Elements from ArtPlay Palette Everyday by Anna Aspnes
Autumn. Kids are back in school. Sports practices, dance classes, church events, volunteer commitments, book clubs – fall routines pick up where spring left off, and we start to settle in. As our lives fill with activity, and we get busy making new memories, finding the time to document them becomes harder.
I don’t want to add additional time stress to your busy day today, so I’m going to keep this short – a sweet and simple list of ideas and ways to fit scrapbooking into your everyday fall routines.
- Buy, make, or appropriate a cute little notebook, and carry it with you everywhere. Paper Coterie makes beautiful planner/calendar/notebooks that you can customize with your own photos and words. I love how their planners have plenty of room to jot down memories, funny things my kids say, and more.
- Keep inspiration fresh by listening to podcasts while driving, folding laundry, or waiting at kids’ practices. My favorite is The Digi Show - listen to Episode 38 for a discussion about finding more time to scrap!
- Dig into your template stash for quicker pages. Don’t feel like every page needs to be a masterpiece of layering, a blended work of art, or show off every technique in the book. Give yourself permission to “settle” for simpler pages and scrapped memories during busy times.
- Use Instagram or other camera apps to produce cute ready-to-scrap photos. I love Notica because it stores your text and the date, time, and location of your photo on a notecard, sort of Polaroid-style. Snap a photo, add a fun effect, capture the details in a few words, and the memory is ready to scrap whenever you have a few minutes.
- Schedule your scrapbooking! Make an appointment, write it on your calendar, and keep it.
Tell me, what are your tried-and-true methods for fitting scrapbooking into your busy life?