Not often, but every once in a while - I do a quick & easy layout with just stickers & paper! No stamping, no distressing, no embellies - - keepin' it simple! It is the only way I'm ever going to get all those Rubbermaid buckets full of photos scrapped!!
My other time saving technique . . . SKETCHES!!! I would say 90% of my layouts begin with a sketch of some kind! My favourite sources for sketches - CTMH's How-To Books, Sketch blogs (I have several listed on my blog sidebar), and magazines (I especially love the sketches in Creating Keepsakes - lots of multi-photo 2 page spreads!). I find the 'where to start' with a layout to be the hardest part so using sketches saves me soooo much time! (Before I discovered sketches & patterns I used to sit & stare at my pile of photos and papers for endless amounts of time before I could move forward with a direction or idea of what to do!!)
So - my artwork for you today is just such a layout - - just stickers & paper & based on a gorgeous sketch (this one is from Sassy Lil' Sketches)!
Materials Used (all Close to My Heart):
Mayberry Level 2 Paper Pack
Mayberry Level 1 Scrapbooking Kit