Creating Your Scrapbooking Creativity Zone

Stacy Croninger – Digital Managing Editor

Hi friends!

Some days I sit down to create and it all comes together while other days it seems like I fuss and fidget with everything and nothing seems to fit together. What makes the difference? That’s a great question! What I do know is that often the environment I’m creating in makes a big difference. I’m one that can’t handle total quiet – I need some sort of background noise. So when I create I either have the TV on, a movie playing, or music going. If you’re the same way, some of my favorites may be on your list or maybe you’ll add them.


When I select a movie, it must be one I’ve already seen or it doesn’t work because I stop creating and start watching the movie. Here are a few of my favorites:

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I’ve spent most of my career involved in writing and so I’ve found that listening to music with words doesn’t affect my ability to write or create – I just sing along or tap my toes to the beat. I know some people prefer music without words, which is just fine. You need to do what works for you. Here are my go to songs:

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I realized I could go on all day with the list of songs. Guess I better stop!

TV Shows

As for TV shows, it has to be a rerun because again, if I haven’t seen it I tend to stop creating and watch. A few favs:

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What do you have going when you create? Music? Movies? TV? Total quiet? I’d love to hear, especially specific songs, movies, or TV shows.

Have fun creating!

Stacy Sig


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9 Responses to Creating Your Scrapbooking Creativity Zone

  1. Stacey D says:

    I listen to books on tape – I can sit there all day and make stuff while listening to a good story!

  2. chark says:

    I put on Veronica Mars (seasons 1 2 or 3) because I’ve seen them so much I can enjoy them without watching. I got my teen daughter hooked on them too.

  3. Shereen says:

    Oh my gosh, we are like two peas. Well for the most part. Movies must have been watched multiple times, while I agree with Pride and P., and Sense and S., my other go-tos are the Harry Potter movies. Music, almost totally the same. TV, Big Bang and only Big Bang. We should totally scrap together, except I get very chatty with people around.

  4. Vicky says:

    depends on how I feel, sometimes its audio books, sometimes reruns of Doctor Who and sometimes movies. Very occasionally its music but it tends to distract me for some reason.

  5. Kim Schultz says:

    For me it’s definitely music. I love songs from the 40s and I have some CDs by Rod Stewart singing some of the classics like “It Had to Be You” that I absolutely love. I also love Michael Buble, and like you, anything by Josh Groban!! I also love country and love to sing along to “Boys ‘Round Here” by Blake Shelton or anything by Miranda Lambert or Lady Antebellum while I’m creating.

  6. Penny Densmore says:

    I have a portable dvd player in my scrap room and I put in all those CD’s we are gifted with that have great scrapbook ideas on them and it helps keep me focused and inspired with new ideas.

  7. Jeanneane says:

    No movies or TV for me. Even if I’ve seen it I still watch. For me it’s audio books & most definitely music. Sometimes at night (actually 1 or 2am) I will put on peaceful instrumental music. Other than that- my iPod has anything from the 40’s to pop country & many genres in between. Buble, Andrew Sisters, Super Chick, Osmonds, contemporary Christian, country Love me some Rascal Flatts!
    And on it goes… Basically I put my iPod on songs, start with ABC (Jackson 5) and go to Z. The fun part is I never know what’s coming next. It’s rarely quiet in my scrap room.

  8. Kathryn Whittaker says:

    I can pretty much work with anything going on: tv, movies, music, audio books. I also like to listen to podcasts. I especially like to listen to Paperclipping Roundtable because they are talking about scrapping, and I can listen, but don’t have to participate in a conversation. They are great! Sometimes I just turn on my computer and find stuff there because I can keep it turned down low if I am working late at night.

  9. creatingkeepsakes says:

    I hadn’t thought about books on tape – I listen to those on my drive to work but while I’m creating would be great too! Thanks everyone for sharing. I love reading your comments.


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