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I’m happy to report that life is getting back to normal after my garage sale. The weather was cold and rainy, turnout was less than expected, but I did sell all the big stuff I do not want to move back to Florida. That made me very happy. And just in time, a not-so-local scrapbook store (about 45 minutes away) is having a yard sale in a few weeks, where I can take all the scrapbooking items that did not sell.
Which leads me to announce that I am having a give-away next week! As I sorted through my stash, I made a lovely stack for one lucky blog reader. Stay tuned for more details on that next Monday.
Today I wanted to share a quick layout I created last week — in the middle of garage sale madness — when I had next to no time to scrapbook. I’m a huge fan of We R Memory Keepers divided page protectors. I love that they come in all kinds of different sizes — there is so much you can do with them. My layout uses the 12×12 four 6×6 pocket page protector.
Supplies: Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny Flower Child Cutouts, Stripes and Free Bird. Cardstock: Bazzill Tahitian Princess Swiss Dot and Bank Roll. Embellishments: Bo Bunny Flower Child iCandy Chipboard flower, Prima Bright Asst E-Line flowers, American Crafts jewel brad, Doodlebug Tutti Frutti brad asst, varous ribbon, Jenni Bowlin red Vintage Buttons, crochet thread, DMC Memory Thread. Tools: Ranger distress ink (for tags) Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. EK Success Postage Stamp edger punch.
For the past several CHA releases, Bo Bunny has included one sheet of Back to Back paper in every line. One side has tags and journaling blocks you can cut out and the other side has four 6×6 canvases. I chose to use the “B” side and built my page using the 6×6 canvases. Pairing this paper with the divided page protector makes it so easy!
I simply created one 6×6 canvas whenever I had 20 minutes to spare. These are photos from my trip to visit my brother’s family last summer. I didn’t leave room for journaling, but I did slip a #5 Inkssentials Manila tag into each pocket behind the layout/photo. Because the openings face front, the tags can be removed to read the journaling and replaced easily.
I’ll probably select a few more favorite photos from the trip and print them in a 6×6 size to slip on the back side. But that’s a worry for another day. I’m just happy with how this turned out and that I got these memories documented. Layouts like this help me stay productive and crafting every day, even though I’m short on time.
Do you have any strategies that help you stay productive when you have little to no crafting time?