Each Tuesday, I share my most recent spread as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts.
I took a trip down memory lane as I tore apart three albums from 2001-2002 during my freshman and sophomore years of college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Don’t I look so young!? ☺
The process was a breeze.
It some ways it was freeing to have all the photos developed. I didn’t have to waste spend time cropping photos in Photoshop and planning pages so they were just right in.
Instead I was ruthless, pocketing photos in page protectors (mostly Design A), trimming photos and tossing duplicates.
After I fit all my photos in (and filled a trash can of sticky pages and albums), I then went to working tucking in journaling cards to the empty pockets.
I also used the small 6×6 envelopes to include ticket stubs from football games and plays in the album. This was the first time I have used these envelopes (I always gravitate toward the big ones) and I liked them very much.
The whole process took me 3-4 hours. I could not believe how quickly the time flew and how much I accomplished.
My photo albums didn’t have any words (why didn’t I value words more back then?!), so I am going to have to search the cobwebs of my memory to tell the stories from the pictures and name the faces of so many old friends.
I found that many of the cards worked perfectly for a college album. (Though a few cards were geared toward kids, like self portrait and name). I also have many jounaling cards left over from past Project Life kits that I imagine I will sprinkle in here and there.
I am excited to go back and work on this album some more – both to complete the journaling and add additional photos. (Pictured are just some of the dozens of pages that I completed) You might remember that one of my goals for the year is to move my college sticky albums to Project Life albums. I hope this post encourages you that you CAN go back to your old photos and catch-up.
Can't wait to see your pages!