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Posted 4/1/2013 by HoneyBee13 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:12:11 PM
I have been having this problem lately.
I do fine with PL but when it comes to layouts I cant even get started.
I have watched a ton of GG videos but it seems like I would rather watch the videos than create my own layout.

Is anyone else having this problem?
Or if you HAD this problem how did you get through it?

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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:15:07 PM
Maybe try looking for some sketches? They help me take a lot of the guess work out of the beginning stages and give me a goal so I don't just sit there and stare at the pile of pics.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:19:23 PM
I do a calendar layout every month that is the same design with different info. I usually avoid doing them because they're kind of boring, but they're great for getting out of a slump because there's no design pressure. Usually if I crank out one or two of those I'm past the slump.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:30:05 PM
I find that too much inspiration can be a mojo blocker sometimes. You're either overwhelmed with ideas, or can't think of an idea that is as good as anything you just online. In those cases I stop reading blogs/watching videos for a while and start milling around my scrap space cleaning up or cutting out photos until inspiration strikes.




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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:34:29 PM
Yeah, I feel that way about project life...I know it's supposed to be simple, but after seeing all it CAN be, I want my pages to look like that and not like a plain core kit.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 3:35:54 PM
I find that if I just get in my scrap room and start puttering around I can usually get it together and do something.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:08:49 PM
I too find that looking at my stuff, organizing my space, pulling out a favorite picture can get me going. I also agree, that looking at so much video can sometimes be a creativity disaster for me. I sometimes feel that I could never do it as well. But, they are professionals, they have lots of supplies, so they should be doing great stuff! just pick a piece of great paper, a great picture and BEGIN. Now, if only I can remember that next time I'm stuck!

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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:23:17 PM
I have been there...A LOT.
I think for me I used to try to *think* I had to duplicate something instead of using it as inspiration.
When I can see something and get inspiration and use it as a springboard for creativity that always works for me...like Wilna's ArtClass!!
On the other hand, I have found that taking time "off" every now and then helps as well!
Maybe you could peruse magazines or Pinterest and look at pictures or typography that inspire you.
I have a art/design/typography board that serves as inspiration for me a lot!!



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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:25:33 PM
Great thread and tips! I'm in the same mode and was attempting to scrap lift the style of a mini shown on You Tube. Gathered all the supplies but got overwhelmed that it wouldn't turn out as good or liked as much by the recipient (since it is a gift album). But now...I'm thinking...

Whatever I come up with will be appreciated and I'll enjoy the process.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:27:31 PM
When I sat down some time ago to scrap my "dream trip of a lifetime" I felt too intimidated to scrap. I wanted my work to match up to the quality of the trip.

I finally figured out that if I started with my lowest priority aspect of the trip, it freed me to work my way up to the more "important" aspects.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:28:18 PM
All the time! When i see the mess that currently sits on top of my scrap desk. i just turn and walk away. i just don't have any mojo to clean it up and start scrapping. This time of year is really hard for me to scrap since it's finally starting to get nice outside.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:30:05 PM
Yes! And it is ruining this hobby for me. I have been a scrapbooker/card maker for almost 10 years and I have hardly completed anything. I had so much fun when I first started. Then I started buying too much stuff. Then I got addicted to blogs and spend a time looking at how others are documenting their families lives while doing nothing with my own. I have gotten to the point where I just want to get rid of everything and give up. But, I remember how much I used to enjoy it when it was more simple and I wasn't comparing myself to others. I so want to get back to that place.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:39:24 PM
Oh Merry27, please don't give up! Give up the videos and blogs for awhile. They can overwhelm. Go back to the simplest of things. Make a card for someone you love. Make another one! Embellish it with some of the wonderful things you've collected. Try a scrapbook page with a picture of someone or something you love. You can love this again. I don't work on stuff for weeks, then I feel like an addict who needs to play with my paper! Sometimes I love what I do and sometimes, well, blah!

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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:47:58 PM
I have had that same feeling at times.
When I do scrap, it seems that I am never really pleased with the results.
I love some of the things that I see in magazines and online, but I feel so under-creative that I just give up before I start.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:57:46 PM
No I have never had this problem. I have certainly had times when I was less inspired, but my goal to have my photos scrapbooked far exceeds anything else. Intimidated? No way.

I am of the just do it and move on mentality camp. I can always go back and fix it, redo it or whatever. It's just paper.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:57:49 PM
So sorry you are struggling with this, but you're not alone. I think most of us have felt that outside pressure, and then internalize it, and then we are paralyzed.
However, i bet if you just started with a sketch perhaps, and didn't look at anything but your photos and a few patterned papers to start, it will come.

