Monday, January 26, 2009

It's just pictures and words.

I realize that many of you have no idea what scrapbooking is all about. I understand many of you think you have to be creative or skilled to try it too. Today, I added some of my thoughts to a photo from the previous post and created this page at . It's so simple. It's so fast and easy and yet, I think, the results can be really dramatic and poignant.
Simple words and photos are all one needs to document life, feelings, thoughts, momemts and emotions in "scrapbook form". Really, you can use words OR photos and evoke/create pages too. I think it's something that some people find intimidating, and yet when it comes down to it, there's really nothing required other than putting a little bit of heart/thought into your photos and words.
I challenge you to try it sometime. Maybe even today. Grab a photo. Or a notebook and jot down all the things that come to mind when you look at your photo or when you recall a memory. Then start saving your pictures/pages at a gallery- like the one I'm a part of at SIStv here. Or print your pictures and put them in a blank journal and add your thoughts with a nice pen in ink. Years from now you might want to thank me for this little challenge. But don't worry about that. I am happy to just be the person to jumpstart your challenge of documenting bits of your life. I have a feeling someone else in your life will thank you for taking this challenge too!
Happy {challening!} Monday to you all. =)
P.S.The journaling on the photo here reads:
There are moments in life where the very thing we hold in our hands is the only thing that really matters. These little moments can get lost so easily unless we stop and take them in and soak them up as they happen.Life is fleeting.Thankfully I've learned that lesson. I know not to take a minute in this life for granted. I am getting better at capturing them on film too. We can't turn back time, but we can always savor the here and now. I wouldn't trade this moment in time for all the money in the world. Moments matter.

8 comments: said...

What a beatiful picture of your precious baby and the sentiment you wrote for it is just lovely! You inspire me!

Lauren Kelly said...

This was GREAT Jody, thank you for the challenge, I think we all needed it, but most of all, thank you for this blog :) :)

Belinda said...

Hi, Jody:

I'm teaching a Christ-Centered Traditions class tomorrow night at my church. If you don't mind, I would like to use part of your journaling in my class... it fits perfectly. If I don't hear from you, I will not use it without your permission.

You are so right... moments do matter.

Have a great day, and kiss that baby for me!

Ashley said...

Thats the sweetest pic!!

Hopesrising said...

Hi Jodi. I love the picture.
I have gone over to Scrapblog and love it. However when I try to post it to blogspot. I must be doing something wrong. Anyway you can let me if you are putting them to jpeg or what your doing to get them to your blog.
Thanks appreciate it. Very cool place.

Mere said...

That is GORGEOUS journaling and the photo says it all!

Love, Mere

Amy said...

Beautifully spoken.

Tracy Reynolds said...

Hello! I've been reading you blog for over a year now. I love to scrap book and get a lot of my ideas from you...thanks! you keep me inspired to do more and be more creative..thanks! you told us about scrap blog long time ago and I have been using it since. Do you know how you can save it to file without posting it on blog?? i wan to save my pictures in a folder to print out for my project 365, I'm working on....thanks!