In 2009, I purchased the book "Photo Freedom" by Stacy Julian and it completely blew my mind!
Up until reading that book I was a chronological scrapbooker and always felt behind. I was also beginning to freak out about how I was going to organize layouts that I finished of Bug-a-boo.
Before Bug-a-boo was born the only scrapbooking I did was of our travels. Those were theme books and pretty easy to figure out. But, what was I going to do about all of the "everyday" photos I was now taking of Bug-a-boo and our little family?
That's where Photo Freedom and Library of Memories came in. It changed the way I scrapbooked and helped me to love it again!
This book was inspired by the book and the class that I took in 2010. I found the idea for this notebook in Photo Freedom and scraplifted the cover design from Narelle Jurss who was a contributer to the book as a scrapbooker who adopted the system.
My notebook is one of my new favorite tools. I open with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies..."invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple." Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka.
I bought a 3 subject notebook and created 3 tabs, Pages, Disney and Other. Under the Pages tab I have sketches of my title page, dedication page, section pages and sub-section pages for my Library of Memories albums. I include samples of the cardstock I use as well as the ribbon I use.
I am a Disney fanatic and we travel to Disney World about once a year so I do a lot of Disney themed projects. I knew I had to have a Disney tab to include all of the ideas that I have that include Disney characters, etc. One such idea is a Disney ABC Book for Bug-a-boo. I took an idea from Stacy Julian to use a brag book style book to make a scrapbook. This would have been unheard of for me before Photo Freedom.
The last tab I have is the Other tab. This is where I record any other project that comes into my mind as well as lists of supplies I need and Cricut cartridges I want.
To quote my Scrapbooking Guru, Stacy Julian, "This Is BIG!"