We’re finally getting some snow today! It seems like it often passes south and north of us, leaving us with little to get excited about. I’ve heard a possible 4-6″. Better than a dusting. If it’s going to be cold, I say bring on the snow! And Faith is dying to get out on the sledding hill this year.
If I wasn’t eyeballs deep in things that need done I would very likely be working on photo albums on this snowy day. Yesterday I shared my new love for Project Life albums and supplies, and thought I’d briefly share how I plan to use Project Life to stay on top of scrapbooking. I want to get…and keep…my albums current.
I should preface by saying that this is my intention. My goal. But things are just slowing down enough in my life that I can actually follow through. Because Project Life is so easy to grab out and work on for an hour or two (a bonus I failed to mention yesterday), I am confident that once I get into a good routine I will be far better off than I was before.
So here’s the plan…
- Work on this year’s album monthly (as current time as possible) and catch up on older albums when I have longer “crop” weekends. I find that I am forgetting the subject of some photographs because they happened several years ago, so I’m prioritizing the current year’s album, and using bigger chunks of time to catch up the older ones.
- Order current photos on a monthly basis. When I got my album I ordered from the summer through that point in the school year, with the intention of ordering each month on a regular basis. I haven’t succeeded in that but hope to get a good routine going. For example, I would order February photos at the beginning of March.
- Keep. It. Simple. I have an album and a core kit for Faith’s current year of school. I did add a few mini kits to add some girly touches and themed cards for holidays and special events, like an amusement park set for our trip to Adventureland last summer. Everything fits in my Coffee & Crop bag, so ideally I’ll use that night once-a-month to work on the previous month’s photos. Any more “stuff” and it will be too much to haul, more time-consuming, and will defeat the purpose.