Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Empty Nest Scrapbooking

The latest episode of The Paperclipping Roundtable podcast is about empty nest scrapbooking, and I got to be one of the panelists! We had a spirited discussion that should be of interest to current and future empty nest scrapbookers. Here are a few layouts that are relevant to the topic that I want to share.

Do I still scrapbook about our grown son? You bet I do! Even though we don't see each other every day, thanks to social media, I still know what's going on in his thoughts and life.

When we all get together, I get a chance to observe and record the relationship between our son and his lovely wife. The couple they are, the two that are becoming one. The friendship, love and support they show one another. The playfulness. Lots of playfulness. 

I mentioned on the podcast that I especially enjoy the father-son relationship that exists between my husband and our son. They have a mutual love and respect for one another that can only make this mother's heart happy. They also share a few similar interests, like photography and sports. And perfectionism.

Are you an empty nest scrapbooker or soon to be one? I think you'll find plenty of great ideas and a very positive vibe going on in this podcast. It actually encouraged me! Here it is: The Paperclipping Roundtable podcast.


  1. I enjoyed this round-up of layouts; I'm off to check out PRT.

  2. Sue I love the layouts as I too am an empty nester. I was wondering if you created any videos for any if these great layouts. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sorry Kathy, no videos for these layouts, but thanks for asking!

  3. Congratulations on being a panelist! Great pages and topics for a grown son. DH's daughters are grown and our relationships are increasingly stronger. It is easier to relate now that my stepdaughter is a stepmother herself.

  4. Oh yes I still scrap my adult kids! Lucky for me we visit often and share photos in between... Family is family near or far!

  5. I listened to the episode the other day and wanted to say thanks for some new perspective. I'm not there yet, my sons are still in high school, and my daughter is younger. But with some other things going on the passage of time has really hit me, for months now. So the topic was greatly appreciated and I enjoyed listening to your views. You were one of the first bloggers I found when I started scrapbooking maybe end of last year and so happy to hear you on paperclipping. I enjoy seeing your layouts too. Michelle t

  6. Sue your pages are beautiful and full of stories. I love them! Thanks for sharing your ideas on the paperclipping episode!

  7. Loved listening to your perspective on the Roundtable.

  8. I just sent my first (of three) off to college. Enjoyed the PRT episode with you. I also looked through your blog and like your double page spreads… I still do two page spreads and sometimes I feel like I am the only one left who still likes it old school (but in an updated way).


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