Username Post: What is the hardest thing about scrapbooking big events?        (Topic#1501219)
Crystal B.
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For those of you who tend to scrap a lot of everyday things, do you find it's almost a struggle now to scrap the bigger events? What makes it hard for you to scrap the big events?

I have included a poll, but please feel free to discuss as well


What is hardest about scrapping big events in your lives?
Nothing. I find it easier to scrap events than the everyday moments
Pressure to make the big event pages be just perfect.
Overwhelmed by the large number of photos per event.
Poor picture quality for the big events in our lives.
Other (please describe in your reply)...
You may choose one option.
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Edited by Livn4change on 04-12-09 05:25 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
momma paparazzi
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In response to Crystal B.

For me, it's a 50/50 between too many photos and poor pictures. I take way too many pictures as it is, and always have a hard time choosing. If I had a bigger zoom, I think I could take better quality pics. Then I wouldn't have all the other stuff in photos that I didn't want.


 
Crystal B.
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In response to momma paparazzi

I actually intended to make it so you could choose more than one option...but I didn't do it right...oops!


Edited by Livn4change on 04-12-09 04:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
scrills
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In response to Crystal B.

Too many pictures and the pressure to make the LOs perfect!!!


 
RockStar
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In response to scrills

The pressure to make the pages perfect plus the fact that I'm just not that good a photographer in the first place, on top of being a fairly new scrapper.


 
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making sure I include everything I want to include is a problem. Right now, I have two huge projects sitting in a box on my table: my Disney album and my Showcase 2008 album. There's just so much memorabilia for each trip and so many photos: almost 3000 combined. I haven't had time to break everything down into smaller steps, so right now, I just see the 3000 photos, the folders and piles of memorabilia and the special stash of supplies that I got for both projects and shut down.


 
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  • KimKV on 04-12-09 04:48 AM
In response to moxiegirl23

My biggest problem with special events, besides too many pictures, is I just get tired of scrapping the same topic. Like when I scrapped our cruise, by the time I get to end I was so sick of those pictures!!


 
Crystal B.
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In response to KimKV

I find that my pictures for a lot of big events are less quality than for the every day events. Also, I agree w/ some others that there are just TOO many photos so you have the challenge of trying to sort and organize and the challenge of getting burned out

And, for some events like my wedding there is definitely the pressure to make the album "perfect"


 
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In response to Crystal B.

I find with the large amount of photos causes a problem, but instead of making pages for all of them, make a couple pages outlining the major things for the day and then make a mini album out of chipboard for the rest of the photos.
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Crystal B.
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In response to Shannonmarie123

Yes, I love making mini albums!


 
PookASaurus
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In response to Crystal B.

Probably the large number of photos and trying to include everything. I’m getting ready to start on the album from our cruise in 2007 and haven’t quite decided where to start!


 
Scrapbook Queen
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In response to Crystal B.

In some ways it's easier to do big events because your theme is already there. But too many pics and the quality of the pics can be a show stopper too!

Sometimes, one gorgeous portrait pic is so much better to do!!!


 
SheCre8s
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In response to Scrapbook Queen

lareg number of photos, photo quality AND trying to make em perfect (but the last one applies to all LOs big event or not)


 
Heather J. Landry
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Hey Crystal! For me it's the large number of photos, but lately I've found a solution (for me anyway). I go through and pick out about 20 of my ABSOLUTE favorites, and file the rest away in a regular album. Then I only scrap those, and I try to use sketches with lots of photos to get me started. I've been doing a lot of two page layouts (my son's birthday for example) and using a ton of photos and keeping the design simple.


 
j3Mel
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  • j3Mel on 04-12-09 08:20 AM
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for me it is organizing the pictures. Once I get them all grouped together, I find a sketch to do the layout then make a pocket under one of the pictures to put any extra pitures I don't use on the layout itself.

Right now I have my mo and dad's 50th anniversary to figure out. I have over 1000 pictures to sort through. ONce I get them sorted, the album will somewhat fall into place.


