Before I show you the rest of my Words to Live By mini album from the Big Idea Festival at Big Picture Classes, I thought I would share some of my thoughts about it. When I first heard about this project I fell in love the the concept and thought it would be a really neat way to get to know some of the teachers at BPC and get some inspiration from them. But to be honest, my next thought was…I’ve got so much on my plate already, I don’t have time for another project right now. And that would have been fine. But I really wanted to do this, so I came up with a plan to fit it in: DON”T STRESS!
I decided to create this album in the simplest way possible (while still being cute and fun) and to not worry if it was my “best work” or “cutting edge” or included the “latest techniques” and products. I had some Doodlebug scraps laying on my desk and just went with those, rather than mulling through my huge stash for the “perfect” products or making a trip to the store. I used the templates BPC provided and I went for quick and easy embellishments like stickers and punches. There are times when I enjoy taking several days to finish a project so I can get it to where I’m really happy with everything being just right, but not this time.
So I guess my point is, sometimes scrapbooking/crafting can be about getting something done; about just accomplishing something, and less about how you accomplish it. And we should be okay with that if that’s what works for us at that moment. We should be happy with our work and the stories we’ve told because they’re ours and no one else’s. They have incredible meaning for us, even though they may not be technically amazing. Because that’s really what this hobby is all about.