Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breaking a Record

Yesterday's LOAD was done in under 30 minutes. This is not something that happens often but last night was necessary. I had only 20 minutes before I needed to put Garrett to bed & knew I wouldn't scrap afterwards because Mitch & I had a date to watch Flashforward.

I really want to make fast pages, that I love, more often. Here is what I think worked last night.

First, I pulled a picture from my storage binders that tugged at my heart. This has been a favorite of mine since I printed it last year.

Then, I decided on a non traditional size. I didn't want a full 12x12 because that would have required printing an enlargement in order to keep the focus on the picture. So, I went with an 8x8. This is one of my new favorite sizes because I work with the square shape of the 12x12 but not all the space.

Finally, I limited myself to a few products. Less product, less choice, less time. Right? I used a piece of cardstock that was a scrap on my table from yesterday's layout, patterned paper from my Studio Calico Kit Cotillion, American Crafts Stickers & Precision Pen.

I'm not going to beat myself up on the lack of journaling because sometimes, the picture speaks for itself. I think it does here.



Pam said...

Awesome layout. Don't tell anyone it was done in under 30 and they would never know it.

Jayne said...

Love it! Awesome photo!

Hillary said...

Monica - that's a GREAT Layout! I really admire how you are able to scrap so much and work and be a mom - i just can't find the time or the energy most days. . .although about 2p each afternoon when i'm at work - i get the urge to create. . .LOL


Pam said...

You've been given an award!