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Posted 2/4/2010 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 2/4/2010 7:42:11 AM
Good morning ladies!


I have some free time this morning, so thought I'd get our new thread posted, so... maybe some of you can get a little ahead on this one. lol...

Who else totally dreads photos in every way imaginable? I have precious few scrap-worthy photos of myself (the furbabies: now, that's a whole different story...). On the plus side of that, I have precious few photos that have to be organized: one photo storage box and a few folders on my laptop.

Here's the link for wookiemouse's blog.

Here's the link for the two peas thread from the original challenge.


Question of the Week:

Film or digital? Do you print them in rolls/batches or do you print them as you need them?


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 1. Space Audit.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 2. Brainstorming.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 3. Clean Slate.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 4. Paper.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 5. Scraps.

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Posted: 2/4/2010 8:14:27 AM
Good Morning crisann,

I am not really dreading this, but need advice on online printing of photos if anyone has any tips.

I have lots of pictures on the computer. Have been printing out one at a time to scrapbook, but want to keep a file of prints to play with since I took LOM class.

Just have never gotten around to trying online printing.

All Chronological, 3 up albums are done for my old prints, pre-digital camera. Just have to print and sort digitals.

I am off to read wookiemouse blog and challenge thread.


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Posted: 2/4/2010 9:05:22 AM
I think I killed the thread for week 5. No one has posted after me!

Finishing my paper/scraps combo and then I will move on to week 6. I'm slowly catching-up to everyone.

Lisa

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Posted: 2/4/2010 9:06:53 AM
Film or digital? Do you print them in rolls/batches or do you print them as you need them?

I have some of both. Film, I always printed by the roll, always getting doubles so I could share. Digital, I print as I need them.

I'm O.k with film from before I started scrapbooking. They are in photo albums and can stay there until I get around to scrapping them. I am also o.k. with digital...I have everything labeled and backed up on disc. It's the film stuff that was taken after I started scrapping that is a problem. They are all printed out but still in their envelopes and all over the house.

I am going to go through them and sort out what I want to scrap, what I want to save but not scrap and what I want to get rid of. Chronological works for me so that is how I will sort them. I am thinking that the ones I want to scrap will go into files. Stuff I don't want to scrap but want to keep can go into photo albums. All the rest can go in the trash.

At least, that's what I'm thinking right now....




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Posted: 2/4/2010 10:03:24 AM
Film or digital? Digital

Oh this is going to be easy for me. After last week, I can handle anything!

I have all of the pictures I haven't scrapped on discs. I am going to download them, then upload to an external disc to organize. I plan on doing each section by date then by event. Thankfully there is a date embedded in the picture file.

After they are all organized, I am going to make a backup of the backup. I think there's a word for people like me.

I want to be able to do catch-up scrapping. It doesn't bother me to do a few birthdays or other holidays at a time. After I've uploaded the group of photos online, I have them printed out. This seems to be the best way for me. I get overwhelmed, crash and burn.

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Posted: 2/4/2010 10:20:53 AM
nantini-i have all my pictures organized by date... i really like it that way... i'd like to add tags (or something along those lines) to each folder...

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Posted: 2/4/2010 12:00:49 PM
Nantini - we have an external hard drive that we use for back up and also use an online service. And we are super glad we have both. A few weeks ago the computer's hard drive crashed and there was a glitch with our online service and nothing was there. But the external hard drive had everything safe and sound.

I do only digital now and print pictures at home as needed since I rarely scrap 4 x 6. All digital pics are in iphoto stored by date in monthly folders. I do want to tag them all but it will certainly take me more than one week LOL. I'll get started this weekend and do what I can throughout the challenge.

Pre digital pics are in 2 places. I have 2 photo albums of MY photos (high school, university and the years before I met DH) and I have a box of photos that were given to me, or that I printed out but didn't use or old family photos. They are sorted into DD, BIL's kids, DH as a child, me as a child and assorted family photos.

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Posted: 2/4/2010 12:26:55 PM
Oh ancient of days... I am the family photo keeper so I have both film and digital. I have tin types even! I have been doing our genealogies with them. I have printed all the pics of my sons and have gone digi for recent years of photo taking.

