So far, 2016 has been good on the scrapbooking front. On New Year’s Day, Miss A headed to my in-laws’ for a weekend sleepover. I spent the afternoon in our office, reorganizing some of my supplies into my new storage bins from Michaels. I’m much happier with these bins, since they actually fit my 12″ rulers and other longer supplies.
I pulled out Miss A’s artwork bin and sorted through it, getting rid of probably 3/4 of the pieces. What’s left will be scanned, photographed or kept original. I realized that since she moved into the pre-kindergarten room at her daycare, they don’t date her artwork. That’s definitely something I need to start doing when things come home.
Once I sorted through that, I went to work on my 2014 album. Although my #1 goal is to get my parents’ cruise book done, I really struggle with working on it, so I wanted to have some fun and have a positive kick-start to the year. By mid-Sunday, I got photos into sleeves from July to the end of the year, and did cards for June and July.
Next, I worked on Miss A’s book for May 2014 on. Since I’ve been more selective about printing photos, I don’t have a lot of leftover photos for her pages. For the rest of the weekend, and a couple of evenings that week, I went through pictures on my computer, choosing which ones to print and planned my spreads out using planning page templates. I ordered these reprints along with all of my other pictures from October to December – yay for Costco 10 cent print sales!
As of last Thursday night, all of my pictures are in my album to the end of 2014, in Miss A’s album to the end of 2015, and my 2015 pictures are completely printed and organized in a photo box.
I didn’t have any time this week to scrapbook, but now that I’m in a bit of a groove, next week will involve working an hour or so each night on my mom and dad’s book in the evenings. I feel the need to watch the Harry Potter movies, so I can set up camp in the living room and do both.