How to Scrap Quickly and Easily Part 2

Part two of my series on how to scrap quickly and easily is all about what type of scrapper are you?

There is generally two types of scrapbookers. The first type of scrapbooker is the one that scrapbooks in a chronological manner. For example I scrapbook a yearly album for my family that starts with January and ends with December. Each month has a few layouts and some months more than others. The entire album is put together in this order though.

The second type of scrapbooker is the one who scrapbooks in a theme manner. This means that the person generally scraps events together. For example they would scrapbook holidays together and events together.

In order to scrapbook and be organized as I stated in part one you have to know how you want to scrapbook. This way you will have a general idea of how your pictures will be placed in your album. When organizing your photos you should organize them in the same general order that you would like to place them in the album.

Organizing your photos whether they are in a chronological order or in a theme order is key so that the layouts can be completed quickly.  

The other part to this is to know what type of album you are going to use when you are done with your layouts. I always use strap hinge albums from creative memories. I don’t like the post hinge albums because I have never had success with them and I have never been intrigued enough to try a 3 ring binder because I always imagine my pages just flopping around in them.

All of these albums allow you to scrap your layouts and place them in the album in any order that you would like them to be in. So if you are one of those people who just scrap as it comes to you, you will still be able to go ahead and place your pictures in any order you want.

There is never a right or wrong way to scrapbook. The key point is to remember to organize your photos so that you can scrapbook them quickly and easily.

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  1. Nat

    Good to know I’m not the only one who does chronological. Seems like lots of folks these days are on the theme route!

    1. Beth

      Hi Nat,
      You are definitely not the only one that scraps chronologically! I may scrap things out of order sometimes because I am entering a challenge or something like that but the majority of my stuff is completed in a chronological manner. Some people get bored doing it that way but it doesn’t bother me at all 🙂

  2. Hi, Beth! I, too, like the strap hinge by Creative Memories the best for doing my scrapbooking. Sometimes I scrap by event, and sometimes chronologically. It just depends on how I feel it works the best at the time.

    This is sort of off the subject, but I have a question for you. I am in need of several packages of the Creative Memories negative sleeves. I know these have been discontinued, but I really like them better than the others from various photo processing labs. If you happen to have any still in stock, please send me a message and let me know how many packages you would have to sell me along with the total price. Thanks!

    1. Beth

      Hey Marcia,
      I scrap things out of order sometimes. I find old pictures and scrap them and I am on behind on stuff. All the stuff that I do finish though always goes into an album in chronological order.

      I do not have any negative sleeves and neither does my consultant. My consultant stated that your best bet would be to check out ebay.

  3. Dee Ankary

    I’ve been thinking about scrapbooking for absolutely ever, and keep putting it off till the next time I have a good chunk of time. Which is never.

    Meanwhile, kids are getting older, and the digital way of life is taking over ….

    Any ideas for those of us who are paper challenged?

    Have a wonderful weekend.


    1. Beth

      Hi Dee,
      You should definitely scrapbook before you know it the kids will be grown and you might not remember all these little details that you would like to have journaled in an album. I do have some ideas for paper challenged people. The first thing I would suggest is a photo editing program that also helps you organize your photos. I use the creative memory’s memory manager. I also use their storybook creator that helps you create digital layouts. I have tons of other ideas that I could suggest so now I am going to have to go and do a post 🙂 Thank you for the idea! I hope you have a great weekend as well.

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