The Glimpse Concept – Paperclipping 282

IMG_8361

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!

IMG_7928 (1)

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?

CLICK HERE for info about a membership!

  • Robin (Inkfanatic)

    Noell,
    This is PERFECT for me right now! I’m excited to see the video! I just finished a huge PL project (2015), and I feel like I got a good representation of our year, but I take LOTS of these kinds of photos. While they seem to be a lot alike, much of the time, they are a snapshot of our life at this point and time, and I love capturing that, but I find myself saying ‘WHAT can I say about that’, lol.
    Can’t wait to see how your layouts came together!

  • Thank you, Robin! I want to make sure you’re on the Member email list so you’ll get the link to where you can see the layouts with their complete journaling. That might be helpful for you. Some new Members never make it onto that email list, so if you’ve never gotten an email from me that links to the photos of the layouts, please let me know and I’ll add you to that list. (That goes for any other members, as well).

  • Thank you, Robin! I want to make sure you’re on the Member email list so you’ll get the link to where you can see the layouts with their complete journaling. That might be helpful for you. Some new Members never make it onto that email list, so if you’ve never gotten an email from me that links to the photos of the layouts, please let me know and I’ll add you to that list. (That goes for any other members, as well).

  • Robin

    Oh I got the email! Thanks!!

  • Robin, you got the non-member email. I haven’t sent the member email yet. Looks like we need to fix that.

  • Robin

    Oh! You know, when I went to check my email, the last one I saw from you was about the flipped-mirror design. That’s what I get for going by memory (I thought you had sent one re:the first glimpse)! LoL
    I’ll be on the lookout for it! Thanks!

  • Bethany Rielage

    I loved this video and the great layout ideas! I normally put these types of pictures in my Project Life album, but I have done full layouts for them as well. Knowing that you don’t do chronological albums, I was wondering where you will put these layouts? Thanks!

  • Okay, I was wrong. You ARE on the member list, but you were also listed to sometimes get non-member emails. I fixed that. :)

  • Great question, which I meant to answer in the video! Thanks for asking so I can share here. I expect most of them will go in our Everyday Life albums. The one with Aiden is also a personality page with his cute science lab goggles, so that will probably go in the album about him. And the one with me scrapbooking might go in mine, but I’m not sure since it details where each family member is and what they’re doing.

  • Gabrielle McCann

    You are so insightful Noell – can’t wait for the video! Just a side note, I’ve gone back through the membership library and am re-watching all the videos. So many of those from way back in 2008 and 2009 are still very relevant! Thanks for all you do

  • Robin

    Thanks Noell!

  • Christy Browning

    I loved this video. I don’t do project life but still like to have everyday life layouts in my albums. Like the idea of Everyday Glimpses. You have inspired me to do one about this weekend.

  • That’s great to hear! Thank you!

  • Jennifer G.

    I am little behind on my membership video watching and blog post reading as this is our super busy time of year. Because this is our busy time I am actually working on a mini album with approximately one page a day in a 6×6 book with simple journalling telling what we are doing that day. I am trying to make it super easy on myself to document our day-to-day lives as they are right now. I am looking forward to watching this video for even more ideas. Thank you for your time and for all of the super valuable content at an amazing price that helps me capture our memories.