Happy National Scrapbook Day!
I'm beginning my celebrations at 3:30 am (my time) because I can't sleep. I've had two amazing days watching Brian Smith take photos in my home. I can't even express how giddy (and grateful) I am for his talent and the way he has allowed me to visualize a project that I am working on (a huge DREAM of mine) More details coming soon!
Brian came to my house back in 2006 (I think?) to photography my studio for Wendy and Aby's book, The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker. This time he brought his beautiful bride, Shokko …
Brian and Shokko were celebrating their 5th anniversary Friday, so we gave them cupcakes (with sprinkles of course!)
With everything going on the last two days, I totally failed to finish up my SS memories for Celebrate Simple Week. I hope you'll allow me a few more days and a few more recollections, because I'm so NOT done! Be sure to check out Angie's and Wendy's and Cathy's blogs for some prize giveaways and know that I still have few things to share (and give away) too!
I'll be celebrating National Scrapbook Day, by giving my Tafty boy a mad scientist birthay party and by (hopefully) putting my studio back together, so I'm ready for work next week. Wendy and I are headed to the scrap.it.up event in South Dakota next weekend, so I've got plenty to do!
I think we all know that the best way to grow and ultimately sustain our industry is to share our LOVE of scrapbooking. In other words, spread the word! Why not pick someone you know, that you KNOW would love to scrapbook (whether or not she knows it) and then help her learn the ropes in May.
I'm going to support this effort by sharing a "Tell her …" TIP every
day. So, pick your friend and then "Tell her …" these nuggets of
wisdom that have become essential to my philosophy– things that for
the most part, I've had to learn and put into practice by trial and
error. If you know me at all, then you know that these will not be 'how
to scrapbook' tips, but 'how to survive scrapbooking' tips. I want us
to survive and thrive in this glorious hobby of ours … and
please, feel free to share your own survival strategies and solutions
here and on the message board over at Scrapbook.com
Let's start with this one: Please tell your friend that creativity isn't what you make, but how you think. Tell her that true creativity is simply an ability to fully engage and experience any moment in time. Tell her that as she learns to recognize the magnitude of everyday moments, she will begin to find her creativity.
Tell her she can scrapbook. Tell her you'll help!