Monday, 22 August 2016

Work smarter not harder scrapbook tip

I've been seeing a lot of people (mostly in the US) share about their kids going back to school. We actually have a little over a week before we go back. I have mixed feelings about the kids going back. I love summers, they are just so much more laid back, there isn't a lot of rushing around from place to place. However, I do love the structure that school offers. Working from home is difficult in the summer with the kids home. Once they go back to school, I can go back to working my regular hours and I get so much more done. I find the first few weeks hard though because the house is so quiet and it's lonely.

Anyway, on to today's layout. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a school album for each of the kids. It includes all their school photos and memorabilia from K - 12. Because my daughter is going into Grade 12 this year, I really want to get these albums up-to-date! So I pulled them out and started working on them again - it's been awhile. This first layout is of my son in Kindergarden. I used a sheet of Reminisce patterned paper as the background - it's called Making the Grade and some Simple Stories chipboard sticker embellishments to embellish a little.

One of the things I've discovered over the years is that if you love a layout and it comes together quickly and easily for you - why not use it again! Whether you duplicate it with the exact same products and put it in another album or switch up the products, it doesn't matter. It's all about getting those photos into albums and working smarter not harder! With that in mind, I used this same layout to create a page for my daughters album.

If I hadn't pointed out that I used the same basic layout, do you think you would have noticed? Because I switched up the supplies I used, it doesn't even look like the layout above.

I challenge you to try using the same layout and creating two different pages. It really does cut back on the time it takes to come up with a plan!

Have a creative day!

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