Take FIVE.

This is the title of the new presentation I am working on for 2009. In fact, I'm giving it today for the first time. In it I am exploring the five elements of creative rhythm — things that need our attention if we are to sustain our enthusiasm for scrapbooking or any other kind of self-expression or art, long term.

But … let's forget all the deep stuff and just celebrate the fact that I am probably going to ROCK (positive affirmation here) with FIVE things I LOVE right now.

1. This song. It's called "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your
Eyes" OK, serioulsy … this is such an adorable thing. Geof and Trey
heard it in the car not too long ago and told me about it. We Googled
and now we're all humming it. Love.

Download 01 Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes

2. Cute magnet or dry erase boards from Adorn It.

it's pretty obvious, but you can select from two pages of sizes and styles and then customize the frame.

3. Basic Grey Bittersweet


I played with this yesterday. I needed to do some "just because" creating to get into the swing of things.
I love the browns and *of course* the way the patterns work together. Perfect for Valentine's Day.

4. This article on Energy Management. I read this a year or more ago and came across the link in my files. Love the reminder that my energy, unlike my time is NOT linear. My energy is a cyclicle thing that requires both periods of intense engagement and intentional recovery.

If this is a new idea for you, read this.

5. This adorable doormat from Organize.com


Happy Friday.


  1. I’m loving that doormat and wondered where you found it.

  2. Deb Jones says:

    Fun song. Great doormat. Good article behind the link. Thanks.

  3. love, love the song, thanks for sharing!

  4. I absolutely love the Adorn It boards! Gonna have to order some gifts!

  5. I love, love, LOVE that song! Can’t wait to memorize the words! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you and Cathy didn’t get into TOO much trouble!

  6. That song is fantastic! My two year old and I were dancing like crazy people! Now I have to go buy the album. :)

  7. that song is just the best! I first heard them on A Prairie Home Companion on NPR…. Good Stuff!

  8. rachel in Cali. says:

    I have to be honest… when I played the You Tube “crayola song”, the look on my face was a perplexed one. But by the time it was over I thought it was just so cute! That was about a half hour ago, and I just caught myself walking around the house singing (and dancing… well you can call it dancing, but it was more like moving my neck like an Egyptian!) to it. :0)
    Just had to share!

  9. Loving that song – keep playing it over and over.
    Love Basic Grey too – they can do no wrong.

  10. Loving the song. I keep playing it and downloaded it from Rhapsody. Can’t help, but put you in a good mood.

  11. Thanks for letting us “crash” your Glimpses reception at Cragun’s Stacy! We had a blast talking with you! We can’t wait to start our albums! I posted one of the pictures we took with you in the Glimpses gallery on BPS. Thanks again!

  12. I would *love* to hear your Take Five presentation!!
    Hope you’re doing well.

  13. Your “Take 5″ presentation was wonderful! It was inspirational, thoughtful and had a little fun sprinkled in. I can’t wait to get started on the acrylic album and my postcard album. They will be great reminders of what scrapbooking should be. Thanks again for coming up to freeze with us Delta Phi girls!

  14. Always love all your cute links Stacy! Thanks for sharing.

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