I want to have better scrapbooking habits in 2018. Scrapbooking for me is not quite the same as my other crafting because it revolves around stories, memories, and past events. Where I can sit down and walk away with a complete card in 10 minutes easily – the same really isn’t true with scrapbooking. Today I want to share with you what I am trying, as well as what is working so far.
I have long been a fan of pocket page style because it speeds along the “what will the design be?” aspect. I can simply write on specific sized cards, add photos, walk away done with a story. That said – I also am a big fan of embellishments so balancing those two out has been a challenge lately. What is working?
- I flip through and tell the story as I see fit on an available journaling card, then make sure to add a sticker or other decoration to said card
- I take one sticker sheet or piece of paper and “use it up” as I flip through the book and look for places needing sprucing up
- I have the book out on my desk and open, so when I walk by I can quickly add a bit
What I am finding is that while yes, scrapbook is crafting I am in a different mindset and it isn’t so much about one small or specific project need so I require a bit more focus.
I also am finding that mixing a lot of pocket page style (or actual pocket pages) in while picking traditional style scrapbook pages when I have a specific idea is helping me feel like I’m making progress while also giving me more freedom to add “quick and easy” along with technique or time consuming creative ideas.
I’ve said it before – but I really refuse to pressure myself to hurry up with any given scrapbook project because I know being caught up just isn’t something I will ever do or be. That said – I am working on some new online scrapbooking classes focusing on several different ideas from getting a jump on things to quick techniques to more pow/punch for your time.
In the meantime I continue to experiment with what works – and I’d love to hear what is working for you! Or what your questions or problem areas are. Or any requests! I will be sure to continue to share my stories + progress with you here. Have a wonderful week!