Tuesday, March 10, 2009

LOM


I am currently retaking Stacy Julian's class over at Bigpicturescrapbooking.com called "Library of Memories." It is a phenomenal system of organizing your photos and capturing your memories. She scrapbooks stories, not photos (though she certainly uses her photos in her scrapbooks!), and has created a system that is "guilt free." If you're a scrapper, you're probably wanting to learn more!!! She is big on connections, and with her system you'll make connections you may not have made otherwise.

As an alum, I get to take the class again this year for free. This is a very good thing because I felt like I "flunked out" last year. I just couldn't keep up! It is hard to trust Stacy at times and do what she says, but she really does know what works.

I'd like to share a bit about the class now and then here on my blog. My DH rolls his eyes a bit if I get too long winded about this subject, but you dear readers will read away. (And if you don't I'll really never know! Shhh! It can be your little secret.)

Here is one thing that I took away from last year that is very "do-able" and really will make your life easier (if you take lots of photos). Each year, Stacy sets up four "highlight" folders. Yours could be by quarter, or you can do like me and choose seasons. The rationale is that if you need to find photos of a particular event, you'll probably remember what season you were in. You may have to look through a couple of folders to find the right year, but you're more likely to remember a season instead of a year.

This system is really working for me when I take the time to update it. Another great thing is that when Snapfish, Winkflash, Photoworks, Shutterfly, etc., is having a sale, I can upload one of my highlight folders to print. I've already chosen my best photos! If I absolutely need a few more photos from that event (for lack of a better term) when I do finally scrapbook them, then I can find my original photos and print a few more. (Hopefully this is making sense!)

When I've moved copies of photos into my highlight folders, then the entire original folder gets moved into a master folder for that year. Of course I make back ups of these, and at the end of the year I burn a CD to keep at my desk and a copy for our safe.

I'd love to hear how you archive and store your photos, or any other comments you have about this topic. Thanks!

3 comments:

HaleyD said...

I forgot to mention that even though the LOM class is closed for this year, if you're interested you'd like her book, "Photo Freedom." (And no, I'm not getting paid to endorse any of this!)

Joy said...

Sounds like a good idea.

Sandy B and Dick said...

I would like freedom from my many boxes of photos!!! Oh yes, I have to stay home to go through them:)

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