I have greatly enjoyed being on the Get It Scrapped! Design Team this past year. The time has flown. We'll be announcing the 2013-14 team with a blog hop on June 1. Hope you'll stop by!
In the meantime, when I receive my GIS Design Team assignments and need to meet a deadline, I often turn to Batch Scrapbooking. Instead of doing each layout from start to finish, I do a few steps at a time on each one and keep coming back to the pages until they are completed. I like the way this keeps me focused.
First, I print out the assignments on a separate sheet of paper and lay them out on my scrap table. Each one is unique and usually requires a different starting point.
For the first assignment, I select my photos and a few sketches. I know this one will come together quickly, since the design choices are already there.
The next assignment I'm starting with photos, title and journaling, a particular piece of patterned paper, and a shape from the Silhouette store. I need to decide on a design scheme and may have to wrestle to get everything I want on the layout in a cohesive manner.
Here I selected my photos and some masks for misting. I have an idea for this assignment which may or may not work, so I better test it out very soon. And have a Plan B in mind just in case.
For my final assignment, I matted a photo, wrote my journaling, and ripped a bunch of pages out of back issues of Scrapbook Trends. I'll write down ideas I like from each page, keep my list and toss the pages into the trash. This is how I get inspiration without copying someone else's work.
For the next step in the batch scrapping process, I go back and select patterned paper for each assignment. Now I can begin to lay out the photos, select a background and get to work. Notice the masks are missing. Plan B it is. Oh well.
You'll be able to see my finished work in June when these layouts post both here and on the Get It Scrapped! blog. Do you ever take a batch approach to your scrapping? It's a great way to break up the routine!