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Big Picture Scrapbooking was featured in the August 9th, 2010 issue of Womens World magazine in the "Cash in this Week" section, where they offered discounted classes.

Big Picture Scrapbooking presents the Big Idea Festival workshop. This free online workshop will be packed full of big ideas and is open to all. This special workshop kicks off on August 12 and concludes on August 24.

If you have never tried Big Picture Scrapbooking workshops and self-paced projects, then this is a great opportunity for you to try it out. And if you are student of Big Picture Scrapbooking, then you know that you are in for a big and very special treat.

Our very own Stacy Julian was featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

"Digital photography has changed everything about how we capture, share, and use our pictures. Gone are the days when you could shoot a roll of film, develop it, toss the not-so-good shots, and go home to scrapbook. In our world of digital tools and software, cell-phone photos, blogs, Facebook pages, and even online galleries, we are a globally connected community of scrapbook enthusiasts. You are no longer an isolated scrapbooker looking forward to a Friday night crop with friends. You are managing a never-ending stream of digital images and the possibilities for creative expression are endless. You are not just a scrapbooker anymore."

If you’ve ever thought about scrapbooking and dismissed it as too complicated, you’re not alone. Lots of people are daunted by the idea of putting together a big book of memories– where to find the time? However, scrapbooking expert Cathy Zielske stopped by Morning Living and showed us how simple scrapbooking can be. It’s all about the baby steps! Check out her great tips for making simple, beautiful records of your memories.

Christmastime does not have to be so crazy this year. Georgana Hall and Debbie Raymond, both from Adornit, have teamed up with Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS) to teach you a new way of planning your holiday season. This workshop will help to “cut the crazy out” of what is supposed to be a time of year filled with love, and joy.

Cut the Crazy out of Christmas is a four-week, online workshop packed with holiday tips, ideas, and projects that are designed to help you prioritize and prepare for a more peaceful Christmas celebration.

Mom teaches scrapbooking on the Web

For Jessica Turner, scrapbooking is as much about creating memories as it is documenting them.

"As a scrapbooker, I notice little details more, and I find myself photographing them," Turner said. "Rather than just taking a picture of my son's face, I will take pictures of his little feet on the sidewalk or his hand resting on his grandpa's arm. Those images are priceless, and before becoming a scrapbooker, I probably wouldn't have taken them."

Busy moms often ask Turner how she can juggle marriage, motherhood and a career, and still have time to scrapbook. And with her new class, she plans to give moms her tools and tips for finding time to create that visual record of their baby's first year.

Our first guest Stacy Julian is life enthusiast, a recognized leader in the scrapbooking industry and the visionary founder of Big Picture Scrapbooking. The author of several books and the founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine (2002 - 2009), Stacy is a passionate and sought-after speaker and trainer, presenting across the nation and abroad. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and is a certified professional teacher with the Craft and Hobby Association. Stacy is married to Geoff and together they are the parents of five children. They are at home in Spokane, Washington.

There are always firsts going on around us. Some major like first steps, and some not as major, but still momentous like starting a new job.

Elizabeth Dillow created the Marking Milestones class for Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS) after her third how her child took a bit longer to walk than most. Elizabeth started thinking about all of the smaller milestones that occur in life, that seem to go unnoticed. Like her child’s first time meeting a great-grandfather or first trip to the National Mall.

We all know what a big deal a major life milestone can be. Some milestones are met with great fanfare and celebration, while others come and go quietly. Either way, keeping track of them is a large part of what scrapbookers do. READ MORE...

Spokane, WA. (July 15, 2009) – Big Picture Scrapbooking, the world's leading online education resource for scrapbooking, has released the newest version of their website offering an improved overall site experience for their growing student base and community. The new Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS) website has a number of new features uniquely designed to make students' online experience effortless regardless their skill level and to encourage people to easily create scrapbook stories. Chief among the new features include Big Picture Forums for instructors and students to share ideas and their scrapbooking experiences; expanded search capabilities that enable new students to better identify the courses and projects that are right for them; and Exclusive Inside Access where members have a first look at new course offerings, discounts, articles and more. READ MORE...

Big Picture Scrapbooking was selected as one of Washington's Best Companies to Work for in 2009!

100 Best Companies to Work For 2009
Celebrating the companies that know how to treat their employees right.

The results of our competition are based primarily on the nearly 10,000 surveys of employees who filled out extensive questionnaires about their employers based on criteria such as leadership, communications and training. Interestingly, an overwhelming number said the criteria of greatest importance to them were intangibles like “company culture” and “workplace environment,” which are not usually major line items on a firm’s budget.

Companies that scored in the top tier of their size categories were vetted by a panel of expert judges to determine the final ranking. READ MORE...

Big Picture Scrapbooking was featured in the June 29th, 2009 issue of Womens World magazine in the "Cash in this Week" section, where they offered discounted classes.

Our very own Stacy Julian was featured in the July 2009 issue of InStyle magazine. She is quoted as an expert in the article "Organize Your Photos: Edit your snapshots in six easy steps -- then show them off".

"We do have an expectation that we should do something meaningful with every picture we take. It's unrealistic," says Stacy Julian, of Big Picture Scrapbooking.

Here’s your chance to celebrate the women in your life who have inspired you, loved you, and been there for you.

Georgana Hall wanted to create a special gift for her grandmother, but you can make yours for your mom, aunts, cousins, or friends. The possibilities are endless in the Women in My Life class at Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS).

You will create four fabulous projects — an Adornit Conversation Tray with nine cubes (these cool cubes are interactive and open so you can fill them), two relationship layouts, and a really fun mini-album. They all make great gifts for the special women in your life, or you can keep them to display in your home. READ MORE...

Have you wanted to take classes but are short on time, money, or both? If you are interested in learning from some of the industry’s most experienced and passionate scrapbookers, then you will definitely want to register for a class with Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS).