Now, when we get to negative week storage, I will try to be getting those out again and get those transfered for long term preservation! I didn't get to them the first time.

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Posted: 2/4/2010 1:58:04 PM
This is the dreaded week for me....


Film or digital? Do you print them in rolls/batches or do you print them as you need them?


Not anymore. Yes. Yes. And yes. So, you see, I'm all over the place. I have a rather large memory card and upload my photos to the computer rarely. Because of this it might be about 300-500 photos to deal with when I do. I go through and delete some of them because I usually take a LOT of similar photos, but still - I usually get at least 250 photos printed at the same time. It's overwhelming...

Then I might print the odd photo at home if I need something special for scrapbooking or another project.

I remember fondly the days of film rolls. Neat 24 exposures, always getting doubles. One set I put in a 2-up photoalbum, the other set I played with or shared. Easy times...

I might be too perfectionist about this, but what I'd like is to make a full chronological set of all our photos in 2-ups. And digitalize negatives for back up. Please tell me I'm crazy and suggest a genious other solution!

And, did I mention I have a ton of my grandmother's photos which I have volunteered to scan and put on disks for relatives?

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Posted: 2/4/2010 3:45:42 PM
My son, our computer geek in the family, took a bunch of my scanned old family photos, put them to appropriate music (his choice), and saved them on cd's for the family. He did the same with old reel to reels and vcr tapes. I kept him busy for quite some time!

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Posted: 2/4/2010 6:59:24 PM
This is going to be a huge pain in my butt,lol. I have all my film/negatives sorted in photo boxes chronologically. I(hanging my head in shame) don't know how to download pics onto my computer or put them in folders. BUT, I do have an awesome DIL that is willing to show me. I would also love to scan all my negatives and put them on a disk. Please tell me there's hope, if not, lie....

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Posted: 2/4/2010 8:03:33 PM
everything prior to 2003 is in prints (and since my DH was in the military and gone for 6 mos at a time, that is A LOT of prints). Everything post 2003 is digital in folders by year, then date with tag... like 12-31-09 New Years eve.

I print just what I need...and maybe 2 extra layouts... since Costco moved down the street.

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Posted: 2/4/2010 11:33:05 PM
Well I don't know whether to dread this week or not.

All my photos up to 2003 were film, and are all either in old albums or in photo boxes organized chronoligically. They aren't archival boxes, and most the albums aren't either - just the cheapo ones, and that bothers me, but at least I can easily find whatever photos I want from those years. I'd love to digitize them somehow, but that's more than I can tackle right now.

From 2004 on, everything's digital, and they're all stored on my big heavy EHD and backed up on cds or dvds. They're organized chronologically too.

Then the last 3 years are also on my working EHD, so I can play around with them. They're chronological too, and I also have a few theme files there with copies of photos from other files that I'm collecting to do certain projects.

When I print out my digital photos they usually go in page kits and sit there until I scrap them.

Until recently I had trouble knowing what to do with photos that people give us - you know, the ones in Christmas cards, and the fridge photos, and the ones people snapped of my kids at some event, etc. So, in reading through the Original Organizing Challenge thread, I came upon the idea of having a "Friends and Family" photo box. Eureka! Problem solved!

Overall, I'm pretty happy with my system, it works for me. The only thing really nagging at me is those old photos that are probably all getting ruined as we speak. I know I should do something about it, but I don't have the time, money or energy to do it right now. I'm debating whether I should at least try to rescue the old negatives this week... I dunno... how much are you all tackling???

Question of the Week:

Film or digital? Do you print them in rolls/batches or do you print them as you need them?

Digital. I do batches a few times a year, and never print out all of them, just the ones I think I'm going to actually do something with. I like that because then I don't have lots of extra photos hanging around taking up space like in the old film days. I'm doing Project 365 this year, so my plan is to print monthly. I just got January's prints back today. I'm excited to do start work on my first month tomorrow!


