I have recently pulled out all of my childhood pictures to scrap and I am not sure where to start except for my title page. I can't decide whether to do chronological, events, etc. Does anyone have any ideas on what they chose to do with their pictures from childhood??
I am working on mine and I choose to go chronological. so I wouldnt be gluing anything down, I am using 3 ring binders and divided page protectors like the We R memory keepers ones. I put all of my pictures in chronologically and as I get time or am inspired, I am going back and adding journaling (that part I am not doing chronologically, just as the inspiration to tell the stories comes to me).
I did two albums of about 30 pages each of my life, birth through college. My parents didn't take a lot of pics, and I was the youngest, so, you know, not a lot to work with. I did it chronologically, in mostly two page spreads with one or two pics on each page. The papers and embellishments have a decidedly 70's and 80's theme to them, I wanted to make sure anyone looking at them got the "feel" for the time. Did more journaling than I normally do, also (which is pretty much nada).
I use 3 ring binders for family photos - I have one for me, my sister, my parents, in-laws, cousins and friends. They are always a work in progress because I add random photos as they come up (not specific events like vacations - they are 12x12 scrapbooks of their own) I started out chronological - but now its just as I get a photo from whenever / whereever - I add it. I'm up to Volums 2 for me, my sister and my cousins.
I do them randomly. I have been doing this with all of my family's photos (3 siblings and my parents). However, I order them chronologically. I use photo corners so as not to be gluing down the only copies, other than that I scrap as usual.
I only use 3 ring binders from HL and I've created several books about myself. I have a school years book that's chronological and then I have childhood pictures that I enjoyed that I scrapped and I have a college and young woman one. Some LOs are vintage papers, but most just appeal to my taste.
Do you recommend a different brand of 3 ring binder? That seems to be the best way to scrap a lot of pictures without have to do 5 different albums. I have never used them, but I think I am going to try one of them.
Happy Birthday Early! I am sure that will be a fun project for you. I am looking forward to doing my Book of Me for my son to look at when he is older. I want to put in mine things that he normally wouldn't know about me and my life.
I use the HL 3 ring binders quite often and they hold up well. They often run them and te refill pages on sale, but you can use a 40% coupon if they happen to not be on sale when you need one. I also like the Memory Maker albums because they come in so many great colors.
I'm working on a "book of me" right now with all my childhood, teen photos...
I'm doing it somewhat chronologically but I'm doing stories and a fair bit of journalling with the photos. For instance, I scrapped photos of me in the snow and talked about winters when I was young and how they've changed over the years...I scrapped photos of my birthdays and talked about how we celebrated birthdays when I was young (parties at home)...You get the idea!
A lot of my layouts have pics from different years in order to tell the story...