Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
people never create the layouts they dream of creating
because they are paralyzed by the fear of imperfection.
They think that if their photos aren't technically excellent,
their words aren't just right, or they use the wrong colors,
their layout will not be worth creating. A voice in their
head tells them the page is not perfect, the photo is
less than ideal, and the papers are not lined up properly.
They cannot stop the feelings of inadequacy from creeping
into their mind and so they stare at one embellishment
as they try to decide where to place it
Sometimes they even walk away permanently.
this sounding at all familiar to you? Think of all the
stories that are never told, all because you aren't sure
where to place an embellishment. Because you can't tell
that voice in your head to "take a hike!" Because
you compare yourself to an ideal that simply does not
exist. It's time to squash that voice and embrace imperfection.
Karen Gurnberg's free class, she will teach tangible
ways to get around the most common cases of imperfection
with tips and tricks to work with each problem: imperfect
photos, hand-journaling, choosing embellishments, laying
things out on the page, lining items up, color use, trying
new things, making a mess with ink and sprays, using rub-ons
and stamps. It's time to learn why you should embrace
imperfection in each of these areas.
is the creator of Creative Therapy. She designs for The
Girls' Paperie, Pink Paislee, Write.Click.Scrapbook, and
A Million Memories, and has been published in Lisa Bearnson's
50 Moments book. It is her goal to help those of you who
tend to shy away from preserving your stories because
your scrapbooking is inherently imperfect.
There is a bigger picture as to why you
should embrace imperfection - the core reasons why
the voices need to go away. My goal is to help you
go back to the business of creating your library of
memories, so that you can create layouts rather than
talk about creating layouts. It all starts with learning
to embrace imperfection.