Keeping track of in progress albums?

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Posted 3/30/2013 by mnm_y2 in Digital Scrapbooking

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Posted: 3/30/2013 9:51:49 AM
How do you keep track of the albums you are currently working on and what layouts are needed in order to mark the year/album complete?

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Posted: 3/30/2013 12:28:14 PM
Since I always seem to be caught up with my LOs, I don't seem to have a problem with keeping up with my progress. I always keep my LOs up the entire year on Shutterfly--and update them as I finish LOs. I can more LOs around if for some reason I get to something later because I don't get the pictures right away from someone else.


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Posted: 3/31/2013 6:49:44 PM
SHANNON you are one of the few who are actually caught up...LOL Heck I have yet to finish one year. But I have albums started from 1999 on. Since I do everything digi...I just keep my pages in a folder for that year and I label the page with the date and topic so they stay in order. I can go through them and see if something is missing or I might need a second page...I order my photos the same way and as I scrap them I put an x in front of the folder name for each event. That way I know I've scrapped those photos. The ones not marked with an x...I still need to scrap or decide not to.


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Posted: 3/31/2013 9:01:08 PM
Shannon, I'm so jealous you are caught up!

I print my pages chronologically, but I scrap out of order. To keep track of what I still want to capture, I use Microsoft Excel to maintain an ongoing list. I go through Lightroom on a regular basis and add all possible topics/events to the list. The spreadsheet has columns for:

-single or double page
-album it will go in (some go in bound, chrono family albums vs. some go into my modified Library of Memories 3-ring albums)
-page number (I use it when planning my bound books)
-status (not started, in progress, complete, etc)

It sounds tedious to make the list, but it really doesn't take that much time and it helps me keep track of what I want to get done. I made a decision awhile back that I will NEVER get caught up, so the list helps me stay focused.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:04:23 PM
I work on one album at a time. I put all my pics in folders by month and year. It makes it alot easier to scrap. I do not scrap in any particular order.


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