WPT#18: When You’re Plum Burnt Out (VIDEO)

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The Weekly Pep Talk is a video podcast series designed to help you find more time for scrapbooking and use it well. Learn more in our free guide.


I’ve been scrapbooking a lot recently and am feeling creatively drained. In this week’s pep talk I share three tips for beating scrapbook burn-out. Subscribers may need to visit the website.

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  1. Linda Walton

    You are simply too cute and sweet for words Jennifer! Your PEP talks are right behind my own. I tell my hubby often that I am my own best cheerleader. I consider that somewhat of a gift. I am always talking myself through things. It works … most of the time! 😉
    Presently, I am “focusing” on YOUR pep talks and other Simple Scrapper productions to keep me going. This side of moving, I am simply too overwhelmed with it all and must put my desire to scrap on the back burner. Not to say that I might not slip into my scraproom during a downtime and muster up something! LOL!

    I like your idea of having photos printed. I love Persnickety Prints and still have a voucher that I’ve not used. I might just work on getting photos ready to be printed so that when we are moved and settled, I will have some “fresh” memories to work with. I am a big advocate of “pushing through it”. I am doing that right now with exercise having been away from it for several months. I shall keep on keeping on!

    Thank you for being a constant source of inspiration, motivation and conversation! You are made of awesome ♥

    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      You are just too sweet Linda. Thanks and good luck with your move.

      Maybe you will find some scrapping inspiration by focusing on the memory keeping aspect for you move? Take pictures, keep a journal?

  2. Barb in AK

    When I get scrapper’s block, I usually start looking through my completed albums. I enjoy looking at the photos and reading the stories again. That can put me back on track pretty quickly 🙂

  3. Valerie Jackson

    My dad died on January 31st last year and I just kind of got lost a lot of the time as was very emotional. My dad always encouraged and believed in my art so I found that although I could create my altered art and also found out that I could sculpture [pretty cool feat], I haven’t touched my scrapbooks. I haven’t actually touched my albums in five years due to a lot of different issues, but have been yearning to begin working on “something” to get them going again.
    I’m using this weekend as my inspirational weekend [and digital cleanup weekend] and reviewing all my e-mails from you and others. It was great to come across your Daily Inspirations AND I’m taking notes!
    Here’s what I decided after I listened to your pep talk:

    Use other medias that I’ve wanted to work with: colored pencils, stamping, paper folding using vellum, use specific supplies [ribbons, brads, templates, etc. – they were all organized a couple of years ago!]

    Look through my albums to get excited

    To remind myself why…
    I’m creating…I’m scrapping… I’m journaling…
    I’m researching the family history…
    I take photos of my family, friends and tracking through my inspirational locations for seasons, etc…

    WHY I continue to be an artist!

    Thanks for inspiring me AND keeping these inspirations available for the neglectful and procrastinating group that I belong to…

  4. Jennifer Wilson

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad Valerie, but glad that you’re honoring him and his support of your passions by getting re-invigorated about creating. Happy that I can help you along the way!


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