Scrap time vs online scrap time

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Posted 2/7/2013 by k d girl in General Scrappin'
 

k d girl
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:10:04 PM
Does anyone else ever feel like if they just stopped watching all the videos, looking at all the blogs and stopped shopping they sure would get a lot more scrapping done?? Don't get me wrong, I love the videos and other stuff! But's it's so easy to get lost in it all!

KirstenDrew
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:12:26 PM
This is work-day scrap release for me. I don't have to get my mojo up, and I can be more accessible for making supper, running kids to activities,m doing homework... If I get holed up in my scrap space, I hate being disturbed! Plus, I time gets away from me. So yeah, I'm online for at least an hour/night, pea-ing, pinteresting, reading blogs...



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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:17:47 PM
I find myself spending lots of time online...looking at blogs, Pinterest and such. Once I get a chance to spread my things out, I don't even get near the computer. And I am former digital scrapper


Toby!



sheltieluvr
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:18:12 PM
Yes I think that all the time! I spend way too much time watching videos, checking out blogs and chatting here. I really need to start scrapping more!!

alone_inacrowdedroom
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:19:23 PM
I think this all the time! I definitely need to find better balance.



dalia1024
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:19:55 PM
i feel just like you when i come home from work i sit on my computer and by the time i be here, fb(pl group, scrap rack group, scrap yard, promarker group, magnolia group) then i go to you tube to watch all the new videos when i look up is been 4 hours that i could of been scrapping or working on PL, this is everyday then i only really work on my projects on the weekend... i really feel that i need to disconnect from the internet for a while to be more productive on my scrapbooking BUT i know that is NEVER going to happen so im happy with working only the weekends.




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GwynnAsbury
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:35 PM
yes, I feel that way. It's a constant balance for me... soemthing I have yet to perfect and probably won't ever perfect.

bluna
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:37 PM
When I clicked on "Message Boards" on my Bookmarks Bar in Chrome, about 2 minutes ago I thought to myself 'I could just get up and go scrap instead...NAH! I'm gonna see what's goin' on!'

Seriously, I think this pretty much every day!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:44 PM
I am extremely ADHD, and I have even switched from a desktop in my craft room to a laptop in my kitchen. This has really helped me, because when I am in my craft room I am no longer getting distracted. Of course, when I am in my kitchen....


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k d girl
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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:44:22 PM
well it's nice to know I'm not the only one!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:25:25 PM
I am usually here on my phone or iPad with a kid in my arms Sometimes he is just not quite asleep and sometimes he is busy on his activity mat for two minutes. I can't be scrapping during any of those times so for now the Internet is helping to scratch my creative itch.

...

But ask again in a few months
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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:03:04 PM
I'm definitely online here more than I scrap some days!
Sometimes I have to place myself on a social media 'time-out' just to get things done.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:53:52 AM
This is something I think every single day...

salt-of-the-earth
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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:44:40 AM
I think of it as part of the hobby...I enjoy the creating, the shopping and the "perusing" of blogs, message boards, Pinterest etc almost equally.






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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:18:22 AM
I am online often. During the day at work I can keep an eye out on the message board, and in the evenings after work I am really too tired to do layouts so I again am on the computer winding down from my very stressful job (guilty pleasure Farmville, helps take a lot of the stress away) then I also watch videos, look at galleries, check out blogs, and may work on small little things I would like to learn or incorporate into layouts. When I am having my scrapping weekends I rarely look at the computer unless it is to find clip art, find and follow a specific technique I need to use, or use my Pazzles software to cut for a page.

It seems to be a good balance for me. (oops, better get to work - LOL)

Maribeth



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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:18:39 AM
Good point in salt-of-the-earth's post. It's also part of the hobby for me. I love to read what's going on with products & the latest trends & ideas for layouts on the boards & I love to watch a new video with my coffee.

I have a short attention span, so one video a day is all I can take anyway.




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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:23:50 AM
You are not the only one, but I enjoy it!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:53:30 AM
Sometimes I think I would get more done of my Internet would go down!
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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:59:33 AM
I'm typically on the boards/watching videos when I'm not able to scrap anyways (away from home & my supplies, don't have enough time to work on a layout). I wish I had more time to devote to sitting down and doing actual scrapbooking but when I don't it's nice to fill that void by bulking up on inspiration.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:27:02 AM
Yes, I feel that way. I was thinking about that last night actually. Hmmm. Maybe I'll implement it and see what happens.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:53:49 AM
Absolutely! Although, I think some of the time spent doing that stuff pays off because it gives me lots of ideas and inspiration.

TexasJen
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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:04:05 AM
Like some of the other posters have mentioned, I'm pea-ing when I'm not really able to be scrapping. Like right now - DS is occupied with painting, and occasionally telling me which colors he's using. I can jump on here for a couple of minutes, but no way could I sneak off upstairs to scrap!

It gives me a scrappy fix, and sometimes it also gets some ideas flowing my head (sometimes it's just pure entertainment!).


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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:21:31 AM
Yes, I would. I have known that for a long time. But scrappping for me often means buying new supplies, whereas online I resist the hype.



Legoluce
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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:24:17 AM
I usually spend most of my online time when I'm not at home. It's rare for me to browse forums when I'm at home, I'll go through bookmarks or play a video while I'm scrapping for inspiration so I do a bit of both, but generally I will always scrap when I'm at home and go online during lunch break at work or when I'm out and literally cannot do any scrapping

This is why I post more actively, pin tons and see the most videos during the week and never really at weekends!
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