So this first picture is the reason why I have been MIA lately. This small town girl didn’t last long in the big city. After so many years of living in my hometown, Scott got used to wide open spaces as well. Scott’s job is not living up to expectations and neither one of us is happy here, so we are selling our house and looking to move back to the Central Texas area.
We have been busy trying to keep the house clean with two shedding huskies and two long haired cats. It’s a full-time job!
Change of any kind is hard for me, whether it is moving or trying to re-do almost 20 years of scrapbooks. Trying to wrap my head around a new way of doing something takes some time. Below is the process I decided on regarding my current scrapbooks.
** With everything being digital these days, it is always important to have a backup of your pictures. Taking pictures of the current layouts serves two purposes; to remember what the original looked like and also to have an additional copy of the pictures and documents. We also back up the entire contents of the photo organization program about once per year. We keep a copy and also take one to a relative’s house as extra precaution.
Speaking of making changes, this weekend I had four days off and finally got around to working on the 12×12 heritage albums. My plan for these albums is to take pictures of the current layouts, scan any pictures or memorabilia not already in my photo organization software and then re-do them into 8×8 photobooks. I will print a copy for myself but that way they will also be available for my family to print if they want their own copy.
I currently use Historian & Artisan for my photo management and digital software programs. They are from the same company, Forever, and very user friendly. I am able to upload my own digital content as well as purchase from their website. This will be the first time I have made a complete photobook as opposed to a single page or project. Stay tuned and I will be back with another update on my progress.