Recently I completed the Free Stories in Hand Online Class by Jessica Sprague. What an awesome class. Jessica put so much time, effort and creativity into this class. I am so glad that I was fortunate to get in on this class and highly recommend it to anyone if it’s offered again. Everything was done up so well and the finished binder is just amazing.
For the Stories in Hand class we were given downloads to create a binder and a mini jotter along with all the necessary materials to go in them. There are thousands of “sparks” included under 3 different categories to help us remember those stories we want to share. The Stories in Hand class is a system used to gather the stories that we want to tell. How to gather those stories and how to remember those stories we want to share.
Since I don’t live near any stores I wasn’t able to purchase the binder that she uses in the class. I created a binder on my own along with trying to do other projects these past few days.
I used 12x12 some chipboard that I had bought in the summer and cut it down to size. Then printed out the cover that she supplied and used my ATG gun to adhere it. I used my Crop-i-dial to punch the holes and added binder rings and of course ribbon. Jessica supplied PDF files for all the inserts, tabs, and inner pages. It was a lot of printing but I love how it turned out. It is so worth it.
Today I created a journal to record my stories. I plan on numbering the journals as I go and will record the page and journal number in the binder on the “Stories to Tell” sheets.
You can go to http://www.jessicasprague.com/ for more information on Jessica’s classes.
Here's a picture of the finished binder:
This next photo shows the finished binder with all the printed pages, tabs and dividers along with the Mini Jotter. It also shows the journal that I created to match the binder/jotter set.
I am so thrilled with how my binder, jotter and altered journal turned out. I am sure that in no time I'll have it filled with stories that I want to tell.
Thanks Jessica for such an awesome class.