Saturday, April 10, 2010

Planning to Scrap

By nature, I'm a plan ahead kind of girl.  Heck, I planned our wedding for 125 guests at a bed and breakfast four hours from home in less than ten months on a small budget!  When it comes to scrapbooking, I tend to batch my layouts and plan ahead.  It's really hard for me to pull everything out and just do one layout at a time.  I have a limited amount of time to get scrapping done during the week, so usually I plan ahead by working for 15 or 30 minutes at a time planning out pages to get done.  In the last few months my trusty printer has been aging on me (almost ten years now!) and has stopped working on thicker paper like photo paper, leaving me to rely on photo printing services.  This definitely forces me to plan ahead even more than before! 

So I love using sketches and I also love the Easy Patterns from Creating Keepsakes.  And in one of my 30 minute power planning sessions, I pulled together two kits.  One is a layout from Sketchy Thursday's April 1st sketch using some pink paislee 365 Degrees collection paper (& die cut), a scrap piece from the pink paislee bayberry cottage collection and a pink paislee ribbon pleat.

All supplies from Flamingo Scraps except one piece of Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock.

My second kit is far more complicated since I decided to build my own kit using the pink paislee bayberry cottage collection.   This kit will make two 2-page layouts and three cards! 

All supplies from Flamingo Scraps except colored and white Bazzill cardstock.

I also write myself some quick notes about what I want to do on post-it notes and stick them all over the pieces of paper and sketches or magazines. Sometimes I even put my own mini sketch on a post-it and stick it to the kit.  Now all I have to do is order the pics I want to get printed for these layouts.  I will probably spend another 30 minute session cutting all my paper down to the right sizes and prepping for the pictures.  Then spend a final 30 minute session gluing the pics down and adding the final embellies.

So hopefully tomorrow morning, I can cut everything and get it ready for pics, get them printed so on Sunday I can finish them all up!  Hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend!


  1. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get some kits made.

  2. You are toooo totally together -- jealous am I!!!


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