1/25/2021

How To Face Your Paper Crafting Fears!

I have 3 rules ideas for you to conquer your paper crafting fears...they help me when I when I am feeling like maybe this isn't my thing. So, this of course, is my JOB, and I love it. I love starting my day being creative. I love creating pages, adding my families pictures to them and capturing our family story along the way. 

 Then, there are those days when doubt, fear, and anxiety, pop in my head. It usually comes when I have scoured Pintrest or YouTube looking for inspiration, only to be met with the daunting feeling that perhaps I am in the wrong line of work. I usually have to take a step back and remember, this couldn't be further from the truth! Trust me.... I want to share three ideas I keep tucked in my mind for days like these....
  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... if it is beautiful to you, then it is beautiful. No ands, no ifs, no buts. Point. Blank. Period. Which leads me to number two.
  1. Stop comparing your work to everyone else work. You are you, and your work is just as valid as the next persons. The more you create, the more your crafty niche will blossom! The more you let yourself be free of doubt and NEGATIVE self criticism, the more your work will make your heart sing! 
  1. There is no wrong way to scrapbook or make cards. When your card or page functions as it was intended, but you didn't take the path that the YouTube creator told you to, THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT IS WRONG.... see idea #1 and #2 on why! 
So this brings me to my artwork for todays post. It did not turn out how I thought it should, the boxes were supposed to be even. I measured wrong and my tic tac toe board was lost.... or was it? I posted it anyway, because - there is NO wrong way to scrapbook, idea #3




Sundays CHALLENGE for my crafty group was TO CREATE A CARD OR PAGE (ANY SIZE) USING A TIC TAC TOE BOARD AND CREATE AROUND, ON OR IN IT!
Super easy to make...
  • cut 4 strips of paper
  • lay two horizontally
  • lay two 2 vertically!

Here are few close up pictures of my embellishments. Enjoy, have fun and happy crafting!

Supplies used in this challenge:
12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, and 1 coordinating sticker sheet; 12" × 12" plus ½" zip strip on paper.

12 sheets, 2 each of Ballerina, Blue Belle, Evergreen, Sage, Toffee, and Linen; 12" × 12".


• 2 rolls of double-sided foam tape; 75" each, ⅜" and ¼" wide. 2mm tall.
90 adhesive-backed enamel pearls; 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm.




 





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Thanks for stopping by! 
Danielle


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9 comments:

  1. Danielle, I LOVE your layout....so so pretty and functional for a project with just a few pictures....and it lends me to think how to arrange a 2nd page to make it a double, but without just duplicating the 1st page. Thank You for sharing!

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    1. Would love to see what you come up with

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    2. Thank you! I will actually be sharing the sister page in tomorrows post! I hope you'll come back and see what I have done!

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    3. Cannot wait to see sister page

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  2. Thanks for this Danielle! I often scrap a project or have to let it sit until I come up with a new plan for it. It does take courage to craft!

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    1. You are so welcome!!!! Leaving a project to come back to it with a clear mind, can take a ho-hum page to a WOw-ZERS many of times! Even crafting takes courage!

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  3. Great rules to be guided by - love your layout

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