I thought that using only 5 types of items would be easy. After all, I am a simple scrapper--how many items could I need?
I decided to use one line to make it a fast and easy page. I decided to use:
1. patterned paper--Crate Paper
2. alphabets--American Crafts
3. die cuts--Crate Paper
4. trim--Crate Paper
5. buttons--Crate Paper
I had to stitch since it is my favorite technique, but I decided not to count thread as an item. I also decided not to journal--an oddity for me, but I scrapped several pages of pictures from this event so the story was already well documented.
Here is my page:
It is unusual for me to scrap during the work week. There just is not much time between work, dinner, and kids' activities but by simplifying my process, I managed to make a layout that I loved. Although it took 2 days, it really was only about 30 minutes. On day one, I selected and sized photos. I printed them together in a block and took a few minutes to sketch out the layout. On day two, I pulled out this Crate Paper collection and selected the items I liked. After dinner, I popped back down to put it together.
I am going to try my Mother's Day cards next. I need to make 5 and would love to do them as a quick and easy set.
Tell me--how do you simplify your scrapping?