Thursday, May 28, 2009

30 Minutes or Less...

I really needed to clean off my desk and I have some new goodies that I want to put to good use, so tonight my goal was to hammer out 3+ scrapbook pages. Well... my mom always taught me to reach for the stars...ha ha. Here is the one page that I did finish using Sketch #8 from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. Thanks to Julie's sketch, I did finish this layout in about 25 minutes... if only I hadn't read all of those blogs on my blogroll:)...

Other time savers: 
1. print all of your pictures on one sheet and don't cut them apart. Usually when I have 2+ photos, I spend most of my time switching them around, trying to figure out the best arrangement... order... etc. So this saved me a good 30 minutes. 

2. Sometimes I add the journaling to empty space in the photo too... this is also a good time saver. BTW- I hear you can download free photo editing software at I haven't tried it, but if anyone has, please tell me how it suits you. 

3. Use a journaling box to quickly jot down the essentials for your page. Rather than messing with the computer tonight (sometimes it can take me an hour just to pick out my font:), I went for the quick and dirty (not a big fan of my own handwriting, but I still use it).

Here is to efficient scrapping!

Products: patterned paper (Crate Paper/green & cream & Basic Grey/brown), letters (Making Memories), journaling box (Paper Loft), lace (Webster's Pages), ric rac (American Crafts), trim (vintage), pink grosgrain (scrap gift wrap), flowers (Prima), ink (Distress Ink, Ranger).

1 comment:

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE your swing page. I'm glad i looked at your blog and not just the card challenge!