This year, my blog has read like one long series of failed attempts to get back into the craft room. Which it kind of has been. Mind you I still stand by the list of tips I posted here and here
It's been more of a case that I haven't been in the right head-space for crafting.
What's helped me this time (as well as a tip I shared earlier - gather some supplies together into a kit!) is my tip number 5:
Choose some low-pressure photos to scrap
and tip number 6:
scrap in a way that you're comfortable with, rather than trying out something new and daunting
This month's Counterfeit Kit, which I've called "Dinosaur Tales" has a bright, sunny vibe that leans towards little boy photos, so my first stop was Angus' album, and I've pulled a number of photos from 2008 and 2009. None of them have a particularly memorable story to go with them, but they're memories I'd rather scrap than not.
It turns out that even when I'm flush with supplies, I still don't find
it very easy to cut into brand new sheets of paper, so I chose one or two sheets to match each photo/set of photos, planning to add off-cuts from other sheets as I make them or from my stash as required.
But enough chit-chat, let's see those pages!
There's that dinosaur paper! (And would you laugh if I told you that I gutted the centre of both the dinosaur and blue papers before adhering them down?)
I've cut a sheet of circles from vellum and added them to the kit, I love how they make a little home for the buttons and wood veneers.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll take the time to say hello and share with me your tips or stories of how you like to get back to the craft room!