I am busy finishing up a new kit that will release March 22. I'll make sure to give you a sneak peek on Monday when I can also reveal another project I was a part of recently!
Today I wanted to share something a bit more personal that I've been working on lately. When I started digital scrapbooking in 2008, I had been a paper scrapper for just over 2 years. I had a 6 month old and a 3 year old, and I just wasn’t able to find the time to drag out my supplies and work on paper pages. So my first digi pages were an attempt to scale down my scrapbooking process, in order to save time and keep all of the scrapbooking supplies out of the hands of my tiny kiddos.
My first digi album was a 4x6 photo book. I chose a 4x6 photo, and digi scrapped a journaled card to go with the photo. Then I slid both the photo and the journaled card into an album side by side. It was a very simplified form of scrapping, focusing more on recording the story and the memory, than on the elements and papers. As I became more involved in the digi community, I moved away from this process and started creating 12x12 and 8x8 albums. I found that the 12x12 style was a fun and beautiful way to scrap.
Over the years, because I have limited time, my computer time has been focused on more on my digital scrap designs and less on my personal memory keeping, I have created far fewer layouts than I would like. This January, I was listening to this episode of the Digi Show. The guest on this episode was Becky Higgins. She talked a bit about rediscovering her love for scrapbooking through her Project Life line. That podcast really inspired me to devote more time to my own personal memory keeping.
So after really considering what has worked for me in the past, and what hasn’t, I have decided this year to return my personal scrapbooking focus to the 4x6 albums that I started with in 2008. I’ve been referring to this as “Snapbooking” because basically the method focuses on a snapshot and a little bit of journaling. So far I have been able to keep up with my memory keeping, and I’m really enjoying the process. I’m still scrapping the occasional 12x12 page, but my main focus has been on my Snapbook album.
I am enjoying it so much, that I wanted to share the idea with you. I think it’s a really quick easy and stress free method of memory keeping. And it’s a great way to scrap those older photos, a vacation, and just everyday snapshots and simple moments that you want to remember.
Here a couple of the album pages that I’ve done using this method:
Most of my photos have been taken using my iPhone. I’m keeping it really fuss free, and simple. My kids really enjoy working on the pages with me, and they love looking through the albums and having us read the journaling to them.
I created a Snapbook journaling template that you can use if you’d like to give this method a try! If you do try Snapbooking, or you already scrap in a similar way, I’d love to hear about it!!
Download Snapbook Templates 1 HERE