Friday, June 25, 2010

Take That, Rachael Ray!

The ever perky Rachael Ray is famous for her 30 Minute Meals and for good reason.  Time is always limited in family life and the ability to make a meal from start to finish in half an hour is a wonderful skill to have.  The same concept can be applied to scrapbooking!

As I've mentioned previously, I am usually a really slow scrapper.  I monkey around with my photos for a while, flip through sketch books, dig through cardstock, and otherwise putter about in my scraproom.  Scrapbooking is very time consuming for me so I get really excited when I am able to whip out a layout I really like in no time flat.

Such was the case with this layout, "Lucky."  Start to finish in 30 minutes thanks to the Little Yellow Bicycle "Lucky Me" collection!

I ran into the same issue with my Xyron as last time, but I was able to cover up the big spot where the paper ripped off with a little orange embellishment to pick up the hint of orange in Micah's shirt.

For the title, I used a sticker from the "Lucky Me" collection plus a little paper flower by Bazzill. 

Not bad for 30 minutes! Ready to take the 30 minute challenge, fellow scrapbookers?  Challenge yourself to complete a layout, start to finish, in only 30 minutes.  Don't make it complicated, stick to simple cuts and designs, and you might be pleasantly surprised.  Hint - Use a collection of papers to make sure they will coordinate.

Do you have any tips or tricks to scrapbook swiftly?

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