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.
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.