Friday, January 20, 2017

live inspired: the always inspiring stacy julian

This week, on the Live Inspired podcast, I am so honored to have as my guest, the always inspiring, Stacy Julian.

If you've listened to me for any length of time, you know that my approach to scrapbooking is very influenced by Stacy's philosophies and writings on the subject. We chat about her scrapbooking journey from taking a beginner's class to teaching core composition to becoming the Founding Editor of Simple Scrapbooks and Creator of Big Picture Classes. We'll find out what she's up to now and hear some words of wisdom from her about making our memory keeping more meaningful.

I started out this show feeling giddy and by the middle I was absorbed in her story to the point that I had to remind myself I was the host of the show. ha! By the end of the show, I felt tears rising as I realized what a profound affect Stacy's words have had on my life. Listening to her makes me remember why I am a memory keeper. This hobby is so important!

If you aren't already following Stacy Julian, I highly recommend you go now and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and at her blog.

If you only read one thing from her, read this blog post.

Here's a sneak at the project we discussed from Stacy's class called The 20% Club. You can still take four months of this class at Big Picture Classes. If you don't have a membership, sign up for a free trial! 

Hopefully she will get her books online soon but if you'd like to buy a used copy, here's a link to sellers on Amazon that have a copy of The Big Picture. It will change the way you think about memory keeping! 

I also love, love, love her book Photo Freedom and her book Simple Scrapbooks

If you'd like to learn more about The Scrap Gals Retreat in Salt Lake City, April 28-30, click this photo...

Thanks for all your support for my first 50 episodes of Live Inspired and thank you to my darling husband, Mike Claiborne, for composing my new theme song. It makes me so happy!! 


Debbie P said...

This was so fun! I have always loved and been so very inspired by Stacy Julian. You two are just as cute as can be talking together! Love, love, love!

Melissa said...

Enjoyed listening to this while I scrapped today! :)

Unknown said...

Oh man I remember when Big Picture Scrapbooking first came out and rocked my world!

Paula said...


I just mailed Stacy's quote about photos without stories to my mum. My mum was asking "who is that little girl on the photo next to your sister?" Well, the photo dates back to 1980. I think I have a clue.
So lets sit down and tell the stories.

In Austria Stcy Julian is not as well known as in the US, I am delighted to expand my horizon by every posting, podcast and video you publish.

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