I have some beef with something we keep saying on the Roundtable.
Have you heard us say on the show that your family doesn’t expect a Monet or a Picasso?
That your kids just want to see their pictures and read their stories?
That they’ll have no idea whether the paper is on trend this season or released in 2005, or that you didn’t make a visual triangle?
Is the advice true? Yes.
But did it help you feel better about pages you make but don’t like?
And why is that?
It’s because we’re not just sharing our pages with our children. We’re also online sharing our pages with other scrapbookers. So let’s be real — the pressure is still on.
And it’s also because a huge part of our motivation is the joy of making beautiful stuff.
Because we value aesthetics and skill.
When did it become wrong to want to gain or improve skills?
So how do you gain and improve your scrapbook design skills?
You cycle through these steps over and over again:
- Learn design principles.
- Analyze the bad stuff.
- Analyze the great stuff.
- Learn the principles.
And on and on…
Learn design principles from good explanations and lots of examples. That’s what I’m trying to give you with my videos.
And what about the analyzing? This means you look for the principles in action on great pages. Or you look for the missing principles that would have helped a page out.
Then you try it on a page.
And as you continue to learn more principles, you’ll get it more and more.
It’s a cycle.
You ready to roll?
You can jump onto that cycle of improvement today with a Paperclipping Membership.
Start with any of my video tutorials, get lots of explanations and examples from me, see how to analyze a page, and then continue the cycle with each episode.
Did you know there are almost 175 videos in the membership to learn from?