You want to document your year, but time is definitely a constraint. Keep it simple! Using a pre-made template system including weekly page templates, simple weekly date cards, and some embellishments can help you get those pages scrapped quickly and easily, with minimal fuss. Sounds pretty good to me!
I’ll be honest with you, I created these for myself… I’m terribly behind in my own weekly project. As in, I’m just putting the finishing touches on my 2016 album. Yes, you read that right! My plan this year is to do 2017 and 2018 concurrently using the Week by Week templates for both, just changing the dates for my 2017 pages, working on them as I can, and keeping my clustering to a minimum.
Another way that I make it easier to scrap on a weekly basis is the way I arrange my photo folders. My main photo folder is organized into years, with subfolders for month and event. So I might have a folder called “2017 Dec – Christmas Day” and another called “2017 Dec – New’s Year’s Eve” and so on for each event. I also keep a monthly folder for random shots that aren’t tied to any particular event… “2017 Dec – Randoms” or “2017 Dec – Sarah” because I do tend to take a whole lot of pictures of my daughter.
Having said all that, before my pictures go into their final folders, they go into folders that I’ve dated by week. As I download photos from my iPhone they go directly into the weekly folders which I name accordingly, “Week 1 Jan 1-7”. This way, when I have time to scrap a page, I can go directly to that weekly folder and choose the pictures for my page. There’s no hunting around and trying to find things, which saves a lot of time in the end. Once that weekly page is scrapped I move the photos into their proper folders. Later, when I want to scrap a page about Christmas, I can just go straight to my Christmas folder. Make sense? Despite the wordy explanation, it’s actually really simple to do and helps me immensely. I’m pretty sure that this system is the only reason I’ve been able to do a weekly project at all!
So how do you keep your photos organized for your weekly projects?
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