This week we’re talking about how important memory keeping is…
In this today’s episode I show you how I organize all of my supplies related to stamping — including specialty papers, embossing supplies, Perfect Pearls, Stickles, and much, much more.
You’ll also see how this assists in my process as I scrapbook a layout from these supplies.
Come away with three big general organization concepts that will benefit anyone, and lot of specific organization ideas for supplies you might have.
The video is available now in the Member’s Area and on iTunes for Members only.
Not a member? Why the heck not? ;)
In case you didn’t hear the message Izzy left on the Paperclipping Roundtable…my family had some very sad news last Wednesday. My dad fell asleep while he was driving and passed away after rolling off the highway and flipping his car. Fortunately, no one else was involved or hurt.
I have had great comfort and peace throughout this shock as my siblings and I have been poring over a lifetime of photos and wonderful memories that our dad gave to us. (I’m the one on the far left, below…)
Because of our focus on memory-keeping through photography and video, Izzy and I had a lot we were able to share with my family, and we will be forever grateful that our memory-keeping hobbies had motivated us to capture so much.
I’ve also felt much comfort from friends, family, and people we don’t necessarily know ourselves, but who know us. Encouragement and condolences from Paperclipping Members and listeners have touched my heart. Thank you for your thoughts and best wishes.
How This Affects Paperclipping Members and Roundtable Listeners
So here is how this affects you, my dear devoted listeners and Members, as I have been away from home to be with my mother and siblings, to prepare for the funeral, and to help my mom get this new phase of her life in order…
The Paperclipping Roundtable – Izzy and I plan to do a special Roundtable episode next week. It will just be us, and it will be shorter than usual. In that episode I want to share what I learned and observed regarding memory-keeping since my Dad passed away.
The Member Videos – In all the years we have run the membership, we have never been late on our two videos per month. That is going to happen for the first time this month of February. Please accept my deepest apologies. We were scheduled to start shooting the first of the two videos on the day of my dad’s accident.
Everything is already set up and ready for that episode, so we will start shooting in the next couple of days, but one or both February videos will be late.
If your membership expired between February 18th and Feb. 28th, Izzy has already extended your membership for an additional month so that you will get your videos. He changed each one manually — so he was our hero this month!
Much appreciation for your patience while you wait. Please click here if you’ve been needing to renew, click Add/Renew Subscriptions, and in the drop-down menu choose Paperclipping 1-year renewal for $28.
I also have an article that I had ready to publish to the blog last Thursday. I will publish that this coming week instead. If you have a problem supply that is older and you can’t seem to use it up, you will enjoy seeing this organization-based solution that I will share.
And one last thought before I go —
In 2007 I wrote an article on capturing the relationship in your family. I kept thinking about it during my time with my family. It was the beginning of a change in perspective in how I shoot photos of people. Eight years later, my perspective on this has grown, and I look forward to sharing more on this in the future.
I appreciate all of your support and kindness through this painful time.
Unfortunately, we won’t be producing a show this week. Noell’s father passed away and she’s visiting her family to help with the funeral and other things.
We’ll be back on our regular schedule as soon as possible (very soon!).
All the best,
P.S.> Thanks for all the kind words you’ve been posting on the site and in the forums. We really appreciate it.
Technical difficulties prevented us from being able to record the show this week.
We apologize if you’ve been hitting the refresh button on your iTunes account. We had the show and the guests all ready, but a temporary bandwidth problem prevented the guests voices from coming through. We will be back on our regular schedule next week!
Thank you for your patience.
A Season of Scraproom Organization Videos:
Do you love content about organizing for scrapbooking?
What about scraproom video tours?
Whenever I watch videos of people’s scraprooms I always wish I could look in the drawers and containers and see how it all works, down to the little details.
I want to see them use their space and know how it helps the actual process of scrapbooking.
Doesn’t this sound like a dream?
No single video really has time for that kind of detail.
Plus, a good quality video with that kind of detail is not easy to shoot.
It requires a level of expertise…
Wait!…expertise that the producers of Paperclipping have.
Yeah, that’s right.
We are starting a season of videos that combine scraproom tours with organization help and a view of the process of using the organized space for easier, faster, and more inspired scrapbooking.
My room is not quite ready for a general overview tour.
When we do that video, we will share it for free for anyone to see.
All the rest — the ones that really dig into the drawers and containers and the process — will be Paperclipping Member videos.
In fact, the first one is already waiting for you!
We added it to the Member’s Area on Saturday.
We’ll continue to add two more every month and, for this season, with a special focus on up-close and
extra-personal organization and process.
I cannot wait for you to watch the first one.
Click here to learn about a Paperclipping Membership so you can see all the videos and be a part of the detailed tours of my scraproom.
Do you have a journaling problem?
Is it hard for you to find and/or tell the story?
Here’s a fun and easy way to share a lot of good details about your life without having to think or try very hard at all…
Whip out a Top Ten list.
Don’t think hard about it.
Each item doesn’t have to truly be your top ten favorite things in all the world.
The idea is to jot down ten things that you’re enjoying right now.
You can do this again and again. A few years from now you’ll have lots of, “Oh yeah!” moments as you remember little everyday details that ended up being a phase that came and went.
- Are you into wearing peach lately?
- Are you obsessed with the Into the Woods soundtrack?
- Are you in love with the new Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore?
- Are you prepping for a big Super Bowl party this weekend?
Those might be your current top ten.
In another month or two you’ll have a whole new list of things you’re enjoying.
A year or two from now you’ll be surprised by how much this little list says about you and your family.
Want some fun layout ideas? I put together two pages — one with a top ten list I made a few weeks ago, and another with a list I made way back in 2006!
I put both layouts together on video in the newest Paperclipping episode.
Click here if you want to know how to get this video.
Paperclipping Members will find the tutorial in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.