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Posted: 2/4/2010 11:49:14 PM
J-Scraps, what are you wanting to know about online printing?
FWIW, I've used both Costco and Scrapbookpictures dot com. I use Costco when I need them immediately, because I can usually upload them, then go pick them up within an hour or two. They have some editing capability and fun borders, etc. online too, which is nice. Scrapbookpictures has overall nicer quality and tons of options with artistic borders, color, etc. They usually take just a few days to get back to me, and I prefer their prints overall, so I order from them the most. The nice thing is that at both sites, once your pictures are there, if you order periodically (I think it might be once a year), your photos stay archived, and that is so nice for my peace of mind!

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Posted: 2/5/2010 12:18:45 AM
This will definitely be the hardest week for me and I'm sure it will take much longer than a week to complete.

Prior to 2005, my pics are film. From about 1996 - 2005, they are neatly stored in photo boxes by year along with the negatives. Prior to 1996, I have pictures just randomly laying in a huge plastic container. That will take quite some time to sort through. When I used film, I always had them developed after the roll was full and I always printed doubles.

In 2005, I began using a digital camera. From 2005-present, pictures are uploaded unto computer. I have a folder for each year and in each year there are folders by date of events. I have only completed scrapping 2005 and part of 2007. So most of those pictures have not been printed or backed up. The digital pics, I only print as I need something to work on.

What I'm going to work on first is getting a system for my digital pics - upload, print, copy to cd, scrap. Or something like that.

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Posted: 2/5/2010 7:31:41 AM
I have all my film prints from 1984 (year 1st DD was born) until 2005 in Cropper Hopper photo boxes labeled by year. I have a lot of boxes. A lot. Like 32 to be exact. They are stored in my scrap room closet on shelves. I, unfortunately do not know exactly what is inside each box.

My digital pics are all on discs thrown into a box totally unorganized. I never print anything unless I need it for a LO and then finding anything specific is almost impossible. My daughters complain they can never just look through photos! For Christmas, I received a new mac laptop and want to put my digital pics on it. I also just purchased archival books with sleeves to chronologically store my discs and contact sheets in.

I am in the LOM class that just began yesterday. I am going to work very diligently on that class in conjunction with this challenge.

My goal is for my photos to be finished by the end of our challenge, which is OK. Anything I do beats what I haven't done. Right!

Angie

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Posted: 2/5/2010 7:40:22 AM
This week is not so difficult for me. I use picture boxes to store my photos.
Photos that go together are in a plastic folder and are sorted by year. (more or less ... it does need some work ...)
I have 1 box with recent photographs 1 box of childhood photos of my sons and a box of photos I want to keep but will probably never scrap.
Old childhood photos of myself and my family sit in a separate box.
My negatives are in a ring binder and are classified in chronological order with a description of the event and the year.

Recent photos I print only when I have scrapped almost all of my photo’s. I order like a 100 new prints (only the best ones) that I already have in a file stored on the computer.
When I store them in the boxes I put on the back the date, subject and other important information.

On my computer I keep the digital pictures in folders with the name of my camera (we have several cameras) and the year. Every time I've taken pictures they come in a new folder with the year than the month and then the day and then the description of the event. It will look like this:
In the folder Olympus 2010 will be a folder with 2010_01_01 new year dive. I know we dutch people are silly… Who will take a dive in the lake (or sea) when its freezing outside… Well my DH of course.

I think I would like to have a tagging program to make searching easier, but it probably will be a lot of work to tag all my pics. So for now this is working.

My biggest problem is with the pictures we have ever scanned before we went to digital. These are mostly baby and childhood photos of my boys. I have to search through my negatives for dates and year and put them in folders on the computer like the rest.


Question: What is the best way to scan your old negetives to make them digital?? I have tried to scan them but the collors were realy bad. Does anyone know hot the fix it or what the best way (program/tool)is??? Thanks for the help.

j*scraps
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Posted: 2/5/2010 7:55:49 AM
Thanks Melinda, I was wondering which are the best places. That sounds good as I do have access to a Costco. The other is one I have heard good things about also.

Guess another part of my question is how to upload for online printing. Is it best to move the ones you want to print into a separate folder?

I have never done it, and I am sure that once I do it, it will seem simple, but I just need to take the leap.

