Monday, April 27, 2009

celebrate simple week - day 1


woohoo! well i guess it's woohoo and boohoo, huh? welcome to the simple blog party. all is not lost people - we are still here. a large group of simple scrappers dedicated to telling our stories! that's what this is about - celebrating the simple philosophy and making sure that we remember all of the other places we can go find inspiration. there will be an exciting announcement coming soon too. i'm itching to tell but it's not quite ready yet - stay tuned!
remember to check out the other simple party bloggers all this week as well! angie lucas cathy zielske wendy smedley lain ehmann beth proudfoot margaret scarborough rebecca cooper elisha snow tina cockburn cheryl overton candice palmer marnie flores rachel gainer jen wozab elizabeth dillow

simple memory of the day! ok i'm going to try and share a simple memory each day. i started scrapping in 2004 - i did a page for a teacher who was leaving our daycare. see below. how embarrassing!


well even back then the clean, simple lines are evident - the photos are tilted which is rare for me now. i made that page without a cutter even. i did journal - it's just hidden. in that little pocket on the page.

as time went on i bought a cutter, went to crops and collected supplies. i fell hard into this hobby. eventually i found simple scrapbooks magazine. it was liberating for me - the clean lines, the stories, the focus on the photo, the lack of clutter - i loved it.

the real changing point for me however was the book, clean and simple scrapbooking. i devoured cathy's book in one sitting. i tried to go to bed that night, but tossed and turned thinking about the book. i finally got out of bed around 2:30am and went into my studio to scrap a page. not only did my page size change - the whole idea of using fonts on my page and the page fitting in the printer was so compelling - i found the stories and ideas just pouring out of me. i didn't go back to bed that night. a simple scrapper was born!

PRIZES!
every day this week i'm giving away a prize. today i'm giving away a fiskars punch and some wonderful stamps!

you'll need to answer a simple trivia question correctly to be entered to win! you have until midnight on saturday may, 2nd to answer each days question. answer each day on the post for that day. i'll draw winners on sunday morning.

here goes...

who was the founding editor of simple scrapbooks magazine and what was the book she wrote that started the simple philosophy?

tomorrow i'll post links to bloggers who have special posts! they have stories to tell and perhaps prizes to give away! stay tuned.

my super special day is thursday so be sure to come back and enter for my big prize of the week!

WOOHOO!

78 comments:

leana said...

Stacy Julian

leana said...

Forgot the second question!

Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Amy said...

Stacy Julian

1st guess - Simple Scrapbooks 25 Albums in a weekend

or

A Simple Guide to Designing Scrapbooks

Deanne said...

Stacy Julian!! That was easy!! She write and I believe it was a simple guide to designing scrapbooks :)

Diane H said...

Stacy Julian...although feels like im cheating since he answer is here...but I swear (and I wont) I did know!!
Simple scrapbooks: 25 fun & meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend

GEL-Oh said...

Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend
By Stacy Julian
A book that I own!!

Jen said...

Stacy Julian... Simple Scrapbooks
25 Albums in a Weekend

Min said...

Stacy Julian.

I started scrapping in 2004 too. All I intended to do was make an album for my daughters yearly portraits... I'm sure you can picture the rest. :D

Heather said...

Stacy Julian -- It started with 25 Fun and Meaningful Books YOu Can Make in a Weekend --- just love her!

Brit Swiderski said...

Stacy Julian, and she wrote "25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend". That's pretty much the epitome of simple. :)

Christi said...

the book that inspired Simple Scrapbooks the magazine is the book that "gave me permission" to scrap the way I wanted to - out of order, telling a story beyond photo captions and to continue to focus 'out of the ordinary' (now we call it everyday) topics instead of holidays and big events

my 100 Things to Do Before I Die album was inspired by her album for 50 Things to Do in Retirement for her parents

thank you Stacy Julian for writing Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend which led us to 5 great years of Simple the magazine

carriegel said...

