I never do. I make them for my DGD's and just for the sake of a hobby. So I never get them out to look, altho, the girls will at times. But now and then I may look at some of my pages in my gallery or on my comp.
Every now and then I will pull them out and spend some time looking at them. I tend to do this alot with our 2011 and 2012 Project life albums because we documented every day life, every single day and it is actually helpful to be able to go back and see when certain things happened. I also documented new recipes we tried those 2 years and I have gone back to re-make some of the recipes. Also, I have some albums that are "in progress" and when the mood strikes me to work on pictures from those albums, I will go look at what I already did and that motivates me to add more to those albums.
Not often enough. I look through them when I start adding pages to the albums because I like to keep them chronological if that is possible. When I do look a them I enjoy seeing what I have done and how my style has changes over time.
My older ones are in desperate need of updating. I have a bunch of other pictures I've found, and over the years I've kind of just shoved the loose pictures in with the album they belong to, with the intention of scrapping them "one day". So now if I go to look in them, all this stuff flies out. So I don't look very often. But I did bring them out last year to show my sister, and I have showed friends and my husband some of my older albums. I can't help but want to redo so many of the pages though and it makes me overwhelmed so I don't look often.
The album I'm working on now is my wedding album, and I plan to actually finish that one and then keep it out to show people.
Put me in the "not very often" category....
I'm like Jarvae, I guess...when I look at them, I want to redo all the pages so I don't look very often!
I plan on scrapping an album of our trip to New Zealand and when I do that, I'll probably leave it out for people to look at....
Not often enough! Not long ago, I went back through them to get lists of things my boys were interested in through elementary school (I was doing layouts with all of their school pics on them) and it was so much fun! There were so many things I'd forgotten about. (Like the assignment to make an insect collection for school, and my son was afraid of bugs!) I'm really glad I had scrapbooked those things while I still remembered them.
I still don't have that many completed albums....I have the competed 2009 trip album to Pigeon Forge, Nashville and Memphis. I have gotten that one out a few times.
I have one started for my cats and since I lost one cat in 2011 at age 19 and one cat in 2012 at age 20, it's actually hard to look at them right now.
I'm just about finished our 2010 album except for a trip to Atlanta that I plan to do at a 3 day crop in May and I am 1/2 way done 2011 trip to Disney with Friends....I am sooooo behind.
I look at old album quite a lot so I imagine I will look at my creations quite often.
I often look whenever I finish and put away a current layout (whenever I'm on a roll, that could be as often as once a week). For some reason, that alone triggers me to look through other albums in sight. Also I tend to look back at layouts of past events whenever we have something upcoming. For example, when Christmas time rolls around, I look back at older Christmas layouts to see how big my DS has gotten.
True, I love the hobby. However, I rarely look through my own albums. I know that it is mostly my family and friends who go through the ablums. I have most of them in my living room on a low shelving unit we purchased at IKEA. It serves as our coffee table, so the albums are quite handy to anyone in there.
Alison and Jarvae, I have a NZ album that I need to start too, from our holiday last year. We ought to start an NZ challenge thread LOL.
I actually do look through my albums. But this is because I don't scrap chrono - deliberately - so I often have pages to slot into the right places in old albums, and then I really enjoy looking through what's already there.
I do not look often through my albums. When friends come over I will show them and if I am totally stuck I look through them to get inspired. Sometimes I do wonder why I scrap, but I love to do it and it makes sure I am not spending every hour of the day behind the computer.
I only scrap my travels and do not work on more than one album at a time. So I don't need to check and update. Once it is finished it is finished.
When I do look through them I get amazed with myself. I am not a crafty person, so I am pleased to see what I have made.