Finally! I’ve been meaning to complete this project forever, like thinking about it for years, and planning it for months. I’ve actually had the supplies for at least 3 months now with all the labels printed and everything! When I sat down to finally do it, it only took like 15 minutes. Why in the world have I been putting that off??
For the labels I decided to go with the method I first saw on Ali Edwards blog. I liked how clean and tidy her albums look all lined up on her shelves with their little circle tag labels. I had a bunch of circle tags already, so I just printed the kids initials and what months or year the album contained pages from. I used a binder clip to attach the circle tags to the albums.
Unlike Ali’s, all of my albums are different colors which is actually fine with me. I like color!! They are also different types of albums which I’m not all that crazy about. I started out with Creative Memories, way back in the day when I started scrapbooking. There are several different types of albums sprinkled in here and there until I discovered The Perfect Scrapbook Album by Colorbok. I loved that these are top loading and a true 12×12 so no need to trim your pages after you’ve completed them. That is soooooo annoying, I promise you! What I didn’t love is that they are postbound. Postbound albums don’t allow you to cram as many pages in there. But, the main problem is that I don’t scrap in chronological order, I am all over the place. With a postbound album, to stick a wayward layout in the timeline in the scrapbook, you have to take out all the layouts already in there and bump them all back one page – a TOTAL pain!! My most recent favorite album is the cloth D-ring scrapbook album by American Crafts. I love how easy it is to add pages to this album, such a breeze! The D-rings also make it easier to flip the pages and they lay flat which is nice. They are just easier all around to use.