I have a confession. I have gotten a little lazy. Lazy about filing my scraps.
Not too long ago, I realized that after I finished a layout, I was left with a heap of lovely scraps... that already coordinated well!
So, instead of sorting them and filing in my scrap drawer, I have been making "page starters."
Basically, I just gather most of my workable off-cuts (the other bits either get trashed or eventually filed), layer and collage them up, staple and glue together...
And - Ta Da!
A page starter!
I stick these to the side and when I have a few to work with, I pull photos and scrap!
I have found this to be so perfect for when I feel like scrapping, but don't feel like thinking much.
That happens more often that I would like to admit. HA!
So... I scrapped this page a while back for a sketch on shimelle.com:
And then the leftover scraps became this page starter:
That then became this layout:
Complete with a little interactive photo book:And, you might remember this layout?
All of the scraps turned into this layout:
And this page starter from a layout I get to share soon...Turned into this page!
This is such a carefree way to scrap. I love that with a page starter in hand, all I really need is the background paper and a few embellishments!
Come to think of it, this really could become a perpetual system...
Scraps to starter to finished page...
and scraps to starter to finished page again.
Perfect for those brain dead days,
or for really maximizing all of that lovely paper!
Speaking of maximizing lovely paper, I will be back soon for this month's edition of Layout Love Linky. There are just a few days left to enter!
There are also just a few days left to enter the giveaway to May Flaum's new Fashionably Fast E-book. I will announce the winner to that in the upcoming Layout Love Linky post :)
See you soon!