What's Your Strength? What's Your Weakness?

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Posted 10/25/2013 by Jill Sprott in General Scrappin'
 

Jill Sprott
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Posted: 10/25/2013 1:06:38 AM
When it comes to creating layouts, what is your weakness, and what is your strength?

I'd like to think that one of my strengths is selecting patterns and accents that reinforce the theme of the page. My weakness is most definitely the time factor -- sometimes it takes me FOREVER to complete a page. Part of that is due to the fact that I am often unsure of where to place items, and I move things around a lot (a LOT).

How about you?



Paperclips29
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Posted: 10/25/2013 2:12:46 AM
Strength: Having the photo(s) be centre stage.

Weakness: Journalling. I do it. Lots of it. That's the problem, I'm too blood loquacious.


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DinCA
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February 2002
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Loc: west coast

Posted: 10/25/2013 3:44:23 AM
Strength: All the little details.

Weakness: Committing. I'm always second-guessing.


Diana

cannmom
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Posted: 10/25/2013 5:21:19 AM
Strength. Putting the page together

Weakness journaling I need to spend more time thinking about what I want to say

caspad
peas&crackers

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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:13:45 AM
Strength: photography, choosing colors, storytelling and making connections, balance

Weaknesses: embellishing, titles, perfectionism (although that maybe that is also a strength it means I have made only pages I love.)


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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:24:17 AM
My strength is journaling and my weakness is just about everything else.

Miglets
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:33:58 AM
Strength: scraplifting - I can take a sketch or layout and change things out to make it work w/my photos, embellishments, etc.

Weakness: scraplifting - it's become the only way I scrap - I almost never try to come up w/my own ideas




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pelirroja
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Posted: 10/25/2013 6:57:14 AM
My strength and my weakness are one and the same: perfectionism. (sigh)


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LisaDorothy
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:16:50 AM
Strength- Journaling. Comes easy to me most times.

Weakness- Stamping. I have a hard time with incorporating stamps into my layouts.






gluemore girl
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September 2006
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Loc: New England

Posted: 10/25/2013 7:17:49 AM
Strengths: Paper arrangement and use of scraps, Journaling, Enjoying the process.

Weakness: Embellishing (I do not very creative when it comes to adding finishing touches)


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lilgik
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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:18:54 AM
Strength - ability to coordinate supplies/colors/patterns well
Weakness - too much indecisiveness



Scrapn Nana
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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:06:02 AM
My strength is that I can design and create a layout without using a sketch or scraplifting, using whatever I have on hand in the way of tools and supplies.

My weakness is that I am a slow scrapper and will often just sit and look at the pictures and developing layout longer than is necessary instead of getting down to brass tacks and completing it.


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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:31:37 AM
Strengths are picking papers and embellishments (usually from the same line)

Weakness is journaling.

treyaut
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:54:50 AM
Strength - I commit at the least 15 minutes a day to scrapbooking and most weekends

Weakness - journaling


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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:58:45 AM
Strength - choosing papers (mixing patterns & colors)
Weakness - embellishing



jens3
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Posted: 10/25/2013 9:01:57 AM
Strength - Telling the story, mixing patterns, making sure everything is grounded, embellishment

Weakness - Sometimes I can't STOP adding stuff. And I am so drawn to a clean, minimalist style. Darnit.

LonR
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Posted: 10/25/2013 9:10:31 AM
Strength: Knowing what to scrap. I have a ton of stories to tell and plenty of pictures printed to get started.

I used to struggle with journaling but Jill's Soul scrapbboking class has made me more confident with that. I'll say it Jill! Haha! If journaling is your weakness consider Jill's class!!

Weakness: Mini albums. I loathe them, pretty much.


Loni

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vorders
PeaAddict

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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:03:39 AM
strength - journaling and titles
weakness - overall page design and embellishing

KBPea
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:03:53 AM
Strength: Journaling. I think I'm really good at telling an engaging story on my page, although there is always room for improvement.

