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PeaNut 147,333
May 2004
Posts: 1,077
Layouts: 77

Posted: 2/2/2013 11:47:26 AM
How many days does it take for you to complete a LO? I think what use to frustrate me was it takes me usually 3 days. I get most of it done in a day then I kinda sit on it and look at it for the next 2 days to see if I should add anything and then I finally adhere everything down.

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
Posts: 22,668
Layouts: 499
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2/2/2013 11:51:28 AM
Usually 1-3 days per layout. Sometimes I have multiple layouts going at once so I can work on one while I think on the other.

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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
Posts: 10,537
Layouts: 139
Loc: Here

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:05:57 PM
It depends. I can usually finish off page in one day if I have a couple of hours to scrap, but occasionally when I'm doing a more complex page I have to let it sit overnight.

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
Posts: 1,590
Layouts: 49

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:30:17 PM
Just one day. I never leave projects and pages unfinished, it's just a personal thing. I do that with other things to, like if I start organizing the filing cabinet or something I have to finish it that day.


PeaNut 193,655
February 2005
Posts: 1,881
Layouts: 53
Loc: Alabama

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:32:57 PM
If I have all day to scrap, I can usually finish 2-3 LOs a day. It's finding a day to do nothing but scrap that is the problem



PeaNut 116,261
November 2003
Posts: 25,809
Layouts: 102

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:33:41 PM
I can usually finish 4 or 5 layouts if I have most of the day to scrapbook. But that is one of the many ways this hobby provides diversity. What works as a process for one person, doesn't for another person. Don't be discouraged about the length of time it takes for you to complete a layout. Try to embrace your process and go with it.


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PeaNut 226,382
October 2005
Posts: 1,577
Layouts: 39
Loc: New England

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:34:52 PM
My method usually involves starting a layout at night and then finishing it in the morning. I like to walk away from it for a while.

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PeaNut 15,878
May 2001
Posts: 25,921
Layouts: 71
Loc: LI, NY

Posted: 2/2/2013 12:39:03 PM
It usually takes me one day. Sometimes I'll come back to it and change it up a little in a day or so.

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PeaNut 318,259
May 2007
Posts: 1,285
Layouts: 0
Loc: Florida

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:00:38 PM
So glad to hear these answers! I thought it was only me!!
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PeaNut 227,373
October 2005
Posts: 8,656
Layouts: 71

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:01:00 PM
Definitely not a day. I think I must fall into 'super simple scrapper' territory, because I rarely spend even an hour.

I am in awe of the beautiful pages others create, but I can't seem to make that work for me. Even when I scraplift or use a kit, I can't seem to make something I'm happy with.

And perhaps I've fallen into a rut, too.

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PeaNut 451,123
January 2010
Posts: 1,233
Layouts: 43
Loc: New Zealand

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:02:50 PM
an hour or so, i can not have anything lie out, i like to get it donea dn tidy my desk back up

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PeaNut 217,769
August 2005
Posts: 1,056
Layouts: 18
Loc: NY

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:30:49 PM
It takes me between 15 - 30 minutes to complete a page. The longest was probably an hour, for the pages I really want to be special. I'm quick with everything I do, I'm a speed demon.

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PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,964
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:39:16 PM

It takes me between 15 - 30 minutes to complete a page.

OMG, it takes me that long just to figure out a title and cut the letters.

I take on average about 2-3 hours to complete a layout.

I never leave the layout laying around to "think on"; when it's done it is DONE and into the book it goes.

Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
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PeaNut 508,466
May 2011
Posts: 1,449
Layouts: 188
Loc: Sweden

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:43:05 PM
I usually take between 2-3 hours to complete a LO. But I find for me the defining factor is whether or not I start with a clear plan (or even just an inkling) of what I want the LO to be or look like and often that takes me a few days to mull over in my head before I'm ready to really start.


PeaNut 518,644
August 2011
Posts: 185
Layouts: 0
Loc: City By The Bay

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:43:20 PM
I'm sloooow. I can get a layout done in a few hours, but I dont' glue things down. The next day I change things up and move things around, ditto with the next day and the next. After about a week I glue it all down. Crazy, i know.

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Lilith Eeckels

PeaNut 198,152
March 2005
Posts: 1,310
Layouts: 392

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:44:21 PM
It depends. Some can take really long and I have made layouts in 30-45 minutes.


