I have been working really hard to get my son’s albums as caught up as possible before June – when baby arrives. I’ve been posting on my personal Facebook page about my progress, and it has raised some questions about how I was doing it – so I thought I’d share my system with you! I used to do all of my scrapping the old-fashioned way, but when my son hit a certain age, it was too difficult to find time to scrap since he wanted to play with all of mommy’s ‘toys’ and that’s when the falling behind began….Then, a little over 2 years ago, I discovered digital scrapbooking and started playing catch up. It’s been a bit of a challenge, but after putting a little time and effort into figuring out what I needed to scrap, I’ve got a system down and am able to whip out layout after layout when the urge to scrap hits me.
On a sheet of paper I wrote the month as a title, then as I came to an event or image from that month that needed scrapping, I wrote it down. I wasn’t too specific, but enough that I could glance at my list and know what it was.
Personally, I scrap faster with templates – mostly because all the photos have a place on the layout from the beginning so when I’m doing catch-up layouts, I tend to do a lot with templates.
And finally, if you are doing single page prints, order anytime a sale comes along! You can put the prints right into albums when they arrive at your door because you can use your list to help you leave space for the layouts that aren’t finished yet. A bunch of my albums have pages that look like this (see image) a post-it lets me know what layout I am still waiting to design or print to insert.