Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Let's face it - summer is great! Lots of activities, playing, vacations, family time... What's not to love? But often, having the kids home means less time to work on your scrapbook pages. Add to that all of the extra pictures from fun summer activities and you may be feeling overwhelmed and behind and like your scrappy mojo has left the building.
We need a mojo-recovery - STAT!
Your Back-to-School Mojo-Recovery Plan -
1. Spend some time with your pictures.
Grab some paper or a notebook and something to write with. Open up whatever program you use to organize your photos. Browse. As you look back on all of those summer memories, jot down the stories and pages that you'd like to make. Maybe a mini-album would be perfect to share your summer, or perhaps you'd like to add a few pages to your 2011 family album? Add all of your project and page ideas to your list.
2. Browse the gallery.
Look around the Trixie Scraps Gallery to get ideas for your pages and look at awesome products in action. When you find a page that you really love make a couple of notes (you still have your paper and pen handy, right?) about the features that stand out. Make an inspiration list. Do you love their photo treatments? Is it the paper that makes your heart sing? Maybe it's the overall design - did they use a template? Maybe a scraplift is in order. Whatever you love, write it down. You can also tag those layouts in the gallery as favorites to refer to later as well.
3. Retail Therapy.
If you haven't been scrapping this summer, then you probably haven't been shopping either! A new kit or two is probably in order. Go back to your inspiration list and look for products that really spoke to you. Head over to the Trixie Scraps store and pick up a couple (or more) of those kits and template packs. Sometimes new products really get the creative juices flowing.
4. Challenge Yourself.
Every Thursday the Scrap Stars post a challenge on the blog. Find a challenge that works for you and you could win a free kit! There's still time to win by participating in the August challenges:
Use textured paper and embossed cardstock
Two Color Layouts
Back to School
5. Get Busy!
You've done all of your prep work. You know what stories you want to tell and what photos you want to feature. You have an inspiration list. You have some awesome new kits to use. You have challenges lined up. What are you waiting for?! Open up your scrapping program of choice and get started!
Be sure to post your new creations in the Trixie Scraps gallery for all of us to admire, and leave us a comment sharing your no-fail mojo-recovery techniques.
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