I just recently heard of a great idea to display/store memorabilia until you are ready to use it in a scrapbook page. Pin it to a bulletin board! That way you won't forget you have it. How do you store your memorabilia?
while "having it out in the open" is a great way to remind ourselves of the things we have it also exposes the materials to light which can cause fading. Even scrapbooking paper fades in light! And once it fades, it's gone. Something to think about if you are not going to use it within a couple weeks.
I use file folders stored in hanging files in file boexes. Store the items in a file folder marked with date and event, etc. When my photos are processed thee are divided into the file folders with the memorbilia. That way it is altogether and ready when I need it.
Since I am behind on my scrapping I bought a couple of A3 size storage boxes. I have one for each trip and inside is everything I brought home and also the pictures. When I start with an album, I take my box and first spent hours looking at everything and enjoying it all over again!
I scrap chronologically and each file folder has one port or event or set of photos with the memorabilia and even embellies I plan to use. If I know exactly which patterned paper or cardstock I'm going to use it goes in there, otherwise I save those choices until I start working on the page.
When I'm ready to scrap a new page everything I need for the pages is already together and ready to scrap. If its an event that will be a lot of pages, its in one folder and I'll divide it out when I start planning it. I always know what I'm scrapping next - I just peek at the folder.
I keep mine in very large manilla envelopes. Photos go into smaller envelopes and placed inside the envelope as well. I write the event and date on the envelope in pencil (so I can reuse the envelopes), and when I'm ready to scrap, I just grab the envelope. It makes it easier to take to a friend's house or to crops, too. I can go through the envelope and plan out my papers and embellishments to take with me.
I store mine in 8 1/2 x 11 page protectors that I picked up at an office supply store, by year.
Anything we did in one year (most of it is for my son) goes into a protector.
Then, they are all kept in a basket in my scraproom.
I also store "verbal stuff" on my iphone. I record my son talking & singing, I jot down notes on the funny things he said, I take screen captures of text messages etc.....