A few things conspired to get in the way of my year-long memory keeping project. One, a broken hand (now totally on the mend) and two, just life in general. My annual memory keeping project, based on my Scrapbook Your Year class, has finally wrapped for 2017 and I will be placing an order for my printed book this week.
I worked on getting pages done last week and managed to finish October, November and December with just a few dedicated hours of work. As soon as I get the book back from AdoramaPix.com, I’ll share the results in a short video walk-through here on the blog, as I’ve done in past years.
I fully plan to do the same approach for 2018. It’s simple and it gives me a highlight-based look at each month and that is good enough for me. No need to stress out that I’m not saving every last detail. I want to enjoy the time I spend saving memories and this approach has been a great fit for me. Here are my final album pages.
For October, I shaved my page count down to just 3 pages. I just didn’t take that many photos and decided three pages was enough.
Next up, November.
I love what Cole decided to do for his senior picture. True, we took official senior shots, but I told him he could do whatever he wanted for the official school picture day shot.
In December, I added one extra page just because I had a few more photos than usual. And yes, there is some crossover with these December Pages and my December Daily project for 2017. That is inevitable and I’m perfectly fine with it!
The last part of this project is to proof my uploaded book and have it printed. I uploaded it last Friday and will take one more look through and place my order today. The cost of my book is going to be roughly $150, which is not bad when you consider a year’s worth of scrapbook supplies could easily cost the same for a similarly sized project.
If you’re interested, I recorded a video to share with my students showing my upload process. I was a bit rusty, as it had been a year since I’d last done it. It gives you a quick overview of how my book is laid out.
Again, my approach is applicable to both digital and traditional. It’s really about creating a simplified approach to all those photos and memories we have!
I will be sharing a video as soon as I get my book ordered and here! If you want to see my video overview from 2016, here is that clip:
My class, Scrapbook Your Year, has helped over 1,000 women take a simplified, focused approach to this type of project, and you don’t have to be a digital scrapbooker to apply my process! Learn more by clicking on the image below. This class is on sale starting today through January 31st for 20% off! ($36 regular price / $28.80 is the sale price that will be reflected at checkout!)