This SELF-PACED class is about discovering and documenting your winter stories, fully embracing the magic of the season.

The class includes instructions on creating a keepsake book of winter stories and memories, including prompts, projects and lots of inspiration to keep you creating throughout the busy holiday season. Keep it to remember this year in particular, or grow traditions and add more to it each year.

Working with the two of us, you will get techniques and points of view from two different creatives whose styles overlap, but are very different, which will help you discover or enhance your own style. We will each give you a list of supplies we think you will love using in the course, but feel free to mix and match!

There will be a private blog for you to pick up your prompts and exercises, and a private forum on flickr where you can share your photos, creations and ideas with the group.

The class starts off with:

  • Create and set a class manifesto. Stating your intent - what you want to make of the season and get out of the class and choosing your color palette.

Then move on to journaling posts and prompts. Originally spaced out over 4 weeks, each week brought a journaling prompt to fill your book up with memories, traditions and wishes, a creative project, and a post from one of us exploring a topic we love.

Then moves on to Feel free to follow our original schedule - everything is available from the sidebar:

Monday: A thought provoking journaling prompt
Tuesday: A creative project
Wednesday: Both our takes on the journaling prompt (2 posts)
Thursday: Both our takes on the creative project (2 posts)
Friday: A post from Hope or Kari about a topic we love, to help you with your keepsake book.

And as always, there will be some fun extras...
including a printable bookplate for your keepsake book.

This class originally ran from November 29 - December 24, 2010, with the steps to creating your manifesto available prior to the start.

Class is now self-paced, and you can join at any time. If you signed up for this class in 2010, you can still access the class materials and blog.

Blog will be available through March 31, 2013.

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