…”not in layouts”, that is what JK said to me after he read my last post. That I should think of the fact that I am making a whole album (well, several whole albums), not just single layouts. I said “hmmm” and then sat down with my beloved Memory Dock to try to get some structure into my scrapping.
(as a side note, ever since I started getting depressed, I’ve noticed that I am craving structure in all parts of my life – I guess I need to feel that I am in control)
After jotting down some notes, I headed to the scrap room and sorted the Enormous Pile of Homeless Layouts into these categories:
– “All About Us” (idea stolen from Stacy Julian): layouts about JK, Bobby and myself
– “Friends and Family” (also stolen from Stacy): layouts about, yes, friends and family
– “2005-2006”, “2006-2007” etc. (shuddup, the division makes sense because I want an album that starts when we moved to Seattle, plus I’ve always felt more true to the school year than the calendar year): layouts about things we’ve done and seen and whatever, organized chronologically (thank god I use 3-ring binders because I do NOT scrap anywhere near chronologically!)
– “India”: self-explanatory – this is one will get an introduction page and section headers and everything so it will really tell a story :D
I am also going to make albums from our wedding and from our year in California, an album from “the olden days” (aka 2001-2005; the part of my life with JK when we were not photomaniacs..) plus an album from when we were growing up. Oh, and mini-albums from our old vacations together. See, I have plans! I have structure! Now I just need to buy some more albums…
It feels really good to know that the layouts I make have some purpose and a place to go; a context. Oh, and since I was on a control-freak rush, I cleaned the scrapbook room for good measure. Now it just needs some pictures on the wall before I can show it to you guys :)
I would like to publicly thank my wonderful husband for his brilliant insight into the horrors of my mind, you are the best inspiration!
Hmm, apparently this post makes me seem a wee bit crazy, so I’ll stop now. ‘Til we meet again, here is a layout I made for the India album, celebrating the oooh so sexy, round 70’s bed we had the pleasure of calling ours in Delhi…