Good Morning, everyone! Can you believe that it is almost APRIL!!!! Where has the time gone!!??? I am still finding leftover Christmas candies that were forgotten about, and it is almost Easter! Has it really been 3 months since Christmas? My, how Time Flies!
Speaking of time...do you ever find that it seems to evade you, RUN away from you, or just plain laugh in your face?
I do. I feel like there are never enough hours in the day sometimes. Between kids activities, laundry (ENDLESS PILES) and house work, family, my various volunteer positions, etc..I have to squeeze in my scrappy time in the 'nooks and crannies' of my day. Trust me when I say, Organization is the key to success!
Prior to my Clip it Up Jumbo, I was digging through bins, baskets, and piles looking for the papers and embellishments that I wanted to put on a layout. More often than not, I would end up frustrated because I could not find exactly what I was looking for. Now...with my Clip it Up Jumbo, I search NO MORE. I have found that it is ideal for holding kits, paper packs, embellishments, and so much more. I have a variety of paper lines with matching embellishments...as I am sure most of you do, too! I decided to try something...WHAT IF????...I hang a few of my paper lines onto my clip it up, and then all embellishments in front or behind??? Would that help me save time and actually FIND what I am looking for? I decided to give it a shot. I pulled a few of the lines that I KNEW I would be working with soon, along with any embellishments that coordinated and I started Clipping them Up.
Once I had my Clip it Up filled with my lines...Nikki Sivils, My Little Shoe Box, Jillibean Soup, My Minds Eye, and a few others...I decided to time myself making a layout. From the moment I started pulling papers and embellies, to the moment I put the finishing touches on this layout, it took me ONE hour and 22 minutes. That is a record for me! My normal scrap time is upwards of FOUR hours. Honestly. And...if I say so myself...the results weren't too shabby.
Here is what I did using the "Max & Mollie" collection from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.
Of course, my Clip it Up Jumbo will not hold EVERY single line I own. Rather than putting everything on it, I change it out. I like to keep my current projects and assignments within arms reach. Once I am finished with a line, I will swap it out. I will put the used line back into my bin, and replace it with the next assignment, kit, or paper line.
I have some new Crate papers that I am DYING to scrap with...those are next up on my Clip it Up!!!!!
The Grand thing about a Clip it Up is it can be used and re-used-and re-purposed many many many times! This month it is holding my kits and embellies to help me save time...next month could be completely different! Tell Us, How would you use a Clip it Up to save YOU time?