Most scrapbookers that I know have resigned themselves to the fact that we are destined to always fall behind on our scrapping. It’s true…life gets busy and finding time to do the memory-keeping is not as important as actually making the memories. It always bug me when I get behind though. I feel like the stories, emotions, and feelings behind an event will escape me if I don’t get them down on paper quickly!
So, in an effort to play a bit of catch up, I decided to really streamline my scrapping to work on my July traveler’s notebook. I pre-printed pictures, chose limited supplies, and gave myself 20 minutes to see how much I could get done. Check out my process video here:
To simplify the process, I followed a simple procedure:
- Choose pictures and any background elements.
- Adhere large pieces down to the layout.
- Add ephemera and die-cut pieces.
- Add flat stickers.
- Add lettering and journaling.
- Add enamel sticker pieces.
Following this simple process really helped lay out each page quickly. Another tip I came across was printing my pictures in black and white. That way I did not have to worry about coordinating the elements to the picture. I worried less about the layout of the page and more about just choosing pieces that brought me joy. I was able to easily scrap two full layouts in 20ish minutes. (Okay, it did take me over 20 minutes, but I couldn’t stop in the middle of a layout!)
I like the freedom in not worrying about a “perfect” layout. I chose pictures and elements I love, so together they make a beautiful page, perfect to preserve some sweet every day memories. Any advice on speed-scrapping that you would like to share? Do you try to stay caught up or are you relaxed about falling a bit behind? Let me know in the comments below!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife