Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Do Over!

During the task of organizing my craft space I came across a page I had started a couple of years ago, yet had never quite completed. I was so proud of myself when I took the time one evening to actually finish the lay out. All it took was a bit of journaling.

Yet I could not make myself add this page to an album. The happiness of finally completing the layout was outweighed by my displeasure of the results. I did not like what I had done.

I learned a long time ago to not be so critical of my own work. A lot of times the flaws seen by the creator are never noticed by anyone else. So I rarely re-do things I deem as 'finished'. After scowling every time I happened to look at this page I started the process of fixing it.

Of course the paper I had in my stash three years ago is not the same stuff I have now, so I couldn't just replace the strip of journaling that bothered me. I had to take the page to the store and search for replacement product. You know how that is . . . when you have a picture in your head of what you want the likelihood of you finding it diminishes immensely. Luckily for me, B-Jo at Achiver's had the same vision for my lay out as I did. With her help I came home with fresh paper and a vision of how to start playing with it. 

And I am happy to say that I am pleased with the re-do of the page I had started years ago. I can now call it finished and complete, and it will take it's well deserved place in a family album. 

I like the redo better. Don't you? I used patterned paper from Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage' and 'Vintage Finds' collection. A bit of a sheet from 'Ghost Gathering' from Little Yellow Bicycle's  Boo Ville line. The journaling spot was stamped using Close To My Heart 'Frame It Up Flair' acrylic stamp set and their newest ink in Slate. A smidgen of card stock by Bazzill in the color Thunder was used to hide a previous mistake. The tiny nickle colored circles are pre 2011 so forgive me when I do not recall where I acquired those. The best part of the layout (the photo and memories attached) are provided by my daughters, Andi and Amanda (in the middle) and their friends. 

1 comment:

Deena said...

I love the redo! The Red paper makes it pop!