June


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Posted: 2/5/2010 9:48:05 AM
First off, I gotta got find all those 'here and there' prints that are sitting on the desk or hutch and incorporate them into the system. Then I need to fine tune cuz as we all know, the system tends to break down at times. lol

I have all my older photos stored in CM photo boxes. I have sections for each of our family members, one for each extended family group, then some chronological sections like Christmas, weddings, and finally a couple of themes I have a lot of pics for (like beach, garden).

My digitals are chronological by year/months with tags in PSE for the same people, themes, etc. above.

Like most of us, once I went digital there was a period of a couple of years I didn't print out much. Last year I started printing out some pics from each month and worked my way up to present day. Now I try to always print out some pics every month.

When printing, I keep this thought in mind - If I was still using film, I would have rolls of 24 or 36. Using those numbers, I try to keep my print total below 24 or 36 per month or event. Of course vacations and stuff like that are usually 2 or 3 rolls.

Have fun and see you next week!


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Posted: 2/5/2010 9:58:21 AM
What categories do you use for organizing your photos? Do you organize your left-over ones?

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Posted: 2/5/2010 12:54:47 PM
YIPPPEEEE a week I can skip and spend some more quality time with my paper and scraps!!!!

About 3 years ago I did a MAJOR photo organization and have been really good at keeping it up.

Older photos are in photo boxes by subject/chrono with the negatives if they were available.

Newer (digital) get the photoshop/picasso treatment, saved to a cd, printed on index sheet and filed into a nice little binder that I just happen to find (holds cd and index sheet with a space for title)

Whenever I get around to an event/theme I'm scrapping the photos are there or sent off to Sam's/Costco to print and I can create!!!

Best of luck to you all, I'm off to spend the entire snowed in weekend with my paper!!!

Val

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Posted: 2/5/2010 2:48:28 PM
Oh, Val - I'm both happy for you and green with envy

I've done som soul searching and decided to have a much smaller goal for my photo organizing. I've decided to ignore the fact of photos prior to 2005. The photos I have since then is reasonably organized on my computer, but I have printed mostly for scrapbooking. I have none in albums. I'd like to print a representative selection to place in 2-ups with a little journaling.

Then I'd like to put the photos on an external hard disk. I think those are doable goals for this challenge. I was just psyching myself out earlier...

A question to those of you that have reasonably organized photos - do you find yourselves going back to those "I put them in a box because I couldn't part with them, but thay don't belong in an album"-photos? Just wonderin'......

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Posted: 2/5/2010 5:29:23 PM
I'm doing Library of Memories so am going to bow out of discussion this week

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Posted: 2/5/2010 7:09:41 PM
how's everyone doing? i won't actually get to start this until atleast tomorrow...

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Posted: 2/5/2010 9:41:12 PM
I actually started on this a couple of weeks ago because some of the other challenges I did rather quickly. Now Im stuck! Im about half way through sorting and labeling about 15 years worth of pictures! NOT FUN! I have some clear sleeves that seal on one end...essentially a clear sealing envelope that ive put all my 4X6's into according to what they were of or dates if I few odds and ends here and there. Im not sure what im going to do with the others yet!

As for Film or Digital??? Digital! I LOVE it! Ive started using Winkflash and am loving getting some of my pictures from years ago printed. Im hoping to print everything in batches so that I can file by topic and have ready to go when I find the perfect product to SB them with!

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Posted: 2/5/2010 11:11:32 PM
I am officially in a not so happy place.

Most of my pics from 97-2003 are on advantix and I don't want to separate the pics from the cartridges...until I can figure out if the cartridges can be converted to digital. Same with the negatives. I wish that negative week was next, so I could take twice as long but get it done right...
maybe I'll just watch tv and pretend my pile of photos are not here.

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Posted: 2/6/2010 7:43:13 AM

A question to those of you that have reasonably organized photos - do you find yourselves going back to those "I put them in a box because I couldn't part with them, but thay don't belong in an album"-photos? Just wonderin'......
I do occasionally and always hope to go into them more. My kids are long grown so all those older photos of their childhoods are the ones that actually got me scrapping. And, of course, I tended to scrap the perfect ones, the ones that called me at the time. I have since moved on to new pics of the grandchildren and digital. But I have a vision of sitting down and looking through my older photos like visiting an old neighborhood, hoping to see something (or somebody) I missed last time I looked.

