Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
They say the first step toward overcoming an obstacle is admitting that you have a problem. I have a problem. I am pattern challenged.
For several years, I scrapbooked with two friends one day a week every week. It was awesome and I was caught up - emphasis on was - but that is another post. My point is that each of us had our strengths that we brought to the table. Denise was the queen of card stock. She could pick perfect shade of card stock to match any layout you could throw at her. My specialty was journaling. I have put my creative writing abilities to work on numerous layouts for each of us. But Susan...she was the patterned paper expert. Hands down. She could take multiple totally random patterns and make them work. I have been, and will forever be, in awe of her ability because one thing is certain...I don't have it.
Enter Project Life. As if remembering to take a picture every day isn't hard enough, I have this huge box of multiple patterned journaling and filler cards. Each page requires the use of at least 8 different patterns on one page. and that doesn't include the 7 different pictures that make up the weekly layout. I am truly paralyzed at the thought of putting together a page.
So for now I am being held captive by a literal box - my Project Life box. Would it be cheating to purchase a color coordinating card stock for each of the patterns and use only one pattern per page? Probably - and it would be a lot more expensive. I am guessing it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and man up - or woman up as the case may be - to the task at hand. All I know is that this year long project could be a lot more difficult than originally anticipated.