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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This week's project was getting Jelly's School Album caught up. And I did! It feels so good!
Everytime I felt myself getting overwhelmed, I just kept telling myself that 'a few photos and a few words for each year is sufficient.' It's more than most kids get and it will be meaningful to her.
I start with a border down the side of the page (these pages happen to come pre-decorated, saving me this step). Then I add a Title (i.e. "Seventh Grade") and a journal box:
In the journal box I write:
School year _______
My School _________
My teachers ___________
My friends _____________
I enjoy ____________________
I add a photo from the first day of school and the last day of school.
I add a 5x7 school portrait and misc. photos throughout the school year.
Each year gets about 4-6 pages. I include clear pocket pages for brochures and memorabilia or artwork. I keep a file folder handy for each child and during the school year will toss things into their file that I want to include in their School Album. I'm really excited to be caught up on this because it's much easier to keep up on these once/year than it is to go back over several years (or decades).
Next project: Blondie's school album...I'm the furthest behind on hers but I am determined to get hers caught up this year. What are you up to??
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Many idea books feature 1 or 2 photos per page. I just can't scrap that way...at least not affordably and not quickly. Once in awhile it makes a cute title page or special page but typically I try to get as many photos on the page as possible.
Collage Pages come in handy when you have a ton of photos for one event. This is how I scrapped our summer building project:
I was able to include a journaling box so I can journal the 'story' behind the photos.
Collage pages also work well for that collection of miscellaneous photos you have - not from one particular event but just a random photo here and there. I used several random summer photos to capture the 'good things' of summer 2010:
"good things" page includes wading pool, backyard dinners, blueberry picking and homemade blueberry muffins. I'll add strips of journaling paper later. (but not too much later or I'll forget!)
Here is a page I did for the Prince's first day of Kindergarten. Again, it's something we took a lot of photos of and I wanted to include them all but keep it to one page. I've left room for journaling on the bottom right corner.
You may be wondering why I don't just do the journaling when I complete a page. The reason is because I was at a scrapbooking retreat. I tend to start journaling the conversations around me instead of what the photos are about! So I just leave the journaling for quiet time later at home.
As you can tell I LOVE my straight trimmers! They are about all I use. I cut my photos with the Personal Trimmer and I cut my 12 inch strips of paper with my Rotary Trimmer. Quick!
And for the first time ever the little Personal Trimmer is now available in Purple!