View Full Version : What's your remedy for Scrappers Block?
05-23-2007, 03:22 AM
I go on these creative waves...and then these totally i have no idea how to work my scrapbooking program waves.
We all have those dry spells...I think I have one now!
Sometimes I'll walk away for a while, not scrap for a few days
I'll pull out the scrapping magazines, and look at challenges and such
And then I lift (which is WHY I have a weekly scraplift challenge...)
What about you?
05-23-2007, 03:42 AM
I wouldn't know you are going through a dry spell right now - you are putting out some great layouts.
Right now, with the pressure of being under the gun to put out layouts that are representative of the fantastic kits that the designers are putting out every week - instead of looking at the photo and finding a kit to fit, I'm doing the opposite. I look at the kit and see what photos go with it. I'm fortunate enough to have my photos somewhat organized and have an idea of what's in each folder - I go through them fairly regularly to keep them fresh and see what I haven't scrapped that I want to.
Once I have the kits and the photos together, I just start loading everything I might want to use into my program. That's one reason that I scrap at 200 dpi. I may end up with twice as many elements and papers loaded as what I will finally start using. Then I start playing. Sometimes, the layout just really pops out at me and sometimes I can't think at all.
That's when I go to the challenges - there's bound to be something going on that's going to spark my creativity - and it may not be what I think I want to work on, but something else entirely.
For example, tonght I worked on 2 layouts for 2 different challenges - not what I meant to work on since I have homework for Christine's class just waiting to be done.
05-23-2007, 04:10 AM
I deal with this in a couple of ways
1. letting the rules go- which I find helps alot. I don't think of thirds, balance, placement or flow... I just do whatever comes up. It might not even like it in the end but I get ideas or things I want to try out that does work.
2. looking through galleries and finding new techniques- I did this with the off the page pics which is a look I love.
3. blending papers to get some crazy colors or affects
4. journal first- I might be stuck on a lo but there may be some journaling I've wanted to get done and I'll do that first and than things flow from there
5. Music that gets me moving
6. A good two day veg out in front of the t.v after two days of that I feel like such a bumb I'm able to get moving :)
05-23-2007, 05:01 AM
Mine is scraplift or use templates. Notice i've been using a lot of them lately. *lol* Although now its more a matter of time...but soon I will have nothing but time...
05-23-2007, 12:44 PM
SCRAPLIFT!!!!!! Definitely for me.............or do a challenge-- where someone gives me some guidelines-
05-23-2007, 07:03 PM
I me, I scraplift, never fails to get me going!! I hear you Maggie
05-23-2007, 07:19 PM
Yep, a good scraplifting "spree" usually does the trick for me too! That includes sometimes just using a single new technique/placement/combination etc that I might have saved in my inspiration folder.
05-24-2007, 03:54 AM
Two words: SCRAP LIFT
When I'm stuck, that's the only thing that gets me out of my slump.
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