As I've said before, I'm not much of a scrapbooker. But I love the papers and embellishments of the scrapbook world. A big thing in the scrapbooking world is creating/competing in challenges. My favorite paper/scrapbook site is Two Peas in a Bucket and they are running a lot of challenges right now. These are a good way to jumpstart creativity.
I am the type of person that likes to be given an idea/theme/color/etc and then try to stretch my creativity within that boundary. I was the kind of kid that liked coloring pages but I didn't just color in the lines - I drew patterns, played with color, added logical images, etc. I don't like a lot of direction, though - just a smidge. Like, "What can you make out of this curtain?" or "Plan a baby shower and include aqua." Side note: I think this is what separates me, a crafter, from an artist. In my experience, an artist is generally better with a blank page and more freedom. Of course, that is a generalization and certainly not always true.
Anyway, challenges are perfect for me. It narrows my choices, which makes me create a lot faster. I uploaded my yellow card to the one color challenge on Two Peas.
Are you the kind of person that likes to create within limits or do you prefer a completely blank page? What was your coloring book preference as a child?