by Jen White
Welcome to Part 2 of a series entitled The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers. If you are just now joining, I’d encourage you to start from the beginning.
Sometimes a girl has time to sit and play and be ultra crafty. Then there are times when a girl just has to get things DONE. The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers is for those times. If you are interested in just getting it DONE, this series is for you.
In this series we’ve been talking about the Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis. It’s been quoted as being “a set of working rules based on a sense of urgency.” We are working together as a team and a community to see how this “sense of urgency” could be applied to our craft of digital scrapbooking by taking a look at one “Done rule” per week and relating it to our world. This week we are focusing on Mr. Pettis’ Rule #2.
The Done Manifesto Rule #2:
Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
Draft. What does that mean exactly? For a second I thought Mr. Bre was just having a beer while working along side a friend. But then, my buddy Sharon spurred me on to a different view.
“Draft” could mean it doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be perfect. It’s your creative copy. “Draft” takes the pressure off. Try this on for size:
The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers Rule #2.
In the Scrapbooking stage, work in draft mode. It will help get things done.
Draft mode involves getting those photos and elements on the page. Take a step back from the page. Does it look well rounded and complete? Did you tell the story? Sometimes just the photos tell the story and journaling is not necessary. Other times, only journaling is needed—not all scrapbook pages need photos. Draft mode suggests that you get it all down in an orderly fashion that makes sense and looks good to you.
More great scrapbooking advice:
Linda Sattgast advises that after finishing your scrapbook page in draft mode, put your project away for a few days. Then, go back and look for silly mistakes as part of the Completion stage. Look for things like:
- Is your spelling and punctuation correct?
- Did you include the date?
- Are all necessary shadows applied?
Andrea Graves likes the theory of working in draft mode. She says it helps her to feel free to create without having to worry about the picky details like spelling and punctuation.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your take on Rule #2?
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