Tuesday, October 16, 2012

20-MINUTES-OR-LESS challenge for you!!

It's Tuesday, and that means it's my day to post over at The Crafting Family! Today I have a layout of my daughter and our Fresh Air Fund daughter making some yummy 4th of July treats.

Yes, this is another one of my 20-MINUTES-OR-LESS layouts- I simply won't allow myself to spend more than 20 minutes on a page now that I know it's possible!! I've had many people ask how I get a layout done in under 20 minutes, here's how I get my groove on:

  1. I search through the list of My Favorite Blogs for the latest challenges to see what would work (sketches, color combos, themes, these all help give me a creative boost).
  2. I pull any papers/embellies that might work. This includes cardstock, ribbon, journal cards, pattern paper- anything that might fit with the photos I'm scrapping.
  3. Set the timer for 20 minutes, stop over-thinking everything and just GET SCRAPPING!! Now, keep in mind that #s 1 and 2 are part of my planning, we'll call it pre-scrapping, so I don't count that in my 20-minute deadline. I could spend hours (and often do) online looking at ideas, but the challenge blogs really help to get me focused! 

So, do you think you're ready to give the 20-MINUTES-OR-LESS challenge a try? Head to your craft room and give it a try. Then blog about it, post your own layout and then leave me a link to your post here in the comments. Don't forget to include my cute little 20-MINUTES-OR-LESS photo in your post, and I would LOVE if you were a follower of my blog too! One lucky commenter will receive a little packet of goodies from me- I'll draw the winner on November 1st!! =) T

"Make Everyday Beautiful" linking up to:
-The Crafting Family weekly post
-Unscripted Sketches sketch #180
-Dynamic Duos color combo

-Scrap Our Stash hot chocolate


  1. Come check out what I did in 20 minutes http://haven-amacher.blogspot.com/2012/10/20-minutes-or-less-challenge.html

  2. Great layout! "Make Everyday Beautiful" is a fantastic sentiment and the girls look like they had a great time!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  3. Okay I have another one that I did at this weekends crop. Your challenge is perfect timing, because I was telling the ladies at my table all about how you do 20min layouts.

    check this one out too

  4. Fun photos on your great layout! Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  5. Love how the photos move you through the experience ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  6. Love your tips! Looks like I need to get myself a timer!

  7. Tiffany this was sooo fun!!!! LOVE your page!!!

    here's mine:

  8. Fabulous use of the sketch...gotta love a layout...Thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!!

  9. got another one done for the challenge when the little guy was away at preschool. Thanks for the motivation. Going to try and keep up with the 20min rule


  10. Seriously? You created this in under 20 minutes? Amazing! Everything works so well together! Glad that you chose our Unscripted sketch to showcase your beautiful project!

  11. Wow - I am inspired by your 20 minutes or less challenge. I'm going to give that a shot!

    I'm glad the Unscripted Sketch worked for you. The page is really cute and I like how you incorporated the colors in the patriotic shirt by adding the baker's twine. Nice touches throughout. Thanks for joining us this week!

  12. I'm having fun and want to share another 20 minute layout


  13. Thanks for the idea Tiffany!


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