Right? Right. *laughter* No ATC card this week, because I have steadily been working through a backlog. Now that I am pursuing more than one avenue of creating, from the ATC's to knitting to writing, trying poetry, photography, I am finding the scrapbooking is happening much faster for me and is much more enjoyable. I think what got me into the standstill/rut was that I was beginning to overthink every page, so each of them would take an hour or more, and I just don't have that kind of time anymore. I've also tried a new theory of prep/organization this time around. I have about 125 pictures from the last year that didn't get scrapped, and I divided them either into child, or event, or both. Like right now, I am steadily working through about 20 pictures of David, his birth, his birthday, etc. They are only 4×6's, no other sizes. I've also limited my paper and embellishment choices. At the outset, I went through my stash and selected about 20 or so sheets of paper in a specific color palette. (For David- it's been light green, light blue, dark blue, and red.) I've also grabbed all the embellishments I think would work with those colors, and then that's it. I just work. About the only thing I gave myself free reign on is the use of stamps. It really has helped! I've done these eight pages in about one hour spurts this week, one on Monday and a bit of time Wednesday. What's more, it was fun! (click for larger)
Wow, you are really talented and creative. It is wonderful that David had such a marvelous teacher and the walking picture is so cute! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog.
This is so amazing! I would LOVE to be able to do this….you have done a beautiful job, my friend. And now your family will cherish this for years and years to come!