Hey gang. I wanted to drop in and find out what you think about something… as patient as he is, the hubby doesn’t really have much of a view and I clearly need my tribe!
Today was ‘kit day’ for me, in that I picked up May and June’s kits from the printers (yes, working ahead, rather! I hope to design a years’ worth, then come back and do all the extras I have in mind).
So that side of things is all going really well!
I’m loving the design process, loving the amount of money I’m saving and really enjoying playing with my own products.
My stuff is always so completely scruffy, guys; it’s just how it seems to come out.
And while most of the time I’m fine with that, I have these moments where I think,
“Guh: I just wish I could tidy it up a bit!”
I made this layout last night. All very lovely and I came alive making it, but I’ll be honest; at the end, I thought,
“Beautiful mess or just plain ol’ hot mess?”
I’m still not sure. It’s what comes out of me naturally, but it’s certainly not what I’d frame for my wall.
So back to scraptherapy (you can see why the hubby might have started to lose interest, can’t you?)
I’m determined not to spend this year; I’m determined to stick to my products.
But then I saw this mouthwateringly lovely Heidi Swapp blog post about Memory Planners (as if I wasn’t already obsessed with those…)
And girls, if there’s ever a good reason for staying in our own lanes and not looking around at what everyone else is doing, it’s this.
Because you start to compare, don’t you? It’s almost inevitable.
You look at that deliciously yummy planner full of so many gorgeous things, designed so beautifully and colourfully and it’s all so glossy and divine… and then you look at what you’re making.
I’ve been thinking around a way forward and I wondered if my beautiful Felicity Jane planner from my Design Team days might be the way forward for me.
Would I get a similar ‘Memory Planner’ kick by popping my scraptherapy pages into an equally gorgeous binder?
Only what happens when it’s full? And is this just too nice to put all my rubbish into?
I might try and tidy things up a bit, if only temporarily. It would be a bonus to work in the smaller daily chunks that a planner format affords, as time is definitely more limited these days.
I’m already realising I need to cut my youtube videos down to one process a month and abandon the flip-thrus – there are just too many nice things to do in this lovely life (a wonderful problem to have, for sure!)
Thanks for listening to me witter on about my first world scrap problems, girls: the Rev. will be grateful, I’m certain!