SB: Can't seem to get motivated

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  1. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

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    It's starting to appear that I may be a "winter" scrapper. This is 2 years now that as soon as spring FINALLY arrives.... I just loose all motivation. I've planted the flowers....and then it's been raining for a week.....but still no motivation.

    Sigh.....hope I don't have to wait until after Christmas. I've got so much to do.
     
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  3. Spinning

    Spinning <font color=deeppink>Give me a chunk of something

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    Right there with you!
    I was so motivated the first part of the month cranked out lots of pages and even reorganized my stuff! I even bought paper and supplies that actually go with my pictuers! LOL!
    so I can't help you! I keep thinking tomorrow I will scrap and start to work on it!
    My goal at the end of the school year is to have all school activities/events scrapped! YIKES! I need to get busy!
     
  4. grover

    grover <font color=violet>DIS VETERAN<br><font color=CC99

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    Well it appears that I am in the same boat! I have not done any pages for a couple of weeks...nor have I put any page kits up on ebay....nor have I made any for the LSS to sell!!! But I have company for the last week so I have been fairly busy! Well see this weekend!
    Grover in Winnipeg
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  5. bananiem

    bananiem It's like Annie Bananie only it's just Bananie M.<

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    Sign me up too. I have had a two page layout on my desk all month. For awhile I just had the pictures and the background color. Went to LSS and found the PERFECT teal green paper to go with Primevil Whirl and Triceratops Spin. I managed to get the photos arranged the way I want them and the whole mess is just sitting there ready to be hermafixed and journalled, for over a week now. :rolleyes: I just can't get myself to sit down and finish it.
    I think I need to go to a class or a crop to get me going again. Do you think that would help you?
    ann
     
  6. pattievers

    pattievers <font color=00CC66>Victim of a drive-by tag...<br>

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    I cropped like crazy all winter, now I haven't done a page since Spring arrived!!!

    To make it worse, my cropping table is a disaster. Somehow, I still manage to buy things, and not put them away. Go figure.

    I am really hoping I will get past this, once I get back from WDW.

    On the upside, my house has never been so clean (ggg).

    Patti
     
  7. pattyT

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    check out some scrapping messge boards,
    like 2peasinabucket
    or yahoo chats scrapbooking techniques!
    It helps me when I don't feel like scrapping!
    I always see something I want to 'scraplift' in some way!
    :)
    Patty
     
  8. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

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    Well, you people are no help. :( :rolleyes: ;) :D LOL

    Yes, I've been combing the other boards, looking at layouts like crazy (since new DSL finally working)....but I'm actually bored doing that.....and the thought of sitting & scrapping just ain't there. <sigh>

    But I bought some paper. LOL
     
  9. pattyT

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    BORED with IT!
    OH My!
    I just got DSL a week and a half ago and I can't stop ordering new stuff, and checking out the message boards (I am a member of like 5 or something!)

    Well I haope you get out of your funk and get scrapping! :(
    Maybe you just need another trip to DIS so you'll have something fun to scrap!
    LOL
    PattyT
     
  10. FantasticDisFamily

    FantasticDisFamily <font color=navy>Sent <font color=red>on a <font c

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    Although it is normal for scrap activity to be busier during the winter months (I probe my LSS owner for details like that so I can use them in my marketing classes - makes the time I spend uh, dare I say work related? ;) - you know research) Anyway, I'm the opposite. I tend to scrap more in the summer than in the winter.

    I think there are several reasons. There are so many more activities with kids in school that we are running to. DH tends to work more evenings/nights in the summer so I don't feel like I'm deserting him quite so much. And, in the past I haven't had to spend as much time on campus - although may not be the case this summer.

    So I'll tell you what I do to get motivated during the winter! ;)

    I try to work in batches - like a particular book such as the Oz! book I just did or catching up existing books. Then I give myself deadlines - I want this particular project done by such and such a date. I've always been a deadline person. :rolleyes: The other thing that keeps me going is knowing DH graduates 3 years from right now and I have a TON to catch up on!

    Oh, and all of those other activities can keep me away from scrapping for WEEKS at a time so that helps.

    Good luck!

    Deb
     
  11. aurora19

    aurora19 <font color=FF66CC>The Tag Fairy apologizes sincer

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    I'm not motivated in the Spring but then again - I'm at baseball games nearly every evening until 8... To motivate myself to start again, I bought a folding table (2' x 4') from an office supply store and now have it set up and I'm going to an all day crop on 6/7. Plus - just think tv reruns all summer - might as well scrapbook!
     
  12. poohbear1029

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    Maybe you need to have a photo op.....a fun occasion to take photos somewhere you havent been before, a day trip, etc....a new reason to scrap....I know my new photos always seem like more fun than the 10 yo box of pics I have growing dust!!!