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Posted: 2/6/2010 10:18:54 AM
I too am doing LOM. So that will take care of my photos!

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Posted: 2/6/2010 12:20:56 PM
Oh boy, I am really dreading this one because that's my biggest problem, my photos are scattered everywhere.I have ones still in the magnetic albums and scattered digital pics as well. I do love that digital pics have an automatic date stamp so I can organize them better, but the other photos I'm scared that I'll just get them organized and then find a whole pile of them somewhere else that belong to the organized photos

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Posted: 2/7/2010 5:34:40 AM
anyone making progress?

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Posted: 2/7/2010 6:23:27 AM
Pitje- I don't get those people... Luckely my DH doesn't do such things. Does your DH have the UNOX muts also?



Photo's are not that much of an issue for me.
I'm one of the people who did always let print doubles. One batch to put in an album, one to give away. Since I began scrapbooking, I use those also for scrapbooking. The albums are pretty up-to-date. I did crop the photo's in those albums, and put some journalling in also. I keep on doing this next to the scrapbooking. I'm very happy with this: I have all my photo's chronological in albums with main info. I scrapbook very randomly: I flip trough my photo's and find some I like to make a LO with. The LO's I put in pageprotectors in an album in order of making them. Works for me. When I want to scrap digital photo's I get them printed online. I have also scanned some older black and white photo's for projects and printed myself. They came out pretty good.

All my printed photo's are in a few boxes, all sorted chronological.

All my digital photo's are in sorted folders on my pc. I do put them on cd every once in awhile. I love to have a separate storing thingy, but haven't bought it.

I don't have a nice digital camera, only a regular one. I do take pictures with that and let develop the films when they're full.
I hope to digitalise my negatives someday, but don't know how.

I get lots of digital photo's from family members, I do print them double online to put in my regular albums and printed photo files.




I have bought my Expedit yesterday, so I'm off to put that together today. Have most of my scraps done by now, will post about them on the scraps tread!

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Posted: 2/7/2010 9:44:51 AM
Is anyone else having trouble staying focused? I'm having the worst time this week. I'm thinking about just letting this one go and doing it a little at a time on weeks that are easier or I don't have stuff in that catagory. Anybody else?



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Posted: 2/7/2010 1:12:05 PM
martine peatime: Yes he has an unox hat and is proud of it! Just made digi lo with the pics, you can see it in the gallery.

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Posted: 2/7/2010 2:24:25 PM
dulcemama- I know what you mean! DH and I sat down to share memories and sort photos of the pre digital era, and just stagnated. It was back when we had 2 or 3 point and shoot cameras, so any one roll could span months (or more!) and they overlap with photos others gave us. I don't want to separate them from their negatives until I can get them into a digital format...but for my advantix camera, that is looking like $20+ a cartridge and I am on a bgt. grrrrr.

However, I do have a bunch of pretty white photo boxes

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Posted: 2/8/2010 8:35:46 AM
How is everyone doing with their organising in general?
All my stash is still in boxes in the hallway (which is not great when trying to get to the bathroom in the night!) but it will move eventually.
I have done 3 or 4 pages so far whilst on this sort/purge/organise mission & whilst I am getting *really* frustrated when I want something & can't find it (or at least would have to spend ages going through the box of "embellishments" for that specific sticker/brad/etc that I know I have) I have managed to create LOs that I am happy with using minimal supplies, and it's made me rethink how much "stuff" I really do need! On the other hand, it's also made me hope that we get to sorting tools, inks & adhesives real soon so I can bring them back in!
(I know I *could* run ahead, but in many ways this slow & steady process is allowing me to work out what I really do need & how I can best store/use it ...)

Oh, and the pile of "purge" papers now stands at 4" and there's 2 additional boxes of stuff that I'm sure I'll never miss!

KathrynPea
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Posted: 2/8/2010 11:11:03 AM

Question of the Week:

Film or digital? Do you print them in rolls/batches or do you print them as you need them?


