The lesson learned at a scrap retreat….

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The lesson learned at a scrap retreat….
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Bradley House in Folsom CA

Just got back from a great weekend, filled with creativity.  At least once a year, I enjoy a 3 day binge on my papercrafting and scrapbooking. This weekend I stayed at the Bradley House B& B in Folsom, CA.  The innkeeper, Jerry, was great and the rose garden was in full bloom and beautiful.  As with anything, there is a lesson to be learned from this scrapbook retreat.

An “organized scrapbooker” is an enigma

There were 9 women at this retreat (including me) and there were 9 tables of chaos – or so it appeared.  I brought another table with me to hold my extra supplies, another woman rolled in a caddy of sorts, with drawers (sans labels), and my best friend, brought a shelf organizer so that she had a 2nd tier for her cutting supplies, thereby using less table surface. There were wheeled bags, shoulder bags, plastic totes and cardboard boxes, photo organizers, you name it – it was there!

As we worked away it was amazing to see how the scrapbook pages came together. Each of us had our own system for creating scrapbooks.

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One of my favorite scrapbook pages from the retreat

And that’s the key – a system.  When organizing,you need a system. Yours can look different than mine but you need to have one.

What looks unorganized to someone can be organized for you.  An “organized scrapbook” is an ambiguous term; but most are organized.

You must have a system that you are comfortable with for scrapbooking, and everything else in your life. A trained professional organizer knows how to ask the right questions to assist you in developing your unique system.

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