A Giveaway, a VIP Invitation, and a Bloghop Full of Tips… and it’s not even NSD yet!!

You may recall this post about a month ago where I shared news of an exciting new scrapbooking idea e-book coming soon from Create More Media & Simple Scrapper. As one of the contributors, I have even more good news for you today, including…

  • The chance to win a free copy of the e-book right here on the Log Your Memory blog;
  • An invitation to the special launch party and with it, the chance to be among those sharing in the more than $700 in prizes to be given away; and…
  • The opportunity to visit the blogs of all 32 of the other contributors, each of which is also offering a special scrapping tip related to their book contribution AND another chance to win a free e-book!


How’s that for a great way to welcome May?!

To give you a little taste of how awesome the Everyday Storyteller e-book is going to be, I’ll give you a little insight into my contribution to the book. As someone interested in capturing my authentic, everyday life… the good, the bad and everything in between… it’s also important to me to document stories that my family and friends will actually find interesting several years down the road. How do I do that? You’ll find out when you grab your copy of the e-book when it’s released next weekend … but until then, here’s one tip to help you get started:

Everyday Storytelling Tip: When trying to identify a story from your everyday life that will stand the test of time, close your eyes and try to imagine what your mother or grandmother was doing on a typical day when she was the age you are now. How was her life different from your life today? What do you wish you knew more about? Let your answers inspire you as you choose a storytelling topic.

If you’d like to hear more about my own process, plus check out all the great everyday scrapbooking tips from the other 32 contributors, be sure to comment below for a chance to win a FREE copy of the Everyday Storyteller e-book! One random winner will be chosen from all comments received by 11:59 p.m. CDT tonight. To participate, please share what the term “everyday storytelling” means to you. Go ahead… do it right now and then come back here so you can check out the rest of the fun below…


If you haven’t done so already, be sure to hop on over to the Everyday Storyteller site and sign up for a VIP invitation to the Launch Party to be held at 8:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 4th. There will be tons of prizes from some great sponsors … I promise, you won’t want to miss it! Click HERE to sign up…


Everyday Storyteller Bloghop

Below you’ll find links to all 33 of the Everyday Storyteller contributors… be sure to take some time today to visit each of them for more great tips, plus more chances to win a free copy of the new e-book!

  1. Cheryl Ashcraft
  2. Anna Aspnes
  3. Katie Clemons
  4. Elise Blaha
  5. Paula Gilarde
  6. Sara Gleason
  7. Michelle Hernandez
  8. Debbie Hodge
  9. Katrina Kennedy
  10. Amy Kingsford
  11. Cindy Liebel
  12. Crystal Livesay
  13. Robyn Meierotto
  14. CD Muckosky
  15. Nancy Nally
  16. Christine Newman
  17. Ashli Oliver
  18. Amanda Padgett
  19. Renee Pearson
  20. Lynnette Penacho
  21. Elle Price
  22. Heather Prins
  23. Traci Reed
  24. Lauren Reid
  25. Amber Ries
  26. Kristin Rutten << YOU ARE HERE
  27. Betsy Sammarco
  28. Jenn Smith-Sloane
  29. Jessica Sprague
  30. Melissa Stinson
  31. Amy Tan
  32. Tiffany Tillman
  33. Jennifer Wilson


Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow to find out if you are our lucky winner!


  1. I love that you mentioned that because I sometimes try to remember what my mom’s days must have been like, and I just have a really hard time getting that perspective. It would have been nice to have had her document some things. 🙂

  2. It means telling the stories of everday life that you think are mundane or typical because years from now it won’t be.

  3. everyday storytelling to me means sharing the little things that in the future may not be so little, record the moments, the good and the bad.

  4. Everyday storytelling is about the things that are happening Right Now. It is not about the stories that are special or unforgettable, but the stories that are so common that we feel like they will always be the same and never change.

    Your tip is exactly the kind of thing that I imagine for Everyday Storytelling — the day to day things that seem so routine that we will never forget them, but that will years later seem so distant and quaint because they have gradually evolved into something else.

  5. thanks for the chance ! can’t wait to see your gorgeous collab book !

  6. Capturing the little details of everyday life

  7. To me Everyday Storytelling means not missing out on telling about the daily life details that are in some ways more meaningful to our lives than the big events because it’s what your life is really like.

    Thanks for the chance!

  8. Everyday scrapbooking means including photos of our floor plans, of the front & back of our houses or apartments, of our street. Photos of our hobbies, our closets, our typical meals, our favorite restaurants, the toy store–or game store. What we do every day without really noticing.

  9. Everyday storytelling to me means writing down every little thing that is happening at that moment, could be with my DD or just something I saw somewhere, it’s my way to preserve all the little things for the future 🙂

  10. Everyday storytelling to me means not only telling the BIG things that happens, but also telling about the little things that happen. Sometimes the little things mean a whole lot more.

  11. Years from now I won’t remember what it was like to have kids at home. I want to document the things they do and say so I’ll remember.

  12. It is about capturing a small glimpse of life today since my kids are growing up fast.

  13. Everyday storytelling means big or little our lives are filled with interesting stories!

  14. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I try not to put too much pressure on myself. I focus on showing who I am and what I’m feeling at the moment I’m scrapping. I want my kids to look through their books and see the real me reflected through my pages.

  16. It is about capturing all of the little moments that make up our lives.

  17. Everyday storytelling means being aware of the little details of every day life and taking time to note and appreciate them, whether they are comforting or irritating or just routine.

  18. It means that I try to preserve a little bit of our lives, as much as I can. That way when my kids are older, they will have a very real idea of what their lives were like while they were kids and beyond.

  19. To me, everyday story telling is the art of writing down stories from the everyday. What seems like the mundane can be remembered in such beautiful ways. Thank you so much for the chance!

