I’ve talked a lot in the past few weeks about the types of things I scrapbook as I shared ideas for scrapbooking. It’s probably no secret that some of my favorite pages the ones celebrating tiny little moments. It was when I quit trying to scrapbook the rare big stuff like vacations or birthdays and started appreciating the little moments through scrapbook pages that I found my true joy in scrapbooking.
Ideas for Scrapbooking- Moments
I know that many of the pages I shared last week were all about little moments with my husband. So, today, I won’t share that many. Instead, I want to issue a challenge of sorts. How small of a moment can you scrapbook on a page?
To me, these are some of the most fulfilling pages. Each page like this builds gratitude but it also makes me more aware of the the little moments that are continually unfolding in my life.
This was a moment that I knew was special- I was riding quite a high in the moment just as happy as a lark to play air hockey with Cody in an empty game room where no one could see just how bad I am at air hockey.
Journaling reads: We were supposed to be spending the night at Moody Gardens, but we realized we’d left the hanging bag of clothes at home. So we spent part of the day at Moody Gardens. We din’t eat while we were in Galveston and held out for the Flying Dutchman in Kemah on ht way home. Fried Zucchini and Chocolate Mousse Cake. Bring on the Yummy Calories! After we ate, we took a few moments to walk around, where we found the game room empty and a air hockey table calling our names. We spent every last dime we had playing air hockey. We had our won private arcade room. Eventually, the little bit of money we had ran out and it was time to drive home. I think we could have stayed there just the two of us playing air hockey all night and put the games on credit like a gambler might do. I did not want this little slice of heaven to end.
Sometimes we don’t really see the moment for what it is until we sit down and realize what we’ve got. I was just snapping pictures on this day at the arboretum and didn’t really think about the lesson my husband was giving my nephew until after I was looking at the pictures on my computer. (At the time it was just gross and I wished they’d give me something better to take pictures of.) These moments I catch after the fact remind me I need to be better at being in the moment and appreciating it as it happens.
Journaling/Title Reads- Loogee, Loogey, Lugee- I have no idea how to spell it. I don’t want to look it up in the dictionary because I don’t want to see the definition. Gross! Gross was what I was thinking when I saw Jack and Cody. But then, I realized, gross as it may be, it’s something every male must know how to do.
Scrapbook Tip: You’ll notice there’s no flowers or anything girly on this layout- because this layout isn’t about that kind of stuff. Choose the story you want to tell over those supplies you want to use as you create a page. Be true to the story.
And than it happens, the smallest of moments when you realize you’ve got to capture it quick- while it’s happening because you are so busy appreciating it. That was the case with this layout.
Journaling Reads: Some days, I tell you. Being married to you is something else. You listen to me more than I often realize. It might seem (or be) selective hearing, but you seem to catch more than I think you do. Especially when I ramble on about something- like the stuff I find on Pinterest. We were at the doctor’s office and your turkey butt ran your feet back and forth on the edge of the table making awful noises. I noted that you were just doing it because it was annoying me. That’s when you quoted this quote about marriage that I read on Pinterest. How can I be annoyed when you’re being a turkey butt who shows that you were really listening to me? I love when you turn things around on me like this.
There is no magic wand idea for scrapbooking moments. The formula is pretty simple- you have to recognize the moment for what it is. Unlike birthdays or vacations, no one can really tell you what to scrapbook. Each of us have different moments we want to appreciate. The biggest tip I can offer is to latch on to a moment you want to remember & scrapbook it, because, I think as you begin to scrapbook a few moments, you begin to see them unfolding as they happen.
Scrapbooking Tip: Scrapbooking a page about a simple small moment is the best way to begin seeing the small moments unfolding. Pages appreciating the moments of our lives breed more moments layouts because we see life through the story unfolding before us and realize which moments we want to scrapbook.
And then from there, it’s just a matter of documenting it on the page through supplies and design that support the story along with journaling that explains why that moment is one you want to cherish and remember.
What was the last page you created about a moment? Try watching for one of those little moments you’d like to scrapbook today.