by Jen White
Welcome to Part 7 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.
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 #7.
Done Manifesto #7: Once you’re done you can throw it away.
Throw it away? Hello! This guy is obviously NOT a memory keeper! But, hold on. Let’s dig a little deeper. Keep reading.
The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers Rule #7.
Scrap it and forget it. No going back.
Remember that summer where you agreed to attend the family reunion on your mother’s side—and they asked you to take all the photos and make a book? (Dramatization. Do not attempt.) Well, once you get that book done, it’s behind you. You’ll never have to scrap that stooopid (did I just say that?) family reunion again!!! Scrap it and forget it.
But, here’s the thing—if you want to live by “done” concepts, do not—I’ll repeat, do not—go back and redo old pages. Ooooh. But the temptation is there, isn’t it?!?
I know you scrap better now that you did back then. I know there are fun new products with trendier color schemes. I know you’d do a much better job now. But, get over it. It’s done. Move on.
I scrapped a family reunion and left my SON’S name out of the roster! And it was a printed photo book, too. I’ve been meaning to go back and fix it . . . but I don’t think I ever will. Maybe I should pencil it in the book. Actually, I can’t remember ever going back and fixing a page. There’s always too much to do on current or past due stuff to worry about what’s done in the past. And Jen, for that family reunion, upload those photos to Shutterfly’s done-for-you app and be done with it. 😀
Now it’s your turn. What’s your take on Rule #7?
Author: Jen White | firstname.lastname@example.org
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