This time of year can be dizzying for a scrapbooker. Product choices are abundant and every industry site has a class or project approach to share. It can be all-too-easy to follow the herd, making it important look inward and make the best choices for your unique needs.
In this post I’ll share a simple exercise for helping you pin-point the best approach for your unique needs. Whether you’re keen to keep it simple with a photo album or go whole-hog with daily documentation, use these questions to finalize your plans.
4 Steps to Selecting a Holiday Project
Step 1. Take it all in. Spend 30 minutes (use a timer if needed) to browse Pinterest or your favorite blogs to gain a lay of the land. What types of projects are other scrapbookers planning? Take specific note of how some approaches may differ from what is most common.
Step 2. Make a list. Off the top of your head, write down project approaches that appeal you to. List four to five different options that sound interesting or exciting to you. Try not to discriminate and mentally focus on the thrill of starting a new project.
Step 3. Use a red pen. Look at your list and start crossing off any project that is totally not feasible. Cross off any project that you don’t have time for or couldn’t finish in a reasonable time. Be realistic and honest with yourself as you evaluate the list.
Step 4. Commit and simplify. Once you’ve narrowed down your options to your best choice, make the commitment. Share your plan in public and set yourself up for success. Also, keep an eye on not making it any more complicated than needed.
I’d love to know the results of your exercise! What approach will you take for scrapbooking the holidays?