Sometimes I want to just sit an enjoy my art. I want to take it slow, and really make the perfect layout that I can cherish forever. Then, there are other days where I just want to get it done. I wish I could whip out 5 layouts, and move onto the pictures that I really feel passionate about making a great layout to honor those photos. So, sometimes, I wish I could scrapbook a little bit faster!
One idea for helping you scrapbook a little faster could be to go through your supplies once a month and make yourself little kits. You know that you could spend money, and join a kit club, but why not make your own kits at home? The idea behind this is to have a kit ready to go when you are ready to scrapbook quickly. For example, you could go through your papers, and organize them into papers that look good together. Pick 2 or 3 sheets of paper, and put them in a 12 x 12 sheet protector. Then, going off of those papers, try adding some embellishments to your kit.
Take out your embellishments, and add some coordinating cardstock, alphabets, or stickers that would go well with those papers. Then, do the same with ribbons, buttons, and brads. Once you feel like you have enough to make a layout (even though you may not have a picture in mind), set that kit that you’ve made aside for a day when you may not have a lot of time to scrapbook. Then, when the day comes where you only have about 15 minutes to sit down and scrap, you have your own little pre-made kit ready to go. You can pull all those supplies out, and put them together to make an adorable scrapbook page. Not only will it save you time, but it will probably save you money too!
Why go out and spend more money on coordinating supplies or join a kit club, when you probably have enough supplies in your scrap space to make your own kits that are ready to go whenever you are? This is a method that I want to try, and would be a great idea to do this when you are cleaning out your scrap space. Try it today!