Planner or fly by the seat of your pants?

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About five years ago I took a power layout class from Creative Memories and thought it was great. This is where you plan out the whole album (pictures, paper, embellishments, etc) so that when you have a minute here and a minute there you can throw a page together. I've tried that a couple times since then, but I always seem to end up forgetting the whole layout and just fly by the seat of my pants.

How does everyone else scrapbook? Do you plan out each page before hand or do you just sit down and let the paper fly?


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Kristie - posted on 11/11/2008




I power layout my cropped photos, then when I go to an event, I put it together. Having the pictures cropped and divided into pages gives you a big head start!!

Julie - posted on 11/10/2008




A little bit of both. I plan enough so I don't waste what time I do have but I allow for enough change last minute if I feel like it. I tend to presort and organize pictures and then assemble layout kits with papers and photos I want to use and sometimes specific embellishments. I pick up a "kit" at a time and work on it. If anything changes, it's usually matting papers and embellishments.

Suzi - posted on 11/10/2008




Wellllllllllllll, I seem to always START with a plan but as I begin putting it together it always seems to take on it's own path. So, a little of both :-)

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I usually have an idea in my head of what I'd like to do. I get my pictures, find matching cardstock, paper, embellishments, etc. and sit down and start cutting and sticking. I usually go to a friends once a week and a few of us scrap and some make cards. But everyone always has ideas they will tell you about and stuff so it makes it more interesting. :)

User - posted on 11/09/2008




I just do acrylic albums, so a bit of planning goes a long way. I find it's helpful to sketch out a real basic idea before I start. For something like page layouts, fly by the seat of your pants! Have fun.

Gina - posted on 11/09/2008




I usually get an idea in my head first. Sometimes I get it down on paper the way I imagined it in my head, sometimes I don't. I think you can plan too much, but I know you can get a lot accomplished, too, by pre-planning -- for example if you're going to a crop outside your home where you won't have everything at your fingertips.

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