I’ve just read a great post on The Legacy Lady’s blog .
Today’s tutorial is something that has everything to do with your layouts and nothing to do with Photoshop. I don’t even know if you can call it a tutorial per se – but it is something we all need to learn and then remember on a regular basis… Scrapbooking is all about timing…
So I have finally reached the point where I am running out of photos to scrap – or so it feels… In reality I have hundreds of photos I could scrap – but that would require browsing DVDs of digital files or photo-box diving into film-based photos – which takes time. Today I am completely immersed in the digital immediateness of snapping a photo and being able to come inside and scrap it instantly – it is like a novel digested into a two hour movie – right here and right now – quick as you can get it.
But is that really the best way? Case in point – two layouts with photos from the same shoot – I can tell you which is my favorite – but I will let you see them both first…
Kayla gives all scrapbookers a great reminder that scrapbooking is not a race. It is so easy to forget that, with all the challenges that are posted on scrapbooking sites and the scrapbooking deadlines we feel we have to meet. I see many scrappers posting goals to scrap a certain number of layouts in a year and then keeping count of their progress. That’s fine if this is an important goal for them but it can influence others to feel that they’re not producing ‘enough’ layouts and that their output is not good enough.
So all I would say to you scrappers reading this is: just remember why you do scrapbooking in the first place. For FUN. Do not feel driven to churn out heaps of layouts to achieve some self inflicted number. Relax and enjoy the process. Allow yourself the time to get the best out of your layouts and that way you can grow and improve your skills.
And never forget why you’re doing this… FOR YOU!!!!