Weaknesses: Embellishing. Cutting and aligning photos, papers, etc. straight.

aliwinn
BucketHead

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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 10/25/2013 10:16:18 AM
Strength - matching colours & patterns, design

Weakness - embellishing and remembering to use things (I often use the same things over and over, forgetting about other categories of embellishments or tools)


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Posted: 10/25/2013 3:19:13 PM
Strength: Having all the scrappy stuff I could possibly want to use on the layout.

Weakness: Using it!


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Posted: 10/25/2013 3:19:18 PM
Strength: Having all the scrappy stuff I could possibly want to use on the layout.

Weakness: Using it!


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scrappycass
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Posted: 10/25/2013 4:43:10 PM
Strength: gathering coordinating supplies for a page from my stash from patterned papers to embellishments.

Weakness: journaling. Not my strong point at all!


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Posted: 10/25/2013 4:45:54 PM
Strength - getting nice pages done quickly using lots of elements, incl memorabilia

Weakness - journalling. I tend to have the pictures and memorabilia tell the story and don't write much. I also can't stamp at all...


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Posted: 10/25/2013 4:50:02 PM
I'm good with colour choices. I'm excellent at generating ideas.

I'm terrible at finishing anything.


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Susanstwins
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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:42:37 PM
Strength: shopping for supplies

Weakness: not using my supplies



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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:49:23 PM
Jill, one of your other strengths is journaling.


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mamawpea
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Posted: 10/25/2013 7:54:25 PM
My strength is having all the photos available to scrap.

My weakness is journalling. I do the who, when and where.

StaZyG
BucketHead

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Posted: 10/25/2013 8:21:10 PM
Strength: using all the paper realestate on a page
Weakness: making a LO without glimmermist or some other spray medium!

k d girl
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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:19:07 PM
strength: matching different pattern papers
weakness: shopping and /or blog surfing instead of scrapping

Jill Sprott
Garden Girl

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Posted: 10/25/2013 10:35:35 PM

I used to struggle with journaling but Jill's Soul scrapbboking class has made me more confident with that. I'll say it Jill! Haha! If journaling is your weakness consider Jill's class!!

Thanks for the shout-out, Loni!



TillaH
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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:09:32 AM
Strength - putting everything together quickly, I really enjoy the process of designing a page LO
Weakness - completing pages with titles and journaling, having a consistent style - may pages vary from simple to very busy


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ashazamm
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Posted: 10/26/2013 5:59:40 AM
My strengths are journaling and speed (I can't finish a page in less than 30 min)
My weakness is procrastinating.

njbrown
BucketHead

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Posted: 10/26/2013 7:43:07 AM
Strength is getting ideas for what to scrap
Weakness is actually get it scrapped before I forget my idea!

Darkchami
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Posted: 10/26/2013 9:50:51 AM
Strength: Figuring out the general LO design and getting all of my paper layers down.

Weakness: Embellishing


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StuckOnPeas

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Layouts: 1

Posted: 10/26/2013 10:04:48 AM
Strength: Getting layouts done and in an album. I can whip out a page in under an hour that I am happy with.

Weakness: I don't try new techniques very often, so all of my pages have the same feel to them, because all the same techniques and products are used on them.



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keddypea
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Posted: 10/26/2013 12:04:50 PM
Strength: layering
Weakness: anything the least bit messy (mists, paint, stamps)


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irishscrappermom8
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Posted: 10/26/2013 1:05:18 PM
Weakness: I can take FOREVER to put a LO together. I need to just DO IT. I need to just make a frigging decision and go. And journaling.

Strength: Once I do make a decision it's usually a good one. I also think I have a good eye at choosing the right photos to tell the story, instead of just slapping down every single photo I took and printed. And I do believe I have above average PS skills.





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Posted: 10/26/2013 1:30:58 PM
strength - super fast making pages
weakness- pages are very simple
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