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PeaNut 553,849
May 2012
Posts: 147
Layouts: 5
Loc: Way down South

Posted: 2/2/2013 1:52:31 PM
If I complete 1 a week I'm doing good! I'm slowwwwww!

Sarah Webb

PeaNut 252,062
March 2006
Posts: 1,413
Layouts: 379
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 2/2/2013 5:31:15 PM
It varies, but at least an hour. It depends on how many times I am interupted or how clear the design is in my head!

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PeaNut 149,391
May 2004
Posts: 344
Layouts: 143
Loc: Outside of A2

Posted: 2/2/2013 5:45:04 PM
It usually takes me between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete a layout. Occasionally it takes longer and sometimes not quite that long.



PeaNut 533,735
December 2011
Posts: 855
Layouts: 206
Loc: Oldenburg, Germany

Posted: 2/2/2013 5:57:48 PM
Depends. Sometimes an hour, other times three. Within the last weeks I enjoyed working on pages over a few days, always adding a bit here and there.

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PeaNut 504,615
April 2011
Posts: 2,067
Layouts: 404

Posted: 2/2/2013 6:03:16 PM
If I have time to think about a layout usually with a challenge or sketch, I'll be done in less than 2 hours. (and that's with family interruptions) Otherwise 2 days.


PeaNut 211,961
June 2005
Posts: 1,408
Layouts: 116
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA

Posted: 2/2/2013 6:10:47 PM
I'm all over the map on time--sometimes it takes me daaaaaays. Other times I can whip something out in 20 minutes. There are so many variables for me:

- have I pondered the LO in advance? did I print the pics already?
- did I buy paper specifically for the LO?
- is it a recent event?
- is it for a specific challenge?
- am I scrap lifting? (Clearly the fastest way!)
- how many pages have I done in the past week (juices flowing helps a lot)
- is any part of the page a new technique/idea for me?

I just never know how long it will take 'til its done!

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PeaNut 426,757
June 2009
Posts: 642
Layouts: 46
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Posted: 2/2/2013 6:29:07 PM
Between 20 minutes and weeks! Sometimes I get on a roll and can make several layouts quickly and other times I get stuck and I just can't get a layout to work. Usually putting it away for a bit and coming back to it fixes the problem.

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PeaNut 473,951
July 2010
Posts: 2,011
Layouts: 104

Posted: 2/2/2013 6:34:30 PM

My method usually involves starting a layout at night and then finishing it in the morning. I like to walk away from it for a while.

This is exactly what works for me. I can get it almost all done in one night. The next morning all of the little details it is missing seem to just work themselves out for me. If I tried to finish it the same day, it would take me hours and hours to figure it out.


PeaNut 520,674
September 2011
Posts: 723
Layouts: 7
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 2/2/2013 7:47:40 PM
My average time per layout is probably 1-2 hours. I do not like leaving a layout out on my desk unfinished so it may take me all day to get it completed, but all total the time is probably about 1-2 hours.

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PeaNut 451,040
January 2010
Posts: 551
Layouts: 22
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 2/2/2013 11:02:20 PM

that's a lot like me. it all depends on the pictures, if I have the supplies already, or if its a scraplift.

And I never do a whole layout from beginning to end. Usually I select a few photos, browse the gallery/pinterest/page maps for inspiration. Ponder the story/title. Then pull out supplies. That might all be on one day or over a few days as I have time.
Then the sit down and scrap, that part might take from 1 hour to 3 hours depending on how much time I spent on the above process.

If I have to pull out my silhouette and cut/design titles it could take even longer.

I have noticed the more I do throughout the week the faster I get. I have to have the mojo flowin'!


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PeaNut 287,209
December 2006
Posts: 344
Layouts: 1

Posted: 2/3/2013 5:02:12 AM
1-3 days for me also. I don't have very large chunks of time to scrap so I tend to go back to the layout and add bits & pieces or move things around before I can commit to the placements.
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PeaNut 567,835
September 2012
Posts: 525
Layouts: 111
Loc: Dallas, TX

Posted: 2/3/2013 8:39:08 AM
90% of the time I finish layouts within the same day.

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PeaNut 413,587
February 2009
Posts: 5,966
Layouts: 51
Loc: Western NY

Posted: 2/3/2013 8:46:07 AM
If I have all day to scrap, I can get 2 - 3 layouts done depending on the page design.

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