Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Scrapbooking for a large family

I am not sure if I have shared my scrapbooking technique with you all or not. I have friends who do loads of wonderful scrapbooks, both digital and real. I love looking at them. I think it would be fun to do them. But I get bogged down in the details. I have done some digital scrapbooking, and this blog works as a scrapbook, really, but formally I have not done much. I'm way too busy wiping noses to scrap about them.

So at the end of last year, I had a great idea. For 8 cents a print at york, I can get all my favorite photos from the year printed out. Then I go to Stuff Mart and buy a photo album. I then stick all the photos in the album. Sometimes I write notes, mostly I just plain get them in.

So there you have it! My method of scrapbooking. Safe, easy, relatively cheap, and no scissors or stickers to lose.

A friend of mine said that this year she has done a photo book - a couple pages for each month. That is a pretty good idea too. It wouldn't take long, and you could then have a book printed for less than $15 plus shipping. Can't beat that!

It's what Works For Me! Go to Rocks in my Dryer to find out some more things which work!


  1. Simple Scrapbooks shows something similar, just every few pictures they make a small 4 x 6 "layout" with journaling & some decorations.

    I was thinking about making a separate blog for 2009 & doing it like a scrapbook. With just family photos & journaling. No other stuff, like things around the web, etc. Then at the end of the year, order it through Blurb.

  2. Ahh, this sounds so freeing. Alas, but I have 2 cabinets full of scrapbooking "stuff" that I feel obligated to use. One day I will chuck it all and go with your method :)