What's your strategy for MOC 12?

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  1. ninigoesdigi

    ninigoesdigi Designer

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    Looking at my scraps FB Album for 2023 I thought again how nice it would be to get them printed. My mum and my aunt are coming to Japan next Spring and I thought maybe I could coordinate to get one or 2 albums printed like I did a long time ago, deliver at my mum's and she would bring it here.
    But I keep postponing that album because I want it to be chronological. But since I don't scrap regularly and mostly according to the colors of kits I want to play with, dates scraped are all over the place. I keep adding to different year albums and even though they are getting bigger I have never checked if I have all events from that month or year all scrapped.

    That is why I am thinking of making a list of photos I'd like to scrap that are missing in some months of 2023 and have them ready before MOC starts and focus on those whatever happens lol

    What's you plan for this MOC? Just go with the flow and scrap what comes your way or prepare some photos to complete an album or project?

    To resume : artsy/messy or artsy/tidy (with a touch of digi OCD like me) lol
     
  2. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    Depends on the different challenges for me. With the theme being relationships I might struggle with current photos. So I will try and just go with the flow and not overthink things too much.
     
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  3. 3BluEyedBabies

    3BluEyedBabies Falling for pumpkin ...

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    I really don't plan ahead at all! I just scrap what speaks to me at the time of each challenge. I may be scrapping Christmas or beach vacations or maybe even back-to-school photos.
     
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  4. umyesh

    umyesh President of the Hangry Ladies Supper Club

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    My plan is to go with the flow. I’m terrible at scrapping while hosting so I only finished 7 challenges last year. :-/
     
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  5. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    I try to use MOC as an opportunity to "catch up"- which will never really happen, but as long as the challenge allows- I try to use my oldest photos first- right now I'm still working in 2017. Sometimes a challenge just calls for different pics or current stuff, so I try to have 'loose' guidelines for myself! ;)
     
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  6. ninigoesdigi

    ninigoesdigi Designer

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    Right! The theme!! I didn't think of that. :giggle Oh well, I guess I'll check my photo folders anyway and pick from the photos I haven't scrapped yet unless it really doesn't talk to me for that daily challenge.

    Look at me! I already thought I had all figured it out :rofl It hasn't even begun yet and my digi OCD plan is already down the drain :rollin

    Never mind! Less stress, more fun! :fairydance
     
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  7. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    Honestly I'm just going to go with the flow and see what I manage to get done.
     
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  8. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    Nini, I just go with the flow. I am a bad example as I do not have a lot of daily things to take photos of so I just scrap what I want. Re the MOC I just am excited daily to check out the challenge and scrap the challenges!!! I have my MOC template (I use the one I made years ago) to showcase in thumbnails the 31 days of challenges, so everyday when I finish my page I pop a small one on the template :)

    I say just scrap whatever pictures you want!!!

    I also would say print out your FB 2023 album regardless of order and put the pages in the date order you scrapped them. I think even if you used old photos that do not correspond with 2023, when they are in a book, it is still wonderful to look at.

    I usually only print our trip books. I keep all of my pages I make during the year on my EHD by year of making them. I can then do a slide show. I love looking back at them, however for me, I know that since I have no children, my nephew is not going to want a lot of my pages I made with people he does not know. Maybe one day I will go through and pull all the heritage pages I made over the years and put those all in to one book for him. I do have a book I would print out myself when I first started scrapping with the plastic sleeves, but because of the ink I quit printing the pages myself individually.

    My trip books I love and look back at our UK/Ireland trips & our 20th Anniversary Vegas/California trip often and those are wonderful printed out.

    Whatever you decide to do, just enjoy!!!
     
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  9. michelepixels

    michelepixels A pun is not fully matured until it is full groan.

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    In my 7 years of MOC I've never planned ahead. I actually kind of scrap the same way I do all year. That is, mostly recent photos with occasional old photos thrown in. Whatever I feel like in the moment. The difference for me between January and the rest of the year is that in January I scrap every day, and most days I'm inspired by super creative challenges.
     
