Alright, THIS is the post my friends have been wanting to see for years. I get SO much done in the car on the drive to Florida and back each summer. Including our scrapbooks.
A few years ago, I did it. I finished scrapbooking our last loose picture. They were ALL done! Ever since then, I have printed out all the photos from the past year at the beginning of July and updated our albums at the end of July while on our road trip.
Of course, this works well because I have whittled my supplies down to JUST what you see here. I have JUST one year’s worth of pictures, and I have the experience of having competed over 300 albums over the years. I definitely have a system.
If you’d like to see what it looks like for me to do a project at home, click here.
So here’s what I do. First, my poor family doesn’t get to use the center console in our van. We have a 2005 Honda Odyssey and I can flip down the tray. I put all my 12 x 12 paper here.
Behind the driver (aka hubby – the saint!), I have my albums waiting to be updated, packages of pages, and page protectors.
In the door to the right, I have my phone and tape runner in the door handle. (I took these photos a few years ago. There is my sweet OLD Blackberry!)
At my feet, I have stacked the boxes of photos and memorabilia to scrapbook. I lay out the order ahead of time at home on a large table, and then stack the pages up in order with the first to be added to the album on top.
Each child has a box, the family album has a box, and the birthday album and Christmas updates fit in one box.
I can lay out the album in my lap. I cut paper, add adhesive, and stick photos in page-by-page.
You can see that by opening the top glove box, I get a little ledge to put my current photos and paper cutter on.
Usually, there is lots of cut paper on the dashboard to be put away at the end of our drive. Did I mention Greg is a saint?
I do the journaling once we get to the beach, and then add the page protectors.
So that is how I scrapbook in the car. It helps that our trip is 100% flat highway driving, and that I have made oodles of scrapbooks.
Yes, I will do your albums, too. You can see my services here. I promise, I’ll do yours in my home!