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Posted 3/3/2013 by akenyon in General Scrappin'


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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:15:00 AM
So I was just given a giant box of my DH's photos and memorabilia including his hospital id bracelet. I am trying to figure out what to do with it. I am thinking project life style, but since I wasn't there the journaling will be nonexistent. Thoughts on how to approach it? FYI I am trying to do this without his knowledge.

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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:25:33 AM
I'm not sure if his parents are still around or if he has siblings you could ask.. maybe other relative.. or just pretend to ask out of blue...

mm i should do one for my bf.. he doesn't have alot but i could make a small one for him and get couple infor from his mom before she pass away..


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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:29:04 AM
I think a divided page protector album is a good idea. I don't think I could do an entire traditional album or two of photos I wasn't present for.

As for the journaling, can't you ask your DH what was going on in the photos? Or other family members? I've found that sometimes if I give my BF a simple-looking journaling card he'll jot some stuff down on it. Or he can tell you what's happening and you can write it out.


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Posted: 3/3/2013 9:40:06 AM
I think a PL style album is a great. As far as the journaling is concerned, you could throw your DH a birthday party and pass out journaling cards to the guests. You could mail journaling cards to his family and have them fill in their thoughts. This would never work in family, but I know friends who do this and get great responses.

Of course, once your husband sees the album, he can journal some thoughts himself. I made a simple two-up album for both of my sons and sprinkled in some 4 x 6 journaling cards that they can write on at their leisure.


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Posted: 3/3/2013 10:08:42 AM
I like the divided page protector idea, too.

Even if you just label the people in the photos it would be better than nothing.

Great idea!


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Posted: 3/3/2013 12:30:36 PM
I already did this and really enjoyed it. I picked the very best of his photos and memorabilia and scrapped them traditionally. I wanted to document his birth, childhood to the best of our knowledge and make a small book that the kids could copy later as adults and have. I filed the rest of the pics and memorabilia and kept it safe.

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Posted: 3/3/2013 12:38:49 PM
I would absolutely scrap these traditionally, but depending on the amount of stuff I would do a 9x9 or even an 8x8 album.

Unless the pics are 4x6 you are going to end up having to deal with them in the divided page protectors. I am just not a huge fan of those. I have used them quite a bit and I do not like the look page after page.

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Posted: 3/3/2013 12:43:33 PM
I agree-- doing a divided page protector album would be a great idea. They have them that are 6 pckets to a page.. Where you can get written stories you could use one of the 4x6 pockets for it.

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