Yep, you read that right. I am completely over the moon thrilled to have been asked to be a Coach for the new updated version of Stacy’s Class Photo Freedom!! Stacy has completely updated her ground breaking class for 2021. Her original class and book “Photo Freedom” revolutionized the way tens of thousands of scrapbookers and memory keepers told their stories, including me! I also have a special offer for all of my blog readers and fellow scrapbookers below!
Here’s a quick overview of the class from Stacy herself:
“You don’t need more time or more ideas or another way to back up your photos. What you need is a system—a living, breathing, comprehensive approach to organizing, finding, and using your photos. Photo Freedom is a comprehensive and highly interactive 12-week opportunity for YOU to (finally) get on top of the boxes of prints and disarray of digital files. I will teach and help you adapt an ongoing and effective workflow—on your smart phone and computer—so that you can celebrate your memories and your life. But a course alone won’t cut it. You also need a dedicated coach, a strategic game plan, and a supportive team cheering you on. This is exactly what you get in Photo Freedom. “
I have been using the concepts in Photo Freedom and Library of Memories ever since I took Stacy’s original class. I have adapted her concepts multiple times to fit how I tell my stories over the years – and the concepts work no matter what kind of a memory keeper you are. I am THRILLED to have been asked, along with 5 other women to be a Coach for this class to help YOU get your Photos and your memories in order!
Would you like to join us? As a COACH Stacy has provided me with a discount code for you to save $50 off the cost of the class! * Stacy always over-delivers on her classes, so your money is well spent. The class runs from January 15 to April 15 2021… BUT the engagement and support will be running ALL YEAR LONG! Yep, you heard me !
Use my discount code: SUETR50 to join us on a year long journey to Photo Freedom!
What’s included in the class?? I’m glad you asked:
Welcome and inspirational emails from Stacy each week Friday, Monday & Wednesday
New updated instructional videos, at least one from Stacy each week
Printable handouts, worksheets and project guides ( I love a good worksheet!)
A Private Facebook group where you can interact with Stacy, the Coaches (me!) and other students in the class. Stacy will be hosting weekly 60 minute Facebook Live sessions so you can chat with her in real time and talk with her directly about her concepts and the class
Monthly zoom meeting with Stacy and the community from January through December in 2021 so even after the instructional part of the class is complete, you will have YEAR LONG SUPPORT working on your Library of Memories.
Expert Coaches !! That would be me… ha! The six of us coaches have personally used and adapted the LOM system to our photos and our stories. We are a very diverse group and we’re all excited to help you on your journey!
I will be the first to admit that the last little while I’ve been getting bored with how I document the goings on around here. I used the weekly or monthly pocket scrapping documenting from 2011 until 2017 and, not gonna lie, it was a lot. Am I happy that I documented every little thing? Yes. Was it time for something different ? Heck yes.
Times change, things change and it was time to move on. I had picked up a Heidi Swapp Storyline album awhile back at Michaels and ordered extra pages. I was intrigued because it seemed like it was getting back to what documenting/storytelling had been when it was simpler. (you can check out what it’s about HERE on Heidi’s website) I organized my photos using smart albums in my Lightroom catalog to pull together photos per month that used the keyword “pl” which designates images I want to use in my weekly documenting.
After coming off a stretch of really intensive documenting, I have to say I felt super energized and a little bit freed by picking just one story a week to focus on. There were some extra stories and goodies thrown in for good measure but that was pretty much it! So without further ado, I present a little video overview of my completed 2018 album!
I’m extremely happy with the results and it was so. much. easier. to manage one story a week. Also… if anyone has suggestions for working with the arkon iPhone stand I’m all ears. Learning new stuff over here everyday. This project was one of my 20in20 projects from a class I’m taking with Stacy Julian and boy was it nice to tick off a project!
Thanks for taking a look, here’s to getting projects done!
