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The Essence | Stacy Julian

The Essence | Stacy Julian

materials patterned paper (Close To My Heart) + ribbon, stickers (American Crafts) + tag (Pebbles, Inc.) + border punch (Stampin' Up) + eyelets + floss

Journaling

I see something beautiful. I photograph it. I think about it. I add some color and texture and a bit of my personal perspective and I put it all together on a page.

Cool thing is the next time I see or experience this same thing, I appreciate it more...

When you learn to stop and take notice and reflect and write, you learn to be grateful for the world around you. You learn that gratitude heightens your awareness and awareness deepens your gratitude and you develop a new relationship with time. Small fleeting moments can be extended and savored, while long arduous experiences can be viewed as but a small moment in the grand scheme of life. Events fall away and you become more present in your relationships, with people and places and things, like raspberries.

I see something beautiful. I photograph it. I think about it. I add some color and texture and a bit of my personal perspective and I put it all together on a page.

I scrapbook...

A Note From Stacy

I'm going to be  perfectly honest with you and admit that I "re-made" this layout. It was done. It was turned in. 

I couldn't stop thinking about it. I had envisioned what I wanted to create and in order to make a deadline, I rushed through the most important part—the writing.

Next time, I will wait and be patient and let the words come. 

It's that important.

I hope you'll take the challenge to consider your own personal scrapbooking "essence." I hope you won't rush it.