Friday, January 30, 2015

"Scrapbooking" in 2015

I thought I would share a little bit here about my "scrapbooking" plans for 2015. What I should say is my NON-scrapbooking plans, cause I am done with that shit once and for all.*

*I'm talking about full layouts, traditional albums, that sort of thing. I will still be creating mini albums like it is going out of style. Which it isn't, just so you know.

I have a two-fold process for documenting my year in photos and words.

ONE: A PHOTO ALBUM! I know, it's crazy right?! Absolutely revolutionary! It's like the Original Project Life! (I'm being facetious here, but I hope you already figured that out...)

I am going for one photo per day. Or Less. Or More. Print the photo. Write on the back. Put it in the album. Easy peasy.

TWO: The Weekly Story. This one is still a work-in-progress. In that, I'm not sure how I want it to look. I know I want to capture ONE STORY PER WEEK. I know I want to include at least ONE PHOTO. I know I want to be able to include MEMORABILIA that goes with...a drawing, a ticket stub, etc. But I don't want it to be fancy, or take up a lot of space, and I don't want to have to "embellish" anything. I'm getting back to B.A.S.I.C.S. with this one.

OMG I JUST HAD A REVELATION! Wheee! More to come...

And that's that.

You know what's really going to be tough about this? Seeing all my friends' beautiful layouts pop up on their IG feeds and blogs, and wanting to continue to be part of that creative community. But I KNOW that this is not the right thing for me.

I just have to "stick to my guns"...and find other ways to continue to connect with these women that are in my life thanks to scrapbooking.

I'm sure there must be other things we have in common.

Beer, for example...

And now some LINKS. This is the stuff helping me along the way!
Part of the process for simplifying my memory-keeping is going to be getting more organized with the photos I take (and keep). Enter One Year to More Organized Photos. This blog series is going to be so much help!

I really enjoyed Elise's write-up on how she is changing her documentation for the year. Very inspiring!

My Weekly Story Book will probably come from here, or maybe here. I am very excited to get started!

And finally, if you take out all the talk about God, this post summarizes exactly what I want to see in my scrapbooking future.

And that is all...I wanted to add more photos, but this is just my Blog and not my Blog-Job so we're good!

1 comment:

  1. Um. I totally just wrote you a long message and tried to log in, but my friend had hijacked my computer and logged in as herself.. Ugh. Anyway. The gist (should it never show up) was YES. I AGREE. WITH EVERYTHING.

    And beer is lovely. We will always have beer in common.


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