because here we go!
Welcome to my brand new website!
I’m so excited for you to poke around and explore. I’m also excited to show you around, so don’t think you have to take it in all at once. I’ll be highlighting the various pages and features over the next week or two. While this new site is still a work-in-progress (and I wouldn’t want it any other way) it is something I’ve been nudging forward for well over a year. And if you know me at all, you know I don’t (can’t) do these kinds of things by myself — stacyjulian.com is the collaborative effort of my sweet friend and partner, Kayce at Big Picture Scrapbooking and Shelly at Toolbox Media. John and Allison Barnes are also helping me with the day-to-day management and Dani Frederick has been a huge help in a number of ways. To each and all of them, a big fat THANK YOU!!
But, enough about me today …
Today is about YOU and ALL of us that took the “Give Yourself a Present” challenge ONE YEAR AGO.
Can you even believe it is already October 1st? I has been 365 days — I cannot believe this.
Here’s what I need you to do. Retrieve your mini “present” and use the photos inside to create a layout that records your reflections of the past year and the images captured. I explain it a bit more in this video.
Here’s my layout.
If you don’t want to use the actual photos in your “present” album (in other words you want to keep your album intact) then simply reprint the photos you used to use again on a layout. I’ve set up a Flickr gallery where we can post our original “present” projects and the layout we create in the next week or two. If you started reading my blog since last October or you need a refresher as to what I referring to, click on the “My Present (2008 + 2009)” under Experience More on the right sidebar.
I’ve been a little busy getting this site launched, so I was not able to contact ALL the other bloggers that participated in the challenge last year. If you blog about the challenge or something related to it, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add a link to your blog here (thanks for understanding!)
When I was in Japan last week, Margie reminded me that she has been very faithful in carrying her “present” with her — in fact, she’s taken a “Flat Stanley” twist and photographed her mini book in various places where she’s been …
here we are in St. Louis, MO and in Osaka, Japan
and look … is that Margie in an orange tree?
and … there you have it. My present project, some thoughts on another year whizzing by and an official invitation for YOU to recognize the “gift” you created last year and document it for your scrapbooks.
OK, just one more thing … the October gallery is up at Write. Click. Scrapbook.