1. pick a picture(s), paper, embellishments that go together
2. If you keep a 'sketch' journal, look in there for a sketch that matches the number of pictures you have...if not think about the LO...draw a sketch on a post-it note so that you have an idea of what you are working towards.
3. pre-cut you pp's and do a dry LO.
4. Adhere everything...worry about the journaling later
I have been able to do LO's in 45 min. before work, using this method. It helps if your pictures are organized as well as your scrap area. Good luck.