  20. To me, ‘everyday storytelling’ is capturing the way we live our lives. Big events and special days are great, and worth capturing. But they don’t really capture who we are. It’s the day-to-day life, the beliefs we hold and live by, our routines…those are things that really show who we are; and those are the things that I want my descendants to know about me. I know that in looking back on my family history, those are the things that really bring my ancestors alive for me.

  21. To me everyday storytelling is the telling of the routine of our lives. It seems routine in the moment but gathered togeter is what makes our lives what they are.

  22. Everyday Storytelling for me means to capture the little things in life, and not just the ‘big’ events like weddings and birthdays and so on, but to treasure the details that make you happy

  23. Everyday storytelling to me means capturing the photos and stories that would remain untold. They are the simple details of our everyday life that could be forgotten otherwise.

  24. It means telling the little everyday stories along with the big events.

  25. It means to capture the details of life, not just events.

  26. To be present in the everyday. It appreciate the moments.

  27. To me, it’s showing what are day to day lives are really like.

  28. It means remembering the daily things that are important to us. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  29. Everyday storytelling means to me the capture the daily things, those words, the surrounding where we as a family live, the drawings, the things happening in the world and those photographs who are little stories with no word but a so meaningfull. Thx for the chance!

  30. the everyday details that mean so much

  31. it means capturing the nitty-girtty of life

  32. Everyday Storytelling means to me sharing your life’s story and your experiences whether big or little. Even the things you might think no one else would find interesting, can and should, be told if they mean something to you.

  33. To me, everyday storytelling means leaving a reminder for my kids to look back on when they are grown. Sometimes, as teenagers, they forget the good things they have experienced & their scrapbooks provide that reminder 🙂

  34. Everyday Storytelling to me means capturing the simple everyday things that happen in our lives. I use my iPhone’s camera and several apps to keep a daily record. I wish I’d had this when my kids were younger. I’ve already forgotten so much. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  35. thanks for the chance to win! the books sounds amazing!

  36. To me it means capturing the moments, the important details about our lives rather than just the events.

  37. DO IT! As Yoda says, “Do or do not…there is no try!” It doesn’t get done unless you do it! The book sounds great – how can it not be with all you awesome folks? Thanks for the opportunity.

  38. Wonderful tip! I will definitely use it.

  39. Everyday story telling… what is really going on behind the scenes? Let’s open the door and look inside…

  40. It means sharing the moments that add texture to our stories. That fill in the gaps.

    Thanks for the chance to win, can’t wait for the release 🙂

  41. Everyday storytelling to me means keeping that notepad handy when the little stories conversations in life pop up. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  42. To me it means capturing moments, details and the routines that change as life changes.

  43. Everyday storytelling is getting down the things that really matter and will hopefully be cherished in years to come.

  44. Everyday Storytelling means to me, getting the little details of life onto pages. Things that my descendants will want to know.

  45. Every day storytelling means to me: documenting all the moments that make up my life. Thanks for the chance!

  46. To me it refers to the little details of our daily life. capturing the small along with the big stuff. Thanks for a chance to win.

  47. It would be the everyday moments that can be so special when you don’t even realize it at the time. And that my children and future generations won’t have to guess what happened at any particular moment. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. 🙂 Looks like it will be most inspiring and helpful with all the input from so many awesome designers/scrapbookers/storytellers.

  48. Everyday Storytelling to me means documenting your memories – everything from the mundane day-to-day to the major life changing events. Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. I means capturing the routine parts of life as well as the exciting parts, because things change to quickly…

  50. Everyday storytelling to me means, the little stories that make up life and not just the highlights and holidays. Thank you for a chance to win this awesome sounding book!

  51. Everyday is just that; all those ordinary things that you think you will never forget that somehow slip away. Thank you for the opportunity!

  52. Documenting something, anything that gives insight into who you are at a given moment in time. It can be anything… any expression, any photo, any sentence, quote, thought that matters to you.

  53. Everyday Storytelling means the ‘small stuff’, the small stuff has the biggest meaning!

  54. Its capturing life

  55. Everyday storytelling means for me taking the time to journal the ordinary moments.

  56. What meaning did today have – before the moment is gone.

  57. An Everyday Storyteller is someone who shares the little moments that fills a busy day. The little moments that we have a tendency to rush through and forget. The moments that can be cherished in the future if they are not forgotten today.

  58. I love the thought of my grandchildren looking back at how my kids grew up. My parents don’t have hardly any pictures of themselves as children!

  59. to me it means documenting a little about your everyday life and little details everyday.

  60. to me, scrapbooking means preserving memories – both everyday and the monumental. It also includes passing on things like favorite family recipes.

  61. Telling the everyday.

  62. Everyday storytelling to me means being intentional about documenting our lives – doing something every day to tell my family’s stories. Whether that’s taking a photo, jotting down notes in a journal, scrapping a page, or making new memories – I want to be conscious about my storytelling!

  63. everyday story telling to me is recalling all of the things that we do routinely each and every day…I would have loved to know more about my mom’s daily life too!

  64. The sneak peeks that I have seen and read about so far about this book have been fascinating…I would love to have my own copy!! Everyday storytelling to me is recalling the routine things that we do in our lives as a family…because really that’s what makes us who we are!

  65. To me, everyday storytelling is capturing the little moments of life that will be forgotten all too soon if we don’t capture and preserve them. It’s more than holidays and birthdays. It’s the little things.

  66. everyday story telling to me is just capturing what life is all about here and now from my point of view

  67. telling your every day storys for the generations to come

  68. To me it means documenting our everyday life, the big and the little things

  69. Melissa Shanhun says:

    It’s taking time to record the little things. To remember why each day is precious.

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