"Cures for Scrapper's Block"

If you scrapbook, chances are you may have experienced
scrapper's block. With so many photos, it gets harder and
harder to think of new ideas and keep every layout from
looking the same. The following is a huge list of ideas that
might help push you along in your creative journey!

Use photo corners
Dry Emboss an embellishment
Dangle something from the title
Mix template letters for the title
Decorate the four corners of layout
Journal on a photo mat
Weave a fiber behind title
Use a photo for template letters
Use a photo for a mat
Cut a title from a cursive font
Make a monochromatic layout
Use Magic Mesh
Chalk edges of a torn photo mat
Decorate one side of photo mat with eyelets
Dangle tags from photo mat
Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.
Pull out the stash of sticker letters!
Do a vellum overlay over a photo
Find one item in your DH's toolbox to use as an embellishment
use an item from nature as an embellishment
use nothing but cardstock
use nothing but printed paper
sew a title
use your favorite shirt as inspiration
turn on the TV, use the first words uttered on TV in your lo
rubber stamp on the page
use your favorite knick knack as inspiration
hand write your journaling
journal using a list
journal two points of view for each picture
use pop dots
make a shaker box
use fabric
use at least three photos on a page
use ribbon
use colored pencils on your title
journal on vellum over a photo
use buttons
make embellishments with punches
use fabric
mix patterned papers
use "wood" papers
put your title down the side of the page
journal under a "lift up" photo
Shaker Box Title
Rolled paper
Use dried flowers
Use fabric flowers
Use teeny tiny beads
Tear the edges of a picture
Print a picture on watercolor paper, tear and chalk edges
Print photo on vellum
Put title letters on individual tags
Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture
write a letter to the person in the layout
Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders ot larger
font
Color-block a background
Embellish your page with a paper doll
Dot the "i"s in your title with an embellishment
White as a background
Use stickers in a creative way
Use a die cut in a creative way
Use a pre-made frame
Use a sticker border
Use only paper from the scrap pile (and a background sheet)
Use the stamp you bought two years ago and have never used
Use the last thing you bought
Use something you got in a swap
Use the name of a TV Show for a title
Use the name of a song for a title
Use the name of a book for a title
Use the word "Love" in the title
Use a computer-generated title
Use stickers for a title
Use a hand written title
Cut out the letters for a title
Use die-cut letters for a title
Use the title only to explain your pictures?no journaling
Use a pre-made title
Dangle something from a letter in the title using a wire, raffia,
string,
or
something
Use Plaid paper for the title or for the background of the title
Use all pastel colored paper
Use a Black Background?can be black printed paper
Use crumpled paper on a layout
Use all scraps except for the background paper
Use bright colors for a layout
Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout
Use suede paper
Use "wood" paper or regular paper that looks like wood
Use 3 different patterned paper in the same layout
Use RED, WHITE, and Blue on the layout
Use only cardstock on a layout
Use only patterned paper on a layout
Use vellum on a layout
Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout
Convert an 8 ? x 11 inch page to a 12x12 layout!
Do a BLACK AND WHITE layout
Use embossed paper
Use diamond dust paper
Use mulberry paper
Emboss your own background paper (wet or dry)
Use any other "specialty paper" and tell us about it!
Take a layout you've done that you love, and recreate it with
different
colors and a different theme. (in other words, CASE a layout of your
own!)
Scrap a Holiday in "non-traditional" colors?(Pastel Christmas, Pastel
New
Years???)
Scrap any celebration
Scrap a family tradition
Scrap an event that includes some sort of food (Picnic, Thanksgiving,
restaurant)
Scrap a sports event or a game
Do a layout that includes toys in some way
Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ???)
Do a SPRING layout
Do a SUMMER layout
Do a FALL layout
Do a WINTER layout
Do a Heritage layout
C.A.S.E. a layout-- (other than your own) (copy and steal everything
J)?use
the same colors and techniques.
Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub,
rainstorm?squirt-gun--anything
water?could also be a snow layout!)
Use a quote on a layout
Use a prayer on a layout
Use a Bible verse on a layout
Do a mosaic layout
Do a "Totally Me" layout using your pictures of you doing your "stuff"
share this online for an extra point!) Scrap a Patriotic Page
Scrap a current event (within the past year)
Do a vacation layout
Use "Something from the Kitchen" in a layout (?)
Scrap an accomplishment?yours or family member
Do an "ITS BROKEN" layout?(Toy, leg, car ???)
Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)
Do a Holiday layout
Do a paper tearing layout
Do a "Like father like son" or "Like Mother Like Daughter" layout
(like
grandpa-like granddaughter?) mother-son, father-daughter,
(doesn't have to have that title, just that content)
Do a "STEP INTO THE PAST" layout--
Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout (extra point to share online Lets see
where you
live!-this may be the layout you share with Briana for her contest if
that
fits the bill better)
Do a CAREER layout (if you are a SAHM or Grandma?that is a career!)
Do a SCHOOL layout
Do a CHURCH activity layout
Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)
Do a Color-Blocking layout
Do a "Nautical" layout
Do a SAND layout?(either in color, texture, content?use your own
judgment)
Make a "page that moves" Pop-up or pull
Peek-a-Boo page
Make a layout without pictures?must have journaling
Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from
graduation)

