2015 has been a very busy year full of ups and downs for us. Scrapbooking had to take a back seat to real life for a lot of the year. So what did I actually accomplish?
Pictures – my husband and I both continue to get better at taking the everyday shots. I haven’t had the time to learn about our DSLR, but I’m so happy with the camera on my iPhone, I’m not too worried. As long as one of us can get the most out of it, I’m happy. I used PicTapGo to edit photos a few times this year, but it hasn’t really been a focus. Backing up doesn’t get done on a regular schedule, but it gets done at least once every 3 months. I’ve also set up my phone to automatically back up photos. Being more selective about which photos I print has become a routine now, and I really appreciate having fewer pictures to go through and not feeling like I’m literally throwing money away when I chuck bad photos.
Catching up – complete bust. If anything, I got further behind this year. Listing our house early, having to put everything in storage, and getting our new house 3 months later than we expected put a big dent in my scrapping time. The only semi-progress I made is getting Miss A’s childhood album caught up with where I’m at in my own books, so going forward I can work on them at the same time.
Week/day in the life – not even once.
Memorabilia – sigh. The box of Miss A’s art got packed up without being sorted through, and then unpacked and ignored.
Stash management – here’s where I feel I made good strides in 2015. I resisted the urge to buy a lot of stuff. While I bought a couple of new kits, I feel like they were more purposeful purchases, and I made sure to really consider how I would use them. I did a lot of purging this year, both before we moved and once I set up my scrap space. Going into 2016, I feel like I have a good selection of cards that I’ll truly use.