Saturday, January 9, 2010

My 30 Minute Experiment

So, those of you who know me or have ever cropped with me know that I spend 2-3 hours, minimum, on each layout I create. On a really detailed layout, I can sometimes spend 6-8 hours. So, when I saw this weeks challenge on the American Crafts Blog, I knew I wanted to try it. I also knew that for me it really would be a challenge.

I forced myself to stick to the 30 minute limit. It probably actually took an hour, because of the constant interruptions from my children, but the actual time spent creating this layout was very close to 30 minutes.

I had to forgo my usual fussy cutting, because that is time consuming and couldn't be done in 30 minutes.I also have far fewer details then I am used to. BUT, I do like the results, and certainly, getting layouts done in 30 minutes has it's appeal. :) I think I will try it again sometime soon.

For this layout, I used the Blue Skies line from American Crafts, Delight and Rockabye Thickers, and some pearls from Your Scrapbook Stash. You can, in fact, get all of these supplies 20% off this month in the YSS Store. Just use the code THIRDBDAY when you check out.

Here is the layout I created:
PS. Anyone know what happened to my Blogger settings and how to correct it?


sarah said...

great design on this LO! :) and love the AC pp you used!


Andrea Amu said...

I sure know what you mean by taking 6-8 hours on a layout! I would love to be able to do on in 30 minutes, but thaat is rare!
You did a beautiful job on your "low-manitenance" page, lol! It's perfect :)

Chelsey said...

cant believe you spend 6-8 hours on a layout!!! If I go over 30 minutes, I am ready to drop it and move on!!! Way to go!