PRT038 – A Metaphysical Bandwagon

How can you use scrapbooking to inspire a project or goal? We share our ideas on this week’s Paperclipping Roundtable. Listen in…

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  • mshanhun

    Here's a couple of scrapping to inspire you type ideas I've seen around

    Thought you guys may be interested
    Scrapping your travel plan – and it will help you plan it!!

    Weight loss hybrid journal and digi kit – love this!

    I did a one little word layout this year

    I should really print it and have it on my wall!

  • Colleen

    Hey Roundtable – I LOVED this show about using scrapping to inspire goals and projects. I am a faithful listener of PRT (as well as a big fan of IzzyVideo, FoolishAdventure, etc) , but this show was particularly special. I felt like I was AT the table, and were you speaking directly with ME. Haha – in a way, you were. You see, I'm the “Colleen from Austin” who originally suggested the topic a few weeks back.

    I was listening to my freshly downloaded PRT this morning after dropping my daughter off at school, having no clue what the topic was. When I realized you were doing a whole show on MY SUGGESTED TOPIC, I got so excited that I almost drove my minivan off the road. I was delighted to be “picked” and even more thrilled when I realized what a great topic it turned out to be. I got a lot a great, practical ideas for successfully scrapping goals (keep is simple, pre-select paper and products, keep it VISIBLE) as well as great food for thought for working out those more nebulous, metaphysical life goals and challenges – THANKS NANCY!

    You didn't mention two of my favorite examples – both dealing with health and wellness. The first is Cathy Zielske's “Tales from the Scale” – her amazing efforts to eat less and move more that she is documenting on her blog ( The second is a past Big Picture class, Lisa Cohen's “Wellness Journey” which I took back in 2007, but has been offered a few times since. I read on Lisa's blog that she is making some changes to the class so I can only assume (and hope) it's going to be offered again soon because it's a great example of how to use scrapbooking to inspire a meaningful goal in your life.

    I just want to thank you all for doing such a great job with my idea – I am honored to be a small part of the roundtable. And keep up the great work.

    Colleen from Austin

  • Marissa

    Nancy—that was just mean. That collection is JUST AMAZING!

  • So sorry Marissa. :) But I just couldn't resist! You know how some collections just look gorgeous and you are excited to have them, but then when you actually start to use them you are in shock because even though it doesn't seem possible they are actually EVEN BETTER when you are hands on with them? This is one of those incredible collections. I never know how to use large florals, for instance – but Curio's colors and prints are just so easy to use!

    I can't wait till everyone else can use it too…I understand it should be shipping in about 2 weeks. :)

  • Robin W.

    I was so happy to see that you had Shimelle on your show. I just love her classes; she is so creative. Her product pick for photo scavenger hunts sounds so fun. I can't wait to try it! I also can't wait to see her pictures of the “brides” taking their pictures. :) Thank you for another wonderful show!

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  • Sherrie M.

    OK, stopping audio again to comment because I was making pumpkin muffins while listening to this show and almost spilled the entire batter on the floor when I heard you read my comment on air. Thanks for your feedback and as I said, I LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys and look forward to hearing you every week. And thanks Izzy for calling me out on my 'sandwich', I laughed out loud because I hated having to say anything negative and of course had to stress how much I enjoy these episodes!

  • Once again the Roundtable improves my life. I am still getting caught up on older episodes so I listen totally out of order and a piece at a time. But each time I listen I get so excited to go and scrapbook. I've only managed to complete 3 actual pages in all these months – but that is an improvement.

    I also: became a Paperclipping member, downloaded Evernote, decided I really can do a Layout a Day next month, started a product wishlist, and subscribed to tons of blogs for even more inspiration. Today, while listening to episode 37 I realized that there is an App for that. Duh! It never occurred to me I could get a feed reader app for my droid instead of fighting with the mobile version of the reader I already use. I found an app that synced with my existing reader so I don't even have to resubscribe. I love it!

    Since I am not caught up I don't know if you ever had Kayla Aimee Terrell on. I think you should. She always makes me laugh and I think she would make a great addition to the panel. I hope to hear her soon!

  • Oops, I commented on the wrong show. However, I think that THIS one, with Shimelle, was one of my favorite episodes ever. I love love love Shimelle already. And I liked how excited Noell was to get the tips. I thought the camraderie and flow of this podcast was perfect today!

