It is tip time!!!!!
When I am scrapbooking, I tend to scrap out of order. Why? In a nut shell, I get bored easily AND my boys like to see pictures of themselves in the scrapbooks. I normally have three albums going at any given time. This is easily done by using 3 ring albums which are my favorite type of albums. I HATE post albums. I might be crafty but those darn post albums kick my butt all the time. I discovered three ring albums work best for me. I can put my layout in it's page protector and move it very easily around the album as I finish pages. So now that gets to the next part of this tip time.......SKETCHES. Sketches, as I have said before, are great time savers. They get the creative juices flowing. If I want to get a lot done in a short amount of time, sketches are always the way I go! I will do one layout with a sketch and if I am scrapping all weekend long at a retreat, I will use the same sketch again for a different picture. Why? Because I already figured out the sketch (meaning where to put what paper pattern, any changes I want to make). It saves me a BUNCH of time. And because I skip around, the two layouts are never side by side in my albums.
Here is another example of the same sketch that I used twice...and just changed it around: