Thursday, May 21, 2009

Time-Saving Tips!! by Ronda Simpson

It seems like this time of the year is one of the busiest for me!!
Here lately, It seems like I have hardly any time, if NO time at all to scrap!
So today, I'm going to share some time-saving tips that have helped me
when I'm pressed for time.

*Sketches
Sketches are such a quick way to "map" out a LO and get it done. You can use them as is, or flip, turn, or simply just let the sketch inspire you. Here are some awesome places to check out for sketches:
Got Sketch?
52 Sketches 52 Weeks
Page Maps

* Get it Done in 30 minutes
- Layering three patterned papers of different sizes quickly creates a complete look.
-Pre-printed journaling spots, tags or die cuts are timesavers and alot of times, comes coordinated with patterned papers.
- Use detailed/busy background paper to add interest without adding time.
- Leave chipboard unpainted, for a natural look
- Use a large block of neutral-colored paper, which will leave an open area to add journaling, title and photo.
- Use leftover strips of patterned paper to fill empty spaces.

Hope some of these ideas and tips help you, the next time you are in a hurry to "get-it-done"!!!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the hints Ronda!!!

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  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. LOVE these tips - the sketch sites are my FAVE! :)

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Thanks for being SIMPLY OBSESSED!