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Posted 11/22/2012 by wookiemouse in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 268,110
July 2006
Posts: 3,699
Layouts: 37
Loc: New Braunfels, TX

Posted: 11/22/2012 8:13:29 PM
I was doing GREAT on PL up until week 40. That's when work got busy, kids got busy, housework got left behind, and PL was the last thing on my list. It pretty much came to a standstill at that point - I still have hopes to catch up, but obviously, it's not top priority on my to-do list.

I successfully did PL the very first year it came out (P365) - when I had a toddler, a baby and no job. A lot more simpler!

So....for those of you who HAVE fallen behind and managed to get back on the wagon, can you share your strategies for keeping up? Or if you're super busy, how do you work it in? I am on the fence about continuing it into 2013. I LOVE how it's a "catch all" for all those simple stories I know I'd never get around to scrapping, and honestly - I'm so freaking busy that it's the ONLY scrapping I do lately - but I do hate how it's become another chore to me. I think I would feel better about it if I could make it flow into my life better. But no matter how I try to schedule it in, there's always something that comes along to take its place.


PeaNut 93,695
July 2003
Posts: 4,316
Layouts: 124
Loc: Do you know the way to San Jose?

Posted: 11/22/2012 8:19:07 PM
I did a photo a day in 2011...just pictures and journaling about those pictures, no "extras." I stepped away from it this year to give myself a break. So that's how I am dealing with it...would love to see how others got back into the groove.

1 Pea, 2 Pea, Red Pea, Blue Pea

PeaNut 559,779
July 2012
Posts: 750
Layouts: 8
Loc: Seattle, WA, USA

Posted: 11/22/2012 8:42:19 PM
I do mine every 2 weeks- its a lot more manageable that way. And I print photos at home. My pages are very simple- most of the slots are filled with full page photos. You can see them on my blog.

It's supposed to be fun, and there aren't any rules, so step back and see what would make it fun for you! Maybe just a monthly spread, or cell phone photos only, etc.

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PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
Posts: 4,362
Layouts: 100
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted: 11/22/2012 10:36:25 PM
first of all, i'm so far behind, it's ridiculous - i think i have 2-3 weeks put together and lots of random odds 'n ends in various pockets, but... i've been printing a few pics here and there and sticking them where they belong, tossing in a journaling card or two - i figure, eventually, it'll get done. no worries...

though, i keep a written journal and keep my pics organized, so everything is "easy access" as i put it together.


PeaNut 538,842
January 2012
Posts: 371
Layouts: 52
Loc: Rolesville, NC

Posted: 11/22/2012 11:51:33 PM
I hope you can get caught up. I was super caught up all year until week 39 and since then I only have about 1/2 done or so...the easiest way to catch up is print all your photos, make many full size, and keep it simple...if you have got super behind consider switching to 1 page layouts, or monthly ones and you can always add more later if you have time.

Good luck!


PeaNut 15,108
May 2001
Posts: 3,301
Layouts: 1

Posted: 11/23/2012 12:11:07 AM
I print at home. If I have a busy week, I am cool with just printing all photos from one event that week and mentioning the other things that happened that week on a journaling card. I also don't use much ephemera.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
Posts: 14,291
Layouts: 376
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 11/23/2012 7:44:58 AM
I kept taking the photos and jotting down notes.
Then when I had time, I edited the photos and placed a big order.
As I had time I put the photos in the pockets.
Then I just added the journalng.
It was easier to work in big batches than trying to print photos once a week.

Christi in MA
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