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Digital Declutter on an April Morning

I just spent half an hour of an April morning on a 'digital declutter' project to scrap the contents of an old folder Daughter-Two brought home at the end of the last school year.

Here in New Zealand, every 11 and 12 year old has had to take "tech" classes, sometimes at their own school or sometimes - as in Daughter-Two's case - they are bused to a tech centre that takes the children from a number of surrounding schools.

When I was a kid, the girls did sewing and cooking and the boys did woodwork and metalwork. Now everyone does a bit of everything.

And at the end of the year they bring home a number of projects and a messy manila folder.

Do I want that folder cluttering up my house for years, probably never to be looked at? Nope.

So I grabbed my camera and took photos of the projects she had made and of some of the more interesting pages in the folder. Normally I would scan the pages but I was keen to get this scrapped and I was happy with the look of the quickly snapped photos, which worked with the collaged templates.

By bringing everything together in two pages for her album of that year, which will be printed as a photobook, I have a record of that part of her school year that brings together the teacher's comments and her own writing, along with photos of the projects. Best of all, I can now throw the folder into the recycling without any guilt! I know she is more likely to look at those two pages in her photobook through the years than she ever is to look at that folder again.

I used my Lots of Pockets {Collaged} album along with these week's new journal cards:

Also new at The Lilypad is the April Morning mini-kit:

And a new set of Messy Pockets that I have been having fun scrapping with:

~ Lynn

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