What do you do when you create a layout, but find that you aren’t 100% pleased with the end result? Do you leave it alone and move on? Do you tweak a few things? Do you trash it?
For me, it depends. I rarely throw a layout away and start over. Most of the time, I will walk away and come back to it in a few days to see if I like it better. If it still bothers me, I will do my best to make a few adjustments.
This is the situation I found myself in with the layout I am sharing today. Watch the video below to see the elements of the layout that bothered me, and what I did to fix them.
The collection I worked with in this video is the Simple Vintage Great Escape collection by Simple Stories. This collection was released last summer (2020) and was very popular = making it harder to find these days. I did notice that Scrapbook.comhas a few items from this collection left at the time of this posting, but if you are looking for everything that I used on this layout, head over to ACherryOnTop.com. They have everything you’ll need! Yay!
SUPPLIES USED IN THIS PROJECT: Simple Vintage Great Escape collection by Simple Stories Great Escape Simple Basics Kit Nature Lover Paper Let’s Explore Paper 4×6 Elements Paper 2×2 Elements Paper Fern/Juniper Paper Great Escape Foliage Bits & Pieces Great Escape Decorative Brads Great Escape Stamps Great Escape Layered Frames Viewmaster Die: Echo Park Paper Letter Stamps: Bold by Felicity Jane Distressing Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge by Stampin’ Up Brushed Letter Alphabet Stamps by Close to My Heart Mixed Confetti Stamp by Jane Davenport
What are your goals for your scrapbooking this year? Do you have an unfinished project you’d like to tackle? A number of pages you’d like to complete? Maybe you want to put together that vacation album?
If you haven’t caught on, my goal is to create at least one video each week. 🙂 I’ve also loved making Scrapbook Process Videos, but would love to know if there is anything else you’d like to see from me? Let me know!
This week is another scrapbooking process video featuring the Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms collection. Click on the video below to watch, if that’s your thing. If not, you’re welcome to just scroll and see photos. 🙂 Either way, I’m so happy you stopped by to visit!
I’m back with a second layout using the February SCT Sampler kit by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. This is a small monthly kit that features a variety of manufacturers for only $14 shipped (if you sign up for 12 months). So far I am enjoying the challenge of incorporating these smaller sets of items with things I already own or challenging myself to just use what is in the kit.
Today’s layout features the PhotoPlay Paper Love Letters collection and some black chipboard pieces by Close to My Heart. I also incorporated three details on this page that were inspired by other crafters/scrapbookers. Click on the video below to scrapbook along with me!
I added a stitched look to the edge of the white cardstock and the top and bottom of the striped paper by using a sewing tracing wheel … a trick I learned by watching a video by Anna Wight. Such a fun and easy detail, especially if you don’t own a sewing machine, or you don’t want to haul out your sewing machine. It would be great to achieve a stitched look on the go, as well.
Yay! It’s the weekend! What are you up to? Are you sneaking in a little scrapbooking or crafting? I hope so!
I recently subscribed the the SCT Sampler by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I thought this small kit would be a fun way to get a few new things each month without breaking the bank and without having to think about it. And, let’s be honest, getting a fun scrappy pack of goodies each month is a BLAST!
I challenged myself to USE the items before my next Sampler arrived and I managed to accomplish that both months so far. Yay! I created two layouts with the kit and today I will be sharing the first one featuring the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Let’s Stay Home collection.
(Watch for my second layout next week sometime!)
Watch the video below to see my process!
I broke up the straight edges of the squares in the background with a cluster of hexagons. I used this hexagon punch.