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Posted 2/2/2013 by stwa in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 426,757
June 2009
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Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Posted: 2/2/2013 6:49:10 PM
There was another thread about how to seperate your albums for your kids. I don't have any kids so I can't seperate depending on them. So I was wondering - how do you seperate your albums?

If you seperate for your children what do you do with photos of the whole family or friends or layouts about you?

xoxoxo Sarah


PeaNut 30,589
February 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:04:51 AM
I do a album for my DH and I do calendars I also have a all about me album I haven't worked on it forever though.I have kids and grandkids so most of the pictures go in their album

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PeaNut 108,542
September 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:22:41 AM
I don't worry about it. I do family albums and school albums for my kids. Some day when I'm dead the kids can decide who gets the family albums. It isn't something I worry about.


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PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:30:18 PM
I don't have friends. Not an issue.
No, really, I have my own album for things that pertain to me.

So if they're not 'kid focused' pics (i.e. for their albums) then it's either going to be for mine or a 'family' album for hubby and me (which will also contain the double of pics I didn't need for the kids' albums).

I don't do theme albums (i.e. Christmas, vacation, etc.) except for a wedding/anniversary album.

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:38:19 PM
I don't know how I would have done this if I had made albums for my kids (they are stepkids,DH was the non-custodial parent, and I started scrapbooking when they were already young adults), but this is what I am doing right now with the grandkids, as I am working on photos taken when we went to go visit them.

Photos with DH and me in them go in our scrapbook. Photos with the grandkids go in that kid's album. If us and the grandkids are in the photo, it goes in all three albums, or if just one grandkid, in whichever album is appropriate.

So right now, I am doing some pages for either us or the grandkids, knowing that very soon I will be doing the pages with the same photos for someone else in the family. I am trying to scrap with stash, so there are layouts I'm going to have to go buy new paper for before I crop the duplicate photos.

When I am not in Colorado visiting the grandkids, which I usually am not, I put photos we take into our scrapbook, and get photos from my stepdaughter for our grandkids' books. The trip was in December, and i did feel the need to separate everything from Thanksgiving through New Year's into its own book, as the rest of my 2012 book had become too full.

Other than that, the only separating I do is in most cases, if the photo was taken here in my city, I put it in a separate album. However, some photos of friends we have in our city, but met at our church in another city, I keep in the main album, because it would be too weird to have our close-by friends' pictures in one album, and our friends who live a little farther away in the other. I also know that some of the most recent photos we've taken here in our city will be scrapbooked twice, because I'm going to mix photos of us hiking locally with photos of our DGD hiking in Colorado, and do a page for our main 2013 book about how much our family likes to hike. Our photos will also be in our "around our city" book, and DGD's photos will also be in her book.

I used to end up separating out vacation photos, either doing one book per vacation or all the vacations/weekend destinations taken in a year into one album. But other than that trip to Colorado we just took, and will be lumping in with our late November/early December/New Year's Eve photos, we haven't been on a substantial enough vacation to separate the photos out since 2010.


PeaNut 227,373
October 2005
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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:28:16 PM
I used to separate them out, making albums for each child. But once the technology improved, and it became apparent that it's possible to make really good copies, I only do a family book.

I figure when I'm gone, the kids can make copies of whatever pages they like and make their own album. Or I might get around to scanning them into digi format so that it doesn't matter. I'm not going to worry about it. For all I know, none of the kids will care at all. Who knows?


PeaNut 101,443
August 2003
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Posted: 2/3/2013 4:22:36 PM
If the layout is just about one kid, like their birthday, school, scouts, or just a layout of them, it goes in their album. If it's something the whole family does, like apple picking, zoo, etc, it goes in the family album. This way each kid will get their own albums some day and they can decide how to split the family ones, but at least they will start out with their own.
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