Scrapbook Your Dreams with the CK Dream Team

Many of the stories we tell in our scrapbooks today started out as simple dreams yesterday. In fact, the life you’re living—and scrapbookin—today is, in many ways, shaped by the life you dreamed about having long ago.

Think back. . . When you were little, what dreams did you have for your life? What about your life now is characterized by living those dreams?

Whether you’re living a life you’d always imagined or one you never would have dreamed of, exploring and scrapbooking where your dreams have taken you is a fantastic experience that’s empowering and fun. And who better to lead you through it than the CK Dream Team? The Dream Team has teamed up with Big Picture Classes to bring you the Living the Dream class! This exciting class starts June 28, 2012, and last 20 days. You’ll receive inspiring emails with photo and journaling prompts, 10 hand outs with techniques to create a layout, and the opportunity to get to know these talented ladies a bit more while celebrating your life through scrapbooks.

We hope that you’ll join us in this 20-day workshop to connect with these talented instructors as well as enjoy the opportunity to not just count, but scrap your blessings. Register for your spot in the class today at Big Picture Classes.

Want to win a FREE spot in this amazing class? Leave a comment below telling us one way your life today is influenced by the dreams of yesterday. We’ll randomly choose two winners to become students in this class, tuition-free, by Thursday, June 7.

See you in class!

Jennafer Martin, editor-in-chief


P.S. Would you like more chances to win? Visit the blogs of our CK Dream Team and contributing writers:


Congratulations to our winner! Watch for an email in your inbox to claim your prize.

Lynnette: “Livin the Dream” the funny thing is that this has become my husbands phrase lately. I have heard him say it a few times in response to someone else’s “How’s it goin?” We are both self employed and able to schedule our work around the needs of our children and our own playtime. It’s a tough life financially but when someone asks how I handle it my response is simply “we are happy”. We could both work stressful jobs and come home tired and miserable but that is not what we dreamed of for our family. I’m not out buying fancy clothes or even driving a nice car but my kids have everything they need, we eat well and we are happy. I would love to win this class and share my happiness with others through my pages. Thanks for the oppurtunity!

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46 Responses to Scrapbook Your Dreams with the CK Dream Team

  1. Cheryl says:

    When I was in graduate school, I dreamed of ditching the sensible, well-paying career path in favor of working for my community through a non-profit organization. After a decade of doing the “sensible” thing, I am finally living that dream. My wallet is much smaller these days, but my life is so much richer.

  2. Emily Todd says:

    My mom says my first “career” dream was to be a grocery checkout girl at the age of 4. I never did became a grocery checkout girl, though I held a number of jobs until I finally became a history professor, but its a nice look at how our dreams evolve and change as we do.

  3. tina b says:

    I always wanted to be a nurse when I was little; just like my aunt and I did exactly that after I graduated high school!

  4. Jenny McGee says:

    I always wanted to be a stay at home mom, and I was for the first 5 years of my second son’s life. Now, that both sons are in school full time, I work at a school and have off in the summers. Not the dream job, but the dream hours, and I still get to be with my sons in the summers. Thanks for a chance to win a seat in this workshop. It sounds great.

  5. April W says:

    Taking pictures had alot to do with my dreams when I was younger and that has definitely influenced my life today!

  6. Katie B says:

    When I was a kid I dreamed about being a mom. got it. I never dreamed I would be doing it alone.
    When I was in school I dreamed of making a living making art. I make ads for a living so it’s close.

  7. Gwen L. says:

    When I was young, I always dreamed of being a mom. That isn’t an opportunity that I’ve had as an adult, so I started dreaming of ways to enjoy the life I have. One of those was to set some career goals to grow and move forward in work. So, I went back to school and got my MBA and less than a year after graduation, I’ve been able to jump jobs twice and get to where I wanted to be and I’m loving it.

  8. Laurie says:

    My first dream was to be able to stay home with our kids when they were young, and while it’s not all the roses and cupcakes I thought it would be, I’m so thankful that I can be here for them and participate in their schools and do extra special things for them. My next step once my last one is off ot Kinder is to go back to school and finish up my degree and teach little ones!

  9. Katie says:

    I’m moving to Florida, which is pretty much a dream come true. ;)

  10. Marcy F says:

    Have always enjoyed photography and was able to take classes with a local photographer. I love taking the camera and look for shots of buildings, flowers and quirky stuff.

