Ever feel as though you should be scrapbooking but you just can’t?
You’re in good company, it happens to almost every single scrapbooker I know!
Luckily, Tracie Claiborne and I had a great chat on the Live Inspired podcast about getting your scrappy mojo back when you just aren’t into scrapbooking. We each made a list of 10 ideas to help overcome that feeling of no motivation to scrap.
Listen to the Live Inspired Podcast on Tracie’s site, TracieClaiborne.com or on your favourite podcast app.
We also chatted about the ScrapHappy membership group and the LOAD (LayOut A Day) Challenges and how they help to get me motivated! I’m always impressed at how much scrapping I do during a LOAD!
I shared a couple of layouts I’ve made during LOAD. Here’s a peek, you can see the whole layout on Tracie’s site or you can check out the sample LOAD prompt from international Scrapbooking Day HERE.
Right now there’s a special on new memberships for ScrapHappy until Sept. 30/16 you can save 20% if you use the code: family at checkout. For more info about how the ScrapHappy family can truly make you a happier scrapbooker please check out ScrapHappy.org
We also talked a bit about Scrapbook Improv. If you’d like to know more about it, so you can scrapbook along with me for the next one, read THIS POST.
Welcome to the replay for the first Scrapbook Improv.
This is the first one, so be kind. 😉 I have a few ideas that I’ll incorporate into future improv nights to make things more interactive, fun and even to give better camera angles.
In this video you’ll see me peering at the computer screen frequently to try and keep on top of the live chat. Please remember this was recorded from a live-stream broadcast, let’s just say the video quality is NOT HD. 😉 You’ll hear me reading the chat comments. You’ll see me getting up and walking away from the screen to go and find some products and supplies. You’ll see me botch up the journaling on a page and have to try it again. You’ll see me create 3 layouts in just over an hour and a half!
My plan was to use the September Gossamer Blue scrapbooking kit, but it was trapped at the post office. I pulled some papers and supplies from various other Gossamer Blue kits, I’d love to tell you exactly which supplies came from which kit but after I’ve used a kit I pull it apart and mix it with my stash.
As you are watching I’d recommend scrapbooking along with me, otherwise you’ll just be watching me scrapbook… the long pauses as I journal on the pages will seem like they take forever! If you scrapbook with me it will be like we are having our own personal crop.
Watch your email for the date for the October edition of Scrapbook Improv! If you aren’t signed up for email you can do that here: SUBSCRIBE
Thanks for being here and happy scrapping!
Here are the three layouts I created in just over an hour and a half.
Are you a fast scrapper? Would you like to see how to be a faster scrapbooker? Introducing Scrapbook Improv!
I’ll be scrapbooking LIVE this Sunday, September 18th at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern.
Best part? It’s interactive! Have a great idea for the page in progress? Share your tips, live, in the moment!
You never know what to expect with Scrapbook Improv. There’s always a bit of unpredictability, laughter and fun!
A little Scrapbook Improv history:
Scrapbook Improv was dreamed up in the creative mind of Lain Ehmann. Lain hosted Scrapbook Improv once a month and would scrapbook 3 layouts in 1.5 hours. Seriously, 3! It was all shared live, and she would use her handy dandy spinner to add an extra bit of unpredictability to the whole thing, as well as a bit of audience participation.
When I took over the ScrapHappy scrapbooking membership group from Lain she said I was welcome to take over Scrapbook Improv as well… wish me luck!
Join the fun!
Want to play along with me for Scrapbook Improv? Sign up for the Scrapbook Wonderland email list, it’s the blue and pink box or click HERE. You’ll receive helpful scrapbooking tips and inspiration a few times each month as well as the link to join me for Scrapbook Improv!