Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cover to Cover -the story so far.

Now I know how Noah felt - every morning he must have looked out of the Ark window and said "rain again".  But looking on the bright side, I love how it has made the grass so very green!

I'm taking part in Shimelles latest class "Cover to Cover" and I have to say I'm loving it!  Now I am an organised kinda gal - I like to know what I'm doing and when and where everything is I need to do these things!  However I haven't really translated this into my scrapping life - I was under the belief that to be creative, you needed to go with the flow, allowing inspiration to take you!  Now I know that's how many of you work but I've had a eureka moment.  I am most productive when I am organised and have a plan!  My 2011 album is a good example - although its not quite there yet it will get completed because from the outset I had a plan! 

I am enjoying the prompts and creating my own process.  So far I have;

- re-organised all my layouts.  Now I'm a good girl and file my layouts away as soon as I have photographed them for blogging.  However I was not happy with my current system of Albums.  I had one chronological album dating from 2007 to present day, one album for each of the girls and of course the 2011 album.   So I pulled them all out and sorted by years then month.  2008, 2009 and 2010 now have their own album.  Firstly it made me realise I had scrapped more than I thought and also where the gaps are!

- working on the gaps.  Alot of my earlier layouts contain very little or no journalling!  I am going to go back and rectify this.  Most of them have space.  

- 2010 - I have gone through my computer files and listed for each month what has taken place.  I am now sorting through my printed photos - which are fairly well organised.  I am going to put photos I want to scrap into page protectors with notes etc and then file in the 2010 album.  That way when I want to scrap, I can go to the album, pick the ones that take my fancy.  Simples!

- 2012 - Up until last night I had not ordered any 2012 photos - sorted that last night and they should arrive soon.  Again I think I will put them into PP in order in the album - may also add some supplies!

Sorry I have waffled on a bit!  However I am excited to be able to devlop a system that I know will help my work flow and hopefully get me scrapping more.   May is going to be a really full on month for me - I am working 4 days a week (usually 3), have two meetings to prepare for and also two services at church that I help run.  Not sure how much actual scrapping I will get to but will hopefully be able to snatch some time here and then to make this all pull together.


Jo.C said...

Now I haven't had chance to really start with the prompts but really looking forward to doing some this weekend as you have inspired me with how organised you are :0)
No waffle at all x

Sian said...

Well, you certainly do sound as if you've been inspired!

Jane said...

I'm enjoying getting organised too, having a yearly album makes so much more sense!

Alison said...

You sound as though you've made great progress so far!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh you're on a roll. How great it is to hear that this class is really working for you

Amy said...

Goodness you have been busy!

alexa said...

It looks as if you'll be well prepared for the busyness - full of admiration here. :)

Lisa-Jane said...

I wasn't sure what I was going to get out of this class but I'm really enjoying it. I can see you are getting lots out of it too!


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