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.
Settle for a less than best layout. I often fall into the trap of wanting to make the very best page possible. I can easily get lost in looking for the perfect papers and very best elements and choosing a perfect font… and there are so many choices… and then s I go through all my stash I start feeling guilty about all my stash…and then I’m bummed and just don’t feel the love anymore. That’s not fun. So, I really try and limit my choices. I will pull out one of my current monthly kits, or just speed choose a few papers and ellies and commit to using them. When I say “speed choose” I mean I will look at the photos, consider the story and choose paper colors or designs that work with that- and here’s the trick- stick with my first choice. No second guessing. This should not take more than 10 minutes. I will tell myself- yes- there may be a better way to pull this layout together- but I don’t need to make my pages the best. I just need to be happy making them- and the quality will come from that.