The birthday party we’ve been throwing all week long at Big Picture Classes is coming to an end, but not without some serious FUN. Believe it or not, we have 500 (FIVE HUNDRED) packages of Happy Mail ready to (randomly) send to BPC members who have completed their profile. And one of those 500 (FIVE HUNDRED) packages of Happy Mail contains this *BIG TICKET, modeled by the adorable Kayce herself. Whoever receives the *BIG TICKET also receives ONE YEAR of FREE Classes!!
* Haven’t you always wanted to experience just a little Willy Wonka style anticipation?? And yes, we have a blast brainstorming fun and crazy ideas for our community!
All week long we’ve posted Happy Birthday wishes from some of our teachers.
Amy Sorenson is an amazing writer and my good friend. I met her years ago and she authored dozens of articles for Simple Scrapbooks magazine. Amy’s journaling classes at BPC are always a hit, because for Amy scrapbooking is all about the story and she has honed her skills in writing an engaging story. I’m delighted to wrap up our birthday week on my blog by posting her birthday wishes. If you haven’t taken Amy’s class The Gift of Words, take it. What we most need to give our family and friends at the holidays is expressions of love and loyalty and Amy will help you do this!
I love what she said on her blog today (click on her name above to go there.) She talks about visiting her father in a care center and about asking her uncle to share some recollections of their youth–they are few and sadly the photos are fewer. “When you have pictures paired with words? That is when personal history comes alive. Maybe it will be decades before anyone changes from thinking I’m weird to thinking I was right in persevering with the scrapbooking thing. One day, someone will want a story and an image; I will be able to give it to them, and that is reason enough to be grateful for scrapbooking”
Amen to that!
The Paperclipping Roundtable.
I got to be a part of a special (special for me) Roundtable discussion on Tuesday morning, where upcoming 4Experts instructors, Ali Edwards and Lain Ehmann were guests of Noell, Izzy and Nancy.
We chatted about the importance of approaching your pictures and stories in different ways at different times.
I think you’ll enjoy listening.
A long time ago, my sister gave me a necklace that I just loved. I loved it so much that I wore it out.
I just FOUND out who makes it and I’ve ordered another one.
I’m feeling happy about this!
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Every now and then when I sync my iPhone to my computer I discover pictures I didn’t take. I love that these four give me a peek into my obvious deliberation when it comes to colorful options!!
Thanks to Tafty and Apple.
Speaking of Taft, guess who just won 1st place in his elementary school Reflections contest for photography. The theme this year is Together We Can and he thoughtfully staged this image, framed it, snapped it and edited it all by himself!
I am the proud Mama, for sure.