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Sometimes to keep your creativity going, all you need to do is make a slight change in your process. Switching it up by changing one variable in your process might be all you need to get your creative jumpstart!

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Here are a few ideas for switching it up:

  • Try using a new protein with familiar flavor profiles in a meal you cook this week. I just tried lamb instead of chicken in pita sandwiches and it was delicious!
  • Try a different kind of paint. If you usually use acrylic, try oil paint to see how it changes your process.
  • If you usually use patterned paper as a base in your scrapbooking, try starting with white cardstock (or vice versa).
  • Take a different route to work or the grocery store (or wherever you drive more often) to see if the change in scenery sparks an idea.
  • Rearrange your furniture.
  • Read from a different genre than you usually go for.
  • Try learning a different coding language if you’re a developer (or try learning a tiny bit of HTML so you can switch things up a bit if you are a blogger)!

Take your creative process, whatever that may be, and switch up one aspect to think about your craft in a new way.

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To switch it up for myself in the memory keeping department, I tried out the 9 x 12 format for two pages that will go back-to-back in my album.

Fitting photos, words, and embellishments into different dimensions helped me to make a bright, fun page that balanced out dark, silhouetted photos.

The second 9×12 page to back this one was a way to switch up the Awesome Ladies January Sketch Challenge.

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How will you switch it up?

I’d love to hear what you are planning on making!

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