Choose paper, stickers, and/or diecuts that you think you may use for the layout. This might incluse a trip to your favorite local scrapbook stor(oh bummer, shopping). If you have a collection of materials, peruse through it for some ptential ideas.
While in the car today, check out shapes along the way and decide on which shapes would be best to crop your pictures, if they need it. Remember, it's always best to keep the shape of your photos simple. Daydream about possible page layouts. Listen to the radio for song lyrics that could make good titles.
Crop and trim all pictures. If you use photo squares, place them on the back of each picture. Clear off your work area and get ready for tomorrow's assembly.
Notice all letters on billboards and in magazines or newspapers. Make mental notes for ideas of possible titles for the page.
Mat any pictures. If you like to use templates to cut out letters, trace them today and carry them with you while you wait around for people or things. Shift pictures around on the page and plan how the page layout will be.
Try to recall the memory of the event. What things can you remember? Interview other family members casually about the event and get their perspective.
Affix your pictures to the page with adhesive. Write the title with creative lettering ot other stickers. Leave room on the page for photo journaling.
Think of any poems or qoutes befitting the subject of your layout. Peruse qoute books for inspiration.
With your photos in place, write the photo journaling. Who's in the pictures? When was this? Where were you? What was the occasion? Later, all this information will be extremly imprtant to tell the story of your life. With extra space, add any embellishments desired.
Think of what event to scrapbook next. If the weather is warm and sunny, take advantage of this inspiration around you and work on summer pages next. Or if it's really hot, get out the snow pictures and scrapbook those. All those thoughts of snowflakes are sure to cool you down!
After six days of great creating, there's always time for a rest. Relax and share those wonderful memories you've documented with your family. Spend the day with the family creating new memories.