I print them at home as I need them. This way I can get the size I want for the layout I am working on.

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Posted: 2/8/2010 12:35:00 PM
Well, I'm a little behind--haven't started on the paper or scraps yet. I need to work on those. I can skip this week 6-photos bc I store all my photos in Creative memories photo boxes (small ones) in chonoligcal order. This is what I did with my daughter pictures. the older pictures of my childhood are currently at my mom and I can't sort them until my parents are done renovating the craft room. I figure i can work on those later. Most of them are already sorted--just need to be put in the photo box. The older pictures are still in unsafe albums. That will be one of my bigger project in summer once they get craft room done. I'm planning to take them out and place them in the 12 x 12 of 6 4x6 slots. with journaling card from my mom's notes of what they are so when i do decide to scrap i know what events they are etc.

I don't really have anyof negatives. so i don't have to worry about those.

Digitial photos on computer--i uploaded them monthly base and place tags on them so i know what they are. I also do back up on ubs card and to snapfish in case something happen.

I enjoyed reading what everyone doing. Great job everyone!

scrapcreator
legend in my own mind

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Posted: 2/8/2010 12:45:15 PM
I am a bit behind. I finally finished organizing my cs and pp with their scraps yesterday. I purged almost 4" of old pp from my stash. Not sure what I am going to do with it (looking for donation ideas).

My photos are organized by event and date on my computer. I've backed them up w/an external hard drive and dvd. Prior to digital I am a mess and I need to get a handle on that over the next couple of weeks.

Jeanne

McLisa
BucketHead

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Posted: 2/8/2010 6:03:56 PM
I'm right there with you - dulcemama and ScrappnBee! My room is a mess and I can't stand the chaos. I made a card yesterday (1st time in a while) and it took me forever to find everything. I keep going off-track into other areas while organizing the current weeks' stuff.

Paper and scraps are done, except for finding the right lined-basket to store my CTMH paper kits. I've temporarily housed them in the Expedit next to the Cropper Hoppers. I've hit 2 or 3 stores and can't seem to find the right basket, in the right color. Found a great basket ... not the right color.

I'm ging to tackle photos throughout the rest of this challenge. I've gathered photos from everywhere and have them put aside. With 2 sick kiddos, the organizing must wait until I regain some sanity and patience! I need my DH's help with the photos stored on our computer. I've never heard of "tags" for each picture and it sounds like a great tool to use.

I'm looking forward to moving on to week 7 (Ideas). Since I'm ignoring the photos for now, I might get a head start there.

Lisa


weaser
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Posted: 2/8/2010 6:13:12 PM



Most of my pics from 97-2003 are on advantix and I don't want to separate the pics from the cartridges...until I can figure out if the cartridges can be converted to digital.




I'm having issues with my advantix film as well - from 1999-2004. I actually started separating the pics from the cartridges a couple years ago. My goal was to get all the pics from these years into one or two of the CM power sort boxes. I got as far as the middle of '99 when I quit. Now I'm having second thoughts about separating them. Now, if the cartridges were stored digitally, it wouldn't be a huge deal.

That's why I chose to ignore my printed pics and focus on my digital organization. My digital pics are organized on the computer, but I don't have a system for printing and backing them up. My PA side is definitely coming out this week.

ScrappnBee
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Posted: 2/9/2010 2:20:33 AM
weaser! I am not alone!!! *phew*
UK Heli- congrats on the layouts.
MCLisa- sorry about the sick kids.

I finally posted my blog. I started before midnight... therefore it is still a Monday blog! (that is my story and I am sticking to it). This is a lot harder than I thought!

j*scraps
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/9/2010 9:21:15 AM
Backed up my digitals to an external drive this past weekend. Also looked into printing some online. I still want to do some tagging.

That may be as far as I can get on photos this week, but, hey,it is some progress.

Keep it going, all!

Ms. Liz
Practically Perfect in Every Way

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Posted: 2/9/2010 4:53:16 PM
This challenge week is intimidating for me. I have bags full of heritage photos from both sides of the family that I need to scan.

Way more than a week's worth...





