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I LOVE Christmas! I love that for me, and others with a Christian faith, Christmas holds great religious meaning. I love that the anticipation, preparations and celebrations fall smack dab in the middle of what might otherwise be an unbearably long, cold, and dark winter—at least in the Northern hemisphere. I love the details of Christmas—the traditions, the decorations, the music, and (of course) the dipped-in-chocolate-and-then-rolled-in-crushed-candy-cane goodies that are left on my porch.
A motivational message directly from Cathy Zielske's upcoming workshop, Move More, Eat Well Jumpstart. Chances are you’ve got some pretty big goals for getting into shape and staying there. Now I love a good Before and After photo as much as anyone else—you know the ones that show how someone lost practically an entire person.
Enjoy three Project Life tips from the instructors of Project Life Kickoff, a new 3-week workshop starting January 8. A Photo-Organizing Tip from Juli Jones "I do my best to stay on top of uploading my pictures to my computer every couple days or at the very least, once a week. I use iPhoto to store and organize my pictures.
Have You Heard About Our Black Friday Sale? You can enjoy 50% Off All Self-Paced Workshops, How-To Projects & eBooks through December 1! Details and codes at the bottom of the post. But first, a few BPC staffers would like to share their top picks and recommendations for you. 1.
If you're living in the United States, then this week will likely be filled with all kinds of delicious food preparations, travel, and ultimately the gathering of friends and family to feast and to celebrate all that we are blessed with and grateful for. My extended family has been enjoying a wonderful exchange of grateful thoughts as we anticipate this weekend together. It began, almost on a whim, after my Mom posted this image on Instagram.
Besides being the name of an upcoming workshop, a December Duo is a fun & unique way to record your holiday memories! The idea is to start on December 12 and then capture a different "duo" every day until Christmas. Your duos might include "Before / After," "Give / Receive," "Warm / Cold," you get the picture. Here's a quick sneak peek from Tami Morrison to get you in the holiday spirit.
If you have children, you know that there are many important events that come up in a child’s life: a first birthday, dressing up for Halloween, participating in elementary school productions, playing in sporting events, dance recitals, piano and other musical concerts, school dances, and many, many more.
Hello, and Happy Monday! Today I get to share one of the super SIMPLE scrapbook challenges with you, that I have issued to my adorable sister, Darci in our upcoming workshop, Super Simple Scrapbook Challenges, where we masquerade as heroic caped crusaders fighting for simplicity in memory keeping. One of the pages I completed for this challenge is actually a Halloween page, so I thought it might be a good one to share as we finish our countdown to major candy and dozens of new photographs this weekend! One of the things that sometimes stumps me in my quest for scrapbook productivity is my HUGE stash of patterned paper. I LOVE patterned paper.
Just like fashion, there are no rules to scrapbooking! Sure, there are design principles and ever-changing trends, but the scrapbook police are not about to hunt you down. The next time you feel you are in a rut or at a loss for inspiration, think back on all the times that this hobby made you feel alive and electric.
I am a huge fan of mini-books. I’ve made literally hundreds! So imagine my delight when Amy Tan’s project is a mini-book based on things that inspire! From favorite products and food to music and what we read it’s the perfect little “me right now” album. And “little” is right, because it holds the cutest ever 2x2 photos!
Don't you love seeing sneak peeks of art projects before they're finished? It kind of feels like walking through a newly framed house, seeing a celebrity without makeup on, watching What Not to Wear, looking at a baby and imagining what she'll look like when she grows up. You just see so much raw possibility. There's a fun final reveal awaiting you sometime soon, but for the moment, you can imagine all sorts of outcomes.