I was a guest on the podcast Paperclipping Roundtable this week (episode & special offer on my double take Big Picture class HERE).
An interesting topic – scrapbook procrastination. I noted that the main thing that makes me put off projects is if they are too important, or I’m worried about messing it up. The cure? REMOVE the fear.
I will tell you – I used to scrap with a LOT of fear. If you’ve read my creative journey – well you know I didn’t just become a fast crafter. NOOOO. I’ve got three big tips for happier crafting:
1. Put in the hours. Sit (or stand) with your supplies. Shuffle ’em. Play. Try things. Expect to make ugly stuff sometimes. WE ALL DO!
2. Don’t expect overnight success. For most of us mere mortals, getting great at something takes time + practice (see #1).
3. Do what YOU love, because YOU want to. Don’t craft for someone else – own that it’s your hobby and you want to spend time on it. That you choose to take time and scrapbook. There’s no right answer, there’s no right or wrong way. Vacations or everyday moments, deep journaling or just the basics – it’s YOUR scrapbook.
Create, play, enjoy.