Are you feeling overwhelmed when you enter your craft area? Here’s some tips to help think about the problem, and realize your goals.
Many folks want to jump straight into the decorating, but I suggest otherwise. Let’s put a plan together so we avoid re-work and unnecessary expenses.
What is the current layout of your area? The crafts that you like to do should dictate the sections to focus on. Make a list of those categories — sewing, stamping, scrapbooking, photography, etc.
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Recently re-watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This movie really messes with your mind. Have you seen it? He’s born an old man and ages backwards. He loves his family and then a girl. They travel thru time, at a different pace, and it really makes you think about the things that we need in our life!
I challenge you to really think about the things you need. What makes you happy? Time with family and friends? A certain hobby? Helping others? Find ways to incorporate those items into your life. Let go of items that don’t bring you joy.
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There are many ways to organize your paper, and I’ve tried many of them! My main advice is this — you want to store the paper vertically so that you can easily flip through it to find what you are looking for.
If you are anything like me, we seem to have the following types of 12×12 paper —
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WHERE DO I START?!?
I get asked this question a lot! Scrapbooking can seem a bit overwhelming. You see so many ideas on Pinterest and other idea websites. Here’s my simple steps to get started …
Pull your photos together!
Mine were all over the house, in boxes, albums, and desk drawers. Nowadays you have them on your phone, facebook, instagram!
I decided to do 12×12 albums for each child. I started with their school photos, since those were dated! Next I added birthdays, trips, and fun layouts like new haircut, glasses, fun with friends, favorite toys.
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