Although you'd never know it from the current state of our household, I love order and organization. That's why I made a special note to blog about this index I found in the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
I had the opportunity to read a lot during this past week. In addition to a book (which I'll blog about another time), I read both the June and July issues of Creating Keepsakes magazines much more closely than usual. At the beginning of the magazine, there are several left-hand pages which list company credits. On the bottom of page 18 (June) and page 20 (July), you'll find this handy-dandy little guide to photos and layouts featured. It's organized in the same way as Becky Higgins' books (by number of photos) which is how many people approach scrapbooking.
It looks like this index has been in CK for the past several issues, but I had never noticed it, and I thought perhaps other scrapbookers hadn't seen it, either. I love indices, and I've actually made several of my own for magazines, so I really appreciate this feature. In fact, if you'd like to make your own indices for other magazines or idea books, this would be a great format to follow.
Next time I sit down to make a page, I'll look at the number of photos I have and match them to this index. It'll give me a jump start and make me feel good about actually using my magazines.