Organising Your Scrapbook Albums

Hi everyone,

We had a great time at the weekend workshop a couple of weeks ago so thank you to the ladies for coming along.  One person asked me a bit about how I organise my albums so I thought I would share that here also.  My way of organising is pretty simple.  Although I have been scrapbooking for a few years I am not really a fast or prolific scrapbooker (and I am ok with that) and my crafting time has also been making cards, canvases etc.

What that means is that I mostly have pages about my children and family and the things we do.  I don’t have too many pages about things we do with or about extended family (aside from Christmas).  So I have an album for each of my children,  couple that keep my pocket pages/everyday life pages and one that has pages about my husband and I, our relationship etc.  I have a couple of pages about my grandmother, my mum and my dad that I also keep in this album at the moment.

In the future I would like to record and tell more stories about our wider family, so I will probably need to think about how I organise and collect those.  I hadn’t really given it any thought at all until Debbie Hodge starting talking about creating a NEW class on Curating Albums.  This class will help you do more than just organise your albums but help you ‘curate’ those albums and stories.  Her class isn’t about creating new themed albums but identifying themes, story lines and favourite conversations etc.  Her description of the class is much better than mine so you can read what she has to say about it here.

There is an early bird discount on the class now til Monday 20th (American time), so if you are interested now is a good time to check it out.

So at the moment my way of organising is pretty simple but if you have other ways of organising your albums then I would love to hear them.

Thanks for stopping by.


A Passion for Puddles

Hi Everyone,

My scrapbook page ‘A Passion for Puddles’ was inspired by a couple of Free Public Domain images and was created for the Get It Scrapped article which you can read here.  I just loved the picture of the girl peering out the door, getting ready to go out in the rain.  It reminded me of our family and our love of splashing in puddles. We are well known in the street for this.  You can see the images I used  here and here

The drawings inspired me and reminded me I had some photos of a trip we took to the zoo on a rainy day when I had just got a new camera a few years ago.  It had a special setting that created ‘line style’ images and I had played with and taken a few photos.  I also used the ‘Stylize’ function in Photoshop to alter some other images from that day.  I put my photographs together with free public domain images to create a grid style background for my page.  I kept the rest of the page pretty simple with some white, a colourful photograph and supporting embellishments.  I had been waiting to use those felt clouds and some October Afternoon raindrops for ages.

If you want more ideas and to see some different types of images you can use from the public domain head on over to Get It Scrapped.  There is also a link to a pinterest board of images to get you started.

Thanks for stopping by.


PS Looking forward to a busy weekend of scrapbooking at the Weekend Workshop this weekend.

Puddle Passion Kristy T