Make a quilt page
Make a pocket page
Do a panoramic layout (with those page protectors that make it a 4
page
layout)
Do a garden layout
Do a paper folding on a layout
Make a scene with stickers
Use stickers for the border
Use MAMBI stickers on a layout
Use Paper Moon Stickers on a layout
Use Debbie Mumm Stickers or punchouts on a page
Use stickers in another way and tell us about it.
Make and use a journaling "square"
Use a ready made Journaling square
Journal in your own handwriting
Use computer-generated journaling
Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape) to make a journaling
square
Use buttons on a layout
Use something from nature
Make and use a shaker box
Sew or cross-stitch on a layout
Use photo corners
Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout
Use raffia on a layout
Use Twine on a layout
Use wire on a layout
Use water-color pencils on a layout
Use colored pens on a layout
Use SQUARES on a layout
Use Circles on a layout
Use beads on a layout
Use a paper doll
Tear a paper piecing and use it on a layout
Make and use a paperpiecing
Use an embellished die cut
Use punch art on a layout
Use Daisies on a layout (die cuts or ???)
Use pressed flowers or leaves on a layout
Use Ladybug theme
Use Dragonflies on a layout
Use a NSBR (non-scrapbook related) embellishment
Use "stars" on a layout (stamped, punched, stickers?on the paper??)
Make MOSIAC FRAMES for the pictures
Use ready-made frame
Use some "BUMPER CROPS" on a layout
Use TAG art on a layout
Use ribbon on a page
Use eyelets
Do "quilling" on a page
Do paper weaving
Use Magic mesh
Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)
Use pop dots
Use fabric on a page
Use BRADS on a layout
Pen-stitch on a layout
Use Holly leaves and berries as an embellishment
Use a "sound" button (some play music, or record your own)
Use an embellishment not listed?and tell us what the embellishment is
so we
can use it too!
Use a Xyron
Dry emboss on a layout
Wet emboss on a layout
Use rubber stamps on a page
Use a template of any kind
Use chalk on a layout
Use a corner punch
Use a decorative punch
Use decorative scissors
Use straight scissors
Use paper cutter
Use a paper crimper
Use a "NEW TO YOU" tool
Use a tool not listed?and share what you used so we can use it too!
Use black and white pictures on a layout
Use Color tinted pictures on a layout
Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout
Silhouette a picture
Crop a picture into a circle
Use a panoramic picture on a layout
frame a picture with the same picture-(cut out part of it)
Make a shadow box layout with foam core
Use scrapbook glitter
Do calligraphy
Use a keepsake pocket
Use fibers
Use photos from different time periods (to show change or similarity
over
time)
Use buttons
Use charms
Use stencils
Use lace
Make "lace" edges with deco scissors and punches.

--Author Unknown