Stacy Julian of course. The book, Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Bev said...

so everyone else has said it.. Stacy Julian. For me the book that changed my thinking was her Big Picture Scrapbooking book. That was the first one I found and I am ever so thankful I found it before I was very far into the chronological scrapping thing. Especially becasue by the time I started my son was 20 years old! Finding that book released me from the feeling of needing to scrap everything from birth but allowed me to scrap some birth pictures.

Vinyl Designs by Jackie said...

Stacy Julian. I have loved every class I have ever taken from her. She is the best and I am simply dying without the magazine. She did one self-published book before all of the others and it is called "Core Composition".

Leah said...

Stacy Julian wrote 25 Fun and Meaningful Books You Can Make in a Weekend
thanks for the give aways!!
Leah

vic said...

Founding editor - Stacy Julian and her self-published book, Core Composition :)

Barb said...

Stacy Julian and Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend....and I just got to meet her over the weekend! WOW!

*Paula* said...

I just had to leave a comment on your first page. Wow. That is so *not* you :) But the kids are cute ;)

Angie said...

Love your layout Celeste! :-) Great post. Don't enter me in the drawing, but I just wanted to congratulate you on such a fun post!

Eveline said...

Great prices!
Founding editor is Stacy Julian. And the book I think is: 25 fun and meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend.
Eveline.

Anonymous said...

Stacy Julian - 25 Fun and Meaningful Books You Can Make in a Weekend...

Geralyn said...

Answer is Stacy Julian - Simple Scrapbooks -25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend! Thanks for the great giveaway - nice to reminisce about SS.

GabrielaD said...

1) Stacy Julian
2) 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Great giveaway!!!

MAM said...

Miss Stacy Julian & she wrote Simple Scrapbooks

Jill said...

Stacy Julian
'25 Fun and Meaningful Books You Can Make in a Weekend'
One of my favorite books ever.

Thanks for the giveaways!

Rebecca said...

Stacy Julian -
25 Fun and Meaningful Books You Can Make in a Weekend. I need to read that one...I've read everything else! :)

Candace H said...

Knew it was Stacy Julian. Had to think back a bit to remember "Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend" because I read that book after I read a few issues of SS and BPS.

Jennifer Larson said...

Stacy Julian, The Big Picture. I LOVE that book too!

Kristin said...

Stacy Julian and 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books you can make in a weekend.

I'm so glad that folks are hosting the blog hop to celebrate simple. I will really miss this mag.

Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

michelle said...

Stacy Julian, Simple Scrapbooks (book)

Bree said...

I know the answers (I was a charter subscriber, whoo hoo!), but I don't want to be in the drawing. Just stopped by to say "Hey!" and thanks for sharing your first page.

Jenn said...

Stacy Julian
The book was called Simple Scrapbooks:25 fun & meaningful memeory books you can make in a weekend.

Stephanie said...

Stacy Julian, and Simple Scrapbooks. Yay for giveaway!

Cathy said...

Stacy Julian wrote Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Marcie said...

Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend by none other than Stacy Julian!

jennie said...

Stacy Julian!!!

She wrote "25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend".

Yeah!

The Moerkes said...

Stacy Julian
Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books you can make in a weekend.

I am really going to miss the magazine.

Teresa M

CAROLYN said...

Stacy Julian was the editor and she wrote 25 Fun and Meaningful Books You Can Make in a Weekend, thank you!

ShellyJ said...

Stacy Julian :) AND The book, Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

craftyliu said...

Stacy Julian was the founding editor and she wrote "Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend" that started it all!

Nathalie said...

who was the founding editor of simple scrapbooks magazine and what was the book she wrote that started the simple philosophy?

STACY JULIAN
"Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend" by Stacy Julian and Gayle Humpherys (Paperback - Dec 2000)

Kimberly said...

Stacy Julian

Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Betty said...

Stacy Julian was the Founding Editor

Simple Scrapbooks:25 fun & meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend essentially laid out her simplified, thematic approach to scrapbooking.

Barbara said...

stacy Julian and the book was Simple Srapbooks

Patricia said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Stacy Julian and the book was Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books.

Lisa said...

