by Tami Taylor
On the 1st Friday of each month, Tami Taylor gives you a sketch and shows you how she’s scrapbooked the past month. She’s also got prompts for gathering memories in the upcoming month so that you can get your photos scrapbooked “one month at a time.”
I know each month I comment on how quickly the month flew by. I’m never being dishonest, but I don’t think I have ever meant it like this past month. Yesterday was January, and now it’s March – and there was an extra day!
I wish I could say I spent a lot of time with family, but everyone in my family was busy this month. I’ve been busy getting new classes out at Creative Passion; my oldest is studying hard to pass his high school proficiency exams; my first grader took up piano lessons. The list goes on (and on). When life gets so busy, it’s hard to be inspired to make art. I do a little each day in my five year journal and whine to my pal Pattie Knox. She turned around and sent me a 2-page template to use this month to help ease my workload. And I was reminded of how fantastic my friends are and what a lucky gal I am.
Here’s how my month looked:
Are you ready to get this past month scrapbooked? Here’s the sketch and a few tips:
When you’re pressed for time, find ways to squeeze art in for yourself. It will help you relax, refocus and keep the fun in life. Cut corners if you need to:
- Use kits so you don’t spend time coordinating supplies. You can purchase kits online or build your own. Here’s an article on building your own paper kits but you can use many of the tips to build your own digital kits as well!
- Use sketches to kickstart your pages. You can find sketches here at Get It Scrapped and Pattie Knox has several of her speed-byte templates (like the one she donated this month) available at Designer Digitals.
- Get details on how to speed things up in the areas of preparation, streamlining page elements, product choices, and process in the Fast Starts issue of Masterful Scrapbook Design.
Get Ready for Next Month
Here the “By the numbers” sheet to help you keep track of the month:
Want just the “Dozen Things” list? Click here.
Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion Classes.com. To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.