Stacy is the founder of Big Picture Scrapbooking, as well as the editor of the now defunct Simple Scrapbooks Magazine, and so much more. She is a Big Deal in the scrapbooking world! She also used to be a consultant for CTMH, back when our company was called DOTS (Dozens of Terrific Stamps). That's what thrilled us so much; not only is Stacy a leader in our industry, she is also intimately familiar with OUR company, CTMH.
Stacy's message is a simple one: Be present in your life. Scrapbook your LIFE, your PEOPLE, not events. Not to use every cute little sticker that you found. Your scrapbooks should tell a story to whoever reads them. You don't have to document every EVENT with all those photos you've taken. It's okay to NOT put them in your album. But document your FEELINGS, your HOPES and DREAMS, and be PRESENT in your life as it is right now. (Yes, we were all crying!)
This message hit home with me especially because I scrapbook this way. I tell my children a story on my pages. I often write directly to them. I shared a layout with a new friend on Sunday and when she read my journaling, she said "That's what I want my scrapbooks to be like, to tell stuff like that!"
|Click to enlarge and read the TODAY journaling box|
Stacy created a video to share with us at convention, and she has posted it on her blog so we can show you too. Enjoy! And scrapbook your PEOPLE!!!