PeaNut 247,320 February 2006 Posts: 4,861 Layouts: 0
Posted: 11/23/2012 6:10:59 PM
This is probably the wrong board to post on, but I don't post on the others.
I've been working on digital clutter aka as procrastinating doing other things.
I quit paper scrapping when my son was born. I've been making photo books for special trips or occasions, but even digital books take a lot of time to make. I want my son to enjoy the pictures and right now they are on the computer.
I thought about making a really simple one for each calendar year and putting a lot of photos on one page. Then I feel bad because I know I should add journaling so I don't forget things in the future.
I clearly take way too many photos and I'm overwhelmed with how to narrow things down without excluding journaling and a lot of pictures.
I remember being my son's age and looking at my childhood albums. It really helps keep the memories alive.
PeaNut 18,589 July 2001 Posts: 1,881 Layouts: 116 Loc: CA
Posted: 11/24/2012 12:11:25 AM
Well it doesn't help with journaling, but I do a yearly photobook. I figure it's a way to keep some of our favorite pictures and gives a snapshot of our lives.
I started doing it as a Christmas gift a few years ago so it's actually November - December and I always use the Shutterfly 8x8 photobooks. I do a double page spread for each month--typically one large photo on the first page with the month and the second page being 9 small square pictures. The kids love looking through them and it at least gets some of the pictures off the computer.