The craziest thing happened last week.
Both of my children opened the cabinet where I keep all the scrapbooks and retrieved their respective elementary school albums… to show other people.
[ cue collective gasp from the crowd ]
I know. Crazy.
Cole pulled his out to show some of his friends; Aidan pulled hers out to show one of hers.
Aidan’s elementary album is pretty much finished. It spans Pre K to 6th Grade.
Cole’s stops abruptly at 5th.
And Cole’s album, unlike Aidan’s, got switched midway from traditional to digital.
Here’s an example of the traditional part:
And here’s the more recent digital approach:
In fact, here’s what the title page looks like now, I just have to add the sixth grade photo, print it out and replace the old title page:
Next, I need to design the 6th grade pages, then get both the 5th and 6th years printed, which I’ll do at Persnickety Prints.
As he was showing his album to his friends, not once did I hear him say the following:
“Sorry for the switch up in the way my mom made this book you guys. I know, SO lame.”
Nope. He just showed them old photos and they laughed at how little and adorable he used to be. No one noticed the switch from traditional to digital, and even if they did, I can say with confidence they probably did not care one bit.
I’m not sure why I stopped at 5th grade. I’ve been meaning to get back to this and I’ve been keeping all the pieces that either need scanning or tucking into a pocket. I mean, I’m in the homestretch, people. Just one more grade to add!
The last time I updated this album was in 2011 (you can read that post here.)
After reading this post from my friend Ali on getting her projects in order, it inspired me to do the same with the few that I currently have floating around.
I’ve set a goal this week to finish the album and get the digital pages printed.
I don’t have a ton of projects hanging over my head, but it’s time to get back to those few that are dangling.
What about you? What projects are vying for your crafty attention these days?
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