Speedy Scrapbooking

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!

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com