|"Documenting My December 2014"|
Inside my Main 12x12
Pocket Scrapbooking Layout
Title Page & Week #49
THE RESULT ~ I believe this streamlined approach was the single most important factor to my "stress-free" Christmas season. This "one album" strategy completely eliminated confusion about which photos & journaling to include in which album (main vs. mini album). EVERYTHING simply went into my main pocket scrapbooking album….one and DONE!
|Week # 50 Overview|
STRATEGY #2: No Scrapbooking Kit This Year! ~ I have decided to curate my own documenting December kit from my leftover Gossamer Blue Main Scrapbook Kits, leftover goodies from 2013 Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit, & various Christmas scrapbooking supplies that I have on hand. Not only will this strategy save me some money, it will also help me use up my existing stash. It's a "win-win" decision!
It's my heart's desire to continue being a good steward over the things I have. The sense of peace that stems from my dwindling stash just brings my heart so much joy. I have even decided to continue "bashing my stash", at least for a few more months.
|Weeks #51 & 52 Overview|
STRATEGY #3: Photos, Photos, Photos!!! ~ I have learned that I am more motivated to document my life regularly when I take plenty of photos. The "photo a day" strategy helps me to stay focused throughout the year. For the month of December, I plan to double my photo taking efforts to ensure that I have plenty of special moments to document. I pray that this strategy will keep me from overloading my album with 'filler' cards and/or other materials that simply fill my album, but don't necessarily tell meaningful family stories.
|Weeks #53 & #1|
Strategy #4 Document EVERYDAY! ~ This year, I plan to work on my album a little bit EVERYDAY while the stories are fresh in my mind. I don't want to miss a single moment! Like last year, I will prepare my foundation journal cards in the month of November. That way, when December arrives, I simply print my pictures, journal, & embellish my layouts.
|It is "FINISHED"! ;D|
My December 2014 Pocket Scrapbooking Layouts (Previous Blog Posts):