A Birth Certificate shows you were born.
A Death Certificate shows you died.
A Completed Scrapbook shows you LIVED!
An imperfect finished page is better than a perfect page ‘someday’ that only exists in your head.
Find inspiration in every day things!
I had the greatest of intentions this yr to keep up with my Project 365/2011! Well things sometimes just don’t go to plan as you know!! I admit, I jumped into it thinking it was going to be a breeze!!
Taking the photos was not the problem! I think I over thought the scraping process! I did a double layout for Jan-April and then got behind with the scraping! It seemed like I was doing 365 and also looking to do single layouts as well! Not what I had planned and it sort of fell apart!!
I am an everyday scraper and I love the “daily routines” which may not be all that interesting, but in years to come what memories they will be!!!
For 2012 I am taking a different approach!! I am going to get 4 packets of these 12×12 refills and do ‘my own version” of Becky Higgins’s Kit! The kit is too expensive to buy in Australia and I can do it much cheaper using supplies I already have!! Another idea as well to ‘purge my stash!”
I can put my 4×6 photos in them and make my own journaling cards which will make it so much easier!! Or another way I like is print wallet sized photos and put it together with a journaling block per sleeve! One per day! So 4 packets would cover the whole yr! I could ink the journal blocks a different color for each month!! I am then going to be able to catch up on some other older photos and stories with other layouts and challenges during the year!!
So my idea is that I will get more of “our past” photos scraped as well as being able to keep up with “our present photos!”
As you are creating your album, you can also add more photos if needed, extra journaling and memorabilia like tickets etc!! This is a better way for me to approach this and I am determined that I am going to get it done!!
This is the other way I think I will go with and is very effective and quick!!
As I have been working on my Dec Daily this week, I think it has motivated me to get organised early and be ready for my New Year of Scraping!!
I am getting the photo sleeves this week and I already have a 12×12 Ring bound album to use!! I will get busy and make my journaling cards and get it put together when the sleeves arrive!!I will share it with you when I have it done!
You might be thinking WHY bother? I think you can……
- Improve your photography skills
- Capture otherwise forgotten moments in your life
- Easier than writing a diary or blog
- Only takes a few minutes each day
I hope you might take this journey with me and this time have a wonderful year of memories too in 2013 to look back on!!
TFL 🙂 Kerri x