My mother saw my scrapbook from our trip to Texas and thought it would be nice to have something like it for the summer of a bunch of her nieces, nephews, and children visiting her over this past summer.
I have to compare notes and memories with my state-born cousin and my brother after gathering all of the pictures I could from the times that I wasn't physically there for (thank you, FB-stalking) and it's been pretty... interesting. Lol.
As I was logging onto FB to send a message to my cousin, she logged onto Skype (an instant messenger) and I greeted her with: "COUSIN! I require your assistance!" XD I think I'm hilarious. This was after a morning of texting pages upon pages back and forth with my brother.
At the "end" of the day, I have at least three pages of typed notes from those two and a half months and I'm scribbling more details in as I continue to chat with both. I am a stickler for details but it's worth it in the end. At least, for a project like this, lol.
My next big step will be to pour over what pictures I was able to digitally gather from different cameras and figure out a system to sort them out. After sorting them out, I'll have to then decide which I would want to use in the scrapbook. That doesn't even mean all of those will make the cut. Sigh. I suppose every scrapbooker has to go through these steps but I'm sure there's a better way. Unfortunately, I highly doubt that said methods would work for me because I'm neurotic like that. :P
Around that point, I'll probably do a few rough sketches to figure out an estimate of how many pages each event will need.
... And now I'm dreading figuring out layouts. I can't seem to just plug into layout maps that are all over the internet. I insist on developing a layout by taking my cues from the photos I have and really want to use. I can't imagine doing it any other way with how my brain works, but maybe someday I'll be brave enough to try!
I need to get back to it now but