The next trip we took in 2014 was the second trip we took in our new 5th wheel to Florida. It was a last-minute trip and we got a great campsite too! I will post all of my layouts from this Florida trip...
Hope you're having a great week! Next up, Hot Springs and then Yellowstone! Whoo hoo!
I know, I'm a bad blogger! But, I've had life stuff going on... Really!
Okay, last I updated you, we were traveling around California in our 5th wheel. Well, hubby got his dream job in May and we are heading to Hong Kong for 2 years in about a month. That's the short version. Soo... I can only take a few scrapbooking necessities with me. I'm trying to get 2014 album completed because it is staying behind in storage. So, I have taken photos of all of the layouts so far. I will post a few each week for your viewing pleasure. :-)
Okay, that's enough for tonight. Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Well, as promised, I have been working on this post
about how I organize my scrapbooking, photos and project life. I have a 12x12
album for each year and mix it up with the pages inside. I use project life,
8.5"x11" and 12x12 pages.
1.) When I download photos to my computer, I use
Picasa for organizing and doing a quick edit (lighten, crop…) My photos are
organized in Pictures, then the folder inside will be named the date first and
then by description (like the place Yellowstone, San Diego, etc.) So, it will
be “2015-02-14 Valentines day”. Usually, I can’t wait to see what the photos
look like, so I download pics the day after I take them or in the evening while
we’re watching tv. I also periodically (about once a month) plug my phone into
my computer and put the photos I took with my phone in the appropriate dated
2.) Next, every few months, I upload and order my
prints from Snapfish. I usually wait until I have a coupon from them. I only
order the good photos and pick and choose what I want printed out. I only get
4x6, matte finish photos. I print special sizes (panoramas taken with our
smartphones or smaller pictures) at home. I don’t do much of this since ink is
3.) Then, once I get my photos in the mail, I put
them in the sheet protectors in my album. Typically, I purchase a variety pack
of the project life pages. I very seldom print photos for the little slots
(2x3) on the project life pages. I just choose ones that I can crop down and
save the extra slots for journaling. I'm pretty quick at getting them in the
album when I do this. I don't overthink it too much. I know I can change it a
little here or there when I get ready to scrap any particular layout. I also use
post-its and write the dates of an event and stick it to the sheet protectors.
I can make extra notes on these too, while it’s still fresh in my mind.
4.) If I know I have a particular paper, project
life card, or embellishment to use with a layout or photo, I also put that in
the album with the photo. Even if I have to use a 12x12 sheet protector just to
hold those things where they belong. This helps a lot and I can skip around. As
I think of supplies I have or come across something I know I want to use on a
layout, I can add it as I think of it. This saves a ton of time when it comes
time to scrapbook. Also, when I get new supplies, I flip through my album and
see what will work well where.
5.) I have my project life cards sorted by color. Since I scrapbook and
am inspired by color, this works best for me. My patterned paper and
embellishments are also organized by color. I do have a couple of baskets with
"themed" items such as travel and Christmas, but that's about it. I
just think project life layouts look more cohesive when they have the same
couple of colors.
So, that is the system that works for me! I hope it helps you! If you have any questions or suggestions on how you do it, please let me know!
I'm enjoying some temps in the 80's here in San Diego! I'm determined to NOT turn on the AC! LOL! The breeze feels nice.
I finally got inspired to create my title page for my 2014 album, and I really like the way it turned out. I still am in February scrapbooking Hawaii, however, so don't get too excited. Then, there are the hundreds of photos that I took in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons this fall. I do have a pretty good organized system worked out though. I will share soon because I have to take photos. A blog post without photos is not a blog post at all, right?!
Okay, here's my 2014 title page:
And here is what I've made for Etsy... "Can't Resist Those Baby Blues"
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Hehe, well, it's been while since I have posted... We have been traveling and the holidays, etc. So, now we are in San Diego and the weather is beautiful here.
Anyway, I will try to add new stuff to my Etsy shop on Thursdays. I just added some Project Life Valentine themed items and they are really cute (and reasonably priced too).
Well, in between visiting family while we are in Calif., I have been doing a little scrapping'! Yay! Tomorrow, I am going to the Monterey area to visit a friend that I haven't seen since she only had 3 kids (she now has 5). Can't wait!
So, here's a title page I did for the first page of my Hawaii trip. I wanted to use this cool map but it took up most of the page. So, a little journaling on this one but the next few pages have more journaling.
Then, I made a few sets that I'm going to sell on eBay this week. Here's a peek of two Fall themed sets for Project Life pages or cards or whatever!
And lastly, I made a one-page layout to see on eBay. More coming soon!
Woah! Okay, it's been so long since I've posted, I forgot my password! LOL!
My hubby and I and our four-legged, fur-face have headed off to a new adventure. We are full-timing in our 32' 5th wheel! Of course, I have to have room to scrapbook and do crafts, so we took out the love seat and put in a desk of sorts. :-) You can see more on our adventures at nealandglynda.blogspot.com, if you like.
For now, I need to catch up and add some layouts! Hang on, here we go!
Enjoying the Project Life sheet protectors for my vacation photos!
I have been taking a few panorama pics with my iPhone, but having trouble finding a place that will print them. I printed this one at home. Anyone have any ideas where to get them printed?
Simple one here… Just wanted to focus on the beauty of the sea.
I have also started making jewelry again! Yay! You get the first peek here! I will add the pieces to my shop later today. :-)
Cute, Fall bracelet
These earrings are all sterling silver, freshwater pearls and very cute for everyday!
Okay, better get back to work! Have a great day!