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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

Album Organization

blogged by me domestic goddess On 2/08/2011 06:05:00 PM
I sit here and look my 16 plus scrapbook albums, I realize I have no order to my albums, and half my albums I want to replace. My last 6 or so albums are the cloth American Craft D ring albums which I love!
So my dilema and question to you today is, do you fill your albums by date of photo, or when you scrapped the layout? Do you have specific albums for holidays, each child, pet etc...?

I have been reading Ali Edwards posts on album organization and it has made me think of taking all my layouts as she had, and put them into some chronoligical order of some kind, and maybe dedicate albums to the girls. 
I do have an album each of the children, older layouts I did, when I started scrapbooking, both in Bazzill albums post bound.

What are your thoughts on album organization? Do you any great links to other scrappers ideas?
Would love hear your comments and ideas.

Thanks for stopping by
Anna x

10 Response to 'Album Organization'

  1. Sarah Youde Said,'> 7:16 PM

    Mine are organised by the date of the photograph. I also have another album of layouts with older photo's (vintage family) and one of misc ones of me and Mark when we were younger (youth to early married life - pre-scrapping years).


  2. Christine Said,'> 7:29 PM

    My albums are sorted by photo subject, an album each for my sons, one for holidays, days out, pets, misc - the list goes on. I try to file each layout roughly in date order too - best thing about D rings albums that you can just switch the pages around easily.


  3. karen Said,'> 9:16 PM

    Mine are just like yours a mix of albums.I do have an old B/W photo family history album.My lot have shown no interest in any of them,so I think they would fight over who HAD to have them after I've gone. I've started giving them away to other family members.


  4. Ania Said,'> 8:30 AM

    Tbh I just use an IKEA box as my pagestorage :)


  5. amber jane Said,'> 10:41 AM

    Mine are in catagories - I have albums for each of the girls ( 2 for Caitlin now - eek ) One called "Family matters" which contains me,hubby,us, extended family and pets. One called "People to see" which has friends and even further family in it, One School one ( which is cronological - I do one layout each a year for this album)
    One called "Celebrations" which is split into Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Parties and Weddings. One called "Places we go" - days out, Beach layouts, holidays ect and Another called "Things we do" which contains well things we do - so layouts about horse riding and art and photography and the like.
    And one last one called "Just because" for the layouts that don't fit anywhere else lol
    I also have a 8x11 for smaller layouts,It is working for me so far all I do with a layout is decide which one it fits in and off it goes , also the majority of my albums are D rings which makes life much easier.


  6.'> 4:08 PM

    thanks for all your great comments, will been making this a job for this month, reorganize my albums!


  7. Laurie Said,'> 6:24 PM

    I sort mine by the date of the photos. I like being able to look back through an entire year. I keep vacations in a separate album, but also in order by date of the trip.


  8. Curlywiggles Said,'> 1:12 PM

    I would highly recommend taking Stacey Julien's Library of Memories Class at BPC. She also touches on her process in her book The Big Picture, but the class goes into a lot more detail. I have my albums set up based on her process. I have 3 main albums, one of them is all about me. I have another I call 'people I love' where I keep any pages about my friends and family or people I admire. Then another called 'things I do, places I go'. Which keeps pages about day trips, nights out, holidays, my hobbies, celebrations like Halloween or Weddings, or everyday life etc. Within the albums I try to keep things in rough chronological order. I use the AC D-ring albums so I can stick in pages as and when I do them as I don't like to scrap chronologically. It also means I can have both 12x12 and 8 1/2" x 11" pages in my album together as I scrap in both sizes. I've stored my albums this way for a few years now and this process really works for me. Once one is full, I just start another. Obviously you could tweak it to fit you, maybe an album for each of your girls or something? Hope that helps! And feel free to shoot me any questions, if you have them.


  9.'> 3:59 PM

    thanks curlywiggles, i am going to head on over to BPC and look at this class.


  10. Helen Said,'> 11:09 AM

    Hi Anna, I love the American Crafts D ring albums too - so easy to add to. My albums of our family stories are in chronological order, but I also have an album for each of my two boys which documents their development and is for them to keep (eventually!!). I also have a small Heritage album and a small Book of Me album which I plan to add to. Like you, my word for this year is organise, and I am making gradual progress, I try to do a little each day, even if only for ten minutes. At the minute I am organising my photos, which has taken me a couple of weeks, but I am nearly finished and it feels so good to have done this, as it has been on my list for a long time!