I'm really excited, because I'm almost done with my 2010 family album. Only five more layouts to scrap, hooray! You can see the album below--it's in the background of the photo. There is just one problem...the album is really full. Bulging, in fact. And that stack of layouts in the foreground of the photo? That's what I have already completed for my 2011 album.
Now, having albums full of layouts is not a bad problem to have. It just means that I'm succeeding in documenting my family's story. But let me tell you, full 12x12" D-ring albums are heavy and unwieldy! Something tells me that there has got to be a better solution.
Taking fewer photos or making fewer layouts is not the solution. Uh-uh. No way. Not gonna happen.
what I'm thinking is this: I'm going to start making more themed
albums. That way, some of my layouts can go into the themed albums,
while many will still go into the family albums. The first themed album I want to try making is a nature-themed album.
My family loves visiting parks, nature centers, gardens, and zoos. So, I think that a nature-themed album is very appropriate for us. Above you can see "Springtime @ the Zoo," a layout that I've already earmarked for the nature album. My first nature album will be 12x12", since I already have many nature-themed layouts in that size. I may make future themed albums in a smaller size, though, just to make them more portable.
Do you make themed albums? What kinds of themes to you like? I'm interested in all ideas on this topic. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!