ScrappnBee
PeaAddict

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Posted: 2/9/2010 7:16:08 PM
I know what you mean by intimidating. Maybe if for this week you can just put them in either the order in which you want to scan them or group them by families or decades? Then you can pick a few every week to scan when whatever else Wookiemouse has scheduled frustrates you...then you aren't procrastinatin, but productive (back in the box PA Me!)

elinemom
BucketHead

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Posted: 2/9/2010 11:38:40 PM
AngelJunkie: Thanks for your input! I was contemlating getting rid of the box, but now I guess it stays for the time being

I'm officially dragging my feet this week. I have photo phobia... or might be merely procrastinating

What I did over the weekend was nothing to do with photos. I think I'm allowing myself to that in small batches. What I did instead was to pull everthing out of the book case I had in my space.

My reasoning was that I wanted to start pulling similar supplies into piles for later challenges. I also wanted to clean the book case. It's funny how I have bits and pieces stored with no rhyme and reason. I've found "alphabet" supplies everywhere! Since I want one place to find "alphabet" when I work on a layout, I have pulled them together for alpha week.

I'm also making progress on my magazine stash. The hill looks more like an ant hill and the pile of ideas are slowly making their way into an ideas folder.

It sounds so much when I write about it, but my progress is really slow going. I both enjoy and detest this process...

susiesnufflupagus
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/9/2010 11:46:57 PM
Hello Ya'll!!!

I've just about got all my digital pics moved to disc. When I get done with that, then I'll be putting them on the external hard drive that I got for Christmas. Luckily, for me, I organized all my film pictures last year. As far as negative storage, I worked on that last year as well. I keep mine in negative sleeves in a binder. I still have a handful of negatives left to sort, but it's not as overwhelming as it was when I first started sorting them.

One good thing - while sorting my digital prints, I realize that I have scrapped a lot of them. Mostly what's left are holidays, a couple of vacations,and a birthday or two. I do need to catch up on my printing, though.

QOW - I'm def. digital. I love the freedom of deleting as I go. When I used film,the kids were forever running off with my camera. So at least now, I don't have to pay for pics of the floor and the TV. As far as printing goes, I used to print as I needed. Now I've decided that I'm going to start printing every month. I'd love to take the LOM class maybe next year. Also like to find the Photo Freedom book to read in the meantime; but sadly they are really scarce.

~crisann~
AncestralPea

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Posted: 2/10/2010 7:17:58 AM
Tomorrow's the new challenge already!

Most of my photos on my laptop are organized. Still have the photo box to do...

Hope everyone's making progress.

Martine-peatime
PeaNut

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Posted: 2/10/2010 3:55:52 PM
Lisa- If you found the right box, can you maybe spray paint it to get the right colour?


I finally have put my Expedit together. It's standing in my craftroom, waiting to be filled by all my supplies. I would love to fill it, but I'm trying to just put the stuff in what has been in this challenge. So for now it has only one box... In this box I have my solid papers/ solid paper scraps, my not-major-brand patterned papers (A4/ 12x12) and my CS.

My photo's are not going to be in this, so this week will not fill it...

I'm so happy with my cabinet, just all that empty space isn't a pretty sight. I have so many nice supplies to fill it with... Maybe I will cheat a little and put some boxes and jars in already...

~crisann~
AncestralPea

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Posted: 2/11/2010 7:33:30 AM
It's almost time for a new challenge ladies!

Aren't you excited?

Okay, new challenge is up. I'm not sure when I'll have internet at home again, but I wanted to make sure you all have something to work on.

I know, I'm sweet.

At any rate, I'll check in with you ladies later. I'm really hoping I can get online this evening, so we shall see...

Kris74
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Posted: 2/13/2010 8:16:33 AM
This was a super easy week for me

I did the LOM class on BPS and it was fabulous!!! Now I`m not saying all my pictures are perfect, but there is a system and a pretty good one going. If it ain`t broke, don`t fix it

I believe the class for this year is closed, but if you`d like an idea of the class, chek out Stacy Julian`s Photo Freedom book. It gives you the idea.

For anyone still struggling with photos, keep going!!! You`re doing great and you`ll be so proud of yourself when you`re done
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