Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Storage Binder Re-Organization
Storage Binders are simply photo albums that I use to store my printed photos in chronological order. These are photos that I know I want to scrap or use in a mini-album or project of some sort. When I have time to scrap or am inspired by a great sketch or want to scraplift a layout I see on a friend's blog or participate in a challenge, I simply flip through these Storage Binders to find photos to go along with the inspiration.
I started out with 10 Storage Binders - some of these were full, others were almost empty, and one was overflowing. I had 8 Storage Binders holding the photos I haven't scrapped from 2007 - 2012; I went through each of these binders, removing empty pages, triaging some photos into my newly re-organized Category Drawers, and combining binders together so they were all full. I ended up with 6 full binders for those 5+ years.
The overflowing binder held my childhood and family photos, but when I originally put the photos in I overfilled it. I went through and re-organized the photos, so I now have one binder with my childhood/growing-up photos and one binder with my family photos.
All of Robbie's childhood and family photos have been stored in a very high alcove (in cute boxes, of course) for the past five years. This weekend, we pulled down seven of those boxes and set to work sorting/purging/organizing. It was quite a job, but also a ton of fun seeing some of the old photos & memorabilia.
Here's a look at my shelf of Storage Binders - 11 photo albums filled with photos & memorabilia that I want to scrap.