To reiterate a few points from Stacy Julian's book,The Big Picture
* USE your photos to make connections,
*CLOSE YOUR EYES, OPEN BRAIN, REMOVE “CAUGHT UP” from your mind;
*ENJOY NOW, LIVE NOW, JOT DOWN YOUR MEMORIES, and scrap in small increments on more regular basis;
* It’s scary, but chronological is NOT the only way to scrapbook;
*USE YOUR PHOTOS to tell a MORE compelling and meaningful story of the life of you & your family.
*Organize, Prioritize and Celebrate the happiest moments in your life.
I did find this helpful. If you have decades of photos to organize-this is some great advice:
* Rent a chick flick
* Bought some Cal's brownies
*Gather all photos in one placeGet your photo box, WHILE WATCHING CHICK FLICK:
* Photos in packets - label season/year i.e, Winter, 2007, Spring 2007, (put aside until later)
* Loose photos – 3 steps:
sort all by 1) decade in photo box, 2) then take one decade & sort by year; 3) then take & sort by season
NOW, decide which photos you wish to scrapbook & put 2-3 in one pocket of 3 up album, so that one page of 3 up album are photos to use on a double page layout. THIS makes it so easy to flip quickly through book to pull the ones you need. Also, since you have already edited photos for the layout-your layout comes together quickly.
NOTE: as you are reviewing photos-when you see a FAVORITE PHOTO-pull it for some of those connections pages we talked about. Most times you have more photos than you can fit on a layout- so here is where it was helpful to pull photos that didn't necessarily fit into the EVENT page & pull for personality or connection pages.
THEN it fills so good to be able to decide which album does it slide into: US, People we Love, Places, etc.
Hope this helps-so go rent your movie, pick up the brownies AND sort away AND PRINT!!!!!
Have an awesome weekend!!
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