One of the ideas that came out of the 2013 Winter Craft and Hobby Show in California was a movement called "Cre8time". The concept is that, by finding just eight hours a month in which we revisit our crafty endeavors and make time to Cre8, we will be better off as individuals, families and a society.
It may seem silly at first, but when you think about it, they may be correct. What if you were able to set aside a couple of hours each weekend to work on your scrapbooking? It wouldn't necessarily have to be time taken away from your family, it could be time with your family. You could get your children involved in your layout creation. Get their ideas about what was important to them about the event you are scrapping. Ask older children to assist in design ideas. You may find a fresh approach to color and patterns you wouldn't have considered on your own.
If you can't find time on the weekend, maybe you can spare just fifteen minutes four nights a week to put together page kits and photos so that when you do have time to crop, you will be prepared to dive right in. Or, even go through your craft magazines that have been gathering dust and pull out ideas you would like to "scraplift".
It may not seem like much, but if you "Cre8time", it just may improve life for you and everyone around you. Afterall, being more cre8tive can't be a bad thing!
For more information about "Cre8time" go to www.cre8time.org.
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