Today I’m sharing tips about being a more prolific scrapbooker!
I am a very prolific scrapper. I make weekly+ pocket pages, monthly Day in the Life pages, minibooks, traditional pages, and participate in workshops and challenges. My level is extreme (it works for me!), but if you want more documentation in your life, this week I have tips for being prolific for you! One thing that helps is keeping it simple sometimes. I have a lot of memories I want in the books, and pocket pages are a way for me to squeeze a lot in a small space without a lot of time (imagine making traditional pages for each subject covered in a pocket spread ). Doing simpler scrapping that covers the things I want to remember gives me time to play around with embellishments, technique, and design when I feel like it, without worrying about each thing I make being a masterpiece. Pocket pages aren't the only way to accomplish this of course. Traveler's notebooks, planners, and review-type pages all work too! Considering having different plans of attack for "what I want to remember " and "what I want to create". #nndailytip
Continuing with tips for being more prolific for #nndailytip If your goal is to make more memory keeping projects, keep my motto "Document Now, Make Later" in mind. You might be doing more documenting than you can "keep up" with. That's okay! As long as you take photos as you go and take notes for yourself (social media counts!), it doesn't matter when you are actually making the pages with those memories. If you don't have time now to make projects at your documentation level, that just means you'll have more options when you are ready for a big memory keeping blitz. P.S. This is another #31challenges2017 sneak peek! Details in the link in my profile.
Continuing this week's tips on being more prolific for #nndailytip Remember that it all counts. If you wait until you have time to complete a memory keeping project, you will end up making far, far less. Little actions, like choosing photos for a project, selecting papers to use, or writing out journaling all move you toward a finished project in very little time. You'll be surprised what you can make when you chip away at projects in the little in between moments!
This week for #nndailytip we're talking tips for being prolific. If you want to do more memory keeping, one way to do that is to schedule time. Maybe you schedule yourself fifteen minutes a day, a few hours every other weekend, or attend a crop once a month. Blocking off time makes memory keeping a priority and looking forward to that time can give you ideas to get you rolling! I've changed around the times I do memory keeping as my schedule and life circumstances have changed. One helpful constant for me is blocking off a few hours on the weekend after my Freckled Fawn kit comes. After looking through the kit, I'm always bursting with ideas when my scheduled time comes.
Guest tip for #nndailytip from @paperbackpirate Here's her tip: My approach to being prolific was to use a prolific amount of pictures to tell a story. Include photos texted from family and Snapchat screenshots to show various points of view. The last time the Broncos went to the Superbowl our families sent pictures to show their support. I wanted to include them because even though distance prevented us from watching the game together, they were all still a part of the experience.
We're talking being more prolific for #nndailytip this week. Have stories and designs you can return to again and again. You don't have to reinvent the wheel every time. The fewer decisions you have to make, the faster you can get a page done! Return to what works for you. My monthly reads pages always go super quick for me for this very reason. P.S. This page is a #31challenges2017 sneak peak!
Last tip for being prolific for #nndailytip Remember why you are doing this. Thinking about what memory keeping means to you can motivate you and put things in perspective (stress about "being behind" and getting overwhelmed is a productivity killer!) Remembering all of your reasons for doing this can not only help you get motivated, but it can also help you prioritize the types of stories you want to tell.
What are your favorite tips for being more prolific?
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