This year, I've challenged myself to spend <= one hour on a layout and focus more on design and storytelling rather than throw lots of products on a page.
Fortunately I have a huge arsenal of pre-prepared masked/misted backgrounds from which to choose from. :)
Then I rummage through my scrap paper box [I will finish using up those scraps...eventually. *winks*] Add some machine stitching and journaling and the layout is done!
Playing along with Sketchabilities.