Friday, January 6, 2012

Creative Changes or Changing Creatively

Not sure if the title reads right but I am changing up some of the creative things in my life...namely scrapbooking!  In 2011, I ended my design team stint with Scrapdango in March and I think since then, I have only done about 4 or 5 layouts.  And the weird thing is...I don't really miss it.  I think I had sort of burnt out on it.

I had resisted Project Life (even though it is from my favorite scrapper!) because I thought it would make me not scrap at all.  When I mentioned that to Tadd, he said "So?"  At first I thought to myself...but I like scrapping but after a few days of pondering, I decided I would do it.  Now, as much as I love Becky and all the product, it seemed a bit ridiculous to buy all the stuff when my scrapbook room is busting at the seams with stuff.  So, I went to Craft Warehouse today and bought some variety packs of pocket page protectors and I am going for it!  My plan is to still do some layouts but mostly switch over to this format and make little layouts in some of the pockets.  I think it is exactly what I need creatively!

I also want to focus a bit on getting better with my photography.  I ran across the Take 12 project at Ella Publishing and am going to take that on too!  It is simply to take 12 pictures on the 12th of each month.  There are even themes...which I love!  I am going to try to stay on top of that so that I don't have 144 pictures at the end of the year that I need to do something with!  My plan is to do a 8.5 x 11 album with them.

And I will still be doing my Punky Sprouts dt gig!  Every album is different and I haven't seemed to get creative blocks when doing those assignments!  In fact, as another new thing, I am teaching a mini album class at CKC Portland in March!  I'll post here when I know the times!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top 10 Layouts of 2011

I did this last year and it is a fun way to see some favorite layouts altogether.  I included a couple mini albums since I do so many of those!

 You can see all of the Play, Imagine, Pretend album here.

You can see all of the Seattle album here.