Saturday 15 June 2013

Happy and very exciting news x

Hello and welcome to a very excited and happy me today. I have been keeping a little secret from you all which I am now allowed to tell you.

I was a brave little toaster and recently applied to work with a rather wonderful scrapbooker/designer and blogger whose class I told you about. Her name is Kristin and her new class is called ''Find your Voice''. I had to send her several projects and links to my blog and also my Pinterest and social media sites. I was a bit nervous about applying but I went back and re-read Julie Kirk's brilliant series on applying for design teams and took alot of her advice. I used 3 project examples about storytelling including one layout, one minibook and a Storytelling Sunday post (thank you Sian).

 Then last Sunday Kristen sent me a very lovely email inviting me to be a member of the team. I was doing a happy dance and trying to explain to few non-blogging/non-scrapbooking friends and family what I was going on about, but now I can tell all the lovely people who I know will understand just what it means.

Here is the BIG announcement....................

''I am so excited to announce the names of all the amazing women who are going to be helping me out this summer. They are all incredibly talented, eager, and enthusiastic and will be a huge part in making this workshop and the Find Your Voice community a success. Please join me in welcoming them! 

Jessica Bree, Emily Dismukes, Molly Porter, Emily Hathcock, Lisa Wilkinson, Veronica Milan, Michelle Wear, Laura Kate Is Crafty, Jen Ritchie, Allie, Katie Stories, Shay Tibbs, DeeDee Catron, Megan Anderson, Nirupama KUmar, Eden Hensley, Margrethe Aas Johnsen, Jo, Kim Poplaski, Ruth Bonser, Fiona D'Elboux,, Alissa @Lifeonlakeland, Kristin Long, and Melissa Priest.

These women will be sharing their thoughts, feelings, and creative projects with us as we all work together this summer to find our voices. Thank you again to all of these great women!''
Kristin will be adding links to all our blogs so you can see what we are all like and how we tell stories.
 So we all have specific roles to play in the class which include creating projects but also to search participants work and blogs for projects to share and of course to spread the word about the class and the projects as well. It will be a very exciting 8 weeks. I hope some of you will join in. The class itself is free and will go live on June 24th on Kristin's blog. There is also a forum on Facebook where we can all meet and share. 

If you would like to find out more about the class then pop over here to Kristin's blog for further details. It would be lovely to see some friendly faces in the group. I will of course be sharing more about the class and my work, and my fellow team mates work as class begins. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and giving me the confidence to go for it xx


  1. Jo - this is amazing news! Congratulations, you must be so thrilled. I'm so happy for you, we'll done!

  2. Wow, wow ... oh wow! This is super fantastic news Jo - well done!

  3. Wonderful news! You will be an absolute asset to her team..what a crackin' storyteller you are :)

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Sounds fab Jo, I shall b following along :)

  5. Congratulations Jo!! So proud of you xx

  6. Congratulations Jo!! So proud of you xx

  7. Ooooooooooo! Congratulations to you Jo! Well done, I'm sure Kristin will be so pleased to have you on board.
    Don't forget to include your Singing Voice too... There must be something about that that's very relevant to a "Find Your Voice" class? XXXXX
    SO pleased for you!

  8. Way to go Jo! Fantastic news, so thrilled for you :) x x x

  9. well done Jo great news xxx

  10. Wow, that is great news! Delighted to read this, and a great experience to discover that courage and persistence and risking a 'no' pay off ... Well done!

  11. Congratulations Jo. This is so exciting!

  12. Congrats Jo, I've been seeing your face around in scrapbooking for years :) I'll be joining u in class! C u again soon :)

  13. So please for you Jo...well done!
    Alison xx

  14. Congratulations! Good on your for taking the chance. I've been diddling around, but I do think I will participate in the class.


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