I love Scrapbooking. I think I am addicted. I have been doing this for a bit over 1 year now and absolutely love it. I guess like many people I came to this craft after the birth of my son and I was looking at ways of persevering photos and memories that went beyond just putting photos into a album. I find it is a great creative outlet and a very personal way to capture and share my little family’s history.
My problem though is sometimes I am paralyzed by possibilities. Sometimes I sit down with all of my equipment, photos printed and ready, papers and embellishments ordered and sorted and I freeze. I find that I become paralyzed by the possibilities of what I can do … and as a result just come to a halt. I just find that sometimes making that first few steps is the hardest on beginning a page or off the page project. Once I have started it is all steam ahead.
If you find yourself doing the same … a couple of things that I have found handy in overcoming this paralysis are
- Reading and using as a reference Layout Guide Books – I use Best of Becky Higgins Sketches for Scrapbooking. I have found this book indispensable for overcoming paralysis
- Reading Magazines (and accompanying websites – I personally subscribe to Scrapbooking Memories and Creating Keepsakes. I find both of them (and their accompanying websites really useful)
- Reading Blogs – Some of my favourite Scrapbooking blogs I have listed on the right include Scrapwitch’s Book fo Shawdows, Srap the Boys and Memoirs of Michelle
Do you scrapbook? What is your inspiraiton to scrap? Do you share you work online?