Your Story Matters Blog Hop

Did you hear? Your Story Matters is now available for purchase!

What IS Your Story Matters? Well, it just so happens to be the book I'm published in and includes scrapbook layouts created by the storytellers of ScrapHappy.

Today, we're celebrating the release of Your Story Matters: 25 Memories To Capture Now with a super exciting blog hop where you get a chance to WIN an electronic copy of the book! (If you're just starting out, the blog hop begins at Layout a Day.)

We're giving away THREE copies of the book and all you have to do is answer this question: What story do you feel is critical for every scrapbooker to document?

I answered that question with this eco-friendly scrapbook layout:

"GMA" 12x12 Scrapbook Layout for Your Story Matters

I feel it's important to document the people you miss. It's scrapbook therapy and I blogged more about that here. Since my grandmother was such an influence on my life, I revisited the topic with a photo of her and my firstborn child, as well as a photo of me when I visited my grandmother in Arizona during my childhood. 

The journaling reads: Grandma Wood lived in Arizona while I was growing up and was the only grandparent I truly got to know. We'd spend time together during her annual trips to Ohio & the few times I traveled to Arizona, where she lived. Grandma eventually moved to Pennsylvania at the end of her life & had a chance to meet both of my girls, even though she may not have known who they were. I miss her lively personality & wish my girls could have known her like I did. -Documented July 26, 2012

Supplies: cardstock (DCWV, Jillibean Soup), diecuts (Jillibean Soup), corrugated letters (Jillibean Soup), black floss (Sew Easy), corrugated cardboard scraps, Distrezz-it-All, black ink (StazOn), adhesive (Glue Dots Pop Up & Mini, Recollections tabs), black pen.

Now's your chance to win book full of scrapbook layouts documenting important life stories! Leave a comment by Saturday (1/19/13) and you could be one of three winners chosen from the comments made on all participating blogs. Winners will be announced at Layout a Day on Monday (1/21) and prizes must be claimed by next Wednesday (1/23).

Can't wait? Skip the $7 introductory price, buy Your Story Matters now for only $5 with coupon code HOP and download it immediately! This coupon is good until midnight on 1/21/13 and if you just so happen to be a lucky winner, your money will be refunded - nothing to lose!

Start here--> Lain Ehmann: Layout a Day
Leslie Smith: Out of the Mire
Alison Charlton: Scrapping in Singapore
Heather Dubarry:  noexcusescrapbooking.com
You're here--> Danielle Hunter: EcoScrapbook
Next stop--> Cathy Holiday: Pikes Peak Scrapper
Monica Bradford: Scrap Inspired
Paivi Eerola: Peony and Parakeet
Lynnette Nagle: Sassyscrapper
Kelli Panique: Use It Scrapbooking!
Danielle Taylor: Scrapper on the Street

Before you leave, don't forget answer: What story do you feel is critical for every scrapbooker to document?