Sunday, November 28, 2010

giveaway: journal your christmas!

can you believe thanksgiving is officially over, and that christmas season is officially here?! um, i'm in denial.



one of the things i'm excited about this december is shimelle's journal your christmas class. in her words -

Every year, Journal your Christmas includes daily prompts from the 1st of December to the 6th of January, the twelfth day of Christmas. The 37 illustrated PDF files are delivered straight to your inbox so you can read them over your first cup of coffee and mull over each topic for a full day. There’s also an archive of the class materials online in case you can’t get to your email or in case something dreadful happens to your computer. And like every year, you can go it alone or be as social as you like, with a private discussion forum where you’ll find other Christmas journallers who will cheer you on and share your excitement, but if you prefer to stick to the prompts only, that’s completely fine too. And like every year, if you’re participated once, you can join us every Christmas for as long as you like at no extra cost.

In addition to ideas for writing topics and styles and notes on photos not to miss, the 37 prompts include more than 300 scrapbook pages to inspire your crafting creativity.

Every year, I change it up a little to make sure there is something new for those of you who keep coming back. This year, those goodies include:
…By request, the return of the photography focus. 37 talented photographers share their tips and examples for taking your best photos throughout the holiday season.
…A brand new digital kit, including 50 papers, 5 full alphabets, 20 square and 20 rectangular page templates, 20 square and 20 rectangular quick pages and more than 100 embellishments. We’re talking crazy amounts of stuff, and this will be available for you to download on the 15th of November, two weeks before the start of class. If you’re a paper scrapbooker, much of this kit is suitable for printing out and adding to your book.
…A selection of step-by-step crafting tutorials for Christmas projects and journal embellishments.
…An online chat party to get things started at the beginning of December.
…Bonus workbook for bloggers with special holiday blogging tips and resources.

sounds cool, right? you can sign up or find out more about it here.

she was also kind enough to give me a spot to give away here on my blog, so leave a comment here about what you're looking forward to most this christmas season and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave your email address so i can have shimelle get in touch with you if you are the winner!!! i'm looking forward to spending time with friends and family, and i'm looking forward to hitting up one of the awesome outdoor ice rinks here in SF). you have until 9am PST to enter!

52 comments:

kulabeth said...

this year I am looking forward to actually feeling happy and enjoying Christmas. I've had a hard few years but this year I'm super excited! Yay!

Bethy xx

beth(dot)rees(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Lynne said...

I am looking forward to creating handmade gifts for my family and friends this season! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity....I so want to take this class!!! :)
Sopranoamy@yahoo.com

*Monica* said...

hi Caroline! yeah, it's crazy how fast the holiday season came this year... I'm a bit in denial too! hmm, what I'm looking forward to the most this year... probably spending time with my family. My dad is coming to Kansas City @ Christmas for the first time, so I'm stoked about that!

madelineas said...

Great give away. Thanks

gayle said...

I am SO looking forward to documenting this Christmas! Last Christmas was a bit of a non-event after df was made redundant, but looking forward to some great changes in the next year, starting with a cosy Christmas with my family :)
gtillyer(at)hotmail(dot)com

rach said...

I'm looking forward to a nice family christmas, looks like i'm going to have to work christmas eve and boxing day

Suzanne said...

I'm doing my second metal embossing class on Saturday so my family will be getting hand made metal embossed gifts year! Would really love to do Shimelle's class, it sounds fabulous :) Thanks for the chance to win xx

Julia said...

I'm looking forward to Christmas in the sun - taking the family to Tenerife

Liz Nelson said...

This year I am looking forward to enjoying the moment

Peggy Leland said...

I'm looking forward to being with family. It's the only time we are all together.

Sandra said...

I'm just looking forward to a magical christmas season :) It's the best time of the year... I can't wait to see all my friends and family, lots of tasty food and glowing eyes :)

fam.jahn (at) kstp.at

Sarah said...

I am looking forward to no snow this christmas. Weird I know, but we moved this year from somewhere with too much snow to a place with none! Thanks for the opportunity to win a place!

Danielle said...

I'm really looking forward to hanging out with family and not being at work! Maybe I can finally clean the garage out this year during my vacation!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to documenting this Christmas. It's about time all that Christmas stash got used on more than just Christmas cards.
julieaj@blueyonder.co.uk

April said...

I lost my Mom a few years ago & we've been drifting thru holidays since then. This is the year I'm taking back Christmas. I'd love to win a spot in this class to help me do it!

penuttpie said...

how exciting!!
i can't wait to look at christmas lights :) it's my favorite!

penuttpie@sbcglobal.net

Olivia said...

I'm looking forward to spending time with my family & hopefully playing out in the snow. Worked hard in my first semester of uni so really excited now the start of the holidays are near :)

ekmanspiral said...

