The photos are edited, uploaded to sites, and ordered. Now comes step #2: Organizing/preparing to scrapbook them! I will confess I rarely do a “full album” in my scrapbooking. I just tend to take moments and layouts as they come, and I don’t usually have a vacation or event big enough to fill a whole book.
A week in Disney World though, certainly has enough photos & memories to get it’s own book!!
So it begins. How will I stay organized? What will I do with the 300+ photos I printed? When am I going to find time for this? Well it’s pretty easy, actually. I bought (pre-trip) an American Crafts D-ring binder album + divided page protectors. I’m putting the photos in (sometimes 2 or 3 to a single slot) based on how I envision they’d be scrapbooked. In other words, all the Princess Lunch photos are all together. The meeting Mickey pictures are on same page. Magic Kingdom castle shots? Same page… you get the picture. I’m NOT concerned with “the order” outside of keeping pictures likely to be scrapped together, near each other.
So when I want to scrapbook something, I do NOT have to go in order. I can go in and pull the photos I want. In the meantime, the rest stay nice and organized AND in a way my family can see them if they would like. There’s no rush or pressure – I can go at my own pace.
If I end up with photos I like/want to keep in album but don’t want to scrap? EASY! Just leave them in the page protector in the album. I *LOVE* divided page protectors and how they + D ring album = scrapbook heaven. What happens to the page protectors I empty out? Well that’s easy! I save them for the next time I want to organize some photos/have them saved in this method.
For now I’ve got a rapidly filling album, and they joy of no pressure. Also the pure bliss of knowing that these photos are organized… even if the rest of my studio is a mess.
I should probably do something about this place… oh well.