I find it fascinating that this is the only hobby I've ever done that has created these type of feelings in me (and others). I wonder why that is? Is it social media perhaps? Websites, blogs? I also think that scrapbooking, for the most part, isn't from a pattern, per se. Not like a quilt, or a clothing pattern. We have to come up with the design ourselves ( or we think we do), and without that "road map", sometimes we feel lost. I started scrapping 17+ years ago and I certainly never felt this way EVER, when I started out. I've tried many hobbies, so I can make an educated comparison.

That said, I hope some of the suggestion you get here will help.


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Posted: 4/1/2013 5:20:06 PM
I start with sketches. Right now, I am in the midnset that I want to finish my 2012 pictures (a bunch) without worrying about masterpieces. When I do that, I'm going to switch over to PL for my 2013 photos, and then whatever else I want to do, I hope will just come to me. The long list of ideas Ive written down, mostly the Garden Girls' prompts but also some others, will probably help. So much fun stuff, and I haven't done most of it.



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Posted: 4/1/2013 5:44:27 PM
Yes! Thanks so much for posting this! I totally feel this way. I do the same - when I start to create my own layout, it never looks as good or flows as well as GG videos. I end up scraplifting pages I've seen in magazines/online but I really really want to just do my own thing but then I hate it! I have found like others have said that starting with sketches has helped a lot. It gives some structure and then I can try some other embellishments. Hopefully I'll get to a totally created by me layout at some point. Good luck!

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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:17:55 PM
Thanks so much for our response because I was at the point, again, where is scrapbooking really for me.
I think you are all right. I am going to stay away from video, just for a little while.
I will also look for sketches and l/o that I have bookmarked.




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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:19:16 PM
Welcome to 2 peas Jen and thank you for posting.



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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:19:16 PM
Welcome to 2 peas Jen and thank you for posting.



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Posted: 4/1/2013 6:19:53 PM
the first thing that popped into my mind is: Comparison is the thief of joy... don't let other girls' designs stop you from loving YOURS! And that over inspired scrappers have a hard time getting started. Lastly, taking a break can always help you find joy (with almost anything in life)





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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:11:47 PM
I'm having that feeling lately... For me, life is hectic right now... I can't seem to push how I'm having to approach my real life out of my head when I want to make stuff... Trying to scrap/be creative when I'm so highly focused on every fine detail is a frustrating and disappointing experience... Watching other people be creative lets me go through the creative process but not be the one making the decisions, using up supplies, committing to choices... I'm hoping that I'll be back to my old ways soon, but in the mean time I'm pinning ideas for stuff I do want to make - sort of like a scrapbook of future scrapbook projects...lol

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Posted: 4/1/2013 10:47:40 PM
I think of different aspects of the hobby as different parts of the whole. Some days I like taking photos or playing in Photoshop, other days I like playing with paint or sparkly things, and other days I just chooose to look at others' work, videos, or new products. Each has a place in the hobby and I try to enjoy each for what they are. I scrap for the fun of it so, while I appreciate all the wonderful work I see online, I try to enjoy the process.

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Posted: 4/1/2013 11:47:57 PM
I got over my analysis paralysis of not being able to make a decision of what color of paper, or do I cut this photo, or whatever --the need to be perfect by doing speedscraps where you don't have time to be indecisive. You're given an item to include...I find the first one that will work and call it good. It broke me of worrying if I had the "perfect paper" etc...of course going digi helped as I can resize, recolor, repeat and undo anything along the way. Nothing is final til you print it. LOL


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Posted: 4/2/2013 12:46:39 AM

also think that scrapbooking, for the most part, isn't from a pattern, per se. Not like a quilt, or a clothing pattern. We have to come up with the design ourselves ( or we think we do), and without that "road map", sometimes we feel lost. I started scrapping 17+ years ago and I certainly never felt this way EVER, when I started out. I've tried many hobbies, so I can make an educated comparison.


That is a BRILLIANT QUOTE!!!!!

I don't think I get intimidated to start, I think I am flat out lazy when it comes to scrapping sometimes. I am good about the design and pulling the supplies but the thing that always gets me stuck is having the perfect size photos printed. I usually start with a story I want to tell and then trying to find the photos is just a chore. So I put it off. But if I start with a photo and just scrap for fun - I kick myself in the end and go, "Why didn't you tell an important story."

