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!
Have you seen the NEW Bunnies & Blooms collection from Simple Stories? Even if you don’t have any Easter or Spring photos to scrapbook, the florals and ‘B’ side patterns make this collection a must-have! I am using it today to scrapbook these photos of my daughter and I enjoying lunch together at her elementary school for her birthday.
NOTE: Scroll down if you’d like to watch the process video for this layout!
Some page designs come together quickly for me, while others are a struggle. This was one of those pages that practically put itself together. LOVE when that happens! You can watch my process in the video below.
I thought the ‘Bloom’ title worked well for this birthday layout, since my daughter was blooming into a young lady. 🙂 I love the floral accents on the title pieces in this collection. This piece is from the Chipboard Stickers, but you can find even more in the pack of Foam Stickers. Yay!
The machine stitching and distressed paper edges add texture.
Within the last year Simple Stories has added ‘Tags’ and ‘Journal Elements’ papers to their line-up of cut apart sheets with each collection. I love the journaling options this gives for scrapbook pages. I almost always use a journal spot to write the details on my layouts. That way, if I mess up writing the information, I’m not ruining my entire page. I simply cut out another one and try again! And there are so many different styles, colors, and sizes to choose from on a single sheet. Awesome!
Isn’t the Bunnies + Blooms collection beautiful?! Would you use it to scrapbook Spring or Easter photos? Or would you use it as an ‘everyday’ collection like I did here? Tell me in the comments below!
Have you ever challenged yourself to use a holiday collection to create an everyday layout? The Sweet Talk collection by Simple Stories is definitely geared towards Valentine’s Day with it’s lovey-dovey sentiments and puns; however, the cute patterns and addition of the colors coral, blush, and mint make it suitable for everyday memories as well.
Watch the process video below to see how this layout came together
This page features a photo of two of my daughters out having waffles together. The heart shaped waffle sticker from the Cardstock Sticker sheet made the perfect accent. Infact, I used it to replace the letter ‘o’ in my title.
I used a sheet of Mint Color Vibe cardstock for the background. This soft color goes with everything and is the perfect neutral for so many collections! The cardstock has a light, felt texture to it giving it a luxurious feel, however, the texture isn’t too bumpy to write your journaling on. I LOVE that!
The patterns of the Sweet Talk collection are so pink and girly … perfect for this photo of my daughters!