OK this has been a HUGE creative month! Although you are probably thinking how on earth I can create so much with a baby, let me tell you some things that save me! A LOT of people ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ask me one question "How do you do it?"
1) I work extremely fast (and I know it probably shows LOL) .. I do not think too long, I just stick it all down and go , go , go . The alternative is, NO scrappy time. Or creative 1 project as opposed to 2-3 per sitting. So do I have a choice?
2) I am a LATE night scrapper. Yeah, my night pretty much begins after 8:30ish when ALL the kids are down, the house has been tidied , and I can create at ease. I have a strong coffee around that time and I quite often create well into the night.. 12:30 - 1:00am...I have always done that. What happens with baby? Well.. the older kids are asleep by 7:30ish, and baby has fallen into that routine herself! All on her own. I was happy for her to stay up.. but her bed time is 7:00-7:30 , then up at around 11 for a feed and straight back to sleep and then up again at 4am for a feed and again back to sleep. Not too bad for a 3 month old :)
3)I am an organisational freak.. oh yeah I am ! LOL!I work WELL AHEAD of time! I am not ashamed to admit that I do not work well under pressure... No. That's my husband LOL! I need time, and I need notice, and I need to be able to control things. SOOOO.. a lot of the creations you see are done weeks in advance.. If I know what I am up for, I handle it! I do what I have to!
4) I scrap lift myself! Nothing wrong with that! As long as you ask your self first! LOL! Ok you know what I mean.. when I am pushed for time, I go back to what I know. I recall in my head, a recent layout I did and repeat the same techniques, design etc etc. It is much easier than having to think of new things to create. Of course, there are times I experiment. To do that, I need to be in the right frame of mind. But usually, I try to recreate what I have already done and MOST of the time no 2 layouts will look the same..
So there you go! I am not Superwoman after all! If I could give you one word of advice (No its not stay up till 1:00 am LOL), it would be to just NOT over think things! I know its hard, especially when you have limited supplies and you do not wish to ruin them. And I can tell you almost all of my creations, I question them. I am never really happy with them and always think could have done better and ALWAYS wonder if anyone would like them LOL So please do not think I am so confident in my work that I just create magic !! I just GO FOR IT! I just do not think about it too much.
Ok so after all that chatting you are probably ready to see my altered notebook for Marion Smith Designs.
Well here it is. We were challenged to create an altered notebook in celebration of the new school year that is beginning in the USA and a lot of parts of the world.. I urge you to have a look at the blog HERE, for so many more examples from our Design Team. They are one talented group these ladies. :)
I used once again the gorgeous Scarlet printable collection which you can find HERE
I added some Prima flowers, 13arts mists and paints, a Prima background stamp and Prima Vintage Trinkets to finish it off.
Hope you do like my creation.
Have a happy creative weekend!
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