Summer is here, along with all the adventures and fun that come with this time of year! I love that life seems to be just a little more spontaneous and a little more exciting. With the kids home for summer vacation, we try to make the most of this family time and perhaps it is the same with you.
But summer can also mean super busy and not a lot of “mom” time which may equate to “scrap” time! You may start out the summer with every intention of capturing and documenting all the memories. And before you know it, it’s time to start buying school clothes and supplies again. And you know that even with the best intention of catching up on that summer scrapping, Fall will bring with it a whole new craziness as you begin to make your calendars, finish up your yearly albums, etc.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We want you to not only have plenty of time to make lots of summer memories but help you get them scrapped as well! Here are 3 secrets to helping you get it done while cutting the time!
First–Get lots of Photos:
You can’t scrap much of an album without photos. Those photoless layouts will only take you so far! Don’t worry about dragging your fancy camera around with you, just use your phone. So many phones now days have great cameras attached and they are so easy to whip out and capture the moment. So set a goal to click at least 3 photos a day. You’ll be amazed at having this goal in your mind will help you look for opportunities to get a photo.
Second–Quick and Easy Edits:
Even if you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements at home, you can skip a few steps by editing directly on your phone. I love Snap Seed for this. It works in layers, just like Photoshop and can be done with the touch of your fingertips.
Third–Set a Scrapping Goal
This is important. The best of intentions can get lost among the distractions of life if we don’t set a clear goal. Be realistic with the goal, but set one. Maybe it is 1 layout a week. That would give you roughly 12 layouts which is not bad for a summer album. Maybe the goal is 2 layouts a week with the intent of hitting 20 pages. Decide what you want to get done and what you want your end product to be and write down your goal.
We also have a video for you, with some tips for getting vibrant photos for your summer albums: