Due to hit shelves in the next week or so is Simple's latest special issue, "Quick and Easy Photo Albums", is about using photo albums to complete special scrapbooking projects or simply gain control of the stacks of photos waiting to be scrapped. (I've got stacks and stacks!!!)
I first heard of the concept of photo album scrapbooking waaaaaay back in the Jan/Feb 2005 Simple issue in an article by the fabulous Stacy Julian. On the cover was a darling red photo album and when I first read the words "Scrapbook 200 photos tonight!", I honestly thought someone at Simple had lost her marbles. It takes me nearly all year to scrapbook 200 photos, how can you possibly do that in one evening?
Well the amazing Stacy proved to me that it could be done! I ran out and hit the photo album aisle at Target and got me some two-up, inexpensive photo albums and then got to work on an album for my daughter, Makena, who was then only a year old. And even though I didn't scrap 200 photos in an evening, I filled half the album and had a blast doing it. Click here to see some of the pages from that album.
And now, here's this special issue with an updated and fabulous approach to this awesome project idea with lots of beautiful examples of photo album scrapbooking by Simple's designers, including me! Here are a few of the pages of mine you'll find inside:
So, my challenge to you this week is to get started on your own photo album scrapbooking project by creating a 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 spread using a traditional page and a divided photo sleeve, like I did for my project, and then post your layouts to the Simple group gallery by Sunday, November 9. And please be sure to include "Quick & Easy" in the post title (please be sure to include the quotation marks so we can find your entry!) We'll pick a winner next week to receive a desk organizer full of goodies from
How about some resources from divided page protectors? Check out this post by Ali Edwards from earlier this year.
And congrats to last week's challenge winner, Barb W! YAY, Barb!
I also wanted to say that I voted today. For the first time. EVER. Feels nice to be an official grown-up.