I would have to say that the biggest thing that happened to me creatively in 08 was: I stopped caring. Not in the bad way, just that in I finally stopped stressing about how my layouts came out, I stopped thinking they had be a certain way or look a certain way, I stopped trying to be so neat and perfect, I let go. And I'm really glad I did. I still have the bad habit of looking back and thinking 'oh that's crooked' or 'I didn't journal that properly', but overall I would have to say that I'm just going with the flow when it comes to scrapping. I still plan and obsess over the layouts a little bit, but I'm trying to take more risks with the materials I use (paint, ripping, whatever), the formats I try (mini, hand made books, etc) and what I choose to scrap (swearing, depression, infertility, all of it.) At the same time I'm just realizing that I should take a little more care in my layouts, put a little more detail work into them, but to me that's just a new direction I want to take things, it's not going back to how it used to be. I'm still totally in love with his hobby/art.
So, in '08 I...
Made "Goals for XX" pages:
Discovered my love of minis (I had never made any until '08, but I made about 6 or 7 this year):
Made 2 hand-bound books (both dedicated to Seasons, so fun!!):
Scrapped on catalogue pages (inspired by this lovely chick):
Reflected on the little things:
Scrapped old pictures that were waiting to be scrapped:
Discoverd so many awesome and talented scrappers/artists:
and so many more...
Played in lots of fun Challenges:
One Little Word
The Art is Found
Learned to use (and love):
Woodgrain Contact Paper
Paint and Ink
Still used (and loved):
Am most thankful for:
The Internet (my main source of inspiration)
My Scrapspace and Inspo wire
Made this and won't forget it:
Happy, Creative Weekend to you all :)