Among the resources required to complete a scrapbook page, I’d say the most expensive one would be the TIME needed to complete it. Just to get past the inspiration or theme for the page already burns up most of the afternoon I’ve set aside to work on the whole page. Until I realized how I scrapbook a page could be more efficient if I broke up the steps into a few days instead of trying to complete it in one sitting.
Last January, around that time when we come up with new year’s resolutions, I made it a goal to scrapbook one page each week. And with it, I set up my goal to incorporate the steps I do and break it up into four to five days of work, each time using up only a maximum of 10 minutes or so.
Below is the breakdown of how I accomplish the Page-A-Week goal:
Choose the picture (or pictures) you would like to layout. Note the occasion and date of the event, if necessary.
Pick out the papers you would use, going back to the pictures for colour and other references.
Choose all the embellishments, journaling tags, and other detailing decorations that complement the pictures and papers. Cut letter and image dies, if using them in the layout.
With your adhesive/s, lay down the elements of the layout. If time permits, write down the journaling details.
Day five (if necessary)
Usually I would have the journaling nailed down by day four, after thinking it over since day one. But if not, then this is the day I write everything down.
This process works well for me, so much that I could even do two pages a week if I work on two layouts at the same time.
How about you, what works for you when time is a constraint?