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Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Scrapbook Philosophy

Since it was my birthday last weekend, I gave myself some time off from dishes and cleaning and sat down to do a few scrapbook pages.  It's probably my longest running hobby, but it's been a little neglected lately.  I don't let myself get stressed out about it though because hobbies are supposed to be fun!


I'm currently working on pictures from around September 2010 (so a little over a year ago--not too bad)  And the way I've always done it is one running album for the whole family.  I work on 8.5 x 11 pages and put them in page protectors in regular 3 ring binders.  When one gets filled up I just keep going in a new one.  When I started scrapbooking 9 years ago, I was pretty sure I wouldn't  be able to keep up a book for each kid (even though then we didn't have any kids yet!)

"This year we have Emily in 1st grade and Meagan is starting preschool.  They are both very excited of course and I'm looking forward to a bit of quiet time in the afternoon while Asher is taking a nap."


The way I figure, I'm doing all this as a record for me, and if any of the kids are dying to have some pictures of their own to keep later on, we can make copies or scan digital versions.
"Meagan was so disappointed when we finished painting the house and it wasn't yellow.  I asked her if she thought it looked like chocolate.  She said "No, brown is like dirt and dirt is gross!"

So, how many other paper-scrapbooks are out there?  Have you switched to digital instead?  Or do all your photos live on your hard drive (I certainly have plenty there too!)




  
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4 comments:

  1. Love your scrapbooking skills! I still do "manual" scrapbooking too. It just doesn't seem the same to do digital. I'm so far behind in scrapbooking its not even funny. Oh well. Something to look forward to. :-)

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  2. This is how I do mine too....though I'm way further behind. Thinking about switching to digital, but I'll still just keep the running family album, not individual kid ones.

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  3. This is how I do mine too....though I'm way further behind. Thinking about switching to digital, but I'll still just keep the running family album, not individual kid ones.

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  4. I love to hear what other people do with their scrapbooking! I'm with you on the not worrying about where I'm at. I don't have kids but I'm the family scrapbooker. I decided it was too hard to do multiples too. I love to paper scrapbook but I do a bit of digital too. I enjoy scrapbooking travels the most. I like your pages a lot. I bet they make you pretty happy when you look back at them!

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