Friday, 15 April 2016

Simple Stories 45 minute challenge!

I'm here to share my latest work for All About Scrapbooks.
This week I've been playing with Simple Stories Life in Color range.
I just LOVE it!
I love the colours, the phrases, the cameras, everything!
For this page, I set myself a challenge.
You see when it comes to my precious creative time, I sometimes I feel like I waste a lot of time by shuffling the papers around, and by procrastinating. 
I want everything to be 'just so', and sometimes I walk away feeling like I haven't achieved much.
So for this page, I set the timer on my phone, for 45 minutes.
Ready Set Go!
I was determined to be finished before the timer went off.  And I did.
It was fun.  I pretty much had to just DO IT! Not think about it, just cut and stick!
I'm happy with what I created.  It definitely helped that I got out some papers and embellishments from a 'range' and stuck with that!  It reduced my choices, and I knew it all co-ordinated - the hard work was done for me.
I even had time to add a bit of mixed media, with some paint smearing and stamping.
Whilst the range was still on my desk, as I've been doing lately, I tackled a Project Life Spread.
My biggest tip for this, if you would like to do the same is to order the 3x4 and 6x4 cut out papers from the range.
I start with these as my base, and then out of the scraps from my layout, I trim a few to these sizes as well.  This prevents all your pockets having quotes, it allows you to have some background-ish pockets to add photo to - and yet it's still co-ordinated.
And the right side:
I again added in a flap using washi tape, and back to back photos.  This allows me to add more into my Project Life weeks.
That's it for now, I'll be back soon!

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