Category Archives: Photos

How to organize photos for scrapbooking

Tips for getting your photos organized.

Start by organizing your photos into major groups - usually this is years.  For some it might be 5 year groups or ten year groups.

Work with 1 photo group at a time and break it down into smaller groups - a 5 year group of photos would become 5, 1 year groups, a 1 year group would become a chronological group for the year - January to December.

Use sticky notes to indicate the separations between groups.

Store your photos chronologically.

Now that you've done the major sorting you're ready to break down your photos into "scrapbooking" layouts.

Learn more by watching the video above and printing the handout.

Are you ready to purchase photo organizers?  Visit our Photo Organizers page.

Organize your photos by major event and smaller activities – the Monica solution

Just the thought of organizing your photos can be overwhelming.  Keeping your photos grouped in manageable, small collections can make it easier to find what you need and more fun to create scrapbook pages you love. The Monica Buddy Bag is a perfect size for storing photos from a major event, grouped into smaller activities. In… Continue Reading

School Year Mementos

School Year Mementos

The Memento Keeper is the perfect solution. The day after high school graduation my son presented me with his cap and gown, “Here mom, save this for me, would you?” Hmm…along with this request there were stacks of graduation announcements, party invitations, end of the year award certificates, commencement programs, and all of the other… Continue Reading

Burn The Ship!!!

Burn The Ship!!!

If you’ve never heard the “Burn the Ship” story, I’ll summarize it very briefly here – a Spanish Conquistador wanting to insure his troops didn’t leave without accomplishing their goal, is said to have “burned the ships” so the troops didn’t have the option of going home.  There is some discussion as to whether this… Continue Reading

Tiny Task, Big Results – Haul Away Day

Earlier in this series of posts I suggested that you place a few empty boxes around your home.  These boxes were for donations to the local Goodwill Store, or Toy Rescue Mission.  Today is the day to pack up those boxes and haul them off to their designated home.  It’s just that simple.  Grab the… Continue Reading

Tiny Tasks, Big Results – 30 Days of stress-less organizing tips for the holidays

     So much of holiday stress comes from the feeling like you’re constantly overwhelmed and behind the “eight ball” or should I say “cheese ball.”    Starting today I’ll post one EASY thing you can do to help ease the holiday overwhelm a little at a time. I’ve focused on tasks that can be accomplished in a… Continue Reading

YIKES! I’ve become a Collector

Bags, Bags everywhere, which one will I use?   Probably the same one I have right now because I can’t find the one I need. 🙁A confession:  – “I don’t always practice what I preach.”For those of you who have taken my classes, participated in webinars or just follow along with posts on FB/Twitter you… Continue Reading

Practicing What I Preach – Post 4

Okay, I’m here in Moab, Utah and I’ve come across one small problem.  There’s only one place in town to print photos – YIKES!! Who would have thought.  Their machine is broken – YIKES!! Who would have thought?  Good news is it will be functional by the end of the day, so I’ll keep you… Continue Reading

Photos instead of  Fabric Create a Changeable Gallery to show off your SnapShots    The digital camera allows us to take pictures of our everyday lives in ways that we would have never done 10-15 years ago.  In today’s webinar we talked about Photo Organization.  One of the questions that was asked – “What do… Continue Reading

Organizing Photos for Multiple Albums

    For those of you who have been a part of the Get Organized Challenge, you’ve heard me talk about the value of creating “holding albums.” Holding albums work great especially when you’re on track with a particular scrapbooking project. However, I, like most scrappers tend to be just “slightly” behind . My project last… Continue Reading

Holiday Organization – How to get yourself set up for storing and organizing holiday photos, memorabilia and more.

The Holiday season is always stressful. Often times during the holiday season things that should be fun become overwhelming and the joy disappears. Minimize your holiday stress where scrapbooking is concerned by getting ready for the holiday season today. Step 1Designate a Place for Holiday Stuff.Having a designated place to accumulate holiday materials is key.… Continue Reading