This article also provided me with some more food for thought, if I scrapbook the way I am right now for however long, I'll end up with hundreds of layouts!! :( eep!! And where do I store them all? Will people ever read them??
While doing my usual blog reading I also came across Nicole Southall's post about a photobook of hers. She explained that she does a family 'yearbook' for her parents and parents-in-law - and how's she's just made a photobook of her 2009 photos using snapfish and photoshop! I totally love the idea of having a small, neat photobook to capture the events of each year - and is much smaller to store! Here's a little peak at her photobook:
I loved this idea, and after reading through these articles over the last couple of weeks, I thought it was about time I documented my system - and my changes I want to make to how I scrapbook....
1. How I have scrapped:
Up until now I have been keeping my printed photos sorted chronologically, and I scrap my photos into albums that way. I sometimes go back and scrap old photos, I also scrap new photos, and also other pages that I call 'free' scrapping. I have also been keeping photos aside and notes to keep a 'monthly review' page. Here are some examples of all of these:
Monthly review layouts:
2. Right now I have the following albums/storage for layouts:
- ONE 8.5x11 Album documenting photos from 2005 (not pictured)
- ONE 12x12 Creative Memories album from photos prior to 2005 (not pictured)
- THREE 12x12 Albums: Each broken into the following:
1x Album with photos from 2008 (black album)
1 x Album with photos from 2009 (not complete) (black album)
I store my layouts (that can't be stored in an album yet ) the little blue box sitting atop of these albums.
3. Here's how I want to start scrapping - from NOW:
1 x Photobook per year - around 30 - 50 pages. Includes monthly review type pages and special events and 'traditional' type event photos.
An ongoing scrapbook album to scrapbook those 'free' kind of layouts and special photos/events I want to scrapbook. I plan to keep using print blocks albums (3 ring binder ones that I buy from here).
So, how do u scrapbook. Do you have a system of storage?