I've been a scrapbooker for 21 years but a photo keeper longer. The hobby of scrapbooking intrigued me so much I was hooked. I converted my old albums and created more. Over the years I became too fussy, overwhelmed and fell behind. Out of frustration I tried various sizes, hybrid and digital.
Template and digital hybrid layoutsThen 3 years ago I gave myself permission to break away from tradition. Now I focus only on the pictures and the story. I still get very creative just on a smaller scale. I use sleeve photo albums and give it my twist. I stay current and not carry tons of supplies. I knew I would be breaking "The Code" when I go to crops and retreats. I just give people something to talk about. Give yourself permission to be different and enjoy the process. A hobby is to be relaxing... not stressful.