More Scrapbooking Shortcuts

Continuing on from my last post, I wanted to include a couple more scrapbooking shortcuts that I use to help me keep track of my kids’ growing-up-years.

This is the book that I use to store memories of their birthdays:

Birthday memory book

Birthday Memory book

Each year has a place to post a picture and record details about the day and their party. The pages are also pockets that hold cards, invitations and photographs from their special day.

Finally, I use these School Memories albums to record general information from each of the kids’ school years:

School Memories book These pages are also large 8 1/2″ x 11″ pockets to store report cards and a few other items.  {For ideas on how to store larger school papers and artwork, check out this post.} It will be fun to look back on these and see how their signatures changed as they got older.

semi-homemade scrapbooksSo, as you can see, I record a lot of things, but it’s not terribly time consuming and I’m pretty happy with the end result. When we go on trips, I try to shove all of these irreplaceable albums into our fireproof safe, but needless to say, I am running out of room.  If I ever get their Disney scrapbooks done, I will definitely need to ask for a bigger safe for Christmas!

Do any of these albums look like items that would be helpful for you? Do you have other items that have worked well or other ways of recording memories? Let me know in the Comments section if so.


  1. Pamela Yates says:

    I kept information of my children in School Days books when they were younger. My mom did the same thing for us. That is certainly a great place to keep some of the information that you’ll end up scrapbooking later. I really like the look of your website. I am just getting started with my website on scrapbooking. I’ve spent a lot of time on it and still have a lot of work to do before I will be satisfied with how it looks, but you’ve got to start somewhere! Great job.

    • Laury says:

      Thanks for your comment Pamela! Yah, I have an old School Days book full of my school things as well 🙂 You’ve got a good start on your site and just starting is the key, right? I hope to get a website makeover some day/year and make it look just like I want, but this is working for now.

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