The Scrapbooking Classes newsletter for February 2012 is out! Be sure to get your copy today! It not only includes a couple of inspiration and informative articles, but an easy to read and follow layout sketch!
I think some of the worst phrases around today are: Someday I'll do thatTomorrow I'll have more timeThings will be better next weekWhen I get around to itWhen things slow down
Tomorrow is a concept, so is someday. They don't actually exist. Tomorrow is always tomorrow, once it gets here it becomes today and when it passes it is yesterday. I've spent a lot of time over the years waiting for tomorrow and someday. Tomorrow I'll call that person or write that letter. I don't. Someday I'll sit down and write that book. I haven't. When things slow down, when life isn't so crazy, I'll accomplish a whole list of things I want to complete. Life hasn't slowed down, in fact, it's getting busier and crazier.
It seems like yesterday my baby girl was learning to walk, today she is a junior in college going for Criminal Law. Where did the time go? It was just a short while ago that I was talking to my second little girl about picking up her baby dolls, …
Journaling is NOT writing a book. It is not documenting every breath, everything they said, everything they did, everywhere they went or everyone they came in contact with. That is just way too much! If you want to do it, more power to you! However, most people just don't have the time.
If you can add three 2-page layouts a year to their album, I think you're doing great! If they are a summer baby, make sure you do birthday, first or last day of school and Christmas. That way you are getting a really good picture of their year. Three layouts a year! I KNOW you can do it!
Title (usually the event, for example 3rd Birthday, Jakie turns 2 or 1st Day of School)
Photos (1-6 a page)
Journaling (take the time to write a little paragraph or two about the event as the events don't mean much if 50 years down the road no one knows what/when or who was at the event)
That's it. That is the formula for a great layout. Everything else is just frosting.
I really struggle with how to sort my paper. I have too much, and yet, not nearly enough! I have started going through the stacks and will post pics when I'm done. The solid colors aren't the problem. Those are easy, just put red with red, blue with blue, yellow with yellow etc..
The problem is the pattern paper! If it is yellow, orange, and green; does it go with yellow? orange? green? Does it go with Spring colors? Or maybe summer?
How do you sort your paper? I would love to see pics of your scrapspace!