  11. Mel H says:

    I always dreamed I’d be a writer, and while that’s not come true, my writing skills I do get to use daily at my job.

  12. When I was younger I wanted to be a photo journalist or reporter like Barbara Walters. I was too shy for television or performing and dropped a journalism major for political science in the hopes of becoming a lawyer. I got my degree but felt empty without creativity in my life. I decided to go for a second degree in art. I loved creating and loved school more than I ever had. However, after running out of money, I accepted work as a Marketing Director in San Francisco and have reinvented myself in a way that allows for business and creativity to mesh. Years later, Scrapping is the best and most practical creative outlet now that I have young children. I have found it to be the best way to leave a long lasting and creative legacy for the ones I love.

  13. Mandy says:

    I wanted to get a Master degree in business and did., but now I am jobless.

  14. Erin says:

    I sat back and thought of what my dream job would be about 9 years ago, then when a move came up for my husband’s job, I decided to go for it! I went back to school, and now I am living my dream in a great profession with a wonderful family and an amazing God.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

  15. Zanne Koller says:

    After a couple of lay-offs in the Internet Marketing industry and spending many years in college, I am starting to wonder why I didn’t listen to my gut as a child. I wanted to be an artist or work with animals. Through scrapbooking and volunteering my time at our local shelter I am still utilizing my strengths, I just wish I parlayed that into an income:) Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great class.

  16. To be my own boss…and it’s come true! Wheeeee! I stayed home, two different times, to be with my kids growing up and during my last run as a SAHM I decided that I was tired of being creative and energetic for someone else when I could do the same thing for ME and try to earn a “living” at it. Thankfully, I am now doing that and making an income as well {bonus}…but it sure does help to have a husband {and awesome partner} that really pays the bills!

  17. Judy M. says:

    my dream….. i have many dreams but i have one person keeping me from that. sadly, it’s my husband. there are many dreams i’d like to complete in my life but many take money. life is way to short to save every dime you earn as it sometimes takes money to make those dreams come true. i have a 12 year old daughter who hasn’t been on many trips or vacations as he holds us back. my real dream is for my daughter to compete in some sort of gymnastics competition with her great talent. my family comes first then me. this would be a great “ME” dream. God Bless……

  18. Ellie A. says:

    Never in a million years would I think of dreaming of being a Stay at Home Mom but now that my dream has come true I can not let a free moment go by & give thanks for it being possible as I get to see my kids grow I will be forever thankful for my Husband who works so hard for us for this to be possible. Right now my dreams involve being able to be a photographer. I admit I am BEYOND nervous and scared for that matter but as I tell my children always dream big & grab on for the ride.

  19. SandraA says:

    Dreams…a funny one just came to mind. My mom used to hang the laundry outside. I would be playing outside. I remember thinking I could hardly wait until I was grown up and could hang clothes. Yeah, right!

  20. Lynn says:

    My dream as a child was to be a nurse. However nursing school was unaffordable for me at the time and I never attained that goal. Instead I became wife, mother and grandmother and discovered I had a talent for art later in life.

  21. Carol B says:

    As a child I was always interested in other countries and cultures and imagined myself living in Europe some day. I had to wait until I was 49 years old, when I moved to Italy for two years. It is never too late to realize your dreams!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Felicia Young says:

    One of main dreams is to become an attorney. I am pursuing this dream as I type and although I love to scrap all the time, I have to schedule my scrapbooking time so that I could relax in between studies.

  23. Jill T. says:

    I always thought I would be a teacher … but I’m not, so I channel that latent teacher into mom mode with my girls.

  24. Andie d says:

    Went to college and was successful in the corporate world but always dreamed of staying home. Quit my job when my daughter was born and never looked back! So don’t miss my previous life!

  25. Ladyofthelake (Andrea) says:

    When I was little I wanted to be a teacher — and I have been!

  26. Laurie says:

    I always wanted my college degree . i am back at.it after.20 years.

  27. Margot/NZ says:

    I always loved books and wanted to have something to do with them in my work life as well as my home one. It’s taken many years, but I’m finally working as a library assistant in our local library. Books + people = perfect job for me!

  28. Margie Van Evera says:

    When I was young, I dreamed about traveling with my family. My husband and I always make it a priority to go on fun vacations – with the kids when they were small – and now that we are “empty nesters.” I think just spending time with family is the best part. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in class!

