Simple Scrapper’s Summer Camp: Day 1

by | Productivity Advice | 14 comments

I was too chicken to sleep away from home but I went to an amazing nature camp one summer.  I brought home rocks, craft projects and some life-long memories.

While my family is camped out in northern Michigan, I’m sending you to Simple Scrapper’s very own day camp. All week long I’m offering fun little exercises to help simplify your scrapbooking and keep your creative spirits soaring!

Day 1: Clean the Latrines

Camp is often as much about hard work as it is about fun. As they say, some of the bonds we create in a camp environment are from shared suffering. When you look back, you certainly remember the latrines and maybe even a song or two about it, right?

In memory keeping, there can be tedious and sometimes unenjoyable tasks. However it is these exercises that usually make our scrapping possible.

Today I want you to do something you’ve been putting off. Is it starting a tagging system, finishing an album or scanning some older photos? Identify just one of the drudge chores you’ve been avoiding and get it done!

Photo by saaby

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  1. Christine Smith

    eeek, I need to do this – consolidate and catalog some of my archives spread across 2 EHDs and a collection of CDs/DVDs but I don’t think I can get to it until the kids are back in school. At least I’m going to actually type it into my planner instead of mentally reminding myself

  2. kris

    I am late for camp, but this is something that I realize I need to do. In fact, my DH/IT is at home right now beginning the process of cleaning up my laptop. He is running a cool program that detects duplicates, which I suspect I Have a lot of….after that, it is on to tagging photos and supplies!

  3. Denise

    How about finally taking those online line classes in digi scrapping, that have been paid for already, and are accessible to me for eternity?! LOL. I even have one on restoring old photos lined up, and a scanned photo from 1895 that a friend gave me to “fix.” Guess it’s time to finally get those DONE.

  4. Kelly S

    I really need to clean my scrap room–not organize or de-clutter–just clean. I need to dust, vacuum, etc., all those things I keep putting off!

  5. Sabrina

    I need to back up the digi supplies that I bought 6-12 months ago and back them up to a new EHD I bought a while back!

  6. Tina

    It’s so ironic I am reading this today because yesterday I finally finished backing up all my photos, videos, Digi kits and documents on two EHDs. This has been a job I’ve put off for a long time and it’s feels awesome to finally have it done! Love your website ~ keep up the great work!

  7. Nicole

    Finish another self-paced class today and continue to play around with art journaling until my new laptop comes in.

  8. Candace

    I have been working on finally sorting and organizing photos from 43 years. About 5 years are slides that I have been scanning. So boring. Will finish that project today. I promise.

  9. Becky

    I cleaned off my scrapbooking table entirely today! Yay me! I put everything back where it belonged — stickers, embellishments, ribbons, pens, all put up and sorted. I feel like I’ve really accomplished something today!

  10. Jenn Smith Sloane

    I really need to catch up on my photos and organize them on my computer for this year and upload all the ones that I haven’t printed yet. I am so bad about that part. 🙁

  11. Krista Jensen

    I am pleased to announce that I have just recently started cleaning out and tagging all my digi files. I still have things from when I first started digiscrapping in ’07!! Needles to say, I don’t use them. My style and desire for higher quality has definitely changed since then, so I have thrown out and cleared up TONS of space on my EHD! I’ve also started tagging my kits to make it easier to find what I’m looking for. I’m no where near being done with any of this yet, but it has become a habit, so it will be easier from here on out. 🙂

  12. Karen L

    I always loved Girl Scout summer camp! Today I finished the last page of my granddaughter’s shower album. The album is completely finished and ready for photos to be added by the busy new mom. It has 60 pages & covers all the “firsts”, holidays and seasons of the new baby’s first year.

  13. Debra Williams

    Cleaning and organizing my scrap room. It had gotten so bad that I had piles on the floor and was beginning to NOT be able to find things. Brought a shelf unit from IKEA today and that was all the inspiration I needed. It is beautiful!

  14. Olga

    I live in northern Michigan so first…a big welcome. I hope your not near the huge wildfire in the Grayling area! It’s beautiful here in Traverse City!! Anyway…I organized all my cling stamps into notebooks today. Nearly 95 degrees today so the indoors was kind of nice!


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