Live Good, tagged and more …

I should be in bed, but …

I am too excited about the launch of Library of Memories (just had to stay up and see the classroom LIVE) and we are anticipating the arrival, any minute now, of some family friends. Took this photo last February, when they were here for Clark’s 14th birthday party.

Nolan and Geof become friends when they were about twelve. Nolan and his family are coming up for what has become an annual ski trip. They reside in Arizona and need to search for snow (hard for us in the inland northwest to imagine this winter!) Anyway, enjoyed setting up the guest room tonight. Found a great pic of Geof and Nolan in college, dressed up oddly enough as two rolls of Charmin "Squeeze Me" toilet tissue and put it in a little frame in the bedroom (grin) found it btw in my People We Love category drawer behind the Family Friends/Cordons tab! 

I’m also really excited about the March Book that is being featured in Tena’s Handmade Book of the Month Club and the FREE Reading Room. It is one of my favorite Compendium books, called LIVE Good. and it’s just awesome — I display it on an easel in my studio, so I remember to pick it up often and thumb through the pages. If you are a fan like me, then you likely know that the author of many Compendium books is a man named Kobi Yamada (who happens to also be the president and CEO of the company) who is an amazing human being, dedicated to a vision of inspiring others. Guess what? Kobi agreed to do an interview with Tena and answered several questions via email and seriously, good stuff! Also, Tena’s is helping us alter a board book this month and for people like me that shy away a bit from the "altered arts" and other more time-consuming projects, like books you construct yourself — this is an exciting thing. I already know that I will be using one of these, to make my "live good" board book …

Love these — so sturdy and just so cool inside the box (thanks Cloud 9) Anyway, If you haven’t signed up for the handmade book, inspired by Live Good and Kobi — you should be doing that now, here.

Ok, I guess I can’t put it off any longer. Paula tagged me on her blog yesterday and I just think, sheez, don’t people know way too much about me already, but here we go …

The rules: Link to your tagger and post these 3 rules on your blog.

  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. Most random facts about me are weird (one down)
2. I’ve been putting mixed nuts in my granola in the morning and eating it with vanilla soy milk — love the             salty/sweet combo (see, I told you, weird)
3. I’ve started doing yoga two days a week and did some very smooth Sun Salutations today (teacher even said so)
4. Love listening to This American Life podcasts (just recently subscribed)
5. Watched this video tonight and bawled at the end. Made Geof watch it with me (he cried too — I’m serious) I have Janet in Austin, TX to thank. She forwarded to me. I read a newspaper article about Randy Pausch and his "last lecture" on an airplane recently and was thrilled to see this segment from the Oprah show. Thanks Janet!
6. May be attempting to grow my hair out a bit (not sure yet) and so wearing my hair in pig tails quite often         these days — it’s kinda fun.
7. Am decorating a cake with Trey (technically decorating with cupcakes) for the annual Blue and Gold             banquet tomorrow night (think Cub Scouts.) We are making both polar bears and penquins in an icy "scene," with a little sign pointing to the North and South poles (pretty cute eh?) Penguin0607_main_polarbearcupcakes_2

I guess that wasn’t so bad.
Ok, I’m tagging …

Jessica, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Kellie, Mark, Stephanie and Angie

Jessica has been my friend for years and I just really like her family blog.

Rebecca, Elizabeth and Kellie — favorite scrapbookers of mine

Mark is married to Cami (who is a scrapbooker living here is Spokane) and is a marriage counselor. He just recently launched this cool website and blog, so I thought I’d share!

I met Stephanie at CHA for the first time and partook of at least 17 very yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies, she gave me in a darling brown bag package. Got to hear "her story" and decided we could definitely be life long friends. If you don’t know her yet, you’ll love her.

and of course Angie, over at the Simple Blog …

Thanks friends!!


  1. Hi Stacy
    I’m so excited to be taking LOM for the 3rd time,I love the changes I have made from the last 2 times & am looking forward to reviewing what I have set up & making some changes & improvements this time round.

  2. stacy – so excited today is the day!! i’ve been doing the countdown since the class was announced and i signed up – no pause to think if it would be worth it or the money or anything!! missed it last time around and vowed this was MY year!! thanks so much for doing it again, you are awesome!!

  3. Tess Davis says:

    OK, so the first thing I did when I woke up was fire up the ‘ol computer and go straight to BPS. My heart did a little leap and I must say I’m on cloud 9, maybe even 10. Thank you in advance for sharing your system and a bit of yourself with the rest of us. You are a true inspiration and I wish we were neighbors! :) Tess (thetessaroo)

  4. Am I the only one who totally forgot about LOM starting today?? I’m just really, really happy I’ve been able to get my hands on the PHOTO FREEDOM book! WOOHOO! Happy Thursday.. peace and blessings…

  5. Here’s the link to Randy Paush’s blog that he updates occasionally. He is a great example of inspiration!

  6. I bought a copy of the book yesterday. Read most of it, and your system is so similar to what I already have been doing (for a couple years now); the last piece was the negatives thing, last fall I pulled them out of the notebooks I had them in and they are all in a box! I had the same realization as you, I rarely if ever was going back into them for a reprint! So liberating to hear that you have done a similar thing. I did take all the ones from the children’s baby years and have those put on CD’s though. People have asked me how I organize photos etc, now I can just direct them to your book!
    Love your childhood photos! Mine look just like yours, right down to the nubby brown sofa and bubble green screen TV in the background, don’t you just love those greeting cards from our childhood, there is just something so sweet about them!
    Have a great weekend, I look forward to reading the rest of the book and making some changes to my photo organizational system!

  7. Not only did I get to start my morning with LOM, I am totally CASEing those cupcakes for our Pack Meeting tonight!
    My day would be absolute bliss if Photo Freedom shows up in my mailbox! Thanks for facilitating a wonderful day, Stacy!

  8. Oh! I’d love to learn how to make those polar bear cupcakes! So cute!
    The video link didn’t work — I got a random video?
    Thanks Stacy

  9. Oh my goodness Randy Pausch is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing that. The link doesn’t automatically work but the Oprah video is on YouTube and the full version is at AMAZING!!

  10. Hey Stacy!
    Stephanie tagged me after you tagged her and I have kept it going! This is so much fun!!!
    Stephenie, Fiskateer #003

  11. I stopped into my LSS at lunch this afternoon to pick up some cards from a swap. And I was poking around, looking at the new making memories papers. Suzanne – the owner and wonderful lady, said something to my hubby, so I turned around to talk with them & over her shoulder – I saw your new book! That was it! I was done! I just started section three and wanted to say THANKS and I am TOTALLY excited to begin putting this system into practice. MUCH better then the puney, almost non existent one I have now.
    So… when can we expect the sequel – which tells us how to do the same thing with all of our fun scrapbooking products??? ;)
    Thanks Stacy… this books ROCKS and I think it will rock MY way of photo storage and scrapbooking! :)

  12. Ooooooooooo good post. So much good stuff to read and listen to. Thank you.

  13. Stacy! I just bought and read your book Photo Freedom, and I have to say that you just might be my new BFF. Your books are THE books I recommend to other scrapbookers to read. I’m a bit freaked out by the whole thing, but I think from now on I’m going to change the way I think about scrapbooking! This changes EVERYthing! Here’s to a more joyous, creative, and liberating scrapbooking life!
    Quite Sincerely,
    who puts you in the rank of new best friend along with her MacBook and Pentax K10 dslr!

  14. hi Stacy,
    i really hope you post directions for those polar bear cupcakes. Too Cute. I can’t wait to get your book.
    anxiously waiting in CA,

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