Shove Scrappers Block OUT THE DOOR!

By: Tiana Secor

I too have been there and it is a tough predicament to fight your way out of BUT I have found a solution that works for me.  I hope you will find it helpful as well.

Previously, when the scrapper’s block bug would bite, I would sit at my table and attempt to think of ideas that I could finish and then add my photos too.  It was the pitts!  I would think and think and then realize that all my time was gone.  Another scrapping session terminated without any results.  Then I changed my technique just a bit and found that I had smashed the dreaded scrapper’s block bug.  It is simple, it is easy, and I can’t believe I wasted so much time!

The entire focus of my scrapbooking is my photos.  I have seen many scrapbooks that are amazing, however, the layout is so intricate that the focus is transferred to the embellishments and the photos remain second in line.  After piecing a few layouts like that, I decided that – although I love those truly amazing pages – I wanted to let my photos take the stage and not the layout.  I began looking at my photos first and that is when my fountain of ideas began flowing again.  I can look at a group of photos and clearly see a great title that would perfectly describe them.  I remember the moment and look at the photos and there is no doubt which title I will use to represent that memory.

And it continues… once I have the title, it is really simple to find paper the coordinates with the title and the photos.  I then pick out a few embellishments (remember that I am trying to focus on the pictures and not the layout) and in no time and am piecing together a beautiful layout that focuses on the photos.

I have tried many techniques (a good idea book has also saved me), but I have found that if I will focus on the photos for a minute before starting my project (which should be the focus in the first place) the photos help me decide the title, the paperBusiness Management Articles, and even the layout!  Give it a try!

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