OK, Monday is here again. It was kind of a gray and rainy weekend here. Saturday was a good day to spend making Louisiana Red Beans and Rice since it takes almost all day to cook. And to make chocolate chip cookies. I have to say, I still miss my old stove. Still guessing on baking times with this new one. Well it's new as of last year Christmas when the oven went in the middle of making a batch of cookies. I set it at 7 minutes and the cookies were underdone---stuck them back in for 1 minute more--perfect! Next batch, set it at 8 minutes and they were not burnt--but well overdone. argh#! It's a process I guess. I had the old stove for 20 years, so I suppose a learning curve is to be expected. After 20 years, I just knew what to expect and what to set the thing at with the old one.
Learning curves... they are everywhere. Tried and true things may need to be shaken up a bit in order to make things work sometimes. I think that can hold true for scrapbooking too.
I tend to scrapbook from a color standpoint, matching and coordinating colors with those that are worn by the primary subject matter in the photo. And I learned something, sometimes that just doesn't work. And this was kind of a surprise to me. I had the perfect colors for this layout on its first go round, the paper picked up both the pink that my little Izzie was wearing, the coral that her mommy had on and brown... and it just didn't work. It was too busy, it was way too much pattern (and that's saying something for me, cuz I like pattern). So a tore it all apart and went with softer, more pastel colors and my tried and true border stripping. Much better.
Papers and alpha are Prima. I cut the scallopped piece to peek out from under the polka dot piece and then added the strip of smaller print on top of that. Another scallopped piece and another floral strip went across the top to act as kind of a header.
I did save the floral stickers and the flourish sticker from the original layout and used them again on this one. Those are from Echo Park (I think it was from A Good Day--was that the name? ee-uh I don't know--got it in a collection pack from Hobby Lobby quite a while ago).
Anyway, I used the backside of the Prima papers and roughed up the edges under the lead photo. Then added a piece of lace as a little extra horizantal grounding. I also wanted to use the alphas as kind of both journaling and title. She has changed so much since these photos were taken, but she is still seldom quiet and a little bossy!
Well, that's about it---I have some paperwork to wade through, phone calls to make, and the ever present dishes to do before I can get up to my little room to play with paper.