Tuesday, May 24, 2011

When in doubt- REDO!

It is quite declasse to redo your scrapbook pages in certain circles. I never understood why- it's your work and you are improving with every page so why not?
I redo my pages ALL THE TIME! I find that I get better design perspective on a piece over time- perhaps that second patterned paper doesn't need to be there or maybe that photo can get printed at a larger size.
Here's an example: BEFORE Page (like it)
Camping Fun!
Materials: October Afternoon grid paper (circles are punched out and flipped over from the other side),
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend alphas, American Crafts Meadow Thickers, DCWV Hittin' The Books stack- deer card, Fiskars cloud and medium circle squeeze punches, Jillibean Soup corrugated frame,  Maya Road leaf pins, ColorBok  tree and animal elements, Hoot pin from scrappy friend Amy (Thanks Amy!!) 
You'll have to excuse the faceless folk in these pages- the photos were taken from my cousin's facebook page and she used one of those little throw away cameras so the photos themselves have very little facial detail...
Camping Fun- 12 by 12
Materials: October Afternoon grid paper, Fiskars circle and cloud punches, American Crafts Meadow Thickers, Pink Paislee Soiree stamps (Banners and itty bitty stars) Hambly Studio blue woodgrain Washi tape, Uniball gel pen- black, Studio Calico Mister Huey in Sunshine, Maya Road wood button
I had to improvise since I'm a non driving city girl so I've never bought camping theme papers but YOU don't have to. Paper Issues has a drop dead gorgeous camping theme October Afternoon kit ready and waiting for you to make a mini book or a million scrap pages:
See? FUN! Go on and check out Paper Issues on Etsy!

Soiree stamps also available at Paper Issues shop!
Reasons you should feel free to REDO THOSE old pages you no longer like:
1. Your craft skills have improved! 
2. New scrappy goodies you bought (or MADE- WORK those SKILLZ gurrl!) match perfectly.
3. You reprinted the photos at a different size you like better.
4. "Someone" swiped your page (YAAAY!) and you want one for yourself
5. You feel like it!!! Why not!??? Just keep that old page so you can see how awesome you are right now.

Hope this was a fun read and got you to reopen those old scrap books. YOU are the master of your work- just don't go Bananas a la George Lucas on Star Wars- he should have left that first movie alone!!!

Gratuitous cutie patootie shot- are YOU ready for Father's Day?

MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. there are soo many old pages I'd like to redo but have only actually redone one. love your redo; really like the frame cluster in the first one too!

  2. Love the new and old one!!! Nothing like a great excuse to scrap! Great shot of your loved one's too :) TFS

  3. cute photo at the end there!
    it is HARD though to redo - I find that anyway. As with writing - editing is always the hardest part.
    If you can do it, why not, but I have too short an attention span and not enough patience to redo.

  4. Saw this LO on Paper Issues and had to come and tell you - that as SOON as I saw it I knew it was yours!! Your style is getting more distinctive and this LO is AWESOME. I much prefer the after BTW and that pic of Lola is gorgeous!

  5. This is a great post! And I love the layouts! :) (Em from MR - thanks for commenting on the MR blog!)


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