Talha's FS1 Yearbook

by - March 07, 2014

I had the opportunity to watch a three days’ workshop of Becky Higgins on Creative Live some time in November last year (Live workshops are free on Creative Live and then incurs a fee for watching). Becky shared so many wonderful ideas and this album was inspired by her. 

Talha is currently in Year 1 at school. His academic year starts in September and ends in June. Like all school going children, Talha also brings home a lot of artwork, classwork, homework and books to read. I used to slip all his work in an A4 clear file. I love going through those files as they never fail to remind me of some forgotten memory of Talha when he was younger. However, this is the first time I've made a scrapbook as such. 

Today, I'am sharing few pages of his yearbook and also some tips on how I organize photos and school work.

How do I organize photos?
As a mother of two, I take a lot of photos of my children. But how do I organize them? For me, the easiest way is to use Dropbox or Google Plus. Thanks to Google Plus, my photos are automatically uploaded to my account from my phone. And they are organized according to the dates they were taken on. So, even if I fall back on Project Life, I have my photos organized according to date and time. 

How do I organize school / class work?
Since this album was something I started to do in late November, I didn’t have a lot of photos from his schoolwork for September or October. So I limited those months to one page each.

Now, every time Talha brings an artwork or classwork home, I quickly note down the date on it and put it in a pile next to my desk. When I get the time, I scan each of them and organize in folders called January, February, March and so on. Once they are scanned, they go into an A4 clear file (can be found in any local stationery shops).

When Iam ready to do Project Life, I print these scanned images and slip them into pockets. There usually are tones of scanned images from each month. Normally, I make a collage of chosen ones and discard the rest.

As you can see, I have used very few supplies and kept it very minimal. The reason behind this is to make sure I continue with it and not fall behind or give up. 

Hope this inspires you in making a scrapbook.


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  1. I've got a folder where I'm currently storing all of K's artwork ... all on different paper sizes. I know I want to keep them, but I didn't know how to present them. This seems a really cool way instead of just accumulating a whole bunch of paper!

    1. Yup, this is an easy and organized way to get those art work sorted.


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