Today I want to share with you a few of my tips for creating my quick layouts. Generally a layout only takes me about a half hour unless I get stumped which does happen to me every once in a while!
Tip #1: I always print my photos in bulk, especially when Shutterfly has there 101 free prints. I find that if I have my pictures I am more capable at sitting down when I get a few moments to create a layout.
Tip #2: Once I get my pictures I group the pictures that I want to scrap together and pick out the base paper that I am going to use for each set and then I just leave that stack on my craft table. If you don’t have a craft table then you can stick them in an Iris box.
Tip #3: Be decisive, this means that once you decide to pick a certain color from your photo or background paper then just go with it!
Tip #4: Remember that every layout does not have to be a masterpiece and it is ok to keep the embellishments down to a minimum.
Tip #5: When you get stuck walk AWAY from the Layout. It is OK to mull over a layout but that doesn’t mean you can’t move on to the next layout while that particular layout is hanging out on the side. Just consider the layout in a time out and realize that this is OK. The layout below is currently in time out in my house. I needs something more but I haven’t figured it out yet, so it is sitting and waiting for me to finish it.
So there you have it, 5 Simple steps that you can take to make your scrapbooking life just a little easier! When your busy you don’t always have a ton of time to sit and complete a layout but if you have a stack of layouts waiting for you, it is that much easier to complete one!
Below you will see the Iris box that I was talking about in Tip #2, I love these boxes and use them to store all kinds of things! Also just an FYI for you if you order anything from Shutterfly today (May 15, 2013) you can get 25% of the entire site by using code BOXTOPS at checkout. So I encourage you to get some photos printed and have them waiting for you to scrap when you are ready!
What types of things do you do to make your scrapbooking life easier?