I have often talked about my admiration for Stacy Julian, one of scrapbooking’s biggest names and creative geniuses. I have gotten to know Stacy personally and can say that in addition to her talent, she is one of the most genuinely kind people I have ever met. So, when she sent out a blast email to be a part of the scrapbooking world’s first blog blitz, I was in. Chances are, if you go to a variety of scrapbooking blogs today, you are going to read a lot about these cute scrapbooks and the importance of being here now.
Scrapbooking has changed my life. It has caused me to look at life so different. I want to take in the little things and chronicle the stories of my life – the big stuff and the ordinary, every day. It has helped me realize the importance of paying attention to now and not letting life just rush by.
You have everything you need right now to be vibrant and fully engaged in the creative process. It doesn’t matter if you don’t consider yourself “creative” or a “scrapbooker.” You have a story to tell, and chances are you have a camera. So, join me and hundreds of other scrapbookers in a challenge to “Give Yourself a Present”
o Snap ten photos of your life right now.
o Compile these photos in a really small mini-album
o Keep or carry this album with you (in your desk drawer or purse) for one year.
o Promise to glance through the album every time you stumble upon it or pull it from your purse.
o On October 1st, 2009, create a scrapbook page about your experience. Don’t worry, I’ll blog and help you remember!
I let the pictures speak for themselves, but adding words would be great too! I carry this sweet album in my purse and pull it out every chance I get – both to look at and to show it to people. I love it so much that I think I am going to make one for every month of Elias’s life (this was chronicles his second month). It truly is like a little present to me.
Stacy has generously provided me with 25 albums to give away, so leave a comment for a chance to win one! I will randomly select 25 people to send them to. If you don’t win, you can purchase the albums here.