I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I had started a HUGE project well I’m going to share it with you today. The whole process will take a few posts, it has been taking me a lot longer than I anticipated but I’m glad that I decided to tackle it now, before things got any worse!
So here’s a bit of background on how I scrapbook… I’m not a chronological scrapbooker, I scrapbook the photos that I’m in the mood to scrapbook. When I finish a layout it goes into my most current album, whether they are photos from 2004 or 2012. So needless to say my albums are a hodgepodge of layouts, and I have LOTS of albums. Before I began this project I had 3 albums that were somewhat organized – my kids baby albums (although a few photos still need to be scrapbooked) and our Caribbean Cruise album. That was it!
So what I decided to do was take out ALL the layouts from ALL my albums and organize them – this is the result…
Some of my favourite photos have been scrapbooked more than once. I do have a solution for that though – you’ll see it in one of my future blog posts.
I will be converting all my albums to 12″x12″ ring albums (except for holiday or themed albums) so that I can easily add/remove/adjust pages as needed.
I plan on incorporating both 8-1/2″x11″ and 12″x12″ layouts into the albums. This works beautifully with our ring albums.
Something else that I noticed as I was sorting was the number of layouts that I have that have no photos in them! I have a stack about 8″ high! That’s a lot of pages.