December 30, 2017

My 2018 Memory-Keeping Intentions

It's that resolution-making, goal-setting time of the year so I thought I'd devote a short post to what I hope to accomplish with my memory-keeping in 2018.  Here are my plans, in no particular order...

Continue recording everyday life stories with photos in Project Life.

Organize and reduce my supplies.

Be more intentional about the supplies I purchase.  (I've got a post planned about my "mindful" shopping experiment.)

Develop a good way to keep track of the stories I want to tell.

Back up my photos on a more regular basis.

Continue making layouts and mini-albums.

How about you? Do you have any scrapbooking or crafty goals for 2018?  Please share them in the comments below.  And I wish you a very happy New Year!


  1. I'd love ideas how to keep track of all the Story ideas! Did you make the Story spark cards?

  2. Stephanie - those are part of the story kits from Ali Edwards. They have a quote on the front and then a spot on the back for noting story ideas. I keep them in a basket along with any photos that are handy and that go with the ideas. I need to go through that basket and work on some of them!

  3. I have a old school tablet I'm keeping ideas in... that really isn't working for me. Im thinking of starting a binder with the sheets Ali started a month or two ago. Idk.... I just need to be quicker at doing more layouts. I think that is my biggest problem

  4. I need to centralize my system - I've got notes in a binder, notes with photos, loose's time to reign it all in! As far as getting quicker, I think that the more pages you make, the faster you get. At least that's what happened for me.

  5. I need to get better at editing and printing photos. That slows me down so much. The words and the embellishing comes easy once I get the photos squared away.

    1. I hear you, Christi! The photos are my least favorite process but I'm trying to get better about the selection process and deleting photos so there are fewer to work with. I'm also trying to order/print them more frequently so I'm not overwhelmed with the backlog.