Library of Memories

I’ve received several emails from past LOM students telling me they are registered again and are excited to pick up where they left off … I want to share this one:

Hi Stacy,

I was your tour guide/helper at Creative Escape last year. I can’t tell you how excited I am to take the LOM class again this year. I knew that if I committed to your organizational system it would be worth it and I am so happy I did. It took me 6 months to get organized and another 6 to give myself permission to just grab pictures I love and do something with them. You have allowed me to have fun scrapbooking again and realize that I have hundreds of fabulous photos I’m excited to work with. I have started my journey again through all the 2007 LOM lessons and encourage you to do that too. The cute little Addie sounds in the background are soooo precious. What a difference a year makes in our lives. Anyway…I have a ton of finished layouts that I love, I have albums to put in catagories but haven’t taken the leap yet. I’m still wrapping my mind around the whole divider pages, tabs, separate albums, where to put the layouts, etc. I’m excited to review that piece of the puzzle.

Thank you for giving me the freedom to create without guilt. It’s fun again and I love it. I look forward to getting my copy of Photo Freedom and starting the 2008 Library of Memories class. You inspire me, for that I thank you.

Sincerely,
Amy S

Ok, so here’s why I like what Amy said so much, and what you need to know about this class and my system. I’m hoping this will answer other questions I’ve received …

"I knew that if I committed to your organizational system it would be worth it"
This class and system is a commitment. One that is very worth it, both
in terms of time and money — you simply cannot facilitate change and
improvement in your life without some level of commitment and I love
that Amy knew that before signing up and continues to realize that.

"It took me 6 months to get organized and another
6 to give myself permission to just grab pictures I love and do
something with them."

This class is a process that takes time. The class itself lasts 16
weeks, but the implementation of the ideas and principles takes much
longer. I love that Amy has been patient with herself. If you set up a
system that supports inspiration-based scrapbooking you will come to
trust that system and approach. You can rest-assured that you have my
permission and experience behind you, but you ultimately must give
yourself that same permission — and it takes time.

You have allowed me to have fun scrapbooking again and realize that I have hundreds of fabulous photos I’m excited to work with.
Scrapbooking is supposed to be FUN and it really can be — we sometimes get so bogged down by the sheer number of photos that we have (and so intimidated by the photos of others that we see) that we forget that all the inspiration we  need is in our own "fabulous" memories. I want to help you reconnect (again and again) with the fabulous and inspiring pictures that you have.

I have started my journey again through all the
2007 LOM lessons and encourage you to do that too. The cute little
Addie sounds in the background are soooo precious. What a difference a
year makes in our lives.

I really LOVE this. Amy is starting again. Do you have any idea how many times I have "started again?" Everytime you get back up, dust yourself off and start again, you bring added experience and perspective and  you make a little more progress. I also love Amy’s advice to me — I am too reviewing the content of the 2007 LOM class and I am re-recording voice messages and realizing (again) how much life does change in one short year. In my opinion, now is the time — you can quote me on this, "You will never have more time than you do now. What do you want to do? Decide to do it and start today"

I’m still wrapping my mind around the whole
divider pages, tabs, separate albums, where to put the layouts, etc.
I’m excited to review that piece of the puzzle.

Learning and adapting new ideas is a process — there is no rush, or deadlines associated with personal growth and everyone progresses at a different pace. Isn’t that a wonderful thing? Give yourself time to understand and adapt to the things life is teaching you.

Thank you for giving me the freedom to create without guilt.
To Amy (and anyone else willing to embark on this adventure) Thank YOU. Thank you for accepting the challenge and for letting go.

I can’t wait to see Amy (and you?) in the 2008 session of Library of Memories!

and by the by — there’s more over here.

Comments

  1. this post on happiness and color made me think of you. http://materialobsession.typepad.com/material_obsession/2008/02/comfort-zones.html

  2. I’m a returning student, too…so excited to continue the journey! :) Thanks for letting us come back!

  3. Danielle M says:

    I am so excited about your new book and the LOM class that I can’t hardly wait!

  4. I absolutely cannot wait to get your new book to arrive and your class to start! I know it will change my life…as your Big picture did for me. Made me think differently about how I scrap, and what’s important. Thanks Stacy!! :) Ps- I am now a color junkie as well! Funny how when you allow yourself to think differently, how life and the world opens up..how color makes you happy :)

  5. I’m signed up for LOM and I am so excited about it!!!

  6. Since I won the Photo Freedom book (still waiting on it to arrive in my mailbox, Alberta is soooo far from Washington ;) and have the Big Picture book I have been debating on wether or not I want to take the LOM class. I think I can ‘spoon feed’ myself and I do want to take the next 3 quarters of the BPS Yearly course.
    What’s a girl to do???

  7. I am returning student as well and am very excited about it.

  8. I am surprised you don’t have a link to BPS on your site anymore. Or maybe I’ve missed it? I think that would be helpful, especially after this post. I am a LOM alum and want to register again. That was a wonderful class, and I know I’ll absorb even more this time around.
    Thanks, Stacy!

  9. I am eagerly absorbing the Big Picture book and pre-ordered Photo Freedom. Really hoping there is help in the new book about making the transition from chronological scrapbooking. I can’t reorganize what I’ve scrapped so far, as everything is stuck onto strap-hinge pages. (or can I ??) I am very ready for a change, but still want to appreciate what I’ve done in the past. Words of wisdom, please?

  10. I took this course the first time you offered it and am still slowly placing layouts in the categories. I have finally started to go through my father’s photos and organize them in the storage albums – he died almost 6 years ago and it has taken me this long to face the hundreds of photos he took. This system works for me and I love being able to scrapbook what stikes my fancy, not what comes next. The LOM class hand the Big Picture book have changed how I approach my photos and my memories. Thank you, Stacy for giving me permission to enjoy scrapbooking.

  11. What a great commentary on your LOM class! The class sounds so wonderful and just what I’ve been wanting & needing but I cannot make the commitment (time or $$) at this time. I really hope you offer it again next year b/c I think it’s what I need to jump start me back into scrapbooking b/c I kind of gave up after feeling behind and overwhelmed all the time.

  12. I too am soooo excited to start LOM….and get out of the chrono scrapping box..I’m also trying to make peace with the few chrono albums I’ve completed in the past…any suggestions?? I know I’m going to feel pressured to redo them “the LOM” way!!

  13. I am searching everywhere to find your materials list for your 12 on the 12th project. Can you help me? Thank you so much!

  14. Could you please post the ISBN number for your new book, Photo Freedom? Tried to order one from Barnes & Noble and they weren’t able to pull anything up for your new book. Suggested if I had ISBN # they could search it and order for me. Thanks!

  15. I am a 60 year old grandma now, and a returning alum of LOM. Needless to say, I have many pictures to work with, and I no longer feel the guilt of being behind. In fact, if the saying, “I am so far behind, I’ll ever die” is true, then I am excited to live forever just scrapbooking “the moment”. The Big Picture Book is the most inspiring thing I’ve found. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Vicki Lish

  16. Jenny Davis says:

    I read LOM book and tried this system. I found it very labor intensive and ended up with a mess. Has anyone tried the Power Sort System with Power Sort Boxes, photo safe memorabilia files and Power Layouts? A friend just told me about them.

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