I finally realized my process is very different and part of it has to do with the way I handle supplies and photos:
I only print and cut what I need at the time I need it.
It’s interesting to see how others work. It clicked for me when I saw this post about cutting lots of letters out on the Silhouette. Scrapbookers will often spend time putting together embellishments to access later.
The same goes for printing photos. Other scrapbookers will often send large sets of photos to print, will store them, and then will go through the printed photos and select which ones to use for a layout. This is a great post from Simple Scrapper about scrapbooking roadtrips. I noticed that it suggests printing the photos first and then figuring out the layouts second.
I only print photos after I decide to use them on a layout. I only print what I need. There’s an argument to be made that printing at home is more expensive than ordering prints. However, I don’t print excessively and only print when I’m sure the photo is exactly what I want.
I don’t like having extra things around. I like the feeling that I’m only cutting up what I need, only printing what I need. It may take me longer to make an individual page, but I don’t spend a whole lot of time acquiring or refining supplies. I wait for the page and the supplies to speak to me.
My way isn’t necessarily better, it’s just different.
I sometimes think when reading Danielle’s blog that I’m not that Eco friendly. Maybe I am and I just don’t know it!