I thought I was more up to date on sharing my OLW album, but as I sit down to write this post, I discovered I’ve not posted about this project since March …which, was pretty much when the world fell apart. Because I don’t want to play catch-up completely in December… and since I’ve already made a little video for August – October…I’m going to go back make a quick video of April – July and tuck that right above August and October and I’ll be caught up with myself! Go me.
I have to say I am quite pleased that I have kept up with this project every month in 2020. Most years they’ve been abandoned by April. Last year I think I did several months in quick succession at the end of the year… so considering all that has gone on this year I’m calling this a big win even though we have two months left to go!
One Little Word is a year-long project, spearheaded by Ali Edwards to choose a guiding word for the year and, through a series of monthly prompts, explore how that word can integrate into your life and you can welcome in and also let go. Learn more about the project HERE
What’s your word this year? How’s your project going?
In the time honored tradition of Sewists the world over…I have taken over the dining room. I’m sure many of you can sympathize. The move was initially born out of the purchase of an oversized scanner for my photo organizing business …which meant that the task of digitizing images could not co-exist with a hobby that produces lint, lots of lint.
Add to this the pandemic necessity of making several hundred masks and my compact sewing space upstairs was no longer up to the task. It is nice to be in the main part of the house within shouting distance of the hubs who is WFH in the living room and really nice light during the day. There is also far more room to spread out.
This past season has not seen a great deal of sewing happening but there has been pattern prep and toiles constructed and looking forward to more sewing now that the weather has turned here in New England.
But first…the mending pile…
Hoping to share more soon! What are your fall crafty plans?
As part of the 20 in 20 class where we are making 20 projects in 2020… I have several projects that are going to span the entire year… some of these honestly, keep falling through the cracks… others I have been more successful in keeping up with!
-Book about me: This is a project that Stacy introduced the class to early in the year (January?) to make an album all about me… well I found a small book to use and printed some photos … but I have not yet gone in and written anything… we’ll see this is one project that continually stays on the “in process” list.
-LightRoom Catalog Cleanup: Rocked Days 1-58 in the 100 day project to clean up the 2000+ photos in my downloads folder in Lr. Suuuuper happy about that… now I’m working on consolidating the misc. photos scattered around the desktop of my computer, they are now all in Lightroom, just need to get them to their folder-homes. Then… tackling the big big photo projects from 2019 The girls last Sports Banquet / Sr Prom / HS Graduation / Grad Party and our GradPresent trip to Alaska. Yeah, lots of photos… good thing I have a business as a Professional Photo Organizer.
-One Little Word: AE project I have been super good this year about keeping up with the monthly prompt and I am very happy about that! Most months it takes less than 2-3 hours to watch the video/read the handout and complete the prompt…usually not on the same day! I don’t know if I’m going to officially participate in 2021 but glad about the project this year. I have posts from January and March up on the blog here.
-Storykit Project: I have been working this idea I have about how to work through the backlog of Ali Edwards StoryKits, you can see more info on them HERE. In addition to the content/themed prompts, the subscription included a small kit of supplies and I also opted to purchase the accompanying stamp set, in the hopes I’d stamp more (cue uproarious laughter). I thought I had written about the whole approach so maybe that should be a separate post… needless to say with 31 kits staring me in the face, there is a lot of content to work on… slow going.
-18/19/20 Project: I have to say with some chagrin that my documenting of 2018, 2019 and 2020 has been not as extensive as I would have liked. I have a framework set now for each year but honestly, it’s been a bit overwhelming of a project. My initial plan was to go monthly and complete a month in each year at a go… but even breaking it down that much seems super overwhelming so I am going back to the drawing board and I’m going to project manage this one out to 15 minute increments…we’ll see how it goes.
I summation…I’m hopeful I can finish out with OneLittleWord and probably get some writing done in the Book About Me, we’ll see how far I get with the other projects! I’ll keep you posted.
Are you working on any year-long projects? As we pass the mid-point of 2020, how are yours going?