  • This was an excellent episode. And while you have fabulous guests on week after week, I have to say that I enjoy listening to Nancy's and Noell's viewpoints as much or more than anyone else's. Noell does a great job of eliciting information from the guests and getting them to be specific about projects and I find Nancy to be the scrapbooker to whom I relate most easily (and she's one of the best at enabling us with tempting product picks). I also appreciate how she picks out trends as well as delivering the facts of the news. I do miss Izzy's input – I assume that he's more participative in the Digi Show, but it's not fair to deprive us traditional scrappers of his perspective! I can't wait for next week's episode – perhaps Izzy can tell us how he and Noell are progressing on his first scrapbook?

  • Kathie R

    Just a quick comment. I, too, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the show–(see what you started Sherrie!). Had to tell Noelle (even tho I am sure Izzy MUST know this) that iCal will send you emails for upcoming events. I use it for just what you were talking about on the podcast–monthly ticklers to remind me of whatever scrapbooking goals I have set up to keep me on track.

    The Metaphysical Bandwagon got my mojo going for a DIY album like Shimelle's. I have knit for years and have given them all away–having an album for those give away projects would be WONDERFUL.

    Thanks for another great show!

  • Anya

    LOVED this episode like many others, but I think it was one of my favorites! So many great ideas! I was so inspired that I didn't know where to start. Excellent job! I guess having the right guest helps it too.

    Just a few words on back to school episode: I grew up in Ukraine where the first day of school was like a holiday. School always started on September first (unless it fell on weekends) and I believe it was even marked red in calendars. There always was a big celebration on the first day of school. Entire school was standing outside for this first day ceremony devided by classrooms forming a big square (first grade through graduates). Lots of parents attended too. All students wore uniforms and looked so brite and clean with white ruffled aprons and bows in their hair, many of them holding flowers for their teacher… My favorite part was when at the end of ceremony a graduate (boy) picked up a firstgrader (girl) and carried her on his shoulder as she rang the very first bell… And after that they played this well known school song as everyone entered the school for the first time…

    What a memory… I will always be inspired to create school pages.

    Once again I love Roundtable episodes and Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

  • I also really enjoyed this show. I had begun a “Dream” Album almost 10 years ago, and I just pulled it out over the weekend. Some of the dreams have been fulfilled, some not. The biggest dream I achieved was to go from a non-runner to running the 10K Peachtree Road Race (a pretty big deal in Atlanta); because I didn't have much confidence I did the 2 page spread after I achieved the goal! LOL

    In any case, almost 10 years later, I'm training for a triathlon and it was inspirational to look back at my album and see what I'd accomplished before.

  • Thank you, Susanne! I agree that Nancy is excellent at identifying the


    I'll tell Izzy you want him to speak up more! :)

  • Oh, I'm so glad to know that! Now I won't have set up anything new. Thanks

    so much!

  • Thanks for sharing that school story! How cool!

  • Love it! Congrats and good luck on your triathlon!

  • Heather P.

    I haven't even listened to this show yet and I'm already SO EXCITED!!! I LOVE Shimelle's site!!! Stumbled across it a bunch of months ago….she is so inspirational to my creativity. I think I'm a little giddy… :) :)

  • Hi there! I wanted you gals (and Izzy!) to know I finally bought myself an mp3 player specifically because I wanted to be able to listen to this show! With 4 kids, 2 dogs and all the chaos that ensues, my house is NOISY which makes it tough to listen. But now I am tuning in while I walk and not only enjoying your shows (working on several back episodes) but it's also motivating me to get out the door and WALK! Now the trick is just to walk long enough to listen to the entire show…

    So a big thank you … and great topic in this post. I must say the entire time, I kept waiting for mention of Cathy Z's amazing running story as an example of the type of projects discussed… glad to see it mentioned in another comment.

    Thanks for putting this show together and keep up the great work! :)

  • Erin K

    I too was inspired by this show. The only bad thing about listening in the car is that I can't write down all the awesome ideas I get while listening!

    I would love to see some paperclipping episodes (became a member using Ali's promo code and can't beileve I waited so long to join!) on some projects that could be used as visual reminders…maybe a mixed media canvas or something “artsy”?

    Thank you all so much for the inspiration! I know you are busy…but paperclipping twice a week would be AWESOME! LOL

  • Jamie Leija

    This show, and especially Shimelle, so inspired me! I created a mini as a direct result of listening to this podcast:

  • Awesome! What a cute mini! You’ll have to report back to us when you make
    your first purchase!!!