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March 18, 2014

Facebook has been around for 10 years and claims to be the most popular social networking site. Their mission is to connect everyone to the people and things they love. You will learn about how to best leverage this popular social media platform with instructor Elizabeth Dillow in upcoming workshop, Update to Remember.

“To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” ~ Facebook

Like us on Facebook to stay connected and up to date

Learn more about An Update to Remember and register here


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March 14, 2014

On National Scrapbook Day, you're invited to help us complete our very first "10k"—no sports bra or running shoes required! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The National Scrapbook Day "10k" is a FREE one-day online event hosted by Big Picture Classes and Studio Calico, where together we'll race to add 10,000 new scrapbook layouts to Instagram (#NSD10k) in one day.

Pull out some photos, pull up a chair, and get ready to race! You'll have top-name instructors cheering you on and supplying you with inspiration, discounted kits from Studio Calico available for purchase, and the chance to win great prizes throughout the day.

Register here


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March 13, 2014

Take 15 minutes today to write someone a note. Find a piece of paper and a pen, and write a letter to someone you care about. Let them know how thankful you are to have them in your life, and why. Not only will you feel amazing for taking a moment to realize how fortunate you are, you’ll also make someone’s day when you mail out that little letter.

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March 12, 2014

What's your story? This spring, say hello to a dozen fun strategies for sharing more of your words, and more of yourself, on your scrapbook pages—and enjoy $19.49 in FREE downloads from Ali!

In her popular 12-week workshop, Hello Story, Ali Edwards will introduce you to 12 storytelling "structures"—never before seen in her prior journaling workshops—that will bring creativity and clarity to both your writing and your page designs. Every week, you get to sit over Ali's shoulder and watch her transform her story ideas into timeless, authentic, story-rich scrapbook pages.

Prepare to be amazed by the content in re-run 4 expert workshop, Hello Story. Stacy shares why she is so excited about this workshop in the video above. We are all excited about this class!




Winner is Mamabirdy Thanks everyone for playing!

Enter to win a spot in Hello Story for you and a friend!! Leave a comment below sharing your favorite journaling product. Giveaway ends Monday 3/17/2014 at midnight PT.


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March 11, 2014


We love quotes, check out our robust quote archive here.

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March 07, 2014

Take a moment to celebrate your successes. At times, it’s all too easy to notice our shortcomings. Today, I ask that you take a moment to think about all of your successes, and give yourself permission to be proud of everything you have accomplished in your day, week, life.

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March 06, 2014

Anyone else loving all the new embellishments? I sure am, and I am sharing some favorites with you today. 

  • Sequins
  • Shaped paper clips
  • Wood Veneer


Shaped Paper Clips

Wood Veneer

Do you have some new favorites? Share in the comments and let us know what embellishments you are playing with.


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March 04, 2014

I’ll admit it, I’m in love with 3” x 4” and 4” x 6” pocket products! And while I can be found using those cards for their intended purpose such as Project Life, I also adore finding new ways to use those cards outside the pocket! Today we are going to go really outside the box when thinking outside the pocket. I want to show you how I combined pocket products with some letter stickers to create a fun chore chart.

You will need:

  • 10” x 13” frame
  • 4” x 6” grid or lined cards
  • coordinating 3” x 4” cards
  • letter stickers
  • dry erase marker

I don’t have paper that’s large enough to fill the inside of a 10” x 13” picture frame. So I just used the back of the image that came in the frame. Thankfully it was white and matched my card palette perfectly! You could also use some poster board. Before you add your pocket cards take note of how much of the paper the frame covers.

To create my chore chart I began by finding three 3” x 4” cards to hold the headings/names. Next I grabbed three 4” x 6” grid cards. I like using grid cards because it gives me, and my boys, lines to use when writing on the chart. Then I used some letter stickers to add the titles as well as the days of the week. You could also use this process to create a menu chart, or even a basic to do list.

I have hung this fun new chore chart in my kitchen. Now all I have to do is start assigning chores!

If you’d like to see how I use pocket products on my regular scrapbooking layouts join me for my new workshop Scrapbooking Outside the Pocket.


Visit Monica Bradford at ScrapInspired.com for regular doses of scrapbook inspiration. 

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February 28, 2014

Take a long, hot bath. At the end of a busy day, take 30 minutes to relax your weary muscles and joints, and to allow your mind to rest. Whether it's a simple soak, or over-the-top with bubbles, soft candle light and a good book, quiet your mind, be in the moment, and simply enjoy the warm waters.

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February 27, 2014


Hope you have enjoyed are sharing of recipes over the last few months, I have had fun gathering and sharing them with you. This last recipe is one I make frequently and is a family favorite.I like to serve it with cheese breadsticks and a crisp green salad. (adapted from Eating Well)

photo credit Eating Well


1 clove garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1 15-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh (chopped)
1 6- to 9-ounce package fresh or frozen cheese ravioli
2 cups diced zucchini, (about 2 medium)
Freshly ground pepper to taste


Add tomatoes, broth, water and basil to large stock pan; bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Add ravioli and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add zucchini; return to a boil. Cook until the zucchini is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Season with pepper.



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