Monday, December 12, 2011

POLL: Creative Time?

Happy Monday greetings to you from Rhonda!

I'm back today with part 2 of our Poll. Yesterday we asked you about how your creative journey in scrapbooking begins.

Today's question for you is: How much time do you usually devote to creating a project?

Do you limit yourself or do you just work on something until it's "just right"? What I love about working with the Quick Quotes Club Q kits; it takes me way less time to create my projects! Everything I need is right there, especially the inspiration, titlework and the quotes/journaling prompts. The results are always beautiful and coordinated.

On average, I believe I spend about two to four hours on a page. I like to ponder and re-work things again and again and most likely, yet again!

Thanks for stopping in and spending a moment here with us today! We love getting to know you all a little better.

~ Rhonda Pin It Now!

14 comments:

Kathy Dinkel said...

My favorite process is to think over it for awhile. While waiting in the stores, on break time at work, and while I have any down time any where. Then I love to lay out the paper and the pictures I want on the page. It can take up to a week or as quickly as one hours. When the idea hits it doesn't take me long.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

It depends on the project. Some projects I do up real quick and I am happy. Others I will even put aside for a day or two and then go back to them if I just can't get it exactly the way I want it. Also depends on if I get uninterrupted time or if I am babysitting. LOL

Percilla G said...

I work on something until it is just right - usually at one sitting - ahhh that can affect how much sleep I get.
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Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

I am a ponderer too. Sometimes I will let a project sit out so I can ponder about what I want to do. A layout will usually take 4+ hours.

Courtney V said...

It usually takes me about 3-6 hours to complete a layout! Many times i put my layouts in "time out" if I am losing creative energy. I will pick something else up and sometimes the idea i was searching for just hits me!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I like to take my time until it is just right, I also try to keep my projects as CAS as possible when I have a lot to get done, this doesn't mean they aren't still beautiful, but it helps keep me going! Thank you!
Lisa

littlen said...

i sometimes take weeks to finish a project. i just keep playing with it until it looks right to me. for me it's more about the journey than reaching the destination.

Jennifer Sodowsky said...

I'm like you Rhonda, I spend about 2-4 hours on a double page layout. I don't set a time limit for myself..when it's done, it's done!

Charming Designs By CF said...

I don't have a set time it really depends on where I go artistically so it could be anywhere from an hour to four or more. I have walked away and come back to a project tweaking it each time.

Lisa G said...

I am a slow scrapper. It took me an entire year to scrap my 4 day trip to New York! I usually take hours to do a two page layout. The last crop I went to I was into the game of scrapbook bingo so I was rushing. I got a lot of pages done but I am not happy with them. I think I will go back to slow and steady.

Julia Bohler said...

Well, Rhonda, I'm afraid I am guilty of fussing with a LO until it's absolutely perfect, or not...sometimes, after choosing papers and embellies, I think of something totally different to do an end up completely changing the look. One time, because I did just that, I took second place in a LO contest at CKC convention (using QQ papers, of course!)!

Anniebee said...

Being something of a perfectionist, I fuss with my layouts until they are perfect... to me! I can't limit the amount of time I spend on any creative endeavor and the few times I tried to do that, I wasn't at all happy with the finished product. Layouts are still a bit of a challenge for me as I am relatively new to the world of scrapbooking. I'm getting a little bit faster each time but sometimes I spend more than a day on one page playing with different looks, papers and embellishments until I find something I really love. If I can't do it the way I like it, what's the use of doing it at all?

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

What a fun adventure getting to see how others approach their crafting time!

I've loved reading each and every one of your comments!!! I think it's such a personal process and whatever feels right to you is just how its supposed to work.

For me, I do enjoy the little details and I don't focus on the time aspect much. Perhaps I will call this my "slow cooker creative process". ha ha!

Thank you SO much for sharing yourselves with us, we really enjoy these fun poll posts!

Amy E said...

I've had pages go together in 15 minutes and pages that have take me 4 days. I just play with it til I like it.

Amy E.
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