July of 2010 marked the beginning of something special.

One year ago, Crystal and I introduced our storytelling concept Grow With Love.  It was fresh, it was a little challenging, and we were a little terrified but hugely excited about it.  Grow With Love was and remains our vision for our personal storytelling and it also reflected our philosophy and heart for encouraging others in their own storytelling.  We hoped to create story-and-prompt driven projects that would challenge and encourage scrapbookers and storytellers to document their personal stories in a more meaningful way.  And more importantly, in a way that would have a tangible impact on their lives beyond the page.  In the year since we first put ourselves and this heartsong “out there” we have been so amazed and inspired by the beautiful pages and stories we have seen shared.  And it was Grow With Love that gave me the personal nudge of confidence to really surrender to my love of Story and develop Plant Your Story.

So reflecting on this adventure, one year later, has me feeling a little nostalgic and ooey and gooey.

And Crystal and I both agree that our first project, Grow With Love: Marriage, holds a special place in our hearts (and in our albums)…and not just because it was our “first” but because of the impact it had on both of us personally.  To this day, the pages that I created during the GWL: Marriage process remain some of my most favorite because they are full of my heart and they document the most important relationship in my life.  It was transformative.  It was empowering.  It was challenging.  But it was worth it.  So so worth it.


So today, in honor of our One Year Grow With Love “anniversary”, Crystal and I would like to offer three Plant Your Story readers with the chance to take part in this storytelling journey as well.

Grow With Love: Marriage was inspired by deep reflection of our own loves and relationships.  It is a series of templates and journaling prompts that we hope will inspire you to share your own stories and create beautiful pages from the heart that you will love.   Includes twenty layered templates and twenty printable thoughtful journaling prompts that we hope will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone a little bit, reflect on your relationships and loves, and love a little more deeply and truly.  And as you scrap, at your own pace, you can review the process and get inspiration and encouragement that was posted here on the blog.

To enter this giveaway, simply comment here by next Friday 5 August at midnight (PST) for your chance to win Grow With Love: Marriage Edition.  To increase your chances of winning, you can tweet (or retweet with a visible link) or blog or share news of this contest — be sure to share a separate comment with the link to your tweet or post.

If you have already scrapped Grow With Love: Marriage Edition, you can still win something special!  Simply share one of your pages on the Plant Your Story FB page  (For a “how to” see this link) and comment here for your chance to win $20 to shop my store!

Lots of luck!  And thank you for one year of growing with love!  ♥

39 Comments on Grow With Love: One Year Later

  1. lmjrocko
    July 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the chance! I love your work~

  2. Kristen
    July 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm (6 years ago)

    I just recently found your website and can’t wait to try your products. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. webfrau
    July 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on your anniversary.
    This sounds like a very special experience. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂

  4. Michelle Huegel
    July 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh I would love to win this set! I love the whole concept!!

  5. Terra
    July 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I am so inspired by all of your products.

  6. Claire
    July 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on a year!! <3 You've made the scrapping world a little better with your Grow with Love project.

  7. suezeeq12
    July 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Happy anniversary to you both (will Crystal finally get that cake???)

  8. Patti
    July 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Congrats ladies!! Happy Anniversary!!

  9. Rachel
    July 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm (6 years ago)

    What a great product! Congrats on a year of storytelling special relationships. 🙂

  10. Corinne
    July 30, 2011 at 12:49 am (6 years ago)

    Would love to add this to my project list.

  11. Soco
    July 30, 2011 at 1:19 am (6 years ago)

    Happy anniversary Sara and Crystal! Thank you for this chance!

  12. stampin_rachel
    July 30, 2011 at 5:26 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on your first year Crystal and Sara! I love to journal and I would really like to try your GWL series!

  13. Alyna
    July 30, 2011 at 11:26 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the one year mark! What a fabulous project! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. Allison
    July 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on a whole year!! I always ooooh and aaaah over the layouts, etc that are born of your classes but I’ve not yet had the chance to take part!

    Awesome chance!

  15. Erika
    July 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh how fun! I just discovered your GWL site & love the concept. Happy anniversary! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  16. Connie Miles
    July 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh WOW! How I’d love to win this!! I have been married to my best friend and sweetheart for 36 years and it has been wonderful!! I want to scrap about the past 36 and the future 36++ and this would help me do it. It is such a blessing for you younger girls to have this at the beginning of your married lives, but us older marrieds can greatly benefit too. Thanks so much for such GREAT memory keeping and relationship improving products.

  17. Lynn
    July 31, 2011 at 8:10 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you for the chance to win! My husband and are weeks away from our 18th Wedding Anniversary!

  18. Karyn A.
    July 31, 2011 at 10:07 am (6 years ago)

    Would love to participate. Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. Ginger_79
    July 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm (6 years ago)

    I really should concentrate on documenting our relationship. We lived in two different countries before and just moved together in April this year. So it’s the time where we grow more defined as a couple.

  20. Stephanie
    July 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Amazing! I’m such a huge admirer of your work and templates! Thanks for the chance, and congrats on hitting the one year mark!

  21. Mary
    August 1, 2011 at 8:39 am (6 years ago)

    I’d love a chance! I just found your site and am so excited about the work you are doing!

  22. Monique
    August 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve been married for 23 years, so I’m sure that provides me with enough material to fill more than one album!
    I’d love to win the first one…. Thanks for the chance!

  23. yanina
    August 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Awesome! thanks for the chance.

  24. rani
    August 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I can’t believe it took me so long to find this site! I am so inspired! thanks for all you are doing and happy anniversary!

  25. Denise
    August 3, 2011 at 8:27 am (6 years ago)

    I just found your site today through your article at digishoptalk. Love the concept and love the opportunity to win your inspiring GWL Marriage Edition. <3

  26. Suzanne
    August 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow! Happy 1st year to you! And thanks for the chance!

  27. Elaine Uhl
    August 5, 2011 at 5:13 am (6 years ago)

    Wow! Great giveaway! You ladies continue to inspire me; I’d love to win!

  28. Monda
    August 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the Plant Your Story concept – that our tales are growing, living stories that provide the shelter of connectedness into the generations that follow us. Thanks for the continued inspirations.


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