If you hit a creative road block, sometimes all you need is to try scrapbooking in a different format. When you experiment with different types of documenting, you never know what will excite you and get your creative juices flowing.
It’s easy to get in a rut and that can cause you to loose your enthusiasm for the craft. But if you switch things up, you may stir up that creativity and who knows what the results will be!
Here are a few suggestions, but I’m sure there are plenty of others.
- travellers notebook – I share how I use a TN below
- mini album – there are so many variations of mini albums!
- use a planner to document everyday life
- try scrapbooking in a different size. If 12×12 is your go to – try a 6×8 or 3×8
- try digital scrapbooking – we talked about that yesterday
It’s amazing how much trying something new can renew your love of something. I remember a few years ago I was really into documenting in planners. I even scrapbooked in my planner. It was so much fun!
That was when I found my love of travellers notebooks. I ADORE travellers notebooks and use them for a few different things. My favourite use is for travel journals but I have also used them for December Daily. I have a couple of flip throughs on my Youtube channel here and here.
Lately I’ve been using them to document my random photos and stories. These are the things that I may or may not include in our yearly family album but that I still want to document. Most of these stories are mine and just little things. If I have leftover printed photos that I don’t end up using in my family album, I’ll often add them to my tn.
Here’s an example of what I mean. When A&W released their beyond meat burger we went and tried it and I snapped a photo. It’s not really something I wanted to include in our family album but I think it will be a fun thing to look back on years from now because it reminds us of trends that have been forgotten. That’s what this TN is about it’s a fun way to document everyday life, the little stories that will be fun to relive 10, 15 or 20 years from now. AND it’s quick & easy!
Have a creative day!