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#1 Aliwinn


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

I would love to hear an episode on letting your photos "sit"  or "germinate" and making connections with those photos for "bigger picture stories" as opposed to scrapping current events and topics (scrapping chronologically).   I know that you touched on this topic a little bit during one of your episodes (maybe macro vs. micro scrapbooking??) but I would love to hear a whole show on this topic.  


- how to make the connections

- types of connections and story ideas

- ways to scrap these types of pages/layouts


Of course, Stacy Julian would be an obvious guest choice......

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 08:23 PM

I agree Stacy would be a great guest choice for this.


Interesting idea for a topic, too.  I have rarely, if ever, scrapped photos that were less than a year old.  I always feel like I need that perspective.  Plus, I can't tell you how many times I've saved myself from making a page about something that didn't stand the test of time.  If I had scrapped it right away, I'd then have this page about something that really wasn't that important even a year later.  


I use a spreadsheet (I know, math geek here) to track the layouts I plan to make.  Helps me to not scrap something twice and not to forget a story.  It's been very useful over the years to see patterns or notice similar page topics. 

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 09:49 PM

Oooh. Great idea! I'd love to be part of a conversation about photo connections. Sounds divine. 

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:29 AM

I love this topic idea!  I scrap this way often.  I think that letting the story germinate, especially if it's a story connected to the loss of a loved one or something else really emotional, can help us to see more of a positive side of the story instead of the grief that we may be feeling in the moment.  Plus, feelings tend to evolve over time.  Great idea!

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:01 AM

I don't think we covered this topic yet so I'm bumping it. Anyone else want to add their questions, thoughts, or suggestions for this discussion? Guest ideas, in addition to Stacy J?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:21 PM

I'd love to hear from someone that does both! I wish I had a name, but someone who scraps the here and now, but isn't afraid to go back with connections.
For example, I use the app time hop. It shows me my photos from different sources that happened on this date in previous years. Some things are expected- birthdays, anniversaries. Some prompt a connection with a photo I took 3 years ago and now - like my son happily eating doritos at 18 months, and still loving them today.
Anyone know someone who does that?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

Jennifer Wilson does this, I think!
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Posted 15 June 2015 - 04:52 AM

Oh yes time hop is awesome :) in this example it's just a little jumper with 2 yo Emily and 1 yo Lucy wearing it but it shows just how tiny Emily was/Lucy is quite tall I guess

Of course there's a lot of more deep topics than that!! 0014fee6284895d5621ffc37681ebc63.jpg

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:42 AM

Oh, that would be a good subject to address, too: to "fake" connections or not? Like, is it crazy to dress a toddler in a sweaty raccoon Halloween costume in the middle of April just to match pictures of his older brother? Not that I did this or anything...
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:18 AM

I think Cathy Z or Ali E would be a good guest for this topic. And of course you must have Stacy on.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:16 PM

The story centred album class had me making connections! How about having Noell, Shimille and Stacy discuss. Stacy does this topic very well. Maybe this could be another audio class Noell.....Making Connections.
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