If you've been around here for long, you may know I have scrapbook angst. I still haven't quite convinced myself it is NOT REQUIRED to create scrapbooks for your kids. And actually I do like making the scrapbooks, just not the (self imposed) guilt when I get behind.
Enter plan #2402323 (or so).
Oscar's birthday is four days away. His scrapbook is up to date through about 9 months of age and I have thousands of photos on the hard drive. The last few days I've been culling through and choosing my favorites of him and creating books on Artifact Uprising. I've read enough good press that I'm convinced the books are going to be awesome. In my perfect world I'd have text and stories and whatever but in reality it's all photos. (but there's plenty of white space should I want to add in handwritten text). I'm excited about this plan and will report in on the result.
In related news, I'm doing the "week in the life" project this week. I finally realized there isn't going to be a "slow" or a "normal" or an easy week to do this so last Sunday I jumped in. I'm not documenting everything but I am having fun.
I'm thinking about how I'll scrap the photos at the end of the week given my 4-year run with thrift store photo pockets and faux wood binders has come to an end due to lack of supply availability. I'm thinking I'll use the Project Life photo pocket things and bite the bullet for a 12x12 book size. It's bigger than I like but the scrapbooking world is all 12x12 and finding 8x10 is close to impossible. I was perusing the PL goods and Michaels and the core kits are super cute but also seem a little cliche. I love the pattern papers so I'm making my own by taking images of textures as I take my week-in-the-life photos this week.
Textures. Surprisinging interesting to photograph.