To follow up from my 5 minute card, I thought I'd post a 10 minute layout!
On this day I was feeling an overwhelming urge to scrap - but only had a short window of time before Jack woke from his nap and it was time for the school run and all the other things that make up a typical busy day. I was going to put it off for yet another day but decided to set a new layout time record instead. (The laundry can always wait another day .....)
I had an idea in mind that I wanted to put on paper, flicked through my rather disorganised photo box, found a pair of pics of the kids that I liked, chose some cardstock that worked well with the colours in the photos and just got started. Starting really is the toughest part I think - of anything. Once you get going you get on a roll. 10 minutes all up and my scrapping bug was scratched for the day!
Stamps: Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: More Mustard (textured - have you tried some of this? I've long been a Bazzil fan so LOVE our new textured cardstock.) Ballet Blue and Night of Navy
Other: White signo gel pen to highlight the title and to do the journalling. White eyelets.
(My scan and stitch program is having a bad day! The strips are nice and straight in real life! Think I will add a 12 x 12 inch scanner to my Santa wish list! Is there such a thing??)
Click on the layout for a close up view if you want to read the journalling. Oh and I learnt a super tip from Anita on her fabulous blog the other day. You may already know this but I didn't so I'll pass it on in case there's anyone else out there who is getting frustrated! When you click on a card or layout or other pic, you see the pic in a new window. If you want to change the size to zoom in or out, check the box in the lower right corner and you'll see a % menu you can select from. Nifty! I'd never noticed it.
Have you got a scrapbooking itch that needs to be scratched???? Try a quickie layout to get back into the scrapping groove.
I've got an article over at Aussie Scrapbooking today. If you have some time, check it out here.