My favorite product releasing at CHA Summer - should start shipping in August.
It's called a Journaler's Notebook and I'm crazy about the concept: keep it with you - write down the little details of your life that are important to you as they happen. Scrapbook it later when you've got the time (there are 20 acid-free pages in each notebook - they're perforated, so you just tear them out and attach them to your layout along with your photos).
My perspective has changed so much in the last year. I feel better about scrapbooking than ever.
I still love the artistic aspect of it - I still love the process - but more than anything, I feel this great sense of accomplishment every single time that I document something in my life that I value. Some little detail. Some random memory: the crazy things that Cole says, all of Annie's "firsts", all the things Josh does that make me love him more every day, Courtney's funny little ways and Ross's teenage angst.
The good stuff - the rich stuff - the things I never want to forget, but I always do.
I'd like to think that I could make a mental note of all of those things - but it just doesn't happen (my little pea brain is at maximum capacity on most days). Seems like every time I sit down to scrapbook and call upon my mental notes - I am reminded of exactly why I need to be writing this stuff down.
So the Journaler's Notebook was my solution.
Sounds silly, but it makes me super-excited to think about scrapbookers using these things. Makes me super-excited to think that someone might have a little slice of their history - a sweet little memory of something that they would have otherwise forgotten, documented forever because of this idea.
If you get one and you ever use it - I sure would love to see the result.