I am stuck and until I make a decision, I can’t seem to move forward. How do I decide to either use up the CM albums I already have (from my consulting days) by printing 12×12 pages OR do I just start digi from the word GO and have my pages printed into books. I know this sounds too simple, but really I am at a standstill.
How a digital scrapper organizes her printed pages is a completely personal decision. But since it was asked, here’s how I do it.
1.) Major events – like big vacations – get printed into photobooks. In the past, I used the online drag & drop templates… but I’ve transitioned to having my own custom scrapbook pages printed as books. To me, photobooks are great when you have a distinct, but larger, set of photos you want to unite in a cohesive way.
2.) Everything else gets printed as 8×8 and goes in 3-ring albums. The sizing is my personal preference, but I find 3-ring (more specifically, D-ring) albums offer huge flexibility. They reflect that my scrapbook is a work in progress. I can add it as my time and budget allows.
Since this reader has 12×12 albums, I will always suggest using what you have and building from there. This is the record of your life, will anyone care that you’re albums are a mix of paper and digital, of 12×12 and other sizes? The important thing is getting your memories preserved and not letting anxiety get in the way.
What do you all think this reader should do?