10.06.2009

scrap at it.

Ahh, finally my little crafting space is unpacked, my table is cleared off, and am ready for some serious projects. This week I'm pulling out my scrapbook supplies and starting on Mr. Graham's book. It's about time...This kid has way too many pictures! After giving it some thought, I've decided to archive his 100s of pictures in a Kolo album and save the best of the best for true scrapbook pages. That way I can focus on journaling and creating around the major milestones and sentimental stuff--and not be burdened with guilt over our multitude of our family pictures. I feel like the digital age is a bit of a catch 22. Having so many pics and memories is absolutely wonderful, but maybe just a tad overwhelming? All this makes me very curious...what works for you? How do you organize your photos?

15 comments:

Amanda said...

I love the first page you created for little G's scrapbook.

I'm like you-I have yet to find a way to organize my digital photos {simply because it is such an overwhelming task that I don't where to start.}

Cassie said...

Love your new blog title!

I have all my digital photos saved into named folders on the computer but often yearn for old-fashioned albums. Particularly when I go to visit my 86yr old gran who just doesn't understand why we never have prints.

Would love also to hear other peoples organisation.

Bluebelle said...

I know what your mean, I'm totally overwhelmed by how many photos I end up with. I have them organised on my computer in folders.

I'm quite into making mini books at the moment so that works for small events that I want to have in printed book form.

Our honeymoon photos will at some point be put in standard photo albums - the wedding scrapbook has been such an epic task there's no way I can face doing honeymoon ones as well!

Dee Dee said...

Ditto on the overwhelmed digital smorgasbord. Love your first layout there. :)

From Sunday to Monday said...

Lately they have just been sitting in a folder on my computer. I dont think I have scrapbooked in over 2years!!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

There are too many!

I made Elijah a scrapbook of his 1st year and hope to do that for each kid, but probably not make them any individual books after that unless the mood really strikes.

I also have a photo album "for him" which has a picture or two from each month or event, more or less, and he can take this album when he grows up.

Obviously there's the blog book for him but won't be an individual one for the following kids, and his just covers the first 18 months.

And then the photos are just arranged on the computer, and backed up (I hope!) on DVDs. You're right, it is completely overwhelming! But a fun way to be overwhelmed.

Becca said...

I know- too many pics! It's so hard. I really want to start making blurb books. I think it will be a somewhat quick and manageable way to get good albums and that way you can still blow up some pics, and keep some as tiny thumbnails.

Lisa said...

I love the scrapbook pages and the new banner…Something that I often do for photo storage is copy all of the pictures that I don’t use in a scrapbook onto a CD, and then make a pocket for that CD at the back of the book.

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

Adorable scrap pages and referring to your pervious post I don't think I've seen a cuter chicken! Ever!! Seriously he is a doll!!
I love having all my albums on the computer, but we have a big fat album for each of the boys that sit in the living room with picks of our favorite photos of them!! Having lots of pictures of your wee one is something you will cherish forever :)

Ashley said...

So so sweet, I love that last page. And I'm the last person to ask about what to do with photographs, I'm two years and one kid behind!

Jeff and Heather Dawn said...

Hi Jessica! Thanks for your sweet comment on my iPhone blog!! I'm going to post a healthy recipe blog later this afternoon after I cook lunch! So you can check it out then!

Your blog is quite adorable too!

kt mac said...

oh my gosh I love these pages & the colours - you have such a great eye for placing things together :)

and so glad to hear your little crafting space is UNPACKED :)

The Clueless Crafter said...

JessicAnn, you have inspired me to create my own blog! How fun! I love seeing your little family and getting a taste of all your amazing ideas.

Swiss Avenue said...

Don't know if you remember me but I emailed you months back and said that your etsy store had inspired me to create my own! Thanks very much!! Well I also have created a blog and I'm so happy to have found yours!! It is great!

From Sunday to Monday said...

Hey you,
You know I really depend on you guys to update your blogs daily...what else am I suppose to do on a slow night of work like tonight =) Thinking of you and your little fam.