On the other hand, when I go through my albums to insert new layouts, I always view each layout from front to back (that's how so many end up changed!). Also, usually when I start putting away layouts, I have a stack that will be divided throughout many albums. So actually I get a chance to look at everything... how things have changed throughout the last year or so, as well as if I think the layouts become redundant. And to tell the truth, they don't feel that way. Each feels unique regardless of: whether the design is used several times; whether I use the same papers over and over; and, whether it's the same theme repeatedly (best friends, etc.). I believe the reason all the layouts feel singular to me is that each has a different combination of supplies (even if I use flair/wood/tape repeatedly, it's different flair/wood/tape). However, there are some things that I am trying to do less. For instance, I love the look of mist splatter on a layout to lead the eye from corner to corner, but I don't want it on every.single.layout. that I create, so I'm trying to change up the way I use mists. I love the flair/wood/tape combination, but I need to look at new ways to do that or at least break up the combo.
So it goes, that my scrapbooking has become less lately. That even though I am having a lot of physical and mental stress issues, I think about scrapbooking all the time. But when I do get a chance to sit down and do it, I just kind of look at the photos and papers and stuff... and say hmmmmm. And I guess this is what a serious slump looks like... not only losing your mojo, but second-thinking your entire craftiness.
However, I have got a few layouts to share... we've had quite a lot happen lately (I have made up my mind to only scrap the good stuff - living the bad stuff is hard enough...maybe I'll scrap about it later).
Hope everyone is doing great. I'd love some comments on how I can change it up a bit without going extreme... maybe it will help me find my scrappy groove.
Stay Safe and Scrap On!
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." - Leonardo da Vinci