Saturday, November 1, 2008

30 Minutes

I was having one of those days when I was unfocused and unmotivated. I just couldn't seem to decide on doing anything. Finally I had enough and decided to see if I could scrap a page in 30 minutes or less. In order to acheive this I had to be strict with myself.

  1. I pulled out the September kit and decided to use only its contents
  2. I looked through my already printed photos and chose the first one that coordinated with the papers in the kit
  3. I promised myself no second guessing! I would just go with my instincts and get the page done
26 minutes later I completed this page

It tells the story of the new love I discovered for these flowers last Spring. And this is why I love scrapbooking kits (especially the great ones Trish puts together!). It really simplified the process and kept me focused. I did cheat a bit and used two rhinestones that weren't part of the kit. But in my defense they were already out on my table in front of me, I didn't have to go searching for them!

Think you can meet this challenge? Share your pages in the comments or the flickr group


jamie said...

francine, this is so beautiful...i love everything about it...your approach, of course the kit, the photo...i am going to practice this more. thanks so much for sharing.

Jewel said...

What a beautiful layout. I am a slow scrapper and always seem indecisive when it comes to embellishments. You have inspired me to do a layout with only the kit contents and in less the an hour - it would be a first for me!

Janet said...

Wow, it turned out beautifully! Love the layers and the colors are perfect with the photo.

Colleen said...

Love this and this totally inspires me! Hope the kids nap well so that I can try this!!

pickmepam said...

love that photo! was the photo "as is" or did you crop it? absolutely lovely!

Francine said...

Thanks ladies! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Pam the photo was "as is". I was so obsessed with those flowers I took tons of pics back in the Spring!