As my kids get older, it seems like I have less and less time to scrap. One of my ways to combat this is to include lots of pictures over a period of time on a page. It could be ALL halloween photos on one page, instead of individual photos across multiple pages, or a 2 page spread with highlights of the summer.
When my son was born, on each month "birthday," I would take a photo of him in a white onesie in the same spot in his room. Never mind that he is about to turn 3, but I finally have scrapped them...after realizing the Negative Number Tags would be perfect for my favorite time saving approach;)
You can see how easy this came together...I backed the tags with patterned paper for little pops of color, added my photos, and added stitching and embellishments here and there to the tags. The result is a snapshot of his first year. I love seeing the progression of how he grew over the course of the year!