Create Your Treasure Chest

by | Productivity Advice | 3 comments

This post is part of Light Your Fire, an August 2013 blog series to help you get unstuck and ignite your passion for scrapbooking. For even more fire-starting, download our free membership sampler.

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
– Anthony J. Dâ’Angelo

Sometimes life seems to come at us like a speeding bullet. Between the demands of our everyday lives and the endless streams of information, it can be challenging to maintain focus on what most fuels your creative fire.

The lessons in this course were designed to take you a little out of your comfort zone and invite your brain to consider new possibilities in your scrapbooking. But when classes and special tasks like these take time – how can the busy memory keeper find that spark in an instant? How can you get back to this spot in a week, month or year from now?

This final project is designed to give you a special takeaway – one that is just for you and is nearly guaranteed to get your mojo going again and again. It will serve as a reminder of what you learned as well as serve your needs to feel full of strength and energy for your scrapbooking.

What is in your treasure chest?

When I was little, I had this pink tin box in which I stowed all the treasures of my unencumbered life. From stickers to stone, anything that inspired by 7 year old mind was tucked away. If you had a real box like that today, what would you put in it?

The reality is that a virtual treasure chest is much more practical in today’s world. It is portable and allows for near-limitless idea sources. From a page on your blog, to a digital collage or snippets in EverNote, there is no shortage of options for creating such a repository.

One option, however, stands out as the perfect easy-to-use location for audio, visual and written sources of inspiration. Pinterest is the perfect treasure chest for 2012 idea-keeping.

Many artists, photographers and creative individuals keep a Pinterest account – one of the most simple ways to assemble images that really move you.


To cap off your experience, I want to encourage you to create your our treasure chest, in whatever format makes the most sense for you. Create a collage, re-do your blog or start a Pinterest account as a nice addition to your outposts on the web. Make sure to share your link in the comments!

Did you find this post helpful?

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  1. Heather D

    Oh my goodness, Pinterest is exactly like a kid’s treasure chest! Love that analogy!

    These have been some great posts! Loving the Light Your Fire theme.

    • Jennifer S. Wilson

      Yep, that’s it! Thanks for sharing Lois.


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