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Goal Setting for Scrapbooking October 15, 2006

Filed under: Blogroll,Journaling,Scrapbooking,Uncategorized — scrapncraft @ 4:58 pm

Some of the best free scrapbooking tips one can learn involve goal setting! Yep, you read it right.  There are so many aspects to scrapbooking, so many supplies and pages that it’s nearly impossible to complete a great scrapbook without goals.

Goal Setting For Scrapbooking:

Always set goals that are attainable and make small steps in order to reach your goals.  Once you have reached your goal, make more.

Remember, you are only human you may forget, so write them down. If you don’t reach your goal, think about what you did well and how you can improve next time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the big picture; focus only on small attainable goals.

Write specific goals at the beginning of each year. These goals could include:

•Amount of albums to start

•Budget

•Specific Albums You Will Complete

•Baby – 1 7×7 for each set of grandparents

•Pregnancy – 1 for baby, 1 for yourself

•Vacation – 1 for yourself – 1 7×7 for each child

•Christmas – 1 12×12

These could be your big goals for the year. Write out the steps you need to take to reach each goal.

Goals should have deadlines. Make yourself accountable.

Be patient with yourself, keep going when you don’t feel inspired. Just change the scenery, read a book, & get ideas from different sources.

Example of Goal Setting

Goal 1 – Vacation Album – 1 12×12 for family and 1 7×7 for each child.

Each month I will sit down and commit to a 2-page layout in each album. Plus, I will do the borders for next month’s layouts.
Goal 2 – Pregnancy Album – 1 12×12

Each month I will sit down and commit to a 2-page layout. I will take pictures of all major events like hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, or your first visit to the doctors office.

After you have written out all of your goals, keep the sheet handy in your scrapbooking workspace and cross off each goal as you complete it.

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Online Journaling Classes July 16, 2006

Filed under: Journaling,Online Classes,Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 9:08 pm

Did you know, among the many of online classes these days, you can also take an online class for scrapbook journaling?  I found this Class while doing some research, and thougt I ought to share this with everyone!  ENJOY! 

 Essentials of Scrapbook Journaling

The Workshop length is four weeks and the tuition cost is $79.  You will also need to purchase your textbook, which is “Scrapbook Journaling Made Simple”, by the editors of Memory Makers.  The objective of the workshop is to provide you with an understanding of some fundamental journaling techniques and to encourage—through the use of creativity exercises, hands-on writing assignments and constructive feedback—the development of your individual journaling style and creative expression.

Learn how to create a more complete chronicle of the important times in the lives of those you love with this four-week course on scrapbook journaling. This online workshop will help you identify when you need to use words to add meaning to your pictures; teach you how to select the words that best communicate actions, thoughts, and feelings; give you tips on overcoming writer’s block; and teach you a variety of writing styles that will make your journaling more attractive and interesting. During the workshop, you’ll get helpful feedback on your journaling from an experienced instructor, and trade ideas and inspiration with other workshop participants!

This workshop will consist of four one-week sessions. Each session will include online lectures and associated textbook reading assignments, along with writing assignments incorporating the techniques learned in the session.

The workshop outline is as follows:

Session One: Getting Started

Session Two: Beyond the Basics

Session Three: When Journaling is Difficult

Session Four: Other Journaling Styles

Here is the link to get more information and sign up for the workshop:

http://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/viewworkshop.asp?workshopid=1039