I’ll get back to the title question in a sec, but first check out this photo of my sister, her boyfriend and my adorable baby – it makes me happy :)!
I still have lots of great photos from the trip to post, but I’m super tired tonight so I will be heading to bed early!
I thought I’d share some questions my friend Sara emailed me earlier today. I met Sara through my scrapbooking blog over 3 years ago and we still keep in touch! Lots of people have asked me one or more of the questions below, so I asked her if I could share my answers with everyone. Keep in mind: this is just how I’m doing things at the moment :).
How do you organize the pictures that you’ve taken?
I organize my photos in folders by year and then by month inside the year folder. Special trips or events with a large amount of photos get a separate folder inside the main folder.
What do you do with them?
Right now, since I’m not scrapbooking much, I am trying to blog about a lot things I will want to put in scrapbooks in the future. This way, I will have a record of some of my favorite photos and some journaling to go with them. It also helps keep my friends and family up-to-date.
From time to time I am also making Shutterfly photo books of specific trips or events.
At the end of each year I have also been making a Shutterfly book with my favorite photos from that year.
Do you print any??
I mainly print photos for gifts for other people these days, and I usually print a set for myself too for future projects. When I was scrapbooking a lot, I would only print photos as needed for projects, because I would just print them at home on my photo printer. Now that my printer has gotten old, we let the ink run out and didn’t buy more. I have gotten used to just uploading photos and ordering prints online to pick up at CVS, Target or Walmart. I guess we will get a new photo printer at some point and I will go back to my old method (that makes it easy to print out digital scrapbook papers too).
What kind of scrapping projects do you have?
I always have multiple ongoing projects!! I don’t think I will ever be “caught up” but that’s OK. I have some large 12×12 scrapbooks that get new pages added little by little. When I have time, I like to sit down and make a whole mini scrapbook over the course of a day or two. I make lots of “scrappy” gifts for others. But right now 99.9% of my scrapbooking is photo books because that’s what I have time for.
Hope this helps!! So… what do YOU do with your photos??