|4. How does my writing/creating process work?||That
is a really good question. I do not have a really good answer. I like
writing my blog posts as much as scrapping layouts to share. To save
time, I formulated tables for repeated feature posts. Structure keeps
me from rewriting and tweaking time and again. I am trying to be more
succinct (present post possibly excepted) because I know everyone’s time
is valuable. |
For other posts, I just write up one when an idea strikes me. I need to get back to doing more storytelling posts – to help with my memory-keeping. I should revisit my storytelling posts on the blog and finish those layouts.
Hey, storytellers, have scrapped all yours?
I do not jot down ideas in advance. I do not keep any kind of journal. I toy with the idea of keeping a better list of projects, but in the interim, I keep a bin of printed photos to scrap. I am not a planner (planning begins with P). I welcome spontaneity and serendipity (lovely S words, so you'd think they'd work with scrapbooking).
|5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?||When
I am in the mood to craft, with a clean (optional) desk waiting for me,
and inspiration lacking, I will look at old magazines, sketch books, or Pinterest boards
for ideas I previously saved from reading blogs (like yours). When I have done a fair amount of
scrapping over a period of a few days, I will no longer be in the mood –
and I don’t try to force it. |
I often will look at something visual in my everyday surroundings and it will cue an idea for layout – but very few of those ideas stay with me. I should take phone photos to save a few. I believe in
|6. What is my signature style?||Over the last couple of years, I think my style has evolved quite a bit compared to the 5 years before that. |
Golly, S, you've been doing this a while now, haven’t you?
Thankfully, assignments from design teams have stretched my skills and enforced in my head the reasons I do things the way I do on a scrapbook page. In some measures, I am more comfortable with my "approach", although hard-pressed to describe my "style" as it is still evolving. I feel myself being torn between clean simple pages
and more involved pages.
I think doing pocket pages plays into this dichotomy. They are clean and simple, so they carry over to pages. At the same time, quick pocket pages, make we want to try more involved traditional layouts as well. So it's a struggle. Clear as ink?
Geez, S, you're an accountant, learn to balance things - why don't you!
To sum up: Let’s say my scrappy style is colorful with lots of pattern, and an old school low tech approach. Does that match up with how you perceive my style? Or am I just dreaming?
This meme used to include an invitation to others to answer the same questions. So if you need a quick idea for a not-so-quick blog post (or two) - go for it! Welcome to the tour!!