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Scrapbook Your Schedule, Part 2 – Paperclipping 253

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Can you remember…?

  • Any of your college class schedules?
  • What your days were like when it was just you and your firstborn child?
  • The foods you cooked as a newlywed, or how you divided the housework?
  • Why you felt so busy at an earlier time that now seems simple compared to
    your current life?

These are things I wonder about myself.

I wish I had documented this stuff in the first decade of my marriage.

Some months back I cracked open the journal I wrote in at the time I met Izzy. I was scrapbooking the story of how our relationship began for my Romantic Scrapbooking Course and I wondered if any forgotten details were inside.

Oh boy, there sure were…

I was in an epic dating phase during the week of my second date with Izzy.

(I tended to go on lots of dates over a couple of weeks and then ban dating for the next two weeks, back and forth between these two extremes).

Fortunately, I recorded all of the juicy details in my journal.

It included…

  • How after my second date with Izzy I was starting to realize how much I liked him.
  • And how I hung out with him right up to my third date and right after the fourth date, until I asked the last guy to take me home early so I could go hang out with Izzy instead.

I now have this dating schedule on a layout in my story album about how Izzy and I fell in love.

Thank goodness I recorded it!

But let’s be honest…

As I’ve been talking about scrapbooking our schedules lately, has the idea sounded boring to you?

Do you still think so?

Here’s a comment I got from Cara after my last video about scrapbooking your schedule (part 1)…

“I wasn’t convinced that this was something I would want to do until I watched the video and saw your older schedule layouts, and now I’m definitely going to do this. What a great thing to be able to look back on.”

And that video didn’t even include the juicy dating page. :)

Scrapbook Your Schedule, Part 2 is now available.

If you want some ideas and to see me put together some of these types of pages, you might look into getting a membership. Just click below…

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Shine On,
Love,-Noell

PRT230 – Documenting the Food in Our Lives

This week we’re talking about documenting our connections to food (just in time for Thanksgiving)…

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PRT229 – Paper Gifts

This week we’re talking about paper gifts…

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PRT228 – The Fall Light

This week we’re talking about scrapbooking the Fall season…

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Scrapbook Your Schedule – Paperclipping 252

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Ten pages and counting from this one topic.

You know how we love to dig into a topic around here at Paperclipping?

Last week I suggested we scrapbook some pages about ourselves and I shared some topics, committing doing a few of them for the next Paperclipping video.

I picked three topics and got to working on the first one:

Document your current schedule.

Well, I ended up digging enough into this one topic that it turned its entire self into two videos, parts one and two.

Maybe the other two topics I picked (a success and a struggle) will come along a few videos from now.

But your schedule…

This is a topic that keeps on giving.

That’s because our day-to-day lives change so much from year to year. You can repeat the exact same topic a dozen times still have unique pages with unique stories.

Our schedules show a breath-taking picture of who we are.

It might not seem like much now.

But as someone who has been documenting my schedule since around 2007, trust me — you will ADORE these pages in a few years.

But there are also all kinds of variations possible on the types of schedules.

Here’s a list of more than ten variations…

  1. Your regular weekly schedule.
  2. The schedule of an unusual week.
  3. The schedule of a day that’s always the same.
  4. The schedule and events of a day that is unusual.
  5. The schedule of a favorite indulgence or hobby that you regularly do more than once a week.
  6. A place or thing you schedule your life around.
  7. A schedule you’ve created in order to achieve something.
  8. A schedule of your holiday/vacation.
  9. A schedule of the outfits you wear (yes, this is neurotic, and yes, I did this in 9th or 10th grade!!!).
  10. A schedule of meals, of when things bloom in your garden, of your favorite tv shows, etc.

Need design ideas now? I’ve got lots!

We released the Part One of this video to the Member’s Area yesterday.

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Stay tuned for Part Two to come in a week or two.

Shine On,
Love,-Noell

PRT227 – The Secret Life of Me

This week we’re talking about using scrapbooking to help us through the hard times…

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PRT226 – Where the Boys Are

This week we’re discussing capturing boys…

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Design That Tells a Story – Paperclipping 251

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Have you seen these fake trailers?

The Shining posed as a romantic comedy?

And Jaws as an uplifting Disney movie?

There’s a whole bunch of them —

*Forrest Gump as a gangster flick.
*Breaking Bad as a romantic comedy.
*Stephen King’s It as an inspiring family film.
*Mrs. Doubtfire as horror.

Yeah, it’s a thing. (You know, YouTube)…

No matter how much Jack Nickelson’s, “Here’s Johnny!” terrified you as a kid, you will still feel a stirring of love and joy with The Shining posed as a romantic comedy.

It’s mostly the music that wreaks this emotional havoc.

Music is the dressing that tells you what to feel in a movie.

In scrapbooking, the design does that.

The design sends an immediate message, so it’s very much like a movie trailer — an introduction of what’s to come, meaning the story in the journaling.

So what happens if we don’t know how design works, and the design conflicts with our story?

Then it’s kind of like those mixed up movie trailers.

I mentioned last week in an email that I ought to share a page of mine that totally contradicts what I was trying to say. I decided to go ahead and do that. I made a video tutorial on the subject and it’s in the Member’s Area now.

It’s a subject I approach in all kinds of ways throughout the 250 videos in the Paperclipping membership.

If you want to get good at this, you should check it out:

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PRT225 – Run Away, Run Away

This week we’re discussing questions from the Paperclipping forum

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Small Details, Big Picture

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Are you trying to figure out what you’ll put in your Project Life album, and what you’ll scrapbook traditionally?

Do you ever feel like you’re neglecting one for the other? Or maybe that decision of what goes where actually locks you up and prevents you from moving forward at all.

You’ll love the class I’m giving at True Scrap, called Small Details, Big Picture. For just a few more days you can use coupon code: HERO to get $20 off your registration.

In Small Details, Big Picture we’ll tackle a whole month of life and stories, looking at a process for noticing the small details and the big picture, and sharing them both with a healthy balance of Project Life, themed story-album documenting, and traditional scrapbooking.

Click here to learn more about True Scrap. It’s just one week away and that discount goes away on Monday, Oct. 13th! Use it before you forget. Coupon code: HERO

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