    ....or take a class or go to a crop.....I know we live in the same area...none of my friends crop, they all think I am nuts....if you find a class and want a buddy, I would love to join you! Or, if you want to meet at the LSS in Grafton...I have never been....sometimes seeing new things sparks my interest!

    I have been a scrapping fiend lately myself...but I hate gardening...so I scrap to avoid that!! LOL!!!
     
  13. Timon

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    Splsh,

    For me, I have to be in a "creative" mood. Sometimes weeks go by without ever even stepping into my SB room. And then there are days that I just can't stop! :p

    Don't forget too though, you have other hobbies, and you probably feel the need to do those too! You can't scrap ALL the time :rolleyes:

    Sometimes I just feel like plopping myself down on the couch and watching a movie :)
     
  14. pattyT

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    I am a member of the yahoo chat group:
    massachusettsscrapbookers
    and they meet every month in Auburn for a crop (I just joined and haven't made it to a crop yet - I am hoping for July)
    also have you seen the info on the K.I.S.S. event in Malboro in August? I think the site is www.kiss-scrapbookingevents.com
    I booked the hole weekedn and can't wait! Let me know if you want more info!
    PattyT

    Great Idea Poohbear1092.
     
  15. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

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    I've tried some of these suggestions before; like make yourself a deadline to have something done by. My problem with that one is I have deadlines all day at work that I HAVE to meet. So, I guess I give myself the OK to miss my scrapping deadlines -- otherwise, it's more deadline stress. Ya know what I mean? Probably why I don't join challenges or swaps.

    On the same idea, I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I "PUSH PAPER" all day long at work.....and the last thing I want to see is more paper when I get home. LOL Probably explains why I don't usually scrap during the week. (OMG -- I've just realized I've spent hundreds of dollars on the wrong hobby!! LOL :teeth: )

    Like Cass said, I need to be in a creative mood. THAT'S A BIG ONE!!!! I also grew up being taught that you can't play if your chores aren't done. (The stuff parents put in your head ---screws you up for life. LOL) So for example, we had a 3 day weekend recently. I had stuff to do...so couldn't scrap till everything was done....and then it was Monday night & I was beat.

    I've told myself no more WDW trips till 2000 WDW trip is finished. That didn't work either.....we went in 2001.

    A photo op is just more pictures to catch up on. LOL I think right now I have too many "projects" going....and I feel like I'll never get them done....and it's taking the fun out of it.

    My biggest thing is I REALLY need to learn to scrap SIMPLIER so I can get it done faster....and I may enjoy it more.

    And yes, we have other hobbies. Jetski & geocaching do get us outside this time of year. No kids -- so no excuse there. We do spend more time at the Cape visiting my parents this time of year. DH has been gone alot ---and that gets me down. He'll be gone some more. And I've had to increase my hours at work temporarily --- could be a few months --- not sure how long.

    Why can't I allow myself to enjoy scrapping & get motivated & do it?

    I'll have to check out those groups & that Auburn thing. I scrap alone. Never been to a crop. I tend to be a loner -- I get anxious easily around people - sometimes ever around people I know. :rolleyes: But Auburn is next town over. I live in Oxford.

    Sorry for the novel.
     
  16. pattyT

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    thats what we are hear for - don't worry about it!

    I hesitate on the Auburn thing cuz its far away for me and I don't know anyone there - I've only been in the chat board a month or so, but if I kwnew you were going to be there- well that would be motivation - cuz I've chatted with you a million times and I would LOVE to meet you!

    (Did I ever tell you that I found my ring...............
    in a jewllery box..........duh!............I had put it in my new rings
    box for safe keeping and then forgot where I put it! )
    PattyT
     
  17. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

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    PattyT.....how do I find this yahoo chat thingy?????
     
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    Hey Splash,

    I think you need permission to take a break from scrapping. So you are hereby granted permission to not even LOOK at your scrapping stuff for at least TWO WEEKS!


    In fact - maybe we should give her that as an "order" gang! :p By the time those two weeks are up you may just be itching to get back at it - who knows.

    Deb
     
  20. poohbear1029

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    Then in 2 weeks you'll be itching full of ideas to scrap!!!!!


    PattyT - are you going solo to the Marlboro scrap event? I wanted to go to at least part, but was hesistant to go it alone. We could meet up for part of it.
     
  21. pattyT

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    I am going with my best friend (not even a true scrapaholic though), her mom (a beginer), and her best friend. Unfortuantely they only seat 4 at a table :(
    Let me know if you do go though - I would love to meet you! I don't know how much scrapping I will get done between classes, meals, and I plan on enjoying the hotel pool and lounge too! :)
    PattyT
     

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