There were a couple comments on the post yesterday regarding the acid-free issue. For these envelopes and the bits and pieces of stuff I am adding on I am spraying them with Archival Mist (check out the FAQ’s at the bottom of that link for more information). Quick and easy. I also came across this tutorial on Two Peas by Laura Kurz regarding preservation that I thought was full of great information.
In general the acid-free issue is not my main concern while scrapbooking. I am more interested in the creative process, telling the story, experimenting, playing, etc. Some stuff is going to last and some stuff isn’t and that is ok with me.
On another note: loved this post from Cathy where she talks about the school album she made for her son (it appeared in this book). I think I am going to go that route for Simon as well. The album and additional page protectors are on their way.