|Posted: 2/19/2013 7:27:06 PM|Okay, confession time...
Over the years I've made a lot of cards, card sets, and empty layouts (with photo mats but no photos) for the purposes of teaching classes.
The layouts I'll eventually use (in that magical, mystical "someday", and I know I should use the cards too, but here's the thing. I can't. They're mine, I made them, and I love them. And I'm just not ready to part with them just yet. Now, I'm not claiming they're any great masterpieces - but just looking at what I can accomplish makes me happy.
So...do the Peas have any suggestions about creative ways to store your projects while not having them out on display all over the house? I'm thinking I'd like some sort of book to flip through, but I just can't catch a vision for it.
Loc: Lost in thought
|Posted: 2/20/2013 12:43:53 AM|How about posting them here in the Gallery, so that we can ALL admire them?
I've been a dilettante, but I'm thinking of dabbling in something else.
|Posted: 2/20/2013 5:57:11 AM|I have many blank mini albums for that same reason. "Too pretty" to put pics in I just display them around my craft area to admire! It's a sickness
Loc: Louisville, Ky
|Posted: 2/20/2013 6:11:11 AM|
How about photographing all your work and putting it into a sort of look-book type album. Then you could either display/store the rest or go ahead and use some of it, but still have a record of your creations.
Just Me the Pea
|Posted: 2/20/2013 8:06:01 AM|I get too attached to my layouts and hover over people who look at my albums because I am overly protective of somebody manhandling my albums. That is probably a whole other post....
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 2/20/2013 8:18:46 AM|I have to join the club.
I love to make mini albums. If I don't make them for someone specifically I keep them and have only put photos in one.
Same with my cards.
I spend a lot of time on my cards as I love to colour the images with my Copics.
But again if I don't make them for someone they are hoarded.
The thing is I do have photos of them all as I share them on my blog, but after a while I think of them as old stock. I can't give out a card that someone has seen already, lol.
I made a "just because" card for my friend and when she received it she said I'm not sure if I'm more excited that you made me a card..or that you gave me your card, lol.
I think we need a recovery program, lol.
|Posted: 2/20/2013 12:01:07 PM|
I've been photographing my stuff for about 40 years, before giving it away, or selling whatever it is. You can imatine that's quite an array of pictures!
|Posted: 2/21/2013 5:57:50 AM|Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with this particular sickness! LOL
I have taken pictures of most everything. Maybe at some point I'll print them and use them in divided page protectors. Could be a fun project in itself.
PEAring through my camera lens
|Posted: 2/21/2013 7:06:30 AM|
I used to do this. Then I started a blog just for my projects. Now I take photos or scan them, post them on my blog, then give them away. I can still enjoy them, but I bless someone else by giving them away, and it frees me from having to find a way or place to store them.
|My Scrapn' Blog
Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall; but if you're real good, they will scrapbook you!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Between a rock and a hard place
|Posted: 2/21/2013 9:01:25 AM|I've gotten like this with cards. I started making my own thank you notes for my students and some of them turn out so cute that I don't want to use them.