If scrapbooking ever starts to feel a bit monotonous or not as much of a creative process as you would like, then you may need to mix up your scrapbooking routine. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to refresh my scrapbooking habits with new and inspirational ideas. If you’ve been thinking that you are due for some new ideas and challenges, you can give one or more of the following ideas a try and you will hopefully be on your way to greater creativity and more completed layouts!
Make a creativity jar. Give yourself a few minutes to sit and write down new techniques you have been wanting to try out on your scrapbook layouts such as stamping, using more ribbon, using only black and white photos, using 5 patterned papers on a layout, or creating a layout with only cardstock, photos and a pen. Write each challenge on a slip of paper and put it into your creativity jar. Make it a goal that at least once a week you draw a slip of paper from your jar and create a layout based on the challenge that day.
Give yourself a 10-minute rule. Commit to yourself that you will work in your scrapbook room for at least 10 minutes, twice a day. Over the course of a week, that would add up to 2 hours of work time. Once you make the 10 minutes of work time a priority, you will most likely find that you are spending well over your 20 minutes a day scrapbooking.
Reward yourself. If you set and meet the goals you set with the creativity jar and 20 minutes a day of working, set up a reward system for yourself. Maybe you’ve been eyeing a new scrapbook tool or class at your local scrapbook store that would be a perfect reward for all of your hard work.
Remember to keep it fun since that’s what our hobby should be all about. Happy creating!