How To Get More Scrapbooking Done This Week

Do you feel as if you have absolutely no time to sit down and create the beautiful layouts your mind and fingers desire to create? What if I told you I could help by offering a few tips to get you started? If you can adapt these into your everyday routine, you won’t just get more scrapbooking done this week, you’ll find the time to be creative much more frequently.

Here are a few suggestions:

Plan Your Meals: Yes. I know it has absolutely nothing to do with scrapbooking, but if you plan the meals you want to prepare in the upcoming week, you will have a bit more time to add to your scrapbooking schedule.

Quick and Easy:
Perhaps you could plan a few crock-pot meals, or simple one dish meals that require little to no work on your part. The time you would normally spend preparing the meal, can then be used to catch up on a little scrapbooking.

Shop Ahead: This isn’t just for groceries for the upcoming week, but also for the supplies you will need. There is nothing worse than swiping that tape runner across your photograph and feeling the familiar tug of an empty cartridge. Be sure you have everything you need to stay busy and have maximum creativity.

Organize: I don’t just mean your supplies, but perhaps you could set aside a few minutes this weekend to choose the photographs you’d like to work on this week, separate the papers and embellishments you will want to use and prepare the layout ideas you might have in mind. All of these things will help maximize your time.

Prepackaged Items: Allow yourself some freedom or to think outside the box. If you normally like to coordinate everything yourself, perhaps you could invest in a few prepackaged items or page kits that are already coordinated for you. Even a page kit is great because you usually are provided with all of the supplies to complete a few pages. Allow yourself to do a little simple and quick scrapbooking and you’ll get a lot more done!

Do you have any tips or ideas to get the most out of your hours?

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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