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Glitter Girl-Kraft Travel Album?
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 1/27/2013 by j.leija in General Scrappin'
 

j.leija
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Posted: 1/27/2013 4:02:29 PM
Hi Glitter Girl! Can you/have you shared your entire travel album in one place? I'd love to see it all together! I like the idea of having a common theme throughout an album: kraft + cameras + glimmer mist sounds like a dream.

Just in general, I'm curious about how people organize their albums. Mine are half travel/half every day life. What about yours?


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Posted: 1/27/2013 4:25:01 PM
Hey Jamie! It's good to see you posting. I also love the idea of a common theme throughout an album like GG's kraft travel album (and would love to see the whole thing - I LOVE looking at people's travel albums). IDK if you follow Cathy Zielske at all, but I used to have a book by her (Clean & Simple Scrapbooking 2) that showed a similar concept for travel albums and her kid's school albums. I'm not sure if she has photos of them online anywhere, but I bet you could find the book for not much on Amazon. It's one of the few idea books I love!

As for my album organization:

I make separate albums for big trips that generate a lot of photos (like my week or longer trips abroad or to other parts of the country).

Smaller trips, like three day weekends, go into my annual albums. My annual albums (not on a calendar year though)have everything else related to my life.

I also have a "family" album that I've been working on sporadically for several years. It has photos of big family events like weddings, trips, Christmas, etc. I'm planning to give it to my Mom later this year (finally), so I guess I wouldn't really count that as one of my albums.

Finally, I have a couple of themed mini-albums just for fun, but those events also have a page or two in my regular annual albums.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:24:16 PM
Oh,yes...Glitter Girl,please show us that Kraft travel album!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:25:30 PM
Yes please Glitter Girl! I have always admired the travel layouts in the Glitter Girl videos and I am dying to see the entire album.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:27:39 PM
I always do mini albums for my travel pics. I like the smaller size and the freedom to be creative and add memorabilia.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:43:03 PM
She shows a number of them in her classes. I believe there were some in her Cover to Cover class and the kraft backgrounds were mentioned.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:56:17 PM
Doesn't Shimelle offer a special class on how she organizes her albums? Maybe that's the cover to cover one?

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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:57:16 PM
This video she flips through it a little bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNM3EtcdDnQ


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:53:30 AM
Well done Leashah, I knew I'd seen Shimelle's travel album before but thought it was in the Cover to Cover class.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:42:22 AM
The kraft 'album' is currently four books and going (remember, this is a trip where we took 9000 photos - and my goal is to eventually scrapbook about a thousand of them ) so I think all of them in one single video might be a bit of overload! But in addition to the album continuity link above, you can also see part of the kraft volumes in this Glitter Girl Adventure, a quicker look at a few other pages at the beginning of this one, and there is indeed more of this included in Cover to Cover, which covers my album process in extended detail. I also use part of this album as the example in the Go with the Flow video workshop (available with Cover to Cover or separately).

I separate significant trips into their own album/albums (I promise I don't really make four albums every time I leave home. That is one very special case, where we backpacked through a dozen countries over the course of about four months. I seriously do not mind if I am scrapbooking that trip off and on for my entire life.) and weekend trips or short little jaunts without many photos would just go into my normal albums. (I talk a lot about how I tell the difference in Cover to Cover, and also how I apply that whole -in the regular album-or-in a special album- decision to all sorts of topics and events.)

I have definitely liked the choice to do all kraft backgrounds for that trip - it has eliminated that decision that can make it hard to dive into actually making a page. There are way, way too many pages in this project to ever consider using the same paper collection all the way through (and of course the first set of papers I picked were discontinued about three days after I decided on them) so having a few things that would never disappear from the craft world really works. Every page has something I know I need to start but I have the freedom to pick pretty much any paper and it will still work in the end.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:11:20 AM
Shimelle, thanks for posting those reference spots. I tend to lose track of where I saw what when(because you have given us so many great ideas).

JamieH




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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:36:53 AM
Thanks for all the info Shimelle! Going to check it all out when I get in later!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:29:12 AM
I have a different question for you relating to this, Shimelle:

You said you took 9000 photos, and want to scrap 1000 of them, and that you could be scrapping photos from that trip your entire life.... HOW do you remember when you took them, what was going on in them, and what you want to say about them when you scrap them?? Did you take copious notes during your trip, or do you have a phenomenal memory??

I'm wondering because my memory is going downhill fast, and I can barely remember to bring my lunch with me to work in the morning, let alone remember details about photos from years ago-- I look at some photos from just a few years ago, even, and wonder 'why exactly did I take a photo of that?!?' Do you make written notes for later use later when you get around to scrapping, or do you have some other system for remembering the details? (I've tried this in a couple cases, too, but then I forgot where I put the notes! )




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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:30:05 PM
thanks for responding Shimelle! in 2008 I visited about 16 countries, so I know what you mean about having so many photos to play with & being ok with scrapping them the rest of your life. i've slowly but surely been whittling away at them ever since then!

right now i'm working on 4 albums: europe, asia, london & thailand. the last two are because i lived there and thus have the most photos.

but none of my pages coordinate really. and i'm totally ok with that! i like things to either be entirely the same or entirely different. so with that many photos, i'm definitely opting for different.

i'm on my way to check out those two GG adventures.

and i'm with jennifer, i'd be interested to know how you keep track of everything! the date stamps embedded in the metadata of my photos are seriously my best friend!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:44:16 PM
I agree, having the date associated with my digital photos is extremely helpful. I know there are some people who add more info into the metadata of their photos (Noelle from paperclippings.com talks about this) but I don't have the inclination to do that (not to mention I have waaay too many pics to even think about doing it). I guess I need to come up with some other system for recording notes about events for the months (or years) till I scrap the photos.






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