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
My husband and son are the only boys in our family of six, which means they have to stick together! They often hang out together and have developed a special bond … do I dare say that my son has become “Dad’s Favorite” by default?! This photo is a snapshot I took of them before heading out on a road trip together. It was the perfect opportunity to document their relationship!
I used the Snap Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper for the background of this page. I love using this paper for layouts, especially when I have a lot of journaling to add. The journaling lines are built right in!
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a masculine collection to work with our photos about the boys and men in our lives. Dad Life to the rescue! I love the colors of this collection soooo much! The gray, slate blue, orange, yellow, and black is a nice change of pace and are just perfect for scrapbooking the guys.
I also really love all of the phrase stickers! I couldn’t resist adding them to the embellishment clusters at the top and right side of the page.
The rocket ship is adorable, too! I added it to the top right corner of my photo, along with several hearts, stars, and phrase stickers. I die cut a few scribbly circle shapes to tuck behind the photo for an additional punch of black!
I love layering the stickers and elements together. Here I used the “#1 Dad” sticker as the title for this page, and then added one of the 3×4 cards next to it to act as a subtitle. I cut a piece of the plaid paper in a strip and then trimmed the ends to look like washi tape to “hold down” the card. At the bottom of the card I popped up the sneaker sticker on foam tape.
I’m so grateful that my husband and son are such great friends. It makes my heart smile every time they plan a trip or activity together. It’s a relationship I am grateful to have captured and recorded on this page.
Faith, trust, and pixie dust! Set out on a card making adventure with the Lost In Neverland collection! I sat at my desk to play with this collection and couldn’t stop. I have six “Darling” cards to share with you today.
Ahoy there, Matey! I’m up on the Echo Park Paper Blog today with a trio of cards created with the Pirate Tales collection. This collection is so fabulous with its variety of freebooters ready to head out on their next adventure!