Loc: Monroe, Ohio
|Posted: 2/5/2013 7:01:33 PM|
How many layouts do you scrap of a certain event before it gets moved into its own album? I don't scrap chronologically but I have noticed I have been scrapping more of a certain vacation we took lately and was just wondering what you all thought. Thanks in advance!
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 2/5/2013 7:22:37 PM|
The only 'event' I have a seperate album for is weddings. I don't have enough from any one wedding for a whole album but I keep all the pages I do from the weddings we attend in one big wedding album.
|Posted: 2/5/2013 7:44:07 PM|
I will put a vacation in its own album when I have a lot of photos. Typically the vacation needs to be longer than a week.
Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart
|Posted: 2/5/2013 7:51:37 PM|
Well, I've got a few trips (a week or less) in our yearly albums with up to 10 LOs. So...I guess more than 10? lol!
Actually, the real answer is that I kind of like having it all in one album. A couple of exceptions are a big Europe trip, my study abroad semester in Scotland, and (eventually!) our honeymoon album.
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|Posted: 2/5/2013 9:53:44 PM|
I either decide to do a separate album upfront or they just go into my regular family album.
|Posted: 2/5/2013 10:13:19 PM|
Vacation; not one lone vacation, but I have a vacation album exclusively to capture them. When I fill one up, I'll crack open another one. Because I usually have more than a few pages that they could overwhelm my regular scrapbooks.
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Loc: Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2/5/2013 10:20:23 PM|
I only do separate albums for vacations that are 5 days or longer. Day-long or weekend events at most take up 4-5 page protectors which I can't justify an entire album for.
|Posted: 2/5/2013 10:24:25 PM|
I hardly ever move them into an event calendar, but my guess would be if it had more than 30 or so dbl page lo's. Only because that's how many fit in an album.
Do you think you have enough lo's of the vacation to make a good sized album? If so, I'd probably do that.
Loc: Missing my mountains and the smell of fresh cedar and pine
|Posted: 2/5/2013 10:25:55 PM|
Most of my separate albums are mini albums. I did a Grand Canyon word album that was fun.
Loc: Århus, Denmark
|Posted: 2/6/2013 2:01:33 AM|
Most holidays that are longer than 5 days tend to get their own album. I also have a misc. trips album for short holidays... say more than 10 pages?... or destinations we return to again and again and I want lumped together as a unit.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:43:05 AM|
Interesting question. I'm realizing that I have never done just a few vacation pages and mingled them in with my other albums. Maybe that's because I take anywhere from 500 - 1,000 something pics when on vacation.
So, the short answer: all vacation layouts go into separate vacation albums, one for each trip.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:53:49 AM|
My thinnest vacation album has 17 8x8 pages. I only have 10 LOs for one year of my life and I'm really stuck over whether I should give it its own album or combine it with another year, so I guess I'd probably need at least 10 pages to justify giving a vacation its own album as well.
Loc: Central PeA
|Posted: 2/6/2013 6:00:53 AM|
If it can fill up an entire binder album, then it gets its own. If not, I just put the pages in with my everyday pics.
It has worked out that our east coast beach vacations end up in our everyday pics albums and our Caribbean island vacations end up in their own albums. I don't know if I'll ever tackle our Hawaiian honeymoon because it would probably take up at least 2-3 albums, even after cutting back on photos. I may pull some photos to do some pages, but not the entire 15-day trip.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:03:21 AM|
I take a lot of photos. I just did a vacation album 8x8 that was only 3 days. I also do 6x6 sometimes.
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Loc: Queens NYC
|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:44:38 AM|
lol when i get to it but if its a vacation i usually have the album with me at the crop so i can neatly store the pages as it goes i dont to chrono but i try hehehehe
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Loc: London, UK
|Posted: 2/6/2013 8:10:03 AM|I usually have holidays/vacations in their own albums because I easily fill a whole album with the number of photos I take/print/scrap.
With other events I sometimes wait until I've scrapped halfway through the stack and see how many layouts I've made. If it's more than half of what would fill an album (I think it's 20 page protectors in an AC 3 ring?) then I'd definitely give it it's own album as I'm likely to fill it.
I guess it depends what's in the album around it. If you had several "events" in one album, each with 5 page protectors, it wouldn't seem weird to have them all grouped in one album in chronological order. If it's an album full of single pages of odds and ends, then a random block of a single event I think that's when it might stand out too much for my preference.
Hope that helps
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:25:27 AM|
Vacations get individual mini albums. I like having one trip in a handy size for viewing. A weekend trip may get 1-2 layouts in my regular album. I don't believe in scrapping every pic I take. Just my favorites and the ones that capture a special moment. So I normally do collages on my layouts. The only items in my regular scrapbooks that have more than 2 layouts are Christmas and my daughter's birthday/party each year.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:33:20 AM|
I almost always create a separate album for Vacations and sometimes multiples depending on where we went. For example, Disney I did one for each park. Way too many pictures!!!
For Christmas I do separate albums, but I run the years together. So one album might have 3 years.
For some of my children's birthdays where we had a big party I did mini albums. Each one of them also has their own school albums.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:39:33 AM|Depends on the photos. I wanted to remember and relive every moment of our Yellowstone trip and our Texas trip so they get their own album. If I ever get a chance to do my Europe trip that will also have its own album. I would also like to do an album of my annual trip to Temperance River State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior--that would take several albums. I take great pictures!
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Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:56:06 AM|
I think probably usually around 12, that probably would be six two-pagers. No hard-fast rule though. I actually am working on a vacation that will not be getting its own album right now. Instead it is going to totally dominate my December 2012 album. The album for the rest of 2012 was too full before Thanksgiving, so I let it stay that way and started a new smaller one for the rest of the year.
In 2011, I had several events that warranted between six and 10 pages of layouts. They weren't vacations, unless you want to count my DSD coming to California to see us. A wedding, a little boy's first birthday, a few one-day and weekend trips, and the incorporation of my city, which was cause for four days of local celebration, were the other events. The incorporation celebration eventually got moved into a theme album about my city's "early days." But the rest just caused me to do two full-size three-ring binder-style scrapbooks for that year.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:34:37 AM|
It would have to be a lot of pages - 12+. I just got back to chrono scrapping and I like having the whole year in one album.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:38:14 AM|
If I had a ton of layouts (IDK, maybe 10+) I would give it its own album.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:43:57 AM|
That's a good question.
Only once did I do a seperate album. It was a 7 day cruise with extended family. Otherwise I just add in vacation pages in my family album. We take plenty of trips, but I just don't go completely overboard with my scrapbooking.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 10:50:35 AM|
I'm a chronological scrapper. I do one album per year, although sometimes an album will fit two years of photos/layouts. Our vacations go in that year's album. I did one vacation as a separate album, and it had lots of layouts, but that album could have held so much more. After that, I just put the vacation layouts in the appropriate family/yearly album.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 12:46:46 PM|
I typically decide up front if it's going to take up its own album and most of the time those end up being 8x8 mini albums. These are usually for vacations although I did one for our engagement photos and am planning on doing another of a photo session hubs and I did. I think if it takes up more than 10 page protectors (20 pages) then it would probably merit its own album.
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Loc: Monroe, Ohio
|Posted: 2/6/2013 1:47:57 PM|
Thanks everyone for the great advice! I think I am going to keep them in my regular album until I get up to a larger number of layouts (10 or 12 as suggested) and then move them on into their own special home. I have been scrapping so much lately that my albums are feeling up fast...not complaining by the way...and so I think it will be neat to have an album on my shelf labeled "Vacations" one day. Happy scrapping everyone!