Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Project life is well-known for making scrapbooking simple and less intimidating.

It never fails that I fall behind on my scrapbooking at least two or three times a year and every time I consider catching up, I get overwhelmed at the thought of trying to track everything down.

Printing photos at home has been a game changer for me.  That was the biggest obstacle because I would order photos online and then have them delivered.  By the time they arrived though, I would either lack the time or motivation to scrapbook them.  That would lead to me putting the pictures on the office bookshelf to be forgotten.  

Last year I bought myself the Canon SELPHY-CP910.  Best investment of my life.  I can print photos from my phone and scrapbook whenever the urge hits.

Another game changer has been Google Photos.   A majority of my favorite photos come up from my phone, or end up there from my DSLR.  We have set up our phones so that all of our phone photos back up onto the Google Photos App.   My favorite part about this app is its ability to keep the photos organized chronologically right down the month and date.  It makes it so much easier to go back and find old photos and scrapbook them in chronological order.

The last game changer for me when catching up on my project life album involves something personal:  perfection.  I have the tendency to want to journal every single detail and memory about the pictures I'm scrapbooking.  When catching up though, it's a lot less intimidating if I just journal the big things (Silas' new word of the month, a highlight for my business, etc)

In the end when I go back and look at my albums, I never find myself wishing I journaled more or included extra details.  Pictures are the main reason for the scrapbook.

I recently caught up on my album and will be doing an update on my spreads soon!

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