10

Ali Edwards class Hello story with Big Picture Classes week 10 shared with us another great story telling tool. An organizing journalism tool, the 5 W’s:  Who, what, when, where, why.   Using these 5 W’s will help you tell a complete story.  She shared many ways these could be used.  I had a photo I have wanted to scrapbook for a few months, and I felt this tool would work very well for me.   I used the 5 W’s very simply.  Here is my layout.



I also made another layout this week which I will post here as well.  I heard and loved Stevie Wonders song, Stay gold.  I just had to write about what I felt the song meant.  It probably isn’t the artists rendition, but it spoke to me this way.

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I laid 2 of my favorite gospel tracks beside it and will actually put those beside the layout in my album.  There are many verses in the scripture that speak to our experience of the Life and Love of Christ.  Our salvation, regeneration, transformation and glorification. Our enjoyment of Him! Stay gold!  May today bring you much gold in your spirit and soul. LUBM      Debbie


Hello Story week 9

Ali Edwards Hello Story week 9 with Big Picture Classes continues to be awesome. This week we are to use numbers to tell our story.  I have many ideas, and completed two for this week.

The first is a very busy layout. I have wanted to document this as I really didn’t realize until 2 years ago that I collect hearts! The layout shows you a few of my favorites.

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This next layout was very fun to do.  I am not loving it, but it says what I want it to say. I love the beauty we have in creation that refreshes us daily. 

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I am also going to post 2 other layouts that I did in the last week.  I just enjoy telling story’s with photo’s and paper! The first is a photo of Jaela that I loved. She is growing so fast, and I want to keep up current with her photo’s.

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The final one is using the last full paper I had in my Marks & Co. Studio Calico kit.  This is of Jim and James in the hospital room after Jaela’s delivery.  The techy age has effected us all.  It’s very evident in our children’s lives, but even “daddy” can get a bit distracted. :)!

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Much grace to each of you as you continue on in this day.  Enjoy Jesus! He is everything! LUBM     Debbie

Hello Story week 8

Ali Edwards Hello Story class provided by Big Picture Classes, continues to be one of the best classes I have taken.  This week our assignment is to use maps to tell our story.  I really enjoyed this and from this, I now have many stories I want to document!  



I loved putting this simple imformation down on paper.  I will probably journal some childhood memories and put that more detailed information in my Project Life album next to this layout.  

I also want to share 2 layouts I made last weekend.  The first is “clean out some embellishment” layout!  I really wanted to use up a lot of some pretty things.  I made a heart!  I found a cute little picture to put on it!   The second layout I had some basic grey hipster tape strips I wanted to use up.  They were in a Studio Calico kit and I am cleaning things out after my kit kill! 🙂  It was fun to play this way!  Image


Thank you for visiting my site.  Much grace be with you as you continue on today. Jesus is Lord!   LUBM    Debbie

Hello Story week 7

Ali Edwards Hello Story class at Big Picture classes has been a favorite of mine.  This week the story tool given was using pie charts to tell a more detailed story.  In this class, I have been given tools to help me tell stories I have wanted to tell. Her ideas gave me a way to do so.  I am very thankful for this class.  This week I made a layout about the history of our “homes”, with a little detail about our current home. Our nest.

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I used Studio Calico’s Marks & Co. kit, S.C. wood veneers, Little Yellow Bicycle’s pins.  It is so fun to get on paper, these stories that I have wanted to tell.

Much blessing to you all as today’s story is lived out in your lives. Have a great day!   LUBM     Debbie

Hello Story, Scrapbook layouts:

I am home from my trip.  In week 5 Ali Edwards shared “mathematics” as a tool to tell our story.  Hello Story is her class with Big Picture classes giving story structure principles to assist in our scrap booking stories. It’s been an awesome class. I was not able to do week 5 layouts, but today I did week 6.  The story structure is to have a 6 word story.  It’s been fun to define story’s using just 6 words. Some of her examples also had some journaling in addition to supplement the 6 words. I cheated in that an ampersand might be another word.  Here is the layout I just finished.  Week 6: a 6 word story. The paper in this layout is from the Studio Calico kit Marks & Co.

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The day before I left for my trip, I went to a 12 hour crop. I only stayed 8 hours, but I made a few layouts I thought I would share with you.   The paper for these layouts were from the Studio Calico kit Planetarium.

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kit killing layout! :)

kit killing layout! 🙂

At the end of the crop, I used a few scraps I had left to make this layout. When I got home, I dribbled some navy mist on it to finish it, but I do not have a photo of it finished.

I had a wonderful time at the crop, left early the next day to go to Seattle to a  memorial for my father.  It was a very sweet time and a very good trip.  I am recovering as travel exhausts me, but I felt so glad to be able to go.  My daughter and I with her friend, spent 4 days getting her home ready for her dear baby daughter’s arrival. I get to go again mid September for our second grand child’s birth.  SWEET DAYS AHEAD!

Much grace to you all as a new day arrives.  LUBM        Debbie

Hello Story, week 4;

I am LOVING this class. Ali Edwards through Big Picture Classes is presenting this class. She is sharing 12 weeks of inspiration and story structure tools to help us tell our story’s in scrapbooking.

Week 4; The concept of TIME, is the tool we are exploring. We have been given many prompts that can help us tell our story.  Here is this weeks layout that I made yesterday. I realize I didn’t put the date on it! I will after I post this.  I will be out of town for the next week so will “catch up”, when I get back.

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I used Studio Calico’s Planitarium kit, Ali Edwards Hello Story handout, Hero Arts stamp.

May today be a day full of grace for you.  Much blessing as this week approaches, I will see you soon.   LUBM         Debbie

Hello Story week 3

I am still loving this class; Ali Edwards Hello Story with Big Picture Classes. It has been a very fun, inspirational, and creative class. She is sharing 12 Story structures over 12 weeks. These are tools to help us tell our story. She shares examples and gives us ideas for layouts. She also shares with us some creative prompts.  Week 3 our assignment is to use the idea of “direction”, to help us tell a deeper story of our lives.  I created 2 layouts.  These are story’s I have been pondering, but with her help, I decided to make these scrapbook layouts.



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I am attending a 12 hour crop next Saturday hosted by the Kroc center.  I am sure I will have a lot of layouts to share with you and will post them here. I also will plan to do at least 1 layout a week through this hello story class.

 May today be a beautiful day of mercy and grace to you as you continue to “grow up into Him in all things.”  LUBM         Debbie