Anyone else find it hard to get started...
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NitaD
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Posted: 1/19/2014 12:38:14 AM
..on a new project?? I have just finished up a couple albums for my kids school and sports (they are 20 & 26) I promised myself I would finish those up before I started my much anticipated Disney album. I've collected all the Say Cheese paper and embellishments. I have a cute Mickey album. I have the photos printed. But somehow I can't seem to jump in. It's like I'm afraid I'm gonna mess it up or something. Ever have this problem? I know I should just grab a photo and do it but I've actually been pacing the house all evening instead!! HELP!!
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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:01:52 AM
i am not good at working on themed albums until they are done. I have to do a couple pages here and a couple pages there - otherwise i get sick of it, and I no longer want to work on those layouts - maybe just organize the album with the photos and the journaling in each sleeve - then you are ready for each layout as you want to do it.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:13:52 AM
I'm that way about something as important as a Disney trip! I did my first Disney album super simple for that very reason. Now I'm brainstorming how I will do the second one and we are going again this year. I totally relate to wanting your design to do justice to the pics! I'm planning to do a mix of pocket pages and layouts for my next Disney album and use Say Cheese and a lot of other happy patterns.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:41:36 AM
Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone Tracie. I'm planning a mix of pocket pages and layouts as well. I think this might be part of my problem. It's a bit "new" to me and I feel like combining the two is going to need a lot more planning ahead. For instance I know I have a lovely Mary Poppins photo from the parade that will get a 12x12 layout and then the facing page will be 3x4 pockets of parade pics. Now when I turn the page whatever goes next has to have pics that fit the same format as the previous page. So much trickier to plan.
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Posted: 1/19/2014 2:37:32 AM
I understand what you mean!

The new project should be exciting because I have new products especially for it....

I think it is a bit of a mixture of a few things. One is that I just finished another project, which feels great, where as this project is all a head of me which can feel a little overwhelming. Sometimes I just need to step away and do something else creative when I have finished a scrap project.

The other thing is the feeling of stuffing it up. However, I do find when I force myself to start (maybe on a photo that isn't my favourite, or with paper that isn't my favourite) - after I start it is easy to continue and love the process. Starting can be hard.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 2:45:20 AM
I've only been to Disney once in 2011 and I managed one layout which I don't really like, so I'm going to do it again. I bought Scrapbooking Family Vacations with Nancy Damiano class last year and was really inspired to work on the photos, then I got sick for a couple of weeks and I still haven't gotten around to.
Then again I suck at scrapbooking vacations. My vacation in 2009 is still only half scrapped, I did finish the one from 2010, I tried a couple of pocket page layouts for another trip I took in 2011 and I still haven't touched my vacations from 2012 and 2013.

The closest I get to scrapbooking vacations is day trips I take to random places, I finally got around to scraping a trip I took to Stonehenge 2 years ago last week.

Maybe it's because vacations are big events and somewhere in the back of my mind I have a fear of screwing it up and ruining the memories.
I'm sure you'll get your album done, even if it is one layout at a time.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 2:47:22 AM
I switch from thing to thing too..I get tired of it. My mojo goes away when I am trying to finish. I was so afraid of starting my disney pages..I started by finding a disney page that for sure wanted to scraplift & did that. By the time I did a couple pages like that..then I felt ok to do disney.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 8:54:55 AM
I was JUST dealing with this and my European vacation photos; I didn't scrap for over a month because I just couldn't get it together to start on the project! Having Christmas in the middle of all that didn't help, either.

Getting involved in a challenge was the push I needed...and once started, now I don't want to stop!



For instance I know I have a lovely Mary Poppins photo from the parade that will get a 12x12 layout and then the facing page will be 3x4 pockets of parade pics. Now when I turn the page whatever goes next has to have pics that fit the same format as the previous page.


While the format may need to be the same, the subject can be completely different. For example, you can find a really great photo of your family waiting to board the "It's a Small World" ride and enlarge that for the 12x12 page; then use the pockets to put smaller photos of the ride itself (I know I had three or four inside the ride myself!) and journaling and POFF, you've got the matching pages.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 9:11:02 AM
I am doing the combo of pocket pages and 12x12 for my Disney trip as I speak. I started last week and I was afraid. All new to me. But here is the catch......you can't screw up....not possible.

I jumped right in and used an album to keep the pages in order and magically I FOUND pics that worked each time I used a page. It just fell into place. I have not done the 12x12layouts but I dud put those pics in a 12x12sleeve and put it in the album to hold the place. There was one where I had a 12x12 but the next page did not suit 12x12 so I am just going to put in a park map and ticket stubs on that page.


JUMP in. It will be great. Trust me.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 9:53:00 AM
Yes! I have two Disney trips yet to be documented from 2010 & 2012. I actually decided that it would be "easier" to just put them in a photobook but you would think with that "easier" method I would have jumped right in but I can't for some reason. It's all very overwhelming.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:28:32 PM
I have NO problem starting new projects. It's finishing the old ones I have the issue. But I trying to work on it.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:37:26 PM
Yes, I have also had trouble getting started on projects.
What I do, when I'm having trouble, is to browse the galleries or scrapbook magazines or Pinterest to find some inspiration....if I scraplift a page I really love, that usually gets me started and then I find my mojo!


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NitaD
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Posted: 1/19/2014 3:33:06 PM
Looks like I'm not alone in the boat!! I'm really going to try and dive in today. Thanks for all your responses.
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Posted: 1/19/2014 4:59:57 PM
Yes. Its hard for me to get started because most of the time I need to purchase something and so then that starts spending.

But as soon as I decide to write down a plan or sketch something; it falls together much more smoothly and things just start to happen.


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Posted: 1/19/2014 6:52:15 PM
To me, the key is really planning ahead. I actually sketched out a pocket page album and went through all my vacation pics and wrote out where I would put them so I could make sure I got the pics printed in the right orientation and also that I had a good flow. Once you get the pics in, the decorating and journaling part is easy. Pocket pages are not easy to me because I take both horizontal and vertical pics and mostly vertical.

I do my Disney albums like this:
- road trip there
- hotel
- Magic Kingdom
- Epcot
- Hollywood Studios
- Animal Kingdom
- dining
- characters

That way I can put all the pics from one place together and the album flows.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 7:21:29 PM
Two possible solutions for the back of the pocket page:

1. Cut up a sheet of patterned pattern in the configurations of the pockets and just slip the pieces into the pockets. Don't worry if you can't fill it with photos.

2. Enlarge a favorite photo to 12x12 and cut that up into the configuration of the pockets. You could always add embellishments to one of the sections or put a title across two of them, etc.
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