I get a ridiculous amount of inspiration from the things people have pinned. Let’s face it. Sometimes I need something to keep me going. Maybe I’ve just run out of creative ideas, but still want to get some photos scrapped or a card made. Or maybe I need to get out of a rut. (Ever get into those?) So I spend a lot of time pinning things for later use. This ultimately leads to a problem. I have thousands of scrappy pins on my boards.
It also appears that my messy nature in real life has filtered into the digital world. My scrapbooking board currently has 1,800 pins. Obviously, that isn’t all that helpful when I’m searching for something I want to use. In order to alleviate my constant scrolling, I created a “currently using” board. It was good in theory. That is, until it reached 125 pins. (No, I’m not working on 125 projects at once.) So I added a, “scrap it now” board. There are only 3 pins on it. Phew. As I use pins as inspiration, I move them off to my “been there, done that” board. This means I am not constantly filtering through the same pins over and over again. As a bonus, when I want to reference the inspiration source on this blog, I know where to find it. (Well, except that one layout which I still haven’t located.)
So, for those of you that are organized… what is your secret? I’m trying to figure out a way to break down those 1,800 pinned layouts. I have noticed many people break them down by theme, such as pets or summer. Since I’m looking at the overall composition and not a theme when I scrap, that doesn’t work for me. I may very well take a layout about kids and spin it into a very different layout about waffles. (There is indeed a waffle layout in my books.) Any ideas?
I don’t have any photos to go with this particular post, so I will just leave you with random photos from my weekend.