2014 is starting to become a distant memory. In one month, we will be ushering in 2015, and it is time to put away the old and start with the new. Have you accomplished everything that you need to do in 2014? I know I haven’t for I would not be writing this post on being stuck. I will not tell you my problems, but the problems I had this year, were enough to make me stuck in my craft making. I had ideas on making certain cards, certain scrapbooks, and other projects, but when I had to put them aside for other things in my life, I forgot all about them. That is when I realize the importance of doing the following preparations, in order to not feel stuck for 2015. They are as follows:
· · Forget about what you needed to do in 2014. Experts have found that once a person does not get to a project, they will never completed. If you really want to complete that particular project, scheduled it in 2015, but treat it as a new project. That brings me to another subject...
· Plan all projects. When you plan your project, you know exactly what materials you need, how long you plan on creating the project (start date, end date), and any layouts for templates you plan on using with the project. This is your time to think about the project, tweak the project before you get started, and to see what kind of finances you need.
· Work on one project at a time. Once you start the project, do not stop until completed. This is self-explanatory, but it helps you to focus, if you are working on one project at a time.
If you have a project you would like to work on, but have no idea on where to start, here are some places for you to look.
o Pinterest – this is the perfect social media to check out any projects that you think you might want to work on. Use Pinterest for scrapbook layout ideas, mini book ideas, card ideas, and other DIY projects.
o Blogs – craft blogs often show a project that the blogger has worked on, or is currently working on. They will often show the materials used, and any difficulties they ran into along the way.
o The library – yes, there are still libraries, and they are free to use. You do not have to go to a bookstore, all you need to do is to go to the craft section of the library, and find a book on scrapbooking.
o E-books and audio-books – I put them in the same category, because Amazon has a new program, where you can read an e-book to their Kindle system, and if it comes with audio, you can also get the audio version through Audible, which is part of the Amazon family.
As mentioned before, the best way to getting all of you project done in a timely manner is to plan and do one project at a time. Create folders will help with the organization. You can do this by day, weekly, or monthly, depending on the type of project you are doing.
So in closing, don’t worry about 2014, but embrace 2015 with the idea that you will finally get all of your craft projects done for all to enjoy.