Well I have over 300 photos to get processed before I can begin the art of scrapbooking again. Last night I made piles and sorted by theme (birthday, Christmas ect) All of these photos are for 2009 so I am not having to worry about mixing years together. Here is my system for keeping my photos organized before scrapping them.
Photos and Journaling go into envelopes, these get filed by month
Here is a peek inside the accordion file that I use for each year or theme album. I normally scrap by year but vacations get their own albums.
Any larger memorabilia gets placed with the photo envelopes. I will make a note on the envelope not to forget I have larger items to scrap also.
While I was getting ready to send photos over to Snapfish for printing I made a point of printing doubles for the photos that are going to be in the FAMILY 2009 album and KAELA 7th GRADE album. I will also make sure to print the journaling for 2 times for these photos also. There is really no point to trying to journal the same set of photos 2 different ways if they are going in 2 separate albums.
Here is a sample of how I get the journaling pre-done before scrappin my photos. I get all of the pre-work done so that I am not so rushed to get all of my photos in to albums. I do not have to worry about forgetting details because I have already written them down. I feel I can take my time on the creative side once I get the story finished and my photos are properly stored.
I print the “story” for each group of photos on one sheet of vellum and cut it into squares (4 per page). This is a good standard size for my pages. And I love that the vellum will match any layout I decide to do in the future.
Well back to processing for me. I want to play later on today.
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