Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrapbook Confessions

It's confession time ... I have a drawer in my scrapbook room full of layouts I just don't like for one reason or another. Every so often I pull one of the layouts out and re-scrapbook the photos and the story. Layouts tend to end up in the drawer when I feel like I didn't do the story and photos justice when I first scrapbooked them. They aren't terribly old it's not like I am re-doing my early work. This layout was a re-do layout. The original layout just wasn't doing it for me and I really loved the photos. I am so glad I went back and re-scrapbooked these photos because I really LOVE the way it turned out the second time around. The original layout felt a little bland to me the photos now really jump right off the page.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Jillibean Soup, Stickers & Alphas Jilliibean Soup, Brads Basic Grey, Clear Buttons Foofala/Autumn Leaves, Scallop Punch Stampin Up, Twine Jillibean Soup, Font Bohemian Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

The Stitching is super subtle. I was going for a whimsical look of spraying water. Each stitched spray is topped off with a circle accent - either a button or sticker (or both). Did you notice anything a bit different about my layout ... tilted photos **gasp** shocking I know. A few months back I mentioned how hard it was for me to not work in a straight line. I challenged myself to break away from my photos in a row habit. Okay I know the photos are still in a row but they aren't perfectly lined up and I really love the look. Baby steps right?

Have a fabulous scrappy weekend, enjoy the sun and take lots of photos.

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  1. Super cute LO....the photos are perfect with those pattern papers!!
    I have an embellishment giveaway going on right now through Sunday if you're interested

  2. Oh Summer, that layout is adorable! Love sthe subtle stitching and those great photos of Corinne!

  3. I LOVE this. I would have loved to see it before the redo just 'cause I'm nosy! LOL Where do you print your pictures? They look great.

  4. Thanks Tracie :) I print all my photos at home on a super old HP printer and it does a great job even after 9 years.