Sunday, September 28, 2014

Episode 36: Setting the Stage

This week we're discussing the rituals and processes we go through to scrapbook: what we listen to or watch, what our lives/houses have to look like, what ideas/products we have to have, the mood we have to be in, what else we give up in order to make time, etc. We'll get input from three bloggers and share our own experience. 

Here are three ways to listen...

1) ScrapGals on Podomatic
2) ScrapGals on iTunes
3) Right here on this player...


 
Links:
Marie Lottermoser
Mrs. Crafty Adams' Blog
Michelle Unruh aka Momma Papparizzi

Thanks for listening!
Tracie and Tiffany

14 comments:

  1. I think it's sad that scrapbookers give themselves a guilt trip, at times, for spending time with their hobby. I don't think other people tend to feel guilty when enjoying their hobby (i.e. golfers, runners, even people who like to watch Monday night football). I think free time is free time and however someone wants to fill it is up to them, and no one should feel guilty about their choices.

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    1. Robin, as someone who does feel that way (I also know others that do as well), mainly for some of us we are on DT's and the commitments from them can be demanding. It then isn't as much of a hobby. You have deadlines for assignments and other requirements that are expected of you. There are some pretty well known scrapbookers who have walked away from it. They have sold most of their stash off. Life isn't as simple these days. Sometimes, something has to give. For me, it was the scrapbooking --- for now. I have a child we decided to pull from school and homeschool. That in and of itself is time consuming. I have so many home remodel projects that we are doing ourselves, yet alone the daily stuff... laundry, cleaning, cooking, yard work, etc. By the end of the day, I am too tired to go down the basement. I would rather sit with my family and watch a show or play a board game. Kids are only around for such a short time. That time seems to be going at warp speed for me. I feel "guilty" for a lack of better words when I spend a ton of time down there, instead of being up here with my family. Along with right now, I am trying to enjoy the last bit of half way decent weather before the cold hits. I scrapbook more in the winter than summer as it is. I also feel guilty that I haven't done something, made something when I have a scrap room of goodies to play with. It goes both ways, I guess.

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    2. Robin - I totally agree! I don't know why I let myself feel guilty. It's bizarre for me to do so. I see Michelle's points too.

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  2. So many ridiculously funny moments in this episode! You two just crack me up!
    I am curious if you two have ever figure out your learning styles? I am going to guess that Tracie is left brained and visual (definitely not auditory) and Tiffany is very right brained. Tracie - in this episode, you rhetorically asked "what's wrong with me" when discussing how you need quiet to think. There's nothing wrong with you; its just how your brain is wired. Mine too. If you're curious, try these quizzes:
    http://www.youngzine.org/blog/right-brained-or-left-brained

    http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml

    ~Ellen Thompson

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    1. Thank you Ellen - that's awesome!!!!!! I want to learn about it!

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    2. PS: I have studied this a bit because I homeschool my child. I am definitely a visual learner. I can watch a video and understand something completely but if I read about it or just hear about it, it's very hard for me to understand. I also have something called misophonia which is literally "the hatred of sound" aka known as being "high maintenance!" LOL!

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  3. I am not auditory at all; so pen clickers, leg shakers, desk bouncers drive me nuts! I also have to turn the car radio off if I am attempting to follow directions. I am so left brained, it hurts!

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  4. Another great episode. I joined Simple Scrapper, http://www.simplescrapper.com. There are tips on the blog that help with simplifying your process to help you scrapbook more. There is also a membership program. It has helped me with my creative goals more than any magazine I have ever bought. The price is equivalent to buying a craft magazine.

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    1. Thanks Edie, I love Jennifer Wilson - she has a great site! Glad you're finding inspiration there! I visit there as often as I can too!

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  5. If I could only scrap when my house was clean I would never scrap. I almost always start a load of laundry or load and run the dishwasher before I get started. It's like paying the chore toll so I can scrap without guilt :P Other than dishes in the sink and laundry piles (both visible from my desk) I can usually ignore my messy house enough to take some "me" time :P

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  6. "Paying the chore toll" - yes, that's it!! I am the same way!

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  7. Definitely relate to what was said about scrapping being so easy and carefree during the "sticker days." I think the scrapbooking industry lost a lot of followers when all styles of scrapbooking weren't embraced.

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