These are the albums I’m most actively adding layouts to all the time right now.
I scrapbook whatever I feel like at the moment, and then I slip the page into the album I want it to go into.
Here are topics of the active albums (shown above):
- Everyday Life #2 - The kinds of stuff we do from day to day.
- This is Us - I’m just about finished with the final details of this album and I’m excited to start the 2nd This is Us! These highlight the personality of our family relationships.
- This is Trinity - This highlights Trinity’s personality. I finished a This is Aiden album a while back and I haven’t been as active doing layouts on him recently. His and Blake’s This Is albums are in the living room cabinet.
- Celebrations - Right now this holds a big mix of things we celebrate, like holidays, birthdays, and accomplishments, including business accomplishments. I’ll eventually separate some of these into different albums.
- Everyday Life #1 - This one’s just about done. It’s time for me to go through it the same way I showed in this month’s episode! Fun, fun!
- Nancy Holt Hyman - This is a heritage Album of Izzy’s deceased mom. I’m not really working on this much right now so I need to move it out and replace it with something else that is more active.
- Dancer - Trinity’s dance album. This one in particular tells the story of her transition from a once-per-week ballet dancer to a 20+ hour/week company dancer.
- Yesterday & Today - I started this album with Ali Edwards’ class. It has stories from my childhood, and stories that compare my childhood to my current family life.
Active — Just LESS Active
One of these is actually complete. The rest are all in-progress. Since I add to these slightly less often than the others, they’re out in the living room cabinet.
- At Home - This is all about our home, including our yard and neighborhood.
- Extended Family - Pages with Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, extended families. As this gets fuller I’ll separate grandparents into their own album. For now I also have pages about our friends in here because I needed to buy another album.
- Izzy and Noell - Pages about Izzy and me together and our personality as a couple.
- This is Aiden #2 - Right now there are only 4 pages in this.
- This is Noell - It’s all me!
- This is Aiden #1 - This album is finished, except that I want to add an explanation inside the cover.
- This is Blake - Another personality album, this time about Blake.
I love having these different topics I can add to. I love the focus of topic when I look through the scrapbooks, and stories that develop within them, too!
Another benefit of having themes is that it’s easy to tell what parts of the story I’m missing.
* * Remember * * With the method that I shared in video episodes 175-176, you don’t have to plan these out ahead of time. It’s about being spontaneous with the scrapbook layouts you feel like doing, and then pulling it together with a few easy steps at the end!
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