With March just begun, I have been preparing for Calvinball over at Get It Scrapped.
In 2015 this was a significant boost to my scrapbook productivity. Here are the details on my efforts.
In short I did 20+ 12 x 12 layouts plus many more divided page protector layouts. The experience of Calvinball is a bit like LayOut A Day, but better fits with the ebbs and flows of my scrapbooking. I remember clearly, I was elated at the end of the month.
I blogged about Calvinball every few days. You may have even gotten tired of my posts (if so, do pretend otherwise). So in 2016 I am taking a different approach, I plan to post all my Calvinball projects (that are not design team projects) to my Snaps And Snippets Facebook page as I complete and photograph them. (So if you haven’t liked my page, now is the time.) I may also give Instagram a go (I am snapsandsnippets there.)
I have yet to decide whether or not I will post a recap of the week’s layouts and maybe my accumulated score on Fridays on my blog – leaning towards not doing so. March is looking pretty hectic all ready with real life outside of the studio.
My plan was to spend January tidying the studio (check) and February sorting and prioritizing pictures (um . . . not so much), so I would be primed and ready to scrap. I did however on Leap Day manage to sort through 3 large boxes of photo prints from the aunt's house - divvying the good ones up for family and snagging 2 or 3 more for me to scrap.
I considered setting a goal of 25 full page layouts and 25 divided page layouts, but then I rethought that. I would rethink that because Gretchin Rubin (Better Than Before author) would consider me a REBEL of her four types.
A better measure of my productivity, in line with the objective of wanting to finish up in process work, is to tackle these items above - in process projects and half-used counterfeit kits.
If it goes really well, then I hope to also work on these items here, some old class kits from the last few years of Creating Keepsakes Conventions. We go again in early April, and we will be loaded up with more then.
Time to clear the desks. Ready, set, Calvinball.