Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Scrapbooking intervention!

I've decided that there is no way in the world that I will never be able to scrapbook the hundreds (maybe thousands) of pictures that I have in elaborate, embellished albums with all the bells & whistles & flashing lights...without sacrificing sleep, time with my family, and quite possibly, my sanity! :) I have gone to Creative Memories & Close to My Heart parties & workshops. I have all kinds of stuff - which is so cute! I have the best intentions use all of it, but then I came to a realization...I can try to do these embellished album (you should see the Close to my Heart ones)& never catch up, or I can KISS it! (Keep it Simple, Sister!) I'm almost done with a themed album I bought at Animal Kingdom. (Acid free and everything!) I just started on it the night before last.(Wendy - you would be so proud of me!) I've maybe spent 2 or 3 hours on it so far and have put in about 60 pictures(vs spending an hour on a 2 page spread page with 4 or 5 pictures). It's looking so cute and the kids love it. So I have set some new, more realistic goals for myself...

1) Finish Abby and Noah's baby books with 3 or 4 simple layouts, cute paper, & journaling.
2) Make Birthday albums for each of the kids with a few embellishments & simple layouts. (I'll add on to it each year and then they'll have all their b'day parties in one book!)
3) Make themed albums for special vacations (like this Animal Kingdom one) and a Christmas album with a few special holiday pictures and add on each year.
4) All the cute extras, I'll put in those pocket albums that have memo lines. (I also want to look into digital scrapbooking and photo books)

Any tips that you guys have for keeping it simple & staying caught up, I would LOVE to hear them too! Here a few of my favorite pictures from my Animal Kingdom album...

That rhino was only about 10 feet away from us! I was a little nervous!


amanda said...

Check out my sister-in-law's blog. She had learned to scrapbook digitally. It is much cheaper and can be put to a DVD.
It was a few posts back but check it out. It's neat!!

Terri said...

Great goals Kelli!