Like many scrappers, I am sometimes better as a collector of kits than I am of getting those memories scrapped. I used to just get a kit, and then find a photo I liked, and play. That worked for a bit, but then at the end of the year, I had oodles of events, funny shots or memories that NEEDed to be scrapped. I would be overwhelmed.
I am a list maker, so I opened my PHOTOS file, and went to 2012 and hand wrote out lists on 3×5 cards:
The date was the file and date that the camera dumped them. I now had a paper list to select photos for to use on my pages. Now, I could either go shopping or look on my EHD at what I already had! This really has helped me so much. I look for challenges that will give me that extra oomph to do a page.
You can see the highlighted dates are pages that are completed. I looked and say I had not done the school lunches photos, and there were a few of them. I was busy doing some challenges over at The Lily Pad, and they had a scrap lift challenge, and I thought I could use this to do the school lunch memory. I was challenged now to get her done! Great motivation:
Now I could cross that off my list of Memory to Scrap! I kept looking at the Porta-Potty photos. Did I really want porta-potty in my year book? Of course I did!! So, another challenge at The Digi Chick that came with a free template also was offered.
There are so many shops that offer inspiration and challenges to help us scrap pages, they give coupons, discounts and a whole lot of love in their galleries. I hope this helps you to get unstuck and get those pages done. I am hoping to send my 2012 book in by Valentine’s Day!
~never lose your joy
Anne of Alamo