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Monday, July 09, 2012

little steps

As of my previous post, I tried to be creative yet again inspiration is lacking in my system and as a result, procrastination looms even more. So just to kickstart, I attended a workshop in one of the LSS here, however after completing the project, I still feel the same.  I feel guilty every time I see my unopened die-cuts, stamps, embellishments, as well as untouched inking mediums only collecting dust.  
So to those scrappers out there having the same dilemma, browsing scrapbooking magazines could help--from where I found some good articles suggesting the following:
1. create a to-do list for your scrapbooking activity (a good start to prioritize and set an objective at least)
2. create your own small embellishments (ie. stamp & copic-colored figure as shown below)
3. have a card and/or gift to-do list which can be sorted by due date (cards are smaller compared to scrapbook layout and album, therefore this is the best way to start a project)
4. create journal storing sketches, words and more project ideas
5. challenge yourself like crafting through time-trial, product-based / techniques usage to create a stylish design
Hope this helps.

here's a sample birthday card

inside the card (as money pocket)
plain card/envelope, cardstock stickers (Doodlebug Design); letter sticker (Cosmo Cricket); heavyweight paper (Daler Rowney); colored markers (Copics); stamp (Hero Arts #CL381); party hat accents (K&Company); tape glue (American Crafts)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I'm back...

Been silent for quite sooo long as my 'mojo' to scrap has been missing for sometime...
Anyways, after being in the 'busy' world for a short while, I'm back again and will try to be productive to keep me sane while being a SAHW.

Now, first stop, clean up my scrap table--need space to work on!!! c",)

see you on my next post... c",)