One day, she posted about how she organizes her kids' scrapbooks. I think it was on her blog. Each of her kids has a 12x12 album (PL style, of course) that she updates seasonally. I LOVED this idea and I grabbed it:
Here is a look at some pages from Cecilia's Album 4 (1st and 2nd grade).
|The spine of Cecilia's WeRMemoryKeeper Albums. All of her albums are this brand, in the Plum color. Project Life labels are available here.|
|Lots of photos, lots of journaling|
|I scanned a lot of Cecilia's school work and printed it to fit inside of the pocket pages.|
|Valentines from class parties fit nicely into baseball card protectors. I lifted this idea from the fabulous Ali Edwards.|
|I really wanted to drive the "7" home. The original core kits came with these cool number stickers.|
|This is where the album starts to not be so updated....I'm human! I have unfinished pages! Most of these cars are filled out, but some aren't. These cards are from the Project Life Childhood Mini-Kit, Wellington Edition. The cards are super awesome and prompted for easy journaling.|
|December 2013. Also unfinished in the journaling department. Oh well. I at least got the picture printed. I can journal later. The cards here are some the Simple Stories December Documented collection that I used for my December Daily Project last year.|
- Adding a Big Envelope page full of stuff every season makes your albums VERY thick VERY fast, and the pages become difficult to turn. This year, I am experimenting with adding only ONE envelope and maybe a few extra pages of scanned work at the very end of the school year. I'll let you know how this goes.
- I've traditionally mixed and matched my page protectors in my family albums and my kids' albums. But it is difficult to keep track of what I need to print when I do this. I may switch to using only Design A pages in my kids' albums, just to keep track of what to print in what size.
- Now that Cecilia is older, I'm trying to get her more involved with making her own scrapbook; like journaling ect. These are her memories, she should record them.