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Posted 6/27/2013 by HoneyBee13 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 6/27/2013 8:16:18 PM
This is a 2part question
1. Do you keep track of pictures that you want to scrap?
2. Do you keep track of the LO that you make?

This may seem like I am asking the same question but I have been watching some youtube videos where they keep track of the items they use, for blog purposes.
Which got me to thinking that I have not printed photos in a while, since March So since I have not printed or scrapped 3months I am thinking about keeping track of pics and LO even though I am a chronological scrapper Keeping track would allow me to jump around and not create duplicates. I don't know.
I would love to hear what the peas do
TIA! Melissa

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PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
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Loc: Froogville

Posted: 6/27/2013 8:27:37 PM
I scrap chrono and scrap all my pics. My pics are stored chrono.
Therefore, not much to keep track of. :lol:

I'm also working from film prints right now still so there's very little I need to keep track of. When I start getting into the digital then I will have to watch for where I'm at and what's been printed.


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 6/27/2013 8:38:20 PM
I new I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. Thank you!

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PeaNut 509,811
May 2011
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Posted: 6/27/2013 8:40:12 PM
Nope, I am a big ball of confusion lol.... no system really, just what inspires me

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PeaNut 579,055
January 2013
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Posted: 6/27/2013 8:42:33 PM
i use Picasa for my desktop photo organization and i create an album that has the photos that i want to print. after i import my pictures, i drag them to that album (it makes a copy) and then i upload them for printing when i get a good amount.

i keep a notebook at my desk that i jot down layout ideas and other thoughts for when the pictures are printed. i don't do PL (yet) or scrap chronologically, so this is sufficient enough for me to keep track. i also have an application on my computer that i use to store sketches, layouts, and other bits of inspiration.


PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
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Loc: Missouri

Posted: 6/27/2013 8:57:33 PM
I bought a index card sized notebook and decorated it. When I get an idea for a layout, I write it down and add ideas for embellies that I have or a special cut on my Silhouette Cameo. When I go through my pics, I write the photo number and orientation on this same page to help with sketch ideas. Once I complete the layout, I initial the page.


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 6/27/2013 9:05:35 PM
@lolgik is Picasa difficult? Because all I do is take in the sd card and print what I want at Walgreens. I have not jumped on Picasa because I'm concerned I will get frustrated with it.

Love the sketch and embellishment idea. I think of stuff all the time and when I go to use itmI can't remember.
Thank you for posting!


PeaNut 406,666
January 2009
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia

Posted: 6/27/2013 9:11:07 PM
For current activities/photos I use my blog as my biggest means of documentation. I do often write lists of blog posts I want to write but they are ad hoc lists that can get lost. I know that if it I forget about a topic, it probably wasn't that important to me.

I do record down current scrapbook layouts that I want to make. They tend to be more reflective though, rather than simply scrapping an event/activity.

For pre-blog days (earlier than 2010) I do keep a list of topics that I want to scrap. I went through the photos and memoribilia I have and recorded the layouts I want to make. There are also a few stories on the list with no particular photos. I felt really disorganised without a master list.


PeaNut 411,840
February 2009
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Loc: Indiana

Posted: 6/27/2013 9:20:20 PM
I print my pictures regularly and this year I'm doing project life but I also create some layouts. I haven't been as good at keeping track of LOs I want to make recently but in the past I had a spreadsheet I made (got the idea from a Becky Higgins freebie) that I would use to keep track of layouts I wanted to make.

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PeaNut 562,539
August 2012
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Loc: Arizona

Posted: 6/27/2013 10:42:59 PM
I am all over the place scrapping. I won't admit to how many times I've scrapped the same photo more than once. (I have one photo of my youngest that is found in 3 different projects - PL, an altered book, and a 12x12 layout, though that was somewhat intentional)

However I do keep track of the layouts I make for design team responsibilities, so I don't share them early or don't forget to share them on time. Otherwise, I would call myself a completely unorganized and all over the place scrapper.

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PeaNut 367,913
March 2008
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Posted: 6/27/2013 11:58:04 PM

I scrapbook chronologically. No, I don't keep track of the layouts that I use. I guess I'm more of a "shoot from the hip" type of scrapper.


PeaNut 561,149
July 2012
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Posted: 6/28/2013 12:18:12 AM
I keep track of the photos I've printed to scrap by saving them in a printed folder on my computer. Everything else hasn't been scrapped. I don't scrap chronologically all the time but I try to finsih a year at a time but if something happens and I am inspired to scrap it, then I do it!


PeaNut 563,248
August 2012
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 6/28/2013 8:38:30 AM
I dont have any friends that scrap so its nice to hear what everybody is or isnt doing
I read a thread the other day about photo storage and picked this up.
I think I will start with just printing what is on my camera. I have been really bad since I stopped PL about getting pics printed.
So I think I will keep track of what I want to scrap and sketches that I want to use.
Thank you so much for helping this pea out


PeaNut 182,333
December 2004
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Loc: Midlothian, VA (near Richmond!)

Posted: 6/28/2013 9:50:05 AM
I have ZERO system.

I seriously have scrapbooked the same picture before because I have no system.

My albums are more the Stacy Julian arrangement, but that doesn't have anything to do with me not remembering if I've scrapped something before. So, unless it is in my gallery (which most aren't...I just forget that too!) then I'm screwed when I am at a retreat, about to print a pic and scrap it and am wondering, "did I do this one already?". Oh well!

Carolyn Peaing in VA

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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
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Posted: 6/28/2013 9:57:15 AM
Just in my head. I tend not to have a big backlog of photos, so I keep my stack of printed photos pretty current and as a small pile on a shelf.

Sometimes I will keep a list of LOs I want to make, but usually just if I have a lot of photos from one event and I've figured out a way to break it into segments.

ETA: I do need to start organizing all the photos stored on my computer and online. That is a project for this summer, and I think I will probably use Picasa for that, then back it up on a hard drive.


PeaNut 249,698
February 2006
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Posted: 6/28/2013 6:45:40 PM
Back in the day when our boys were younger I did three layouts for every event - and yes, I did keep a list of events [photos] that I wanted to scrap and checked it off when each layout was completed - Helped me to not duplicate... now that they're older and out of the house I just print photos monthly [according to what I want to scrap] and keep them in a small accordion folder box and complete pages randomly [in no order] from that file...


PeaNut 414,934
March 2009
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Loc: MA, USA

Posted: 6/28/2013 7:20:36 PM
I have a chronological list of topics that I want to scrap and I store my pictures in that order. I'm not a chronological scrapper so I can just bounce around and cross off topics as I go. I don't keep track of the LOs I make. I can always look in my albums if I need to know anything.

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