HM Digital Scrapbooking (How I Stay Caught Up on Pictures, part 3)

Because I’m habitually caught up on preserving my photos and memories, I’m sharing exactly how I do that this month on Evolve.  Today I’m very excited to share the actual method I use because it’s so much fun.  It helps me stay caught up on pictures because it’s addicting– I always find myself itching to create one more page or finish preserving the latest event I’ve photographed.  As I mentioned last week, it’s very important to find YOUR thing when considering how to preserve your pictures and life’s stories.  Trying to do something that doesn’t really jive with you doesn’t usually work.

Watch Me Do What Works For Me

For me, what works beautifully is digital scrapbooking with Heritage Makers.  I love it for a variety of reasons which I outline in today’s video, not the least of which is flexibility, quality, convenience, and several time-savers.

In the final video in this month’s series, “How I Stay Caught Up Preserving My Pictures and Memories,” I first share why I love this method– why HM digital scrapbooking works for me personally.  Then I have you peek over my shoulder as I create a scrap page with pictures from a recent vacation.  This video will help you see why this is my chosen method–how it’s fast, creative (from a very basic level to a fancy-pants one), and so much fun that it’s easy for me to stay caught up on my pictures.  I’m so excited to have you join me for this video:

What did you find helpful or interesting in the video?  Please share in the comments.

How I Stay Caught Up

So far this month on #familyhistoryfriday, I’ve given three tips to stay caught up on your memory-keeping.  They are three things that I do regularly, so I can tell you that it works!

  1.  I organize my pictures in chronological order, and I prioritize doing so.  I don’t wait very long to get my photos off my camera or phone and onto my computer so they’re ready to preserve.  There are several little tips about organizing in the original post.
  2. I have chosen a memory-keeping method that works for me.  There’s always some new, trendy thing going on, but it’s absolutely vital to choose something that works for you.  If you don’t love it, you probably won’t do it.  See last week’s post for some ideas to love.
  3. I DO the memory-keeping method that works for me.  I can find something fantastic–which digital scrapbooking with Heritage Makers really is for me–but if I don’t do it, it doesn’t even matter that I found something amazing.  Making time and prioritizing your photos are big parts of that, and you can find some suggestions to do that here if you need them.

Digital Scrapbooking

I love digital because I can resize images and make everything fit on a page, from photos to cute embellishments.  I also love that everything is self-contained on a computer without lots of supplies.  I can be as creative or basic as I want with digital scrapbooking.  I can spend some creative time on it or just put things together quickly and cleanly.

With Heritage Makers I can copy pages and copy whole projects which saves me tons of time.  No limits on photos or text is important to me, and not having to buy digital art (just having it included) is something else I love.  I love the high quality and Heirloom Assurance that Heritage Makers offers.  It’s so fun that it’s addicting, and I come back to it again and again, wanting to do just one more page.

The thicker digital scrap pages from Heritage Makers are not the cheapest option (the storybooks are), but for my needs and purposes, they’re just the right fit.

Why I Stay Caught Up

The last four posts on Evolve’s #familyhistoryfriday have been about how I stay caught up preserving my photos and memories.  Next week I will talk about why I stay caught up.  What’s the big deal?  Why is staying caught up (or even kinda close to caught up) so important?  There is some solid reasoning behind it, and some reasons it really matters.  See you next week!

~Jennifer  #familyhistoryfriday

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Jennifer Wise

I'm Jennifer, and I'm passionate about connections.I enjoy helping people discover the very real benefits of preserving stories, photos, and memories because of the impact they have on children, families, and individuals. I blog weekly at www.lifetalesbooks.blogspot.com sharing tips, ideas, solutions, and inspiration, and I'm over at www.heritagemakers.com/jenniferwise, too. Learn more about me at the "About" tab.

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