My 2022 Digital Scrapbooking Goals

Hi! I know it's February but I'm here to share some of my goals for 2022. It's always been a mystery to me how people manage to set goals before the end of the year. I always need to new year to arrive and then I can consider my plans for the future. I've been working on these already, but I thought I'd go ahead and share them here to keep myself accountable and also to find out what you're working on (let me know in the comments below).

2022 for me at the moment is feeling like a big digital obsession. In the past years I've been doing a lot of hybrid scrapbooking, but this year I'm hoping to do more digital.

Pocket Scrapping - I am continuing with my 8th year of digital pocket scrapping. I expect no real changes here from previous years. I'm in a really good rhythm with this project and it more or less runs itself.

digital pocket scrapbooking layout

Finish Travel Albums - I've been working through old photos from the year that Jordan and I backpacked through Asia and Europe. I'm making good progress on this (see my Taiwan, Vietnam and Cambodia albums) and expect to finish the remaining locations this year.

travel digital scrapbook page

Photos by Month - This is a new project I came up with this year. Because I do so much pocket scrapping, I don't get to work with my daily photos in regular style layouts. I wanted to do more digital scrapbooking this year, but felt a bit at a loss of what photos to use. I don't like using current ones because it feels a bit like overkill when I've already put them in my pocket spread. But I thought it might be fun to revisit photos from other years and just scrap what catches my fancy. In order to keep this from getting too overwhelming, I've decided to pick photos by month (so in January I'll scrap photos from Januarys past). I'm hoping to build up a digital album that's just photos from each month.

With this project I'm hoping to practice some different styles of digital scrapbooking. I'm interested in upping my clustering game, as well as doing interesting things with photo blending in the background. I may also take a stab at minimal scrapbooking. So much scrapbooking to try and so little time!

digital scrapbook layout

Digital Bookshelf - With all these digital albums planned I'm hoping to find some sort of way to display them that feels finished. Stay tuned!

Digital Planner - I'm hoping to keep up with a digital planner this year and include different bits and bobs in it. I'll share more on this once I have a better handle on what I'm doing. I've been really interested in the planning craze that goes on, but I haven't found a way to make it work for me yet. I'm hoping by switching to digital I may have better luck.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and don't forget to share your own goals down below.

Recent Comments

Bina Greene
Bina Greene Tue, 02/15/2022 - 04:16

Looking forward to seeing .... esp the bookshelf. Love the idea of scrapping past months. My goals include just that, a bookshelf and finishing up the 2021 printing. Then one album on trips to Central West QLD over the years that I hve been editing pics for during the last 6 (s i x ) months. I finished one album for family last year and gave it away to the top of the nice list ;) and will repeat it this year.

Marisa Lerin
Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/14/2022 - 06:57

@Kate: I do most of my scrapping on the iPad in photoshop. I have to finish things up on the computer (there are no shadows in the Photoshop app) but I really enjoy it!

Kate Barta
Kate Barta Thu, 02/10/2022 - 14:19

Did I read you saying you have started playing around on iPad? On PS? If so, how is it going?

Connie Ideker
Connie Ideker Thu, 02/10/2022 - 09:12

I am kind of doing your Photos by Month, except I am just going to do past favorite photos. I have finally learned how to use Go Daddy Studio & am busy making layouts with these favorite photos. Many are already in my pocket scrapbooking albums. I am thinking of just making a Favorite Photo Album that contains these nice layouts. I have used many Pixel Scrapper items in this! I hope to learn Affinity in the future & use that app too.

Marisa Lerin
Marisa Lerin Thu, 02/10/2022 - 06:58

Thanks for sharing your plans!

poki Sawyer
poki Sawyer Thu, 02/10/2022 - 06:27

Christmas 2021 included a photobook for each of my Great Nephews (3) and Great Niece (1) - age 8, 10, 11, 15. Each book highlighted individual, family and extended family photos. On Christmas Eve I sat down with each one of the children and went through the book with each personally, talking about the photo shoot and why each page was special for the child and Aunt poki. My 2022 project plans include books for my Niece and Nephew. I want to include Generation 1 - 6 of both sides of our family. I have loads of photos gathered from my personal photo collection, Mom's and her sister's collection, and some photos from the church history. (Pastor's from both sides of my family have served my church). I also want to include photos of my sister growing up, so both niece and nephew will have them ... my sister passed away in 2019. Lofty goals ... I hope I make it through my plans.

Robin Sampson
Robin Sampson Thu, 02/10/2022 - 05:38

Love those blues! My biggest goal is to organize my files.

Becky Wooler
Becky Wooler Thu, 02/10/2022 - 04:57

I'm excited to see what you come up with for the digital bookshelf!

My big goal currently is just to get caught up on the family album. My ideal is to do the previous month's scrapping each month, so I can remember details for the weekly spreads' journaling especially, but I've fallen a bit behind. I'm also hoping this will be the year I can finish my Chile travel album (from 2007!!) And I'd like to design another kit or two, but that's going to have to wait until my husband isn't working from home as much and I can get some more computer time back.