It’s summer vacation. The days are longer and our “to-do” list is happily shorter than the school year. And you would think I would have so much more time to scrap at this time of year- but I’m going to let you in on a secret: I have actually scrapped less during the summer than during the “crazy busy” times of the year. And here’s the ugly part: Lately, I just haven’t been able to get the scrap-happy motor running.
I took a hard look at what was going on in my creative life and came to the following scrappy Jedi mind tricks:
- While papers and journal cards are organized by color, I don’t use that for my elements. I use little boxes and lids to organize my ellies by type. I found I will most often look for a certain type of ellie: a label, or heart or star- and having them all in one place makes it easier to find.
Start scrapbooking by not scrapbooking. Ok- this is really going to let you see what a stubborn chick I can be. But sometimes, when I can’t get up the drive to scrap- I go into my supplies and tidy them up. Organize, weed out things I don’t like, dust off a few things. And there’s one rule: no matter what- I am not allowed to scrap. I don’t know why- but after organizing my stuff- and rediscovering my stash- I really want to scrap. And being forbidden to (how funny is that!) just makes me scrap more… most times, I’ll be a bad girl and just do it!