I am the world’s SLOWEST scrapbooker – ever! How do I know this, you may be asking. Well, I saw an incredible page by the talented just g over in the Studio Calico gallery, and in the comments she mentioned that her sister challenged her to do a page in 20 minutes. Now, in my book, that is just plain crazy talk. I often spend 2-3 evenings working on a layout so I thought maybe I should give this a try.
I grabbed a favorite photo and the contents of my Studio Calico Continental kit, set my timer for 20 minutes and got to work. Twenty minutes later I wasn’t anywhere close to done but I wanted to know exactly how long it took me to do the page so I started my stopwatch and kept working. Here is my layout:
Guess how long it took me. Are you sitting down? This baby took me a total of 2 hours and 25 minutes! Seriously, how could it possibly take me this long? The gorgeous patterned paper did all the work for me. I didn’t layer a ton of things on the page. In fact, I think I kept it rather simple.
In my defense, I probably spent 45 minutes picking out these word stickers that I included in my journaling. There were lots on the page and I had to pick words that would communicate something I wanted to say and I didn’t want to use any green or pink words so I had to omit those in the process. It would have been much easier to write out all the journaling, but I do like what the stickers adds to the page so I guess it was time well spent.
Overall, I’m happy with how this turned out. Maybe I over thought my choices because I do LOVE the photo and wanted it to be the focus of the page, but I did start and FINISH it in the same night, so I’m happy.
I would love to know how long it takes you to complete a page. Give it a try and link me up to your results. I can’t wait to see what you do and how LONG it takes you.