As someone who enjoys the process as much as the end result, I've never thought of myself as an especially efficient scrapbooker. I lay out what I think I'd like to use, I stir it around a bit, I start setting stuff out on my background..
But even I'm starting to see the attraction of fast results. I still revert to my old method when I have time; but for a quick fix? Well, I've picked up a few tricks at Get it Scrapped.
So when I was asked to make a layout incorporating my speediest title and embellishment ideas, I was ready for the challenge.
I've been keeping an eye on my Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit each month, for cards I can use as title and this one "One Extraordinary Week" was on the top of my pile. I wanted to write about how much I look forward to our holiday each year and how I try to take as many pictures and gather as many family stories as I can so that when I get back I have plans for my paper for many months to come. It's a big ask.
To embellish my page I rooted about in my leftovers box and found some Slice cut shapes I had intended for another project, but rejected at the last minute. That little silhouette must be at least a year old. I love turning to my leftovers because if I've picked them for something already, chances are they're in a colour or shape I gravitate towards naturally and it's very likely they're going to fit.
But these are only my quick tips: you can find lots more on the Get It Scrapped blog. This is one of my favourite of their recent articles: there is a scrapbook shortcuts checklist for you to download and use. I think I could do with you. How about you?