Post # 1
DH was aking about when I would update my our scrapbook. I have been seriously slacking on the scrapbooking area, missing major milestones between today and oh 2010. I love the scrapbook but it doesn’t have very many pages, maybe 20 spreads. Some longer trips have like 5 pages each, one for each location and such. Some have just one page for a quick trip or small event.
I have started to realize that I don’t need 50 million albums, one for each trip. I do want to have some cohesive album of my memories. I’m wondering how other bees keep their scrapbooks?Do you do one for every trip or have a big family album?
I have been thinking about digital but that doesn’t seem like me because I like the crafting aspect of glue and paper. But doing spreads takes me a while becuase I like the stickers, and cut out off things. Plus it is expensive. Im leaning toward getting an old fashioned album where you just slip in the pictures, but I like the written aspect of thoughts of that trip documented on the paper.
Right now scrapbooking is such a major event (like a weekend) but I have no friends (or DH) to scrapbook with. How do you all make it more manageable? What kind of books do you have?
Post # 3
Considering I JUST finished a 2006-2009 book (happens to be dating through engagement)… I suck worse than you do.
But my intention is to do a yearbook, and probably switch to digital for it From now on. I do miss the paper/glue aspect though. Our one big trip to Europe as a whole book to itself. But yeah, I agree it gets pricey.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: I have a Europe scrapbook for me when I was in college but lately dh have been doing a big trip once a year And I’m starting to think I don’t really what 50 scrapbooks of trips laying around.
I’m unsure on digital it seems so easy in some respects but I can bring myself to finsh a whole album.
Post # 5
I was actually thinking of doing one and had no idea where to start from…these are good ideas, thank you for starting this. 🙂
Post # 6
I am no help because I have been awful at keeping up with things. I think that I am going to do an 8×8 of our trip to Jamaica last year, a 12×12 of our wedding and an 8×8 of the honeymoon. I don’t have alot of inbetween pics. I am going to be doing them in digital format.
Post # 7
my wife and I are into it together (she’s the real pro and has tons of supplies)
but we just do major events like trips and our wedding.
Michael’s craft stores has sales on all the time, and if you sign up for their e-news, you get coupons in them. Makes it affordable.
I’d say, don’t give up entirely, just focus on the special events!
Post # 8
I scrapbook for myself and plan to continue doing so when my FI and I get married. I scrapbook all of our events in whatever I want to and then put them in an album in chronological order. If we go on vacation it goes right where it should in terms of the year and not in its own separate album. The only exceptions I might make are for our wedding album and honeymoon but I haven’t totally decided yet.
When I have kids I will make each of them a baby book and use it to document their first year of life and then from that point I will continue to keep a book for each child and only include family events and their special events. For example, one kid doing something special in school would get a page or two for their own book and maybe one or two pages for mine. Their siblings don’t need that event in their book unless that event pertained to them as well. I know this will get repetitive in terms of christmas and other holidays but it is important to me to preserve memories for my family and I love to scrapbook. I go to classes and conventions and stuff. Someday I would like my kids to carry this tradition for their own family.
As far as digital scrapbooking goes, I love the digital pages and it would make it easy to make multiple albums because we could just print multiple copies of the same layout but I am a very budget scrapper. I can make an entire album for the cost of just a few digital pages, but that’s just me.
Project life by Becky Higgins is a good option and makes scrapbooking way easier. I think it’s okay to get behind as long as you take time to make pages you like :). Also, there are a lot of ways to cut the cost! Buy on sale, use coupons (Joanns will take one coupon per item if you have that many), don’t waste supplies, buy in bulk such as paper pads instead of open stock, etc.