and other than a glue stick and a corner rounder I was definitely taking a very simplfied approach. I dont like to spend hours and hours on the same page ( or atleast not in the same day!) If the project feels like it's going to be a rush job I'd rather go make or do something else (a collage, a poem, or try a new recipe ) and then come back to it .. For me imposing a lot of shoulda or ought to 's is
stifling . I love to see everyone else's layout or mixed media project but I don't wont to feel inadequate because mine doesn't look like
someone else's. I know preserving family history is a large part of why I do this ,but the other half of the equation is creative expression!