scrapbook shelf

Many of my clients are stuck in the muck of their scrap booking projects. Scrapbook inertia is a common phenomenon. It often comes from wanting to make your pages perfect or simply not knowing where to begin.

Perhaps you can’t figure out how to sort your photos. Chronologically seems daunting. On top of that, once you build a page you might feel like there is no turning back, so you don’t even start. Sound familiar?

Well, a very smart client of mine asked me to pass on these tips to all of you who are stuck in the muck of your scrap-booking project.

If you are not sure where to begin, use these categories to begin to sort photos and make your pages.

  1. People we love
  2. Things we do
  3. Places we go
  4. Our Family

scrapbook closet

Sometimes coming up with the chronological timeline is just not fun and scrap booking after all, is supposed to be fun!

There is one more great technique that my client suggests. Instead of using the standard bound books, use three ring binder scrapbooks with clear drop in pages. This way she can make a page, drop it in and if there is another page that later makes sense to place before it, you can simply open the binder and insert the new page where appropriate.

She also likes the fact that she can do pages as they inspire her and not have to follow chronological order. How smart! I just had to pass this one on to you!

  • PS: To all of you who feel guilty about not scrap booking or making photo albums for your kids, go easy on yourself. I hear about this guilt all of the time from my clients. Not all Supermoms are made alike. Some of us aren’t good at art projects. Never fear, we are all born with special and unique talents that can foster incredible memories for our children. Simply figure out the most fun and rewarding way for you to create special memories for your kids and go for it!

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