BPS is the leading online education program for scrapbooking worldwide. They offer a wide range of convenient on-demand projects and guided progressive multi-week courses, including digital and photography courses. BPS classes give you the opportunity to work your classes around your busy schedule. READ MORE...

Scrapbooking enthusiasts are notorious for collecting the tools of the trade — colored paper, stencils, stickers, glitter — then failing to put them to use.

"Now, not only are they overwhelmed with their pictures, they are overwhelmed with stuff. They're overwhelmed by the whole hobby," said Paula Wessells, the Vancouver-based CEO of Big Picture Scrapbooking, "What really sets us apart is that we are about the process. We're not about the end product."

That business strategy of helping people connect with what's meaningful in their lives, along with classes priced as low as $10, has enabled Big Picture Scrapbooking to thrive, even in the economic downturn. READ MORE...

There is no better way to capture and commemorate these special holidays and milestone events than with pictures and there's no better way to add meaning to pictures than with color and personal perspective. Yes, I'm talking scrapbooking. No, it's not what you think. Keep reading, because what I'm about to show you is not your mother's scrapbooking (or your sister's for that matter.) This is a new, kinder, gentler approach to memory keeping and it comes with my personal fail-proof guarantee. I call it Photo Album Scrapbooking and anyone can do it--even you! READ MORE...

Simple strategies to preserve, share, and most importantly, enjoy your pictures is what All Those Photos! is about on What Really Matters. On this latest episode of Preserving Family Memories, Vicky Thornton and Jen Rehberger are joined by Stacy Julian, founder of Big Picture Scrapbooking, for a candid chat to get motivated without being intimidated by perfection or overwhelmed by choices. She exposes the truth about storage, cropping, journaling, choosing and showing your favorites with ideas that we can use immediately, all with additional resources on the companion page on ickyandjen.com. This entertaining show is part of the popular Preserving Family Memories Series including Traditions, Get Togethers and Picture Perfect.

“Be colourful, spontaneous, and authentic. Be yourself!” is what Stacy Julian said when asked to describe her style as we sat down to chat a few weeks ago. I was introduced to Stacy at a retailer event and was immediately drawn to her warmth, passion for scrapbooking, and for “telling the story.” As the Founding Editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine and the author of several books, Stacy has amassed an incredible following as the founding partner of Big Picture Scrapbooking. She also has a blog which, as a loyal follower, truly represents the wonderful person she is. READ MORE...

BPS is going to St. Louis this week! The Scrap St. Louis event takes place April 23-25 and Stacy Julian is the closing keynote speaker - her presentation will focus on the future of the industry and why she thinks scrapbooking is exploding and becoming a passion and career path for many women.

Big Picture Scrapbooking is offering an online class called Wellness Journey taught by Lisa Cohen. Lisa will lead you on an adventure towards better health, fitness, and vitality. In this eight-week workshop, she will teach you how to will take the first steps towards a life-long commitment to wellness. You’ll set goals and create a fitness and wellness plan that will work for you. And of course, you will receive instructions on making a scrapbook journal to record your journey.READ MORE...

Big Picture Scrapbooking, the world's leading online education resource for scrapbooking, today announces that a survey of top students from around the world suggests that scrapbooking can help to build self esteem. Expert Sunny Schlenger, a professional organizer, author and veteran mentor of over 30 years, agrees. She assists people in their quest for self-realization, productivity and peace and sees how scrapbooking can have a positive impact on personal self esteem. READ MORE...

Stacy Julian advocates letting go of preconceived notions about what scrapbooking is supposed to be in favor of celebrating moments, past or present. According to Stacy, it's not about the physical scrapbooks. Scrapbooking is pairing a picture and a memory -- and sometimes you don't even need the picture. For her, scrapbooking is "guilt-free self care," a creative outlet that helps her live more mindfully. Rather than viewing scrapbooks as a duty, she told me, "you need to let go of the expectations that you are creating in other people." READ MORE...

Bonus tip: For more ideas on saving money, you can take the class Scrappin' on a Shoestring at Big Picture Scrapbooking. You can even take advantage of this deal: save $10 when you take both Scrappin' on a Shoestring and Telling Stories Deeply. READ MORE...

The widespread use of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and blogging sites demonstrate the urge people have to communicate their own narratives. In many ways, it is this same impulse that has made scrapbooking so popular. Cathy Zielske intuitively recognizes that connection. Later this year she plans to teach a pair of online classes that will help scrappers tell their stories in fresh and innovative ways.
"Scrapbooking as a definition keeps getting broader as we as storytellers get more digital and get more diversified," Cathy said. One of her online classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking is titled "Everyone Can Write a Little," and focuses on the 140- to 160-character "tweets" and Facebook status updates that, combined, can narrate daily life. READ MORE...

Scrapblog.com, the leading service for creating, sharing and
printing scrapbooks online, today announced the launch of the Scrapblog Marketplace™, giving users access to purchase never-before available digital content from the most popular companies
and designers in the scrapbooking industry.

I have recently added to my role as founding editor of Simple Scrapbooks magazine an exciting opportunity to teach scrapbooking workshops in an ongoing format – online. The Web site Big Picture Scrapbooking was established as an educational extension of the liberating philosophy that I shared in my book, The Big Picture. I have especially enjoyed the chance to help other women adapt a system
of sorting, storing, and retrieving pictures that I call a “Library of Memories." READ MORE...

As high-speed Internet connections become standard in many households, the opportunity to educate scrapbookers in their own homes has grown. With streaming audio and video presentations, scrapbookers can gain knowledge and inspiration without leaving their desks. Retailers can take advantage of Internet education, too, increasing sales as they help their customers learn skills and find inspiration. READ MORE...


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