As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series, we’re inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Ashley Horton with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
I like to simplify scrapbooking by working with a collection. This removes a lot of the guess work out of choosing product. Collections are made to coordinate, so it is easy to put products together and create a cohesive look on your layouts. And don’t feel like you need to have everything from one collection to put together a great layout. I like to have a few papers and some of the coordinating embellishments.
What problem does it solve for you?
Working with a collection solves the problem of time. I’m a busy mom, so when I have time to sit down and scrapbook, I don’t want to use all of my time deciding what papers and embellishments will coordinate well together. It’s easy to grab a Collection that I have on hand and get right to work on my layout.
Why do you think it works so well?
Someone else does the work for you! Collections are created to work together, so you don’t have to worry whether the product will coordinate on your layout. When you use a collection, you are more likely to keep the product together, so it’s easy just to grab it and have immediate inspiration.
How can others get started with it?
Scrapbookers love to purchase scrapbook products. When you are shopping, it’s a good idea to know what your allotted time frame is for scrapbooking, and shop for products from a collection that you like. If you feel you already have a large scrapbook stash, it’s always good to take time to go through your supplies and put together your own collection. Take a look at some of the current collections that manufacturers are debuting and pull the same color schemes and patterns from your own stash. You could do this once a month and have it ready to grab when you sit down to work on a layout.
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