Maybe you have pictures like this description below and you’re just not sure whether to scrapbook them or walk away…
Your kiddo, your husband — just hanging around the house doing…not much really. They’re just there doing their usual thing like they always are, and always do.
It’s not a favorite photo, but it’s not a bad one. In fact you like seeing it on your computer, but what would you say about it?
“Here we are, hanging out. At home. As usual.”
Photos like this have always given me a bit of cognitive dissonance.
- Is it worth a spot in my scrapbooks?
- Is it worth a spot in my limited time to play with paper?
The logical answer usually seems like, no.
But then why can’t I walk away from this photo?
Have you experienced this, too?
Well, I’ve learned to trust my gut in situations like this when there is something nagging at me. We feel this way because there IS something more to these photos and it’s just not obvious. But it’s there.
It’s the compilation of things that make up your everyday life that are so all-encompassing for you that you don’t even notice them. But other people who don’t live your life — including your future you — WILL notice them.
So the answer is yes.
If a mundane, nothing-special photo stands out to you, gives you a bit of pleasure, and you have an emotional sense that you’d enjoy scrapbooking, even if you can’t find any logical reason why, then go for it!
But what would you say about it on the page?
I’ve come up with a scrapbooking concept that reveals the value of your photo without you having to say straight out, “This is a special photo because it shows our everyday regular life, which is pretty much the same every day right now.”
I love this concept and I intend to use it a lot in the future, in addition to the three times that I used it already this week.
I shared it in the video that we just released today for the Paperclipping Members. I assembled all three layouts on camera, sharing three different design ideas for this concept.
Want to know what it is and how you can use it?