Now I know how Noah felt - every morning he must have looked out of the Ark window and said "rain again". But looking on the bright side, I love how it has made the grass so very green!
I'm taking part in Shimelles latest class "Cover to Cover" and I have to say I'm loving it! Now I am an organised kinda gal - I like to know what I'm doing and when and where everything is I need to do these things! However I haven't really translated this into my scrapping life - I was under the belief that to be creative, you needed to go with the flow, allowing inspiration to take you! Now I know that's how many of you work but I've had a eureka moment. I am most productive when I am organised and have a plan! My 2011 album is a good example - although its not quite there yet it will get completed because from the outset I had a plan!
I am enjoying the prompts and creating my own process. So far I have;
- re-organised all my layouts. Now I'm a good girl and file my layouts away as soon as I have photographed them for blogging. However I was not happy with my current system of Albums. I had one chronological album dating from 2007 to present day, one album for each of the girls and of course the 2011 album. So I pulled them all out and sorted by years then month. 2008, 2009 and 2010 now have their own album. Firstly it made me realise I had scrapped more than I thought and also where the gaps are!
- working on the gaps. Alot of my earlier layouts contain very little or no journalling! I am going to go back and rectify this. Most of them have space.
- 2010 - I have gone through my computer files and listed for each month what has taken place. I am now sorting through my printed photos - which are fairly well organised. I am going to put photos I want to scrap into page protectors with notes etc and then file in the 2010 album. That way when I want to scrap, I can go to the album, pick the ones that take my fancy. Simples!
- 2012 - Up until last night I had not ordered any 2012 photos - sorted that last night and they should arrive soon. Again I think I will put them into PP in order in the album - may also add some supplies!
Sorry I have waffled on a bit! However I am excited to be able to devlop a system that I know will help my work flow and hopefully get me scrapping more. May is going to be a really full on month for me - I am working 4 days a week (usually 3), have two meetings to prepare for and also two services at church that I help run. Not sure how much actual scrapping I will get to but will hopefully be able to snatch some time here and then to make this all pull together.