I'm looking forward to getting together with all my brothers and sisters, their spouses and children at our parent's house. It will be the first time we've all been together at the same time in quite a few years.

Donna G. said...

I'm looking forward to being back home with my family, my dog, and my cat. They're all back in our hometown, but I've been away.

Sinead said...

I'm looking forward to time with family and a break from college studies! Thanks for the chance to win:) x

Jen said...

I'm looking forward to my daughter's first Christmas!

Paddy said...

This Christmas I am really looking forward to spending quality time with my children and grandchildren. Here's hoping for health and happiness!!!

Catherine said...

I am most looking forward to reflecting this Christmas. It was a funky year and I am ready to chill, document, reflect and get ready for 2011! Thank You!

creum @ mscd.edu

Louisa-Jane said...

I am looking forward to a white Xmas, our first winter Xmas.

lynmcf said...

I am looking forward to having family to stay in my own home this Xmas, so I get to share in the joy of decorating my very first tree and making garlands and wreaths

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

Spending time with my husband who is in the home this year.

Mama to Jayden said...

I look forward to spending some time off with the family this Christmas... 2 of us are pregnant right now so it'll be an exciting holidy season!

Sandy
sburnsdesigns@gmail.com

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Definitely wanna be with family this Christmas. It doesn't help that I'm out of the country for work.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Kate - stinkydudette(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

1st of all i would love to be looking forward to spending xmas or any holiday in SF, i heart that place. but since u are there & i'm not....i go with, i'm looking forward to my hubby's xmas party. a nite to mingle and have a good time with friends.

lynda in calif
hipljp at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I can't wait to pick out our Christmas tree-- it's always a highlight!

rkokes said...

looking forward to my son's first Christmas!

Anonymous said...

A Chemo Free Christmas. Last year, my 11 year old son was in the throws of chemo. This year, he has a full head of hair, chubby cheeks and is HEALTHY. That is what I am truly thankful for and will enjoy every moment of this Holiday Season!

Karen Borges
karenborges@charter.net

Heidi Y said...

Looking forward to driving around looking for homes decorated with lights & Christmas decorations! The kids have so much fun!!

Luluuk said...

looking forward to family time with my 3 boys. Lulu
louiseahughes@gmail.com

Eva said...

I, like gayle, this year I'm looking forward to document christmas... I have tried other years but I always have so much to do on december that I forget to do it...
Thanks for the great giveaway

Eva

susy said...

Since my husband, four kids and I moved state 8 years ago every Christmas we look forward to catching up with family and good friends. Cheers, Sue bsfitz@supernerd.com.au

Marcy said...

Since Channukah begins December 1st this year, (imagine 8 days of Christmas!) I'm looking forward to relaxing afterward and enjoying the holiday sights, sounds and events peacefully, not feeling rushed (like I do now!)
mrgrant6@gmail.com

Evelin said...

wow... thanks for the opportunity to win! I look forward to spending the day just relaxing with my hubs... probably watching a movie together or something... Christmas music is another thing I look forward to! I love it! It makes me happy! :)

Emily said...

i'm looking forward to spending time with the people i love! and looking at all of the lights. always puts me in a good mood.

Veronica said...

Last year I was in a job I despised and didn't get into the Christmas spirit. This year I am looking forward to enjoying the season again and spending time with family and friends.

Pargermj(at)aol(dot)com

cindy said...

I am looking forward to some really good family time. The whole clan wants to get together and celebrate this year!

barrigacindy@yahoo.com

Suzanne said...

Hope I'm not too late! Really want to win a pass for this class!! xx

karin c said...

I'm looking forward to enjoying thi Christmas, less stress and worry and more joy.

karin
akacarpio@yahoo.com

Heather said...

I'm really looking forward to spending time with family from other states that I don't get to see very often. That will truly be a blessing!

quirkychick2005@yahoo.com

http://findadventuresintheeveryday.blogspot.com/

AnnaB said...

I am looking forward to seeing my dad the most, because it happens way too seldom...! Thanks for the giveaway! The class looks amazing!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm looking forward to all the family being together.

Juel said...
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Juel said...

I am looking forward to having my children at home and having some lazy days!!

JUELMC1@aol.com

Sinead said...

ahh I'm so sorry orget to leave my address,
sineadjuly@gmail.com
xxx

Molly said...

I remember the big Christmas Eve tree decorating parties my parents threw every year. Our tree was very big because we had a cathedral ceiling in the living room- always at least 16 feet tall- one year it was 20! That's why we had to have help decorating it!

mollyscraps4fun at gmail dot com

Marcy said...

This year I'm looking forward to spending time with my children. Now that they're grown I treasure any time we can be together. I'm also looking forward to documenting December.
I believe, I believe...
mrgrant6@gmail.com

sylv said...

Honestly, this year I am glad my children are older and that I don't have to shop for a lot of toys...just bigger electronic items.