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How to overcome Scrapbooker’s Block and Unleashing the Creative Scrapbooker Inside

It is easy to look at scrapbooking pages that others make and think that you have never been that creative. The thing is, you are creative, but sometimes it is easy to get into a rut.  Many scrapbookers end up dealing with scrapbooker’s block, having a hard time figuring out what to do next in their scrapbook. If you are stuck in a rut and tired of sitting there just trying out what to do with your pages, here are some great tips to help you unleash the creative scrapbooker inside.

Save Scrapbooking Pages from Magazines
One excellent way to get those creative juices flowing and to end scrapbooker’s block is to save pages from magazines that really inspire you. When you see layouts in a magazine that catch your eye, tear them out and keep them. Look for color combinations that really catch your eye or color swatches you find unique. Put everything in a folder and keep it around. When you are having trouble finding inspiration, pull out the folder you have made for some great ideas.

Go Through Previous Scrapbooking Albums
Another way that you can unleash your creative scrapbooker once again is to go through previous scrapbooking albums that you have made in the past. Spend some time enjoying all the different pages that you have come up with. Write down some of the techniques that you really like. This may trigger some good ideas that you can use for some new pages as well.

Keep Art Around that Makes You Smile
Inspiration often comes from what is all around you. In the area that you work in, keep art around that really makes you smile. If you don’t have the money to buy art that inspires you, create the artwork yourself to hang up. Use some scrapbooking supplies and create some interesting art that you really enjoy. When you need inspiration you can find it in the art that is all around you.

Use Color Therapy in your Scrapbooking Room
Ever heard of color therapy? Certain colors actually help to enhance creativity and inspiration. If you have a scrapbooking room, you can use these colors in the room to help avoid scrapbooker’s block and to keep you inspired. Consider some orange for creativity, since it is supposed to help spark creativity in people. Yellow is used for learning, and some purple for promoting inspiration. These three colors will be a great addition to your workspace and can help keep those creative juices flowing.

Check Online for Scrapbooking Inspiration
The internet is a great place to find inspiration for your scrapbooks. There are many scrapbooking sites on the web that provide interesting ideas for layouts, some provide examples, and you can even find new techniques online too. Another idea is to go to paint sites and look at color schemes that will inspire you. The internet is a great tool and you can use it to combat scrapbooker’s block.

Digital Scrapbooking Layouts - Finding Great Ideas for Layouts

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been scrapbooking for years or you are brand new to the art, finding ideas for great digital scrapbooking layouts is often a chore. No doubt you are often looking for some great designs and layout ideas for your scrapbook. When you’re creating a free scrapbook, no doubt you want all the layouts to be different. So, if you are stumped trying to find digital scrapbooking layouts, here are some great places that you’ll be able to find some great ideas for wonderful layouts that will enhance your scrapbook.

Visit Scrapbook and Craft Stores

When you are looking for great ideas for digital scrapbooking layouts, visiting scrapbook and craft stores is a wonderful idea. You may just think that these places have supplies, but they are a great place to find ideas as well. Check out sample pages in the store. Look at the supplies they offer. You may find some inspiration for that scrapbook page layout for your digital scrapbook at home.

Family and Friends

Family and friends are another place that you can often find great digital scrapbooking layouts ideas as well. If you know people really into scrapbooking, then check with them for ideas. More than likely they will be glad to give you some ideas and show off their scrapbooks to you so you’ll find some more ideas for your own scrapbooks.

Special Scrapbooking Classes

One of the best places to get great ideas for digital scrapbooking layouts is at scrapbooking classes. You can easily find scrapbooking classes in your area. You’ll meet people who enjoy scrapbooking just like you do. This gives you the opportunity to get ideas from many different people and you’ll learn new techniques that can give you more ideas for layouts as well.

Idea Books and Magazines

Of course idea books and magazines can provide you with some excellent ideas for your digital scrapbooking layouts too. Find these books and magazines for some inspiration. No doubt they’ll help you come up with new and exciting ideas for your free scrapbook.

On the Web

The web is full of excellent ideas to help you come up with a unique and special scrapbook page layout. Many digital scrapbooking layouts can be found online. You can use the ones you get online or you can use them to inspire you. Sometimes just looking at other layouts online can help you come up with your own ideas for beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts of your own.

Crushing Economy turns me to Digital Scrapbooking

I always enjoyed the art of the digital scrapbook but preferred to put my time and energy into the details of regular scrapbooking. But now that the economy is hitting so hard, I just don’t have the money I used to have to invest in scrapbook pages and scrapbooking crafts. I mean, they really start to add up after awhile and I know I’m not the only one who thinks so!

More and more 99 cent or Dollar stores have started stocking creative scrapbooking supplies to meet the demand of everyone who’s out there making it happen between the book covers, but the quality and cute factor of the pages, stickers and tokens are just not the same as some of the cool things you can find in other stores. Walmart, for example, carries specific packages that are perfect for theme scrapbooking but even Walmart, known for its low prices has gotten a little too expensive, since all my money has to go towards paying off debt and other fun things like bills and gas and ugghh. I’ve realized this blog has taken somewhat of a negative turn so PICTURE A YELLOW FELT SCRAPBOOK PIECE AND PLACE IT ON A LIGHT BLUE PAGE! See, bright and sunny once again. Haha.

I’ve discovered that digital scrapbooking layouts are a lot less expensive to use for my books than purchasing pre-made supplies at the store and there are all sorts of free scrapbooking sites out there that don’t require you to hold the digital software to run their programs. This is certainly appreciated because free digital scrapbooking is a much more cost effective option these days. (I’m also thinking about people who are just learning how to scrapbook, because investing in a lot of expensive scrapbooking tools just isn’t a good idea until you know that it’s something that holds your passion.)

Anyway. I like digital scrapbooking enough that it’s an easy transition for the time being but I also know that when I can afford it again, I’ll never stop with the regular scrapbooking.

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