Random + Really COOL.

So, I’ve got really GOOD news coming later today, but I’ve just got to share a few random and really cool things first …


So, I’m sure I’ve mentioned that my children get a birthday party or a date with Mom & Dad on alternate birthdays. Clark celebrated 17 yesterday and is due for a date. I’ve got a killer idea that I’ll be repeating for everyone at 17, but it won’t play out well in February, so he has to take a rain check (or rather a sun check!) No worries, he still did quite well yesterday. He came home to a fun little scavenger hunt involving 5 mini cupcakes …



Each cupcake had a sticky note ‘fill-in-the-blank’ clue attached. These clues eventually led him to his final gifts:



Final Cut Express, a membership to Izzy Video and his own URL (clarkjulian.com) — more on all this later. Clark is really passionate about video and so I’m setting him to educate himself and pursue this passion.

Last night was our annual cub scout Blue & Gold banquet. I love this event because it involves decorating cakes. I love surfing around the Internet for fun ideas and then making them happen!


We got our idea from Easy Cake Ideas and this is what Taft’s turned out to be …


We totally skipped the somewhat complicated tomato slices that you really can’t see. Taft doesn’t eat tomatoes anyway!


And here he is, winner of the “Beefiest” cake!

Really Cool

So, I need you to know that I could not do stacyjulian.com with advertisers. These advertisers (or sponsors) pay for wonderful people like Allison, Dani and Shelley — my website administrator, my graphic designer and my programmer. Time is short and I want to focus my time and energy on those things that I do really well. This means I need to be able to pay other people to help me do other things that I do not do really well. I always want to be  transparent with you, so that you understand my intentions. I want to bring you great content and I cannot do that without the help of the wonderful people and companies that believe in what I’m doing.  So … please help me welcome and thank, the following sponsors who are each relatively NEW to stacyjulian.com

Love the elements that Scrapaholic creates for my LOM system. If you are taking LOM or have in the past — you simply must check out Maegan’s  website and blog!


Nikki Sivils
Among other things, I’m particularly fond of Nikki’s Burlap Buttons — anytime someone makes me look like I spent extra time I LOVE it!


Love these super-affordable CoasterBets that Michelle creates in her Etsy shop. These are the kinds of things I purchase to replenish my color-bins!


I’ll be sharing more from other sponsors in the coming weeks. If you know a company who’s products would be a good match for the work I do and the fun and colorful things I want to have happen for our industry, email me stacy@stacyjulian.com and I’ll send them more information.

And … thanks for reading!



  1. I came to read your blog and see pictures of fun cakes, and imagine my surprise when I saw my products! How cool! Thanks, Stacy!

  2. That cake is awesome. It looks good enough to eat. YUM, Beth

  3. Looks like there has been a lot of fun going on in the Jullian home lately! Happy birthday to Clark and congrats to Taft on the great cake, and to everyone else there for just being able to be involved, even if it is just to lick the spoon. LOL!
    I just sent you an e-mail of a wonderful company I think you might like, hope you like them as much as I do!

  4. Hi Stacy-
    Talk about random things…I’ve been a fan or yours for many years and have followed your blog. I’ve taken a few BPS classes and love them (currently, Design Your Life). Our family just moved back to the Northwest after being gone for many years.
    ANYWAY, today I was at our Trader Joe’s in Issaquah, and I see your mom. I completely recognized her from pics on your blog…so with my two little ones in tow, I say “Hi! Aren’t you Stacy’s mom?!?!?” I hope I didn’t frighten her :), but just had to say something..I’m sure she gets it all the time, but what a small world…! And of course, I HAD to say something :)

    • Tracy,
      I’m so glad you said Hi to my mom — thanks! She was just here on Tuesday. I’ll have to give her a call and tease her a bit …

      Welcome back to the great northwest!

  5. I absolutely LOVE the gifts you gave Clark, so wonderful that you’re supporting him in his love of video! I’ve been listening to the Paperclipping Roundtable podcasts since they began earlier this year, and have enjoyed them so much…Izzy is so funny sometimes.

    I absolutely love your website and blog…it is a highlight of my day to see what’s new here. And I must share that I danced a happy dance tonight when I saw a box from Archivers on my doorstep…containing a copy of your Photo Freedom book I was able to track down! Am so looking forward to diving into that and your eBook from Ella.

  6. You Rock!! Clark is one luck young man!
    And I have to say that cake was AWESOME!!
    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog!!!
    You make me smile everyday!

  7. Great cake!

  8. Leora Henkin says:

    I love the cupcakes and I can’t wait to hear the 17 idea. Really, I can’t wait…

  9. I don’t know whether I should be grossed out by the idea of a burger cake or not…That just shows the high level of craftmanship. It just looks way too realistic!
    I would love some ideas for birthday surprises for boys! My son just turned eleven on Wednesday and he’s entered that stage in life when balloons and toys just don’t do it for him…

  10. Love your sponsors! Thanks for sharing pieces of your life with all of us! Was wondering when/if you were going to post anything about Mom 2.0??? Very curious to hear about it!

  11. Taft is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! So is Clark, btw, and he’s just the right age to date my daughter! (We are LDS and live on the Olympic Peninsula!) I’m kidding – My daughter would be livid if she knew I were posting this! It’s been fun to watch your kids grow up before our eyes!

  12. Oh yeah – and the cake – that was way cool!

  13. After reading you site, Your site is very useful for me .I bookmarked your site!

  14. OOOOH don’t know how I missed Maegan’s awesome stuff for LOM! I’ve bookmarked her and may have to have her do some creating for me as well!

  15. That cute little cub scout is so adorable!!! The cake is awesome too, but Taft is just so cute!

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