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Finished up Week 3 {to go opposite a layout about my oldest son turning 12}
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I'm in early February for this year and trying to get caught up a bit more today. I didn't even do an album for 2016 and will try to get back to finish 2015 one of these days.
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I'm still trying to finish 2016.

2014 and 2015 i did a weekly spread, both finished and printed in book, but for 2016 i still have to do at least 15 pages before it's done.

Want to do 2017 as well, but not started yet, shame on me. I think this will be monthly as well. I noticed that i started making less photo;s and enjoying the moment itself without being behind the camera.

did this page today from July

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Old 03-12-2017, 05:41 PM
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this is so great, wendy! I am SO far behind and haven't gotten a spread done this weekend like I had hoped
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I'm still trying to finish 2016.

2014 and 2015 i did a weekly spread, both finished and printed in book, but for 2016 i still have to do at least 15 pages before it's done.

Want to do 2017 as well, but not started yet, shame on me. I think this will be monthly as well. I noticed that i started making less photo;s and enjoying the moment itself without being behind the camera.

did this page today from July

LOL I'm so jealous of you, I am WAY behind. I have a book for 2014, one for 2011 - but nothing in between! I started with 2013 now, but I can only do it in a few spare moments. I wish I had more time to!
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I love everyone's pages! I'm only through week 4 for 2017 so far. I feel like I take 1 step forward and 2 steps back constantly with this project. I love the final pages, but my own Type A need to finish one thing before I start another keeps getting in my way. I've finished my 2016 PL pages, but I still have about 30 "traditional" digi pages to go. That may not sound like a lot, but it's 2-3 months of scrapping for me. I can't print 2016 until I finish, so I'm obsessing over that and ignoring 2017. *Sigh* I'm taking pictures and jotting down lots of notes for 2017, so I'll get it done eventually. The problem is that it will be August 2018 by the time I do!
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:41 AM
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I've found that as long as I do my PL pages and print those in a book I have the memories down on paper and printed so I can go back later and make albums for my kids about them with my traditional pages. The small, every day moments are more important to get done for me, otherwise they become lost in the more eventfull memories and won't be scrapped. So far I've had success with keeping on time with my weekly pages, the journaling is missing, but written down in my journal so I have it, just need to get it in there. Then I use the bingo promts to scrap my traditional pages when I find one that fits.

I was going for a cleaner and easier style this year, but the embellishments and clusters still sneak in and I just can't seem to leave them out. Love all my pages though and that's what matters, even if they take a bit longer to finish.
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I was going for a cleaner and easier style this year, but the embellishments and clusters still sneak in and I just can't seem to leave them out. Love all my pages though and that's what matters, even if they take a bit longer to finish.
2017 is my 5th year of PL. Every year I make grand goals to simplify my pages and embellish less (or not at all), and every year I add embellishments anyway! The little changes I've succeeded in making each year add up to a noticeable difference over time, but I still embellish and cluster, too. So far the 4 2017 pages I've done are cards, photos, and words only. But that's why all 4 of them are still sitting as psd files. No matter what I tell myself, I know I'm going to cave and go back and embellish!
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I am going backwards so I have these pages so far:













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I am making a good dent in 2016 today!! All journaling has been plugged in to templates. Next up is the photos.

Anyone else working on their PL albums?
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oh man! I am SO far behind! I wish I had a week to do nothing but work on my PL album! Or any of the other scrap projects on my to do list!
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oh man! I am SO far behind! I wish I had a week to do nothing but work on my PL album! Or any of the other scrap projects on my to do list!
Me, too! I stalled at Week 18, but at least I managed to spend some time this weekend getting photos organized for my next few pages. I just finished and ordered a photobook with 4 months of 2016 in it, so that's got me motivated to keep going on 2017.

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I would love some opinions...
I started my PL 2017 book in the beginning of the year. I was caught up until the beginning of May. I have had some personal problems and didn't scrap (or take pictures) for 3 to 4 months.
My life is a little easier right now and I'm scrapping again.
So here's my dilemma... should I finish my 2017 album even though I'm missing 3 to 4 months? Or should I wait until January and start fresh?

If I decide to finish 2017, what do I do with the missing months? I don't feel like scrapping about everything that happened in those months. So I'm not sure what to do.

Looking back on the first 4 months of 2017 is hard as well, but I would like a 2017 album.
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I am going backwards so I have these pages so far:













Love your pages LeeAndra. What templates did you use?
I'm thinking of using templates like that for my album next year.
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Sarah, I would definitely do a 2017 album. You might want to put a page in about the missing months so that you know you left them out on purpose (or a marker page stating "better days ahead" or something). It took me over four years to finish my 2012 album, so the journaling wasn't what it could have been, but oh well. I'm glad to have that album.
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Thank you for your feedback Lynn. I appreciate it.
I think I will regret it, if I don't finish my album.
But looking back on the past year hurts, so I got to get over that.
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You don't have to do it now. You can wait until the sting has faded a bit, until you're ready to face those memories. You could also just change your pages to reflect the things you DO want to remember for now. I would hate having a huge gap in my books. I am only now going back and scrapping 2003, because those memories were painful for me for a long time. But now I realize that there were lots of good things I do want to remember and celebrate. Give yourself time to heal, and don't worry about finishing it now. I'm sorry you've had a rough time and hope and pray that things are better now.
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I would continue your 2017 and maybe one day you will realize what you want to do about those missing months.
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So here's my dilemma... should I finish my 2017 album even though I'm missing 3 to 4 months? Or should I wait until January and start fresh?
Don't stop--it sounds like you'd regret it later. If you feel like the current weeks are easier to deal with, then start here and work forward.

You don't need to decide right now how you want to handle the missing months. In fact, if you usually print single pages that go in an album, you can leave out all mention of those months when you print and deal with it (whether scrapping it or deciding not to) when you feel ready. If it were me and I was printing as a photobook that couldn't be changed later, I think I'd scrap a single page with a few summer photos that aren't painful and journal, "It was a difficult summer; I'm ready for fall!" Then move straight into fall pages.
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Thank you for all your comments and suggestions ladies. I really appreciate it. <3

I think I'm gonna go with your idea Rachel. I always print in albums that can't be changed. I think I'm going to make a summer like you said with a few photos. I did take 2 tiny vacations, so I could scrap about that.
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I have a chunk of time and hope to get a few spreads done...anyone else working on PL today?
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I hope you get a lot done! I'm not today, but I did this past weekend. One of my biggest hurdles is getting photos organized and then choosing which ones to use. I was in the mood to do that Sunday, which hardly ever happens. So I have another 6 weeks ready to scrap soon. I also dealt with 2 June events that were overwelming me because of the number of photos: a weekend trip and my son's first band concert. They're not scrapped yet, but it feels so good to have a manageable number of photos waiting for me in a folder!

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