Chaos in my Studio this morning......
I am really getting organised, this is my three tables that is still in "Chaos" this morning but before the afternoon Rugby game that I need to be at to take photos for my youngest boy Erasmus (that is in Matric this year) and playing 1st Team, this must be done, as I want to be packing kits tomorrow for my fellow scrappers coming to visit me on Sunday for a lovely Scrap and Chat......
I was reading this interesting article last night at 11:30pm, after a dreading day in my Studio. I am busy organising and throwing out stuff that I have not used in ages......Just getting organised is a Mayor thing for me before I get started on a project, when I got to "The Someday Soon Scrapper", I really laughed out loud, (with hubby fast asleep, next to me) as this is so me!!!!!! What can I say......I need to take these tips into consideration for my next project and this is a MUST for me.... I really wanted to Share this article with you as I want to see in which Category you Fall.....
You are the queen Packrat of craft supplies....scrapbook supplies are endless, to the point of sometimes forgetting what's purchases! If you are a "saver", It is likely that you worktable has long since become a storage pile of boxes, bags and bins filled to the brim with paper, tools, embellishments and all that you can think of that will enhance you pages. The pro side of being a "saver" is having an ample selection of supplies at your fingertips, but the con side is not able to find what you need for any current project you are working on - and do not have a clear working space in which to work.
Take a few moments to really think how you would like your work area or (if you are lucky) your own Scrap room to look like. Imagine any item you don't use or love to give away to one of your other scrapbook friends. Start the decluttering process. Organize all like items together, put them into labeled bins and place them nearby, but off your work surface. Challenge yourself to toss out a few items each day that you don't use or need. Any personal items or memory clutter that you don't need for Scrapbooking (but can not seem to part with) should be placed in a box and moved out of the room you are working in, so there are no distractions or obvious clutter holding you back.
You will not even start a new scrapbook layout or album without first being sure it will be done the right way. You will research, shop and collect just those items that you are sure to make your Scrapbook project a Masterpiece. The pro side of being a "perfectionist" is having that complete vision of what you want to accomplish. However, the con side is the constant fear of starting something that may not live up to your own expectations.
Hang a sign above your work space that reads "JUST BEGIN". The only wrong way is not starting at ALL." Consider starting your album with a baby step approach. Make the time for getting just one page completed. Then, schedule the time to complete the next page, and so on. If you think it wont get done to your perfectionist standards, remember that you can always go back and add final touches later. The important thing is to dive in whit what you already have at hand. Keep in mind that your creative process will not be judged, only enjoyed by others!
THE SOMEDAY SOON SCRAPPER:
You are the Classic procrastinator....one who spends more time moving papers and supplies around and getting ready to begin a project than actually making the time to begin it. Your tendency is to waste time and energy preparing the site and getting sidetrack with the other things life throws in front of you. The pro side of being a "Someday Soon Scrapper" is always having not creative energy and imagination ready to tap into, but the con side is never quite finding the time.
Remember that the more time you spend moving things around and making decisions, the less time you will have to actually create Scrapbook pages. Begin adding craft time to you daily to-do list or log it into your weekly planner. If you can not figure out why you keep putting it off, put pen to paper and try lo list what obstacles are blocking your start. Work on them, one at a time, until things get done. Consider teaming up with a friend, whereby you both make time together to work on Scrapbook pages regularly each week or month.
Article - by Lisa Lelas - 7th Anniversary Issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond
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