Stacy Julian - 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend. Thank you to you and all the SS ladies for this fun (but sad) farewell week.

Erica said...

Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend
By Stacy Julian

Jules Q. said...

Well, of course, it was Stacy Julian (love her!) and the book ws "Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend". A revolutionary approach that has changed our lives!

Sally said...

Stacy Julian.
Simple Scrapbooks: 25 fun and meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend.

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Aubrey said...

Miss (guess I should say Mrs!) Stacy Julian. Book called Simple Scrapbooks. :)

Stacy Hamby said...

Stacy Julian was the founding editor and the 1st books was Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

jan said...

Great post, lovely to see your first ever layout.
I believe the answers are Stacy Julian and the book was Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books.
Thanks for the giveaway chance too :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Stacy Julian
Simple Scrapbooks: 25 fun & meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend.

Just Us said...

Stacy Julian is the founder and it is based off of her book entitled: Simple Scrapbook: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make In A Weekend. Published December 2000, althogh this was not her first book. (I had to do some research to find this!!)

Melony Wells said...

Stacy Julian and she awed us with Simple Scrapbooks 25 Albums in a Weekend

sherri said...

Stacy Julian
The Big Picture

Koren said...

yep - Stacy Julian and she was writing the book Simple Scrapbooks.

I always feel so silly when I finally come to post my answer after doing my research to make sure I'm right and then realize there are already a bunch of the answers right here. oh well. at least I know I did my footwork. ;-)

cydh said...

Stacy Julian and her book that launched the Simple spirit was Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books you can Make in a Weekend. Thanks for sharing your simple memories, it is fun reading about the simple moments. I've been s-l-o-w-o-y reading the last issue so having all these blog stories will make my last issue last a bit longer.

Cass said...

Stacy Julian. :)
And her book was "25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend".

Anonymous said...

Stacy Julian, and the books she wrote was called simply, Simple Scrapbooks - 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend. That book and the magazine changed my life (and the way I scrapbook)! ~TanyaS

Karen said...

Stacy Julian: Simple Scrapbooks

ScrapMomG said...

Stacy Julian
Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend.

JPScraps said...

Stacy Julian Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Cynthia B. said...

Stacy Julian, of course! Her book was 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm enjoying reading all the Simple memories. *sniff*

Babyfaces4 said...

The Founding Editor is Stacy Julian and her book is titled, Simple Scrapbooks: 25 fun & meaningful memmory books you can make in a weekend. I just bought this book it is wonderful! A must for all Simple scrapbook lovers! I just LOVE Stacy!

Cheryl D.

scrapping4twins said...

Definately Stacy Julian! Love her! I took my first class with her when she was still with Close to My Heart many years ago in West Palm Beach, FL!
Book: Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend

Lillian said...

Stacy Julian wrote Simple Scrapbooks: 25 fun & meaningful memory books you can make in a weekend.

Rasmie said...

Stacey Julian - Simple Scrapbooks. I'm relatively new to scrapbooking and haven't seen that book but Stacey mentioned it on her blog.

Stephanie said...

Stacy Julian
Simple Scrapbooks

scrappinBarb said...

Stacy Julian. She wrote a book called Simple Scrapbooks: 25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend.

Jodee said...

It was Stacey Julian and
Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend.

Denise said...

Easy peasy...Stacy Julian...her book Simple Scrapbooks started it all. Fun fact: I have a Close To My Heart training video with her as hostess! Too funny!!

Ginny said...

Stacy Julian & Simple Scrapbooks 25 Albums in a weekend

Vinyl Designs by Jackie said...

It was Stacey Julian and the book she wrote was:
Simple Scrapbooks:25 Fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend.

Christina said...

Stacy Julian-Simple Scrapbooks

TAGYN said...

Stacy Julian!!!
Stacy´s first book was Simple Scrapbooks: 25 fun and Meaningful Memory Books You Can Make in a Weekend!

RNBsmom said...

That would be Stacy Julian as founding editor, of course and her book: Simple Scrapbooks - I bought it well before the magazine was out and still have it! : )