 
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In response to j3Mel

I just don't enjoy doing them. I really like to scrap the everyday moments, ones that you just won't remember. You will most likely remember the big events but it's the little everyday things that are forgotten. I have a ton of just photo albums that I keep my event pictures in so if I don't ever get around to scrappin them my family still has them.


 
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I want the pages for big events to look really special. This is made worse by the fact that for things like holidays and birthdays, I just get tired of doing them over and over again. Trying to make a really special layout of something that's gotten boring is hard! I've started challenging myself to be more experimental with those layouts and just have fun with them.


 
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  • animemama Said:
I want the pages for big events to look really special. This is made worse by the fact that for things like holidays and birthdays, I just get tired of doing them over and over again. Trying to make a really special layout of something that's gotten boring is hard! I've started challenging myself to be more experimental with those layouts and just have fun with them.



Ditto that! I am sooo over doing birthdays!


 
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In response to Crystal B.

when you say "big event" the first thing that comes to my mind is an event with lot of photos that will be several pages but maybe you mean "an important event"?
for me the challenges of big events is sorting through all of the photos, staying motivated, trying to make each 2-page spread special, not running out of matching paper& stickers letters.

for me the challenge of scrapping an important event, don't exist cause I don't scrap any. and somehow I find that funny.


 
D3inKs
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In response to Gelidy Gelato

I am a detail oriented type person. I don't like to leave anything out. So it is difficult for me to decide which pictures to use and which to leave out and still tell the story.


 
Scrapkaty
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I get overwhelmed by the number of photos. I take a kazillion photos and it is so hard to narrow it down to just a few!


 
mollydog
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The quality of pictures(red eye) and to many pictures of the same people, the holidays and visiting out-of -state family.


 
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My problem with scrapping big events is that I take so many photos, especially of the holidays. I'm more of a one photo per layout type of person, so trying to cramp lots of photos on a page overwhelms me.


 
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In response to GemGirl

  • GemGirl Said:
  • animemama Said:
I want the pages for big events to look really special. This is made worse by the fact that for things like holidays and birthdays, I just get tired of doing them over and over again. Trying to make a really special layout of something that's gotten boring is hard! I've started challenging myself to be more experimental with those layouts and just have fun with them.



Ditto that! I am sooo over doing birthdays!



LOL One of the last Easter egg layouts I've done was like, "Here's another Easter egg layout, big whoop." I'm kind of glad my kids are getting too old to be interested in doing Easter eggs any more - the youngest is 13, the other one is 20 and out of the house. I honestly had run out of ideas for doing Easter egg layouts.


 
NMlady
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In response to animemama

I just wouldn't feel the need to scrap every picture of an event. I also throw out pictures I don't like but I know people that would never throw out a picture and scrap every single picture they took of the event even if they're pretty much all the same.


 
~*~Kathie~*~
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Christmas is the hardest for me because it is the only time of year that the whole family is together. I don't feel like I have to use every photo, but they are the same every year. All of us sitting in my living room, laughing and talking and opening gifts. Same people, same room, same tree every year. The grandkiddies are older, but doing the same thing -- opening gifts. It's hard to come up with different layouts!


 
Judes
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  • Judes on 04-13-09 02:11 AM
In response to ~*~Kathie~*~

The hardest thing about scrapbooking big events for me is choosing only the best ones. But, I'm one of the ones who actually doesn't find the big events overwhelming.

Question: Why DOES everyone take so many pictures if they are overwhelmed by them?

I take alot of pictures, but, not 1000s.


Edited by Judes on 04-13-09 02:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
hodgepodge722
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i think the hardest thing is the journaling.

i typically journal in more of a "feelings" sort of way, or a conversation, or a lesson, or something along those lines.

i just dont want to have...here is johnny eating watermelon, here's aunt jane taking a swim...
ok, seriously, not THAT bad, but you know what i mean.


 
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