Do your scrapbooks have a theme? Help!

anrsazNovember 22, 2003

I started scrapbooking for my dh 3 years ago then stopped because I didn't have time and now that she's older I can continue. However, I was going to scrapbook her first year only, then only holidays, but the first year is too much stuff. So I'm starting over and doing a small book on her first few days, a book on holidays and then ??...special occasions? I'm not sure how to do this. This way I'm always "done" so-to-speak and can just do special occasions. Otherwise it seems like a big task.

Do you do all do this? When do you stop & start your books, are they theme oriented or do you pick and choose what to put in them and keep continuing on?

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My boys are both into Soccer, so I am putting together scrapbooks of their "Soccer careers". Once these are finished, I want to start a vacation scrapbook. I also have scrapbooks from birth to 18 on my list. humph, when am I going to have time to do this?

You could do one for each year with all occasions included, that way you can work on it once the film is developed and continue feeling "done".

I really don't think there is any right or wrong way to put these together. The recipient will love them any way you do it.

Good luck

    Bookmark   November 25, 2003 at 10:11AM
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I have a Christmas book, baby books, and family reunion books for each side of the family. I started doing the year book last year. All of this stuff is eventually going to my kids so I'm trying to organize and journal so they'll understand it 50 years from now.

I have a friend who only does the baby books and year books. She does a few pages for each month and that's it. She also keeps a monthly calendar of events and sticks that in there. I may try that starting next year.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2003 at 9:43PM
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Mine don't have themes and my friends think I'm nuts. But to me (a right-brained CPA), it makes perfect sense...what I've done. I have 4 sm. children. I have five "series" of albums in process, all chronological. I have the series for me and DH. I don't tend to do anything really creative in them. Then I have a series for each child from birth (or just before birth in Mommy's tummy!). Those I've been more creative with. That way, when DH and I are no longer around, no one is fighting to split the family pictures. I'll get 5 copies of the same picture made if it's one I really like. The elder members of my family are all gone and all I ever wanted was the pictures. Sadly, I didn't get any.

Plus, my children are the most over-photographed children around. I've had a camera shoved in their faces since birth! They love seeing their pictures. If I did a separate album for every event, trip, or whatever, I'd have way too many albums. This way seems more manageable. It's much easier for me to keep up. Just my $.02!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2003 at 5:31PM
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Mom, that sounds like a good idea - that way someday everyone gets a picture. My MIL has few pictures of of DH as a baby because a lot of their things were destroyed in a flood. Thankfully when grandma passed away many of those lost pictures (at least portraits) came back, so now I have some to compare to our son's. I have three books in progress right now - our wedding album (I'm up to halfway through the honeymoon), a baby book for my son and a family history album with old photos and genealogy information. None of which I get much time to work on lately! LOL

    Bookmark   January 20, 2004 at 10:52AM
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I have an album for each year, and create themed pages around what the pics are I happen to have for the year. I dont have any kids so they're all family, friends and pets pics. So if my pics are from easter, I create easter themed pages, etc. If I just have goofing off, non-themed pics, I just find cute papers, embellishments to match.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2004 at 2:55PM
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