  29. Dora says:

    I am living so many dreams! Back in school, lovely husband, four beautiful kids and a big new house! I am scared we’ll wake up!

  30. Shawn Wenrich says:

    I always enjoyed my mothers craftiness and the variety of things she worked on. I have been consumed with This hobby in part because of my mothers influence during my childhood years, thanks Mom!

  31. Katie B says:

    I dreamed of being a mom and making art everyday and so far it’s sort of working out that way.

  32. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    I dreamed of being a teacher when I was 10 years old. I didn’t become a teacher, but I train and coach people every day as a team manager! My job today is definitely influenced by my childlike dreams.

  33. Kimberli says:

    Both my mom and grandma are nurses and I told them when I was 6 that I was going to be just like them and become a nurse also – I stuck to that and have been a nurse for 11 yrs now!

  34. Lynne says:

    Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. I did teach for 12 years. But now, as a stay at hme mom, I feel like I am really living tat dream when I teach my children.

  35. Susan o. says:

    I used to help my teacher after school in fifth grade and I loved helping him put grades in the grade book. I knew I wanted to be a teacher then. 26 years later, I’m still teaching and loving it! ( but I hate putting grades in the grade book, maybe that’s why he let students do it!) thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Melinda T says:

    My hopes and dreams from years past have helped shape me! I know what I like, what I want, what I’m wanting or looking forward to do, what I’m capable of and I try to use each day to be the best me possible. To set an example for my kids so that they too can hope and fulfill their dreams!

  37. Sheri K says:

    I had always “dreamed” of having my own business, I’ve always worked for someone else as a healthcare professional. Last Fall, I was able to start my own practice, it has been very slow but at the moment things are looking up! After 35 years in my profession, I am finally a business owner.

  38. Karen Frost says:

    I grew up as an Air Force “brat” and loved the life. I loved to move and to meet new people in new places. I dreamed af traveling and becoming part of the larger world that is out there! We traveled the US when the kids were at home, but now that we are both retired we can’t travel like I dreamed. Lack of money and my disability (fibromyalgia and major depression episodes) have kept us from seeing the world. This class would help me travel as I learn new ideas and meet new friends as I scrapbook my dreams!

  39. Veronica says:

    I always wished to have as much time as I wanted to craft. Now, since I am retired, I can craft as much as I want!

  40. Kate says:

    I love dancing, been dancing for as long as I can remember! Have been grateful to be part of a crew and win some competions, but have since slowed down due to work commitments. It’s a passion of mine, and will continue to do so for as long as I’m able!

  41. Cheri says:

    I always wanted to be a high school counselor. When I graduated, however, there were a glut of teachers looking for jobs. So, instead I took a job at a local university, worked my way up the ranks, and retired after 32 years as a College Admission Officer.

  42. Sarah A. says:

    My dream was to be able to live in a Spanish-speaking country to improve my Spanish and that dream came true – I am now living in Paraguay!

  43. While some of my dreams never materialized (never did write that book or preside over a trial), many did. I married a fabulous man, got the dream house, and have two bright wonderful children who I get to walk to school and play with every single day.

  44. Melinda Wilson says:

    My husband and I always dreamed of having our own business doing something with computers since we married 30 years ago and we now have our own company designed web designs, internet hosting and teaching networking classes.

  45. Lynnette says:

    “Livin the Dream” the funny thing is that this has become my husbands phrase lately. I have heard him say it a few times in response to someone else’s “How’s it goin?” We are both self employed and able to schedule our work around the needs of our children and our own playtime. It’s a tough life financially but when someone asks how I handle it my response is simply “we are happy”. We could both work stressful jobs and come home tired and miserable but that is not what we dreamed of for our family. I’m not out buying fancy clothes or even driving a nice car but my kids have everything they need, we eat well and we are happy. I would love to win this class and share my happiness with others through my pages. Thanks for the oppurtunity!

  46. Diana L. says:

    My dream of being a professional scrapbooker escalated in September 2006 when I came across Ali Edwards work, blog and publications. I had been toying around with the idea of Graphic Design in school. Once I explored her background that she had once gone to get her graphic design degree, my mind was made up. I just graduated 2 weeks ago with a professional Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at the University of Tennessee. I have professional internships under my belt and am now negotiating my first job offer. Life is good! Believe in your dreams.

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