I just make it too hard. It's a perfectionism thing. Just like, if I don't have 6 hours to clean my house from top to bottom - I let it go. Procrastination is my problem but it feels like laziness sometimes and probably is.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:57:16 AM

i actually stopped scrapping for about 2yrs, i still loved it, and loved the supplies, but just felt so overwhelmed with my standard of scrapping, compared to others, never published, not as good, etc... after a while, i just missed it so much, i thought i will scraplift something, and whoalla, i am back at it, and loving it again, i no longer worry about my layouts, i dont worry about submitting for mags or design teams, i scrap for me, my pages are better for it, and i find i can watch videos and look through gallery without comparing myself now, maybe give yourself some time, and when ready, dive back into it, and hopefully your brain will have gotten the mojo back

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Posted: 4/2/2013 7:37:16 AM

also think that scrapbooking, for the most part, isn't from a pattern, per se. Not like a quilt, or a clothing pattern. We have to come up with the design ourselves ( or we think we do), and without that "road map", sometimes we feel lost. I started scrapping 17+ years ago and I certainly never felt this way EVER, when I started out. I've tried many hobbies, so I can make an educated comparison.

That is a BRILLIANT QUOTE!!!!!


I agree!! Hit the nail right on the head, IMO. In its essence scrapbooking is so simple that literally anyone can do it. But not everyone has the natural eye for design, and that's ok. The problem is in scrapbooking nobody wants to copy another's work. Everyone wants to be unique, but not everyone can do it without guidance. And to some that is very frustrating.
In other hobbies it is different. In cross-stitching, for example, you'll see a pretty rose someone stitched and you say "I want to make that same rose!" and you use the pattern, make the rose, and are proud. In scrapbooking, for some reason, everything has to be unique. You want to be inspired, but you don't want your LO to look like the teacher's, and yet you then get frustrated when it doesn't look as good. Why is that? Is it because we are scrapping personal stories and we want everything to be personal to us? Is it the frustration of having all the same products as another and not being able to make something as good as others (in your opinion)?

Whatever the reason, we put so much pressure on ourselves, that a fun hobby turns into a source of frustration and yet we have nobody to blame but ourselves.





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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:04:03 AM
Absolutely, I think that is one of the reason that I like Project Life so much. It is so much easier and faster for me...plus, I still love the layouts! I also think that it is more difficult to jump back into creating a layout when you haven't done one in awhile. I have started relying on sketches...love the Scrapbook Generations sketch books! It is like having a pattern to follow for scrapping. You still have creative contol on choosing the papers/embellies/etc, but it gets the creative process jump-started!

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Posted: 4/2/2013 8:26:23 AM
I have only shared my l/o with family and friends. My purpose for making them is not to published. I create them for me because I love to create beautiful things. Whether its quilting, cross stitching, locker hooking or scrapbooking.
And all but two of the above follow patterns.

I am of the just do it and move on mentality camp. I can always go back and fix it, redo it or whatever. It's just paper.
^^^^^This stuck with me and it makes a lot of sense. No boundaries, just make it move on to the next one.

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Posted: 4/2/2013 9:44:31 AM
Here's my secret: I have a large collection of layouts that I have made in classes,at my LSS,or copied off scrappy web sites. I love these layouts and use them as the design basis for most of what I scrap. They look entirely different with different papers,embellies,etc.

I used to waste hours trying to come up with the "perfect" design instead of actually scrapping which was silly because I scrap for myself and my very small family. They don't know much about scrapping and certainly wouldn't know a "perfect" layout from a "normal" layout. They just love looking at my books and talking about the events.

One day I copied about a dozen assorted Shimelle layouts and extended them into two-pagers. I was actually scrapping and made a big dent in a travel project instead of wringing my hands over being perfect.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:36:10 AM
Why, thank you Tracie, and SimplyLovely! It's nice to know someone appreciates what i have to say!

This is a great thread, by the way, and I think it applies to more people than we realize. Really great suggestions too! I'm going to use some of them today. I have 2 client albums I've been procrastinating on.....I want to be sure she'll be overjoyed at how amazing they are, so in turn, it paralyzes me.

ONe thing I did to make it easier for me, is to take all the photos and separate them into layouts. I took a piece of printer paper folded in half, dropped the photos I wanted to scrap together, and then labeled it on the outside...."single-page" or "double-page". This told me how many pages I'd be doing which put it in perspective. My friend had a great suggestion for planning, which is selecting 4 (whatever number you want) sketches, and rotating them throughout the album. You can turn the sketch to make it different, but use the same 4 or so in rotation. Then you don't have to re-invent the wheel for each layout!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:05:55 PM

Are you ever so intimidated to scrap that you just dont.


