Be Your Own Inspiration is a four-week online class that will teach you to develop your personal creativity as you explore the life you want to live. Each week features a specific topic of self-exploration, including video lessons and guided workbook exercises, followed by art journal and scrapbook projects that will help you discover and unleash your personal strength.

Get ready to:

  • Develop the insight and skills you need to overcome obstacles in your life and achieve your goals and dreams
  • Celebrate and honor your unique self through projects designed to help you recognize and unleash your personal strength
  • Create several albums and art journals full of inspiration that will be cherished and referenced for years to come
  • Learn a variety of new art and crafting techniques to apply to your future projects

Exclusive bonuses:

  • 20-page downloadable workbook
  • Shopping discounts from our sponsors, Paper Nest Dolls and Stamplistic

Designed for convenience:

  • Immediately receive all 4 weeks of content, with access that never expires
  • Videos average 10 minutes or less so you can always keep moving forward
  • Watch on any device

Personal support:

  • Confidential, interactive Facebook classroom where you can share your personal stories and class projects

Just a few of the projects and techniques we'll cover:

  • Create a personalized journal from a 6×6 paper pad
  • Speedy coloring with Copic markers
  • Creative backgrounds with paint and watercolor crayons
  • Super-easy ways to use rhinestones and sequins
  • Dimensional, multi-layered stamping

Current Students are Saying...

"Through the workbook, amazing video, and the art projects themselves, I have gained some newfound confidence and I see myself in a different light. I truly can find the inspiration within to accomplishment whatever my passion." 

Valynn - Toronto, Canada

"This class has changed my life. The videos and assignments have given me power over my own life, my fears, and allowed me a freedom to be the me that I locked away so many years ago. I was afraid to start this class but I am so happy that I did." 

Faith - Littleton, Colorado

"I've signed up for many art journaling courses but this one is just the right mix of mix of focus on self-journey and artistic expression. I've been able to participate and feel supported." 

Beth - Pullman, Washington

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

    • Welcome!

    • Introduction

    • Our Facebook Classroom

    • Downloadable Workbook

    • Optional Video Transcripts

    • Exclusive Shopping Discounts

    • Shopping For Supplies

    • 30 Days of Art Journaling

  • 2

    Week One: Where We Are

    • Let's Talk About Fear

    • Journaling Exercise

    • Feeling the Music

    • Let's Get Crafty!

    • Scrapbooking: Fight Song

    • Getting Started with Art Journaling

    • Art Journaling: Sweet Silver Lining

    • One More Idea

  • 3

    Week Two: Where We've Been

    • Our Proof is in Our Past

    • Shutting Down the Lies: Why This Week's Project Matters

    • Creating the Evidence File

    • Bonus: Speed Coloring with Copic Markers

    • Evidence File Scrapbooking

    • Art Journaling Your Evidence

  • 4

    Week Three: Where We Want to Go

    • Finding Inspiration to Move Forward

    • Super-Fast Quote Journal Artwork

    • Quote Art Gallery

    • Index Card Quote Art

    • A Pep Talk

    • Creative Stamp Layering and Paper Cutting

    • Box Design: Adding Bling and Magic Rhinestone Placement

  • 5

    Week Four: Getting There

    • Putting It All Together

    • My Crazy Cleaning journey

    • Add to Your Evidence File

    • It All Ends With Gratitude

    • Gratitude Journal: Part One

    • Gratitude Journal: Part Two

    • Bonus: Speed Coloring and Paper Piecing with Copic Markers

  • 6

    In Conclusion

    • Claim Your Free Determined to Shine Tote

About the instructor

Founder and President

Allyson Bright

I’m Ally, and I’ve got your back.

I know that life can be really damn hard sometimes. But the one thing I’ve learned through all of my own struggles?

There actually is a secret to getting through the twists and turns.

Are you ready?

It’s you.

It’s that deep-down, magical voice whispering that there just might be something more than surviving.

It's listening to your soul when it longs for joy. And love. And magic. And silliness.

Consider me your personal guide to all of that and so much more.

I’m a Certified Holistic Life Coach, a Reiki Master Teacher, and an Advanced Crystal Practitioner, among other things. But most importantly? I'm here for you.

I’m committed to creating powerful healing experiences because they changed my life - and you deserve that magical transformation, too. Because there absolutely is something more waiting for you.

And if you’re ready, I’m here to help you find it.