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  10. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

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    The only thing I do in preparation for MOC is that I make sure of the retired kits and take them out of my TLP directory. I like to do it organically and day by day - no plans.
     
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  11. tiffany scraps

    tiffany scraps still plays outside

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    I also just go with the flow. It is nice when a challenge also presents an opportunity to use a product for a designer I CT for which is a double win :)
     
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  12. kendrawalter

    kendrawalter Well-Known Member

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    I have a running google doc with every page I want to scrap for each year - Currently there are 252 pages still to do across 7 years :stars. I add to it as the year goes on. When MOC rolls around, I try my best to find a page I want to scrap that fits the parameters of the challenge. I find that I tend to get about 25 usable pages out of MOC each year, and a few that won't go in the book because I couldn't fit the challenge to an event I want to scrap (like "About Me" pages etc)
     
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  13. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

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    The preparation I complete is making sure all things are unzipped and organized and that my photos are downloaded and into Lightroom. Right now all that is a complete mess. Then I just try to enjoy the challenges. With my mother’s health in such a precarious position, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to scrap on top of designing. I’m hopeful but giving myself grace.
     
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  14. dawnmarch

    dawnmarch Actually, no. You are not funny!

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    I try to catch up on old pages if possible during MOC but I don't spend tooooo much time trying to figure out how to fit my pictures to a theme if it doesn't seem easy to do that.
     
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  15. jagruti patel

    jagruti patel Me love cookies! Yum! Yum!

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    I scrap in basically chronological order. So I just see what the challenge is and look at my list of photos to see what would work. I try to do each page same day if I can.

    One year I used photos from a recent Disney trip and I loved how my book turned out. Got pages done, MOC done, I was a happy camper!
     
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  16. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic Some grannies cuss a lot. I'm some grannies.

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    I'm a go with the flow kinda gal :)
    I never plan ahead or prep anything really. I usually let the challenge inspire me and help me choose photos.
     
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  17. sharonb

    sharonb Cher Memere

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    Last year I ended up in the hospital the last few days MOC11, so I did not finish, so my goal this year is just to finish!
     
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  18. mary kate

    mary kate Well-Known Member

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    I don't do a lot of prep. Though I haven't yet done so, I will make a folder for MOC 12. Whenever there's a challenge with a freebie (e.g., a template), I will unzip that free goodie into this folder. I will also make a subfolder of photos to scrap (but I never have enough photos, because I don't take enough photos, LOL).

    My main preparation is probably mental/psychological, and it has to do with letting go of my usual scrapping mode:

    Ordinarily, I am the very opposite of a speed scrapper. I am happy to spend hours on a layout (not all in one go, typically, but spread out over many days), switching out papers and elements, experimenting with font combinations, abandoning a page for a week or two and then returning to it with a fresh eye... Though I'm probably “wasting time” from a speed scrap perspective, it doesn't feel like a waste to me: it's part of the process, and I find it therapeutic.

    But with MOC, I cannot do this, there's not enough time! I need to just get 'er done and post a completed layout to the gallery. Never mind endlessly switching out papers and elements, and forget about finding a fun new font duo: it's MOC, and I don't have time for that! This, for me, is the main challenge of MOC: I need to prepare to scrap outside my comfort zone!

    Seriously excited about MOC 12.
     
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  19. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Why do I always have to be Captain?

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    My two goals are (1) finish the MOC and (2) try to stay on top of completing challenges daily.
    I rarely find that the challenges can be shoehorned into whatever the next page is of a particular project.
     
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  20. janedee

    janedee Is a craft project ever really finished?

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    This year I will be away for the first two weeks so if I want to finish (which I really do), I will need to do two challenges a day for the rest of the month. Other than that, I won't be doing any planning.
     
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