If you’ve visited the Big Picture Scrapbooking blog this week,
then you know that *I think* I have the BEST ideas.
Yesterday, I sent this stack of letter stickers to Jenifer Pease, for sharing her letter-sticker layout in our BPS gallery.
I’m certain she is now on board with my ideas!
Seriously, I’m having a blast following the series of goofy videos Kayce and I made to introduce several new themes and projects at BPS. Here’s a recap:
If it makes life easier, we want to hear about it!
Women are notorious for coming up with ways to do things faster, cheaper and better. We are tip hounds and tip junkies. The best things about tips–beyond the solutions they provide is the potential they have to help others, so we’ve decided to reward our tip-sharing readers.
Email your tip to firstname.lastname@example.org and if we select and post it, you’ll WIN a $10 gift certificate to use in purchasing your next class.
We want to know your story!
We want to hear stories about your efforts to tell stories. Clear as mud? Everyone has a story to tell–of course, the story your most qualified to tell is your own. Once you decide to embark on the journey we call scrapbooking, life begins to unfold in wonderfully insightful ways. We want the world to know the difference a scrapbooking mindset makes and so we’re now collecting your video stories. Visit our video submissions page to learn more. If we feature your story somehow, we will reward you with a $20 gift certificate to use in purchasing your next class.
First Day Fridays
The early bird, gets the cash!
BPS classes always open and are refreshed on Thursdays. I’m a Thursday child, so I’ve always loved Thursdays–but now, they are hands-down my favorite workday–but what’s so amazing about Thursdays is what they elicit from our very active BPS students: Sheer productivity! I’m utterly floored sometimes by the amount of creativity that is exercised and posted in our classroom galleries by Friday mornings, so I decided we should recognize this impressive effort by our students. Each Friday morning, we’ll scour the galleries of our classrooms and randomly select something to share on our blog. When we do, that student will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend on their next class!
On the home front, life continues to be extra challenging lately. There are so many people I love that are dealing with major stress and trials and sometimes the emotional weight of it all is crushing. This on top of what I think is stupid hormonal imbalances (more on this soon) is driving me nuts and creating crazy roller-coaster mood swings. I’ve been praying and listening to several podcasts and conference talks over and over — thankfully, this always put me back in a good place. One quote (from Julie Beck) that I play over and over again in my mind is this:
“Despite popular media messages to the contrary, no one is rich enough,
beautiful enough, or clever enough to avoid a mortal experience.”
It’s so true. We are all here on earth to be tested, so that we can hopefully choose to learn and progress personally and collectively. I was especially grateful this week when my blog reader, June left me a link to an NPR story on a movement to adopt a Gross National Happiness or GNH as a way to enhance or perhaps even replace current economic indicators wrapped up in the Gross Domestic Product. This audio clip is just over 3 minutes long and well worth your time.
Have a wonderful weekend!