Most of the pages I scrap are an attempt to capture one little moment in time, one little joke, or one single experience.
I am pretty good at documenting who said what, as well as the where and when of things happening. Mostly, I am happy with that minimal amount of information… as it is enough to jog my memory so that when I eventually look back at the pages I have scrapped, each recorded moment comes flooding back into my memory and I can experience it all over again.
The notes about these little details are a really simple (but important!) way to document all of these important memories. Sometimes it’s all too easy to look back on a photo, with no other context, and forget those little details. That’s why these little bits of journaling can be so important and meaningful.
Most of the little moments I am trying to capture these days are the sights and sounds of my children. My oldest is changing fast… becoming a teenager already (insert teen eye roll here)! My youngest is a toddler, however, and while watching him do all sorts of things, I remember how quickly this stage passes by, as well. Therefore, for some of the pages I make, the basic information of who, where, when, or why… are not enough. I also want to remember the sounds, smells, sights, or feelings of a moment. I want to capture it all!
In the following page, I wanted to remember my little son’s wobbly bottom lip. There would be a good few seconds of this quivering lip, giving me a chance to pick him up again before he started to wail! But a year on from the photo, he no longer does this little trick! I have journaled about the way he looked, and about those quiet few seconds before the wailing began — the sight and the sound of the moment I’m capturing.
Now it is your turn! Come on over to the forum and join into our weekly scrapbooking challenge!
I can’t wait to see what you choose to scrap about… and how you will describe the way it feels, sounds, smells, tastes… and all that stuff!
About the Author Corrin is on the creative team here at The Digital Press, and is a fan of the Big Bang Theory and a lover of cozy pajamas. She lives in the currently wet & chilly South of England with her husband and 4 crazy kids, who regularly discover & plunder her secret chocolate stashes! She is still trying to get the house straight after moving 2 years ago. Who knows… maybe this will be the year she reaches the bottom of the laundry pile!