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couple more questions...

I know, I should stop questioning (and downloading) and start scrappin!
But anyway...

1. How do you organize your albums? By event? One per year? etc?
For those with more than one child, do you make separate albums for each of them? Do you make one and duplicate for the other(s)? I plan to make them each a baby album, but beyond that, do you have ongoing books for each child or just family albums after that? what do you all do for pictures/events that involve more than one child / whole family?
Hope I'm making sense... running on little sleep here...

2. Do you journal in first person, second person, etc... maybe I'll make this one a poll... yep, see poll... hmmm... see poll in separate thread... LOL

3. And a digi question... which filetypes can be used with Photoshop? I seem to have downloaded some things I can't open. (.psp? .png? others?) What program do you use?

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1 - My albums are, sadly, not organized LOL. I *try* to have themed albums - ie all the weddings I've been to are in 1 album, my university days are in one album, etc ... but it doesn't work because I run out of inserts to put pages into.

2 - I'll go look for the poll, but I normally journal either in the 3rd person or, since baby, TO her.

3 - Photoshop has a million extensions ... and there's a problem if it can't read PNG (Portable Network Graphic) files - that's what 90% of the freebies for digiscraping are, is png files ... Not sure about psp, but you should be able to open psd, jpg, png for sure, as well as brush files (abr? I'm new at brushes) ...

HTH!

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1. I did a First Year album for my son, but now I am just going with general family album with things organized by date

2. 3rd person

3. I use Photoshop Elements and you should be able to open almost any picture file out there including png and psp (that is the photoshop file type)

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We just have one child right now, so I have it separted out for him. But if we had another child and I would do the same thing. Atleast for the first year for sure!

In his first year scrapbook a lot of the pages I wrote the journaling to him. Like little notes for him to read from his mommy (and even daddy on some).

Now I have a scrapbook titled "Family" that I put all the pics/events involving family and friends. And I've started another scrapbook for Kayson with photos of just him. And I did our wedding album seperately too.

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1. How do you organize your albums? By event? One per year? etc?
For those with more than one child, do you make separate albums for each of them? Do you make one and duplicate for the other(s)? I plan to make them each a baby album, but beyond that, do you have ongoing books for each child or just family albums after that? what do you all do for pictures/events that involve more than one child / whole family?

Each of my kids has a first year book. Then I do a family album for the year. I pick the events/pictures that have meaning for me (so I have a mixture of every day events and then actual holidays or trips). I use post bound albums so the pages are removable - my kids can pick the pages they want to keep when I'm dead. Lol These books are for me, and for the future. I want to sit down with my grandchildren and go through them with them. Right now, my kids enjoy looking at the books, but they're not allowed to touch them without me (I'm so anal!)

2. Do you journal in first person, second person, etc... maybe I'll make this one a poll... yep, see poll... hmmm... see poll in separate thread... LOL

Can I answer here? In the first year book, I journal to the child. For the family books, I journal in third person.

3. And a digi question... which filetypes can be used with Photoshop? I seem to have downloaded some things I can't open. (.psp? .png? others?) What program do you use?

I use The Gimp and Picture It. There's a file type I can't open too, but I can't remember what it is.

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Well, I have seperate albums for major vacations (ie: Italy). We only have one child so albums so far are easy. I just do them by date. I'd say one per year, but I seem to be aiming for 2-3 per year, I'm sure that will slow down as she gets older. Most of the pages are of Andrea but there are family and friend pages in there as well.

I do journaling both ways. It depends on the page. Sometimes I speak in first person, sometimes in 3rd. It really depends on what I'm trying to get across. I probably do a lot more 3rd person though.

There is a Mac file type that I can't open, but everything else should be fine (jpeg, psp, png...).

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1. How do you organize your albums? By event? One per year? etc?
For those with more than one child, do you make separate albums for each of them? Do you make one and duplicate for the other(s)? I plan to make them each a baby album, but beyond that, do you have ongoing books for each child or just family albums after that? what do you all do for pictures/events that involve more than one child / whole family?
Hope I'm making sense... running on little sleep here...

I make a yearly scrapbook. I don't show DH until New Year's Eve, so it's kind of a gift to him as well. When I get preggo this time, I will make a pregnancy scrapbook. Other than that, it all goes in the yearly scrapbook.

2. Do you journal in first person, second person, etc... maybe I'll make this one a poll... yep, see poll... hmmm... see poll in separate thread... LOL

Posted on the poll

3. And a digi question... which filetypes can be used with Photoshop? I seem to have downloaded some things I can't open. (.psp? .png? others?) What program do you use?

I use Microsoft Picture It! It's not the greatest, but perfect for the little amount of digi scrapping I do.

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. How do you organize your albums? By event? One per year? etc?
For those with more than one child, do you make separate albums for each of them? Do you make one and duplicate for the other(s)? I plan to make them each a baby album, but beyond that, do you have ongoing books for each child or just family albums after that? what do you all do for pictures/events that involve more than one child / whole family?
Hope I'm making sense... running on little sleep here...

I have been so sporadic with my scrapping that this probably won't ever even happen, but I do plan to make scrapbooks for every year for each child and then do all the same pages for a family album. I am pretty sure that's wishful thinking though. lol

2. Do you journal in first person, second person, etc... maybe I'll make this one a poll... yep, see poll... hmmm... see poll in separate thread... LOL

I answered your poll

3. And a digi question... which filetypes can be used with Photoshop? I seem to have downloaded some things I can't open. (.psp? .png? others?) What program do you use?

I have no idea, I don't do digiscrapping

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1. If it's a big event like first year, or wedding...i'll do an entire album. but for everything else it's just thrown in one family album.

2. It depends on what album it's going in. Eli's first year album I wrote it all to him because I plan on giving it to him when he gets married. but for the family album, i write it like i'm telling someone a story.

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Since I only started scrapbooking about 1.5 years ago....I have 3 kinds of books. 1. Tyler, 2. Pets & 3. Anything (ie. family, vacation, events, friends). I will have a book for just my wedding though, whenever I might actually get to that?!?!

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I know I am late answering this. I never saw it till now. So strange

1. How do you organize your albums? By person. I have albums that are for Jamie. I have albums just for my nephews, that I plan to give to them when they get married. I have albums that are just my sister. I have one that is layouts about me, dh or us together. I have one for pets and I have one for kids I babysit for. I also have one for general family and friends , those are the layouts with a bunch of us together and stuff.

2. Do you journal in first person, second person, etc... Mostly first person. Its a letter from me to whoever the page is about, mostly.

3. And a digi question... which filetypes can be used with Photoshop? can't help you here