Lately I've been quite Scrap Happy, meaning of all my hobbies [yes, I admit, I am quite the serial hobbyist], scrapbooking is the one I've become obsessed with. In the past week I've completed four pages. Now I know that doesn't seem like much, but remember that we're talking about a scrapbooker who at one time took a whole two weeks to complete one layout. Even though I've been into this hobby for a few years now, a blank layout still makes me feel like a beginner. I used to sit there with my photos, some blank cardstock, a few pieces of specialty paper, and I would just stare at it all, hoping and waiting for inspiration to hit.
But lately, I don't know...it's like a switch went off in my head, and I'm finally developing more of a confidence in my ability to get the layout just the way I want it. The hardest part for me was learning to not overthink it all, and to follow my initial instincts, instead of trying to mimic all the gorgeous layouts I see in the scrapbooking magazines scattered around my house. I still find inspiration and kick-start ideas from them, but it seems I've become much more in-tune with my CREATIVE INNER SELF, and it's made me so much more confident with my scrapping. And now instead of spending hours trying to figure out how to get my pages to look exactly like the 'designer layouts' in the mags, I can focus more of my energy on MY photos and MY creative ideas. Bottom line, I've allowed myself so much more creative freedom!
Hubby is very supportive of all my creative endeavors, and he is very happy about the fact that after all the money that has been spent on this hobby, I'm actually producing results. Although what I haven't yet told him is this: as I use up more and more of my supplies, I'm gonna have to go out and buy more! He he!!
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