Here are a few more angles to help you out:
Remember - leave your guess in the comments!
Anyway, having determined that the time had finally come to unite those loose layouts with the albums in which they belonged, I set aside a few hours one day and went to work. That day was over a month ago. I got started only to discover that some of the albums in which those layouts belonged were already full to capacity.
|My existing Library of Memories albums|
|Order of new albums and page protectors|
So I sat down and started filing away layouts. At which point I discovered that I had layouts that really didn't fit my category albums. I really needed an album just for "My Art" - those layouts created just for me, either as creative team assignments or art journaling or whatever - layouts in which my family would have zero interest. And I needed a specific 8.5x11 album as well. Back to the Internet I went. This time I found a better deal on Jo-Ann Fabrics site. And another order was placed. I had to wait a little longer this time, but the albums did eventually arrive about a week later and the last of my layouts were finally filed away.
This is what my Library of Memories storage looked like before adding albums. The smaller albums on the top shelf are photo albums. The cream album is my "Seasons and Celebrations" album. And the second shelf contains the bulk of my Library of Memories albums as they existed.
So now I am in the process of purging stash and rearranging storage.
A couple of close-ups of the Library of Memories albums:
And I finally got all of the albums out of the plastic covers, added the tags, and added labels in the spine pockets and added title pages. My girls will now know which album to pull off the shelf if they want to see what I have scrapbooked specifically about them!
As for the rest of the shelves, and all the stuff now sitting on the floor... this is not likely to be a quick process. The time I have to devote to it is limited. But as I go through and identify stash that no longer serves me, I'll be offering it up here in hopes that it will find a home where it DOES serve someone else's needs. I have to let go of enough stuff so that what is left fits in the existing storage spaces!
The first bit of stash I have to offer up is Project Life related. I have genuine Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors - 28 Style A and 16 Style D. And an approximately 85% full Project Life Core Kit "Olive Edition" in all the original packaging. I also have 14 assorted sheets of pocket pages (variety of size and styles) from WeR Memory Keepers. Having determined through trial and error that Project Life is just not my thing, I'd love to offer up these supplies to one or more of you who will put them to good use. I only ask that you pay the shipping costs. If you are interested in these supplies, please drop me an email!
Don't forget to leave your guess on my # of layouts in the comments. And check back regularly for more stash-purging offers!