KISS – Photo Organization
As a mom, I feel it is important that I capture a part of my son’s childhood for him. And, like many others, I use scrapbooks as a way to organize photos. Formerly, I did elaborate photo layouts in 12×12 albums, spending hours and $$$ on memory preservation.
Last year, I decided that I would spend less time capturing memories and more time creating them. I went on the hunt for an easier way to scrap our family photos. I thought about going digital. Afterall, I am a somewhat technically savvy gal, but the idea of not having anything to hold and flip through just didn’t excite me. Then, I discovered the Creative Memories PicFolio Milestones Album. This thing rocks! It makes it so easy for me to quickly organize our photos in a way that still lets me tell a story. Below is a layout I did of Edward sledding last winter.
For some events I scrap two full pages (as shown above). For others, I just do one page. I have gotten in the habit of taking both landscape and portrait photos which makes scrapping easier and more interesting. Creative Memories also sells borders and journal cards you can use in this album, but I just buy the same things at my local scrapbook store. Each time we finish an event, holiday or something fun worth capturing, I simply get my photos printed and pop them in the album. It takes me less than 10 minutes to do a two-page layout like above. My son still has his memories preserved, and I am no longer covered in glue stick residue.