This past week I had a boost of productivity. I scrapped three whole pages. For some, that’s all in a day’s work and for others it calls for high fives and “are you feeling ok?”
For better or worse, guilt is a pervasive feeling in scrapbooking. Guilt can stifle as much as it motivates as we struggle with a little voice that begs us to do more.
We try to let go of the nagging feeling, to accept it or to let it push us forward. It leads us to ask, however, how much scrapbooking is enough?
Three reasons to scrap more
- Leave more of your story behind for future generations
- Refine your skills and try new techniques with each page
- Derive more pleasure from the creative process and the social response
Three reasons to scrap less
- Scrapping takes time away from making memories
- Not every photo is critical for documenting your life
- You’ll be forced to tell more complex stories on a page
Enough is a highly personal decision, but can we throw this on the table? There is probably a healthy range for enough.
To me, enough is a delicate balance between pure enjoyment of the hobby and satisfaction in documenting our family’s story. You’ll know the sweet spot when ideas come quickly and scrapping doesn’t feel like work.
What is enough for you? How do you recognize your happy point?