Discussion: Scrapbooking the holidays

Jennifer Wilson

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November 3, 2010

Things are in a peaceful state of chaos around here. Scrappers Give Thanks is in full swing, I’m planning lots of good stuff for you here at Simple Scrapper and also trying so very hard to enjoy the changing of the seasons.

One thing I’m working on is a special (free) holiday download compiling my best tips for simple, holiday scrapbooking. In September I posted an inquiry with some initial ideas, but I’ve decided to go more basic than that.

You don’t have time for anything fancy or extra right now. You want ideas you can implement right away, for your life and for your scrapbooking. You will get that here at Simple Scrapper!

To help me tailor this little free book and all of the content here just for YOU, can you tell me what is on your mind?

  • Are you planning to document the holidays?
  • How are you keeping things simple right now?
  • What are your challenges with scrapbooking during this busy time?
  • Is inclusiveness an issue of concern for you?
  • What topics do you want to learn/hear more about?

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5 Comments

  1. Michelle Huegel

    My challenges with scrapping the holidays are finding time to remember/document the “little” or “everyday” things. I want to remember what this season is like with two boys under 2, how it differs from seasons past when it was just me and hubby, or me and my family growing up. I want to look back when the boys are older and see how this year was different/the same. But trying to keep up with CT commitments, family time, parties and other events, and doing all the things that make the holiday season special and fun make it hard to find the time to actually record the memories we’re making! I need something simple, easy, and daily. I’ve contemplated Ali Edwards’ December Daily project, but don’t think I could manage to create a book. I’m busy now too – I don’t have the time to create a whole book ahead of time, although it makes sense.
    I will probably use something like a journaling prompt a day (maybe with a photo prompt too?) that could be done digitally or just jotted down in a notebook to collect for later scrapbooking.
    Inclusiveness isn’t an issue for me.
    Topics I’d like to hear more about: easy journaling tips; ways to record the holidays from a very young child’s POV (my oldest will only be 23 months at Christmas); creative ways for documenting family traditions; time-saving tips and tricks for PS/photo editing/organizing etc.
    Thanks for doing this, I sure look forward to what you come up with!

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  2. candy krewer

    I appreciate the monthly templates–its even more than I can do! But it gives me focus for the past month. We are a minority religion, so I just keep on scrapping. I need more family pics and am working on an album of family history-my new comsuming thing. I have also collected and made cards for family recipes, which I will feature at our meals.

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  3. Tracie

    This year hubby and I are going to Disney World for the first two weeks of December and can’t put up the trees before we go because of a new kitten. I just know that my tree will be on the floor when we get back. What I would LOVE is a way to streamline and make things easier since I will have Christmas layouts to do, Disney layouts to do and Family layouts to do. I am going to have to work hard so as to not lose the journaling that goes with each of these events.

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  4. Tracie

    And I LOVE Michelle’s suggestions, that is one inclusive list.

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  5. Liz Nelson

    This year I am going to scrap my holidays by doing Ali Edward Dec Daily project. I am only going to commit to one project so I am not overwhelmed with too many irons in the fire.

    Something that I just did for my last trip was when I got on the plane to go home, I got out my notebook and just started writing all my thoughts down about what I saw, my interactions with people etc. I also made a list of my top 10 favorite things I did so when I did get to my layouts I had those raw notes from my journal.

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