Hi guys!!! It’s Monica and I am so excited to be home from vacation and back with you today!
Now that I am home from our summer vacation and settling back into normal routines, I am craving some time to scrapbook and “catch up” on scrapbook projects! Over the last several weeks I have gotten way behind and I am so ready to remedy that.
Today I have four tips to help you catch up on pocket scrapping. These are tips that I will be using myself over the coming weeks as I focus on catching up on this year’s pocket pages.
Set a Goal
First, make a goal and, yes, even a plan for our how you will complete your goal. Is it your goal to catch up to the current date in a specific time frame? For me I would love to be at the current date with my project by the time we begin our new homeschool year on August 6. That gives me just a couple weeks…yikes!!
With that in mind, it is my goal to complete one layout a day until I am caught up. My pocket page spreads are super simple and follow a predictable pattern. I use the same template and weekly title stamp with minimal embellishments. Hopefully, this will make it easier to meet my goal!!
I am aware that time is so limited! I have to make purposeful choices about how I am going to spend my time and I am sure that you do, too!
It is my best advice to schedule time to scrapbook in order to catch up on a project that you are feeling behind on. For me, I’m scheduling an hour after lunch or in the early afternoon to work on these pocket pages.
Select and Edit Photos First
Before I begin scrapbooking the pocket pages I am behind on, I am going to go through my Lightroom Collections for each week and select the photos that I want to include on my layout. Then I will edit these photos and save them in separate folders by week.
This process goes by quickly and allows me to not have to think a lot about the details of my photos when I’m ready to scrap.
Reward Your Efforts
Anytime I’m focused on catching up on a project I’m behind on, I have to remind myself to keep it fun and enjoyable! One way to do this is to reward your efforts. Plan for a smaller rewards along the way and a big reward (such as printing your layouts) when you are finished!
Do you have tips to add to this list? I would love to hear about how you go about catching up when you’re behind on a project!