I have had this problem many times.

My family has had some very very difficult years. I've taken photos, but what to do with them?

I had a HUGE breakthrough recently when I came upon some from a vacation just before these really difficult years started. Suddenly, it was easy to scrapbook! I'm working through this vacation - to family - and some photos are in PL style, some are in layouts influenced by Shimelle, and all are together in one album.

I look through what I've done over and over and so does my dd. She was a toddler in these photos, and they were the last ones of her before she became diabetic and many close family members began dying. But in these photos, a "normal" life was still possible.

I don't know why this was the key to unlock the intimidation for me, but I bet there's one for you too. Maybe you'll find it if you look at completely different photos than the ones you've been looking at.

Good luck!







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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:43:28 PM
I don't know if I'm so intimidated that I don't want to scrap - but I have sometimes had difficulty getting going when I let myself get bogged down with a sense that I need to be "better" at embellishing or trying to be much more creative or trendy - or I try too hard to scrap like someone else.

But what often helps me is looking through my old albums from 2005 and 2006 when I first started this type of scrapbooking. I mostly used cardstock and the occassional pattern paper and journaling cards from CM (I've been a fan of journaling cards for a long time) and I love reading all of the stories I wrote about my family and my kids. And because I mostly used cardstock, I find the pages are not "dated" looking. That helps me remember my purpose for scrapbooking - to play with my pictures and to display those stories and thoughts in an artful way.

And that helps me not get bogged down in not having the right mist, or getting stressed about embellishment clusters, etc.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:57:38 PM
1. Shut off the Internet
2. Get some sketches
3. Grab the pics for inspiration
4. Start scrapping

I started this in mid FB and I've scraped over 45 layouts. They're not all masterpieces, but it feels good to scrap again!

I am going to a crop with 9 kits and can't wait to work on them!



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Posted: 4/5/2013 3:43:32 PM
Give yourself 20 minutes to finish a layout.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 3:54:09 PM
I definitely have felt that way before..

My biggest thing was getting over the idea that we have to reinvent the wheel with each new page! It is OKAY to repeat designs, and scraplift yourself even. No one will look at your pages years from now and say "hey, I saw that design already on a different page..."




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Posted: 4/5/2013 4:56:58 PM
Sometimes, after having watched/seen such wonderful layouts I feel that way, too. Most of the time they inspire me, but sometimes...

My suggestions:
- have a nice, rather tidy working space
- start with something easy, play around, then start a layout
- have lots of different photos printed, and chose one says "pick me" to you
- try to forget perfectionism (ok...me saying that.but really, it gets better^^)
and which helps me with any kind of art projects:

- Do two (or even more) at once and switch whenever you feel like it.

Just go ahead & dive in

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Posted: 4/5/2013 5:43:28 PM
I dove in last night and created a lo, had a lot of fun only got frustrated once and then figured it out. I really like the way it turned out.
I usually ask my husband what he thinks and he give me an honest answer, but I didn't show himthe lo I made last night because I was happy with it.

Thanks for your input every body I really appreciate it.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 5:46:12 PM
yay!! see, we knew you could do it honeybee!!


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Posted: 4/7/2013 9:14:26 AM
I am not so much intimidated as overwhelmed....like so many of you I started this hobby back before it was popular... and I used to scrap so much more when I just had a corner of a desk to work off of and a limited number of supplies. I now have so many pictures and supplies and have had my own craft room since 2002 and I just sit there and accomplish nothing! Part of it is the darn internet..I get on there and get distracted ...and part is that perfectionist in me. I have been pinning layouts I like for inspiration and this weekend I cleaned off my desk COMPLETELY and finished a two page spread! Hopefully this will be the kick start I need to get back to scrapping. Don't give up!


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Posted: 4/7/2013 2:33:46 PM
YES!!

So, now if I feel that way, I grab a sketchbook, one that doesn't have LO examples so I get more intimidated, and do my best to work that sketch as a jumping point. By then, my creativity has kicked in, and I embrace what follows!


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~Lisa





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Posted: 4/7/2013 3:16:15 PM
Good to hear you overcame that block!

Years ago, I tried a challenge from the Freestyle book to scrap without straight lines (no rulers, trimmers, etc.) and was amazed by how freeing it was. I used scissors and my Tombow white glue and played like I was in Kindergarten again. So now, if I feel that perfectionist beast creeping up on me, I simply go back to Kindergarten for a bit.


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