One of the challenging parts of scrapbooking, journaling or any type of writing is the how and what topic to delve into. Being that there is such a vast amount of subjects out there, an outline or plan to follow seems the route to follow. Since I am an avid list maker with little note piles stacked everywhere, I find myself using this method to focus on my scrapbooking projects.
I want to keep the three books I am creating for my grandchildren relatively equal so I have a tally chart with their names and how many pages I have completed for each. I also have a list of what events I would like to create memories about – firsts of everything = basically the main holidays at this point. I am relying on the photos my children take and post or send me so this method is somewhat not in my control. I do know they will take photos of all the holidays though!
Once I am caught up with these scrapbooks, I want to work on other projects. What and where to start is my question.
I really enjoy the process of creating a mini story with a few photos and some journaling and when I first started scrapbooking a few months ago, I was rather anxious about the whole thing. Now that I just create a little at a time and make constant changes to the layout taking anywhere from a few days to a whole week, I feel much less stressed out.
Since I absolutely love taking photos of nature, birds, flowers and gardening, I already have quite a few topics to choose from. Or I could use several topics at once and go from there. I take photos and share them on Instagram but never print any of these out and since I am ordering plenty of printed photos of the grandkids at this point, I could add a few of my sunset or flower photos and create my own little book or journal.
Now that’s exciting!!
This will also show my grandchildren and future generations, what I enjoyed! I may even expand some sections and show them “How To” do something or what type of bird food works best, etc. A learning guide … I Love this idea!!
Remember to Join me in my newly created Facebook group … Saving Memories for some fun ideas! Thinking of creating a challenge or contest in the future!!