This is one of these pages that I'm really happy with now that it's done.
I went to Michael's on Monday and bought this cool paper, knowing exactly what layout I was going to make (well, the pictures I was going to use). The paper is gold embossed hearts, stars and skull/crossbones. It's from the rock'n roll line of papers (or something like that). So that night I pulled out the pictures from playgroup camp back in August (as there was a whole day for pirates, and I love the pirate picture I have of Andrew).
Tuesday I rearranged the pictures, and just stared at it all. I got nothing else done, just a lot of staring.
Wednesday, I was rebuilding my laptop (software, not hardware) and played around with the page & pictures as they were all colocated on my scraptable. I worked on my laptop off and on all day, and the layout at the same time. By 11 pm, I was happy with how it looked (and had to stay up late to install the printer so I could print the journaling on vellum).
Thursday (today) - the vellum was totally dry (I like to wait a few hours after I print on vellum to use it) and I had to decide whether to use black ink or red (I printed both). Black won, but I edged the vellum with red ink. I screwed up and smeared one side, so I smeared the other side to make it look even. I attached the vellum with mini brads, and voila! I was done.
I had to share the saga with you because I'm not sure I've even spent so much time dwelling on a one page layout (I have a couple of two page layouts that I spent a lot of time one though). I did just so much staring, trying to figure out how to lay it all out the right way, and deciding whether or not to mat.
Anyhow, the title (in case you can't read it) is Pirates & Playcamp. The journaling is on the laptop, so I can't paste it here. But basically I talked about how our playgroup did a weeklong camp this past summer with 23 kids and 4 toddlers and it was a lot of fun.
Okay, after all of that (and if you read it, thanks!), here's the layout:
Also, since I got my mini-brads, here's the finished one year page for Jordan's professional pictures book
Last edited by coolmama72; 11-15-2007 at 10:00 PM.
Gwen, Mommy to Andrew, Jordan, Natalie & Jack
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those are great
I Love that paper in the first one
Wow, that is really a great page!!!! I love the colors, the vellum and everything about it. Fun story behind it too.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Ha, ha, ha. I love that you shared the WHOLE saga of putting the page together. It turned out great. What a great way to fix the "smear" mistake by smearing the other side!
The one-year is great!
Well done. They look great. Isn't it wonderful to get osme pages done??!
I swore I already posted on this one. Sorry.
I love both of them! I love the paper on the first. You did a great job, and I enjoying reading the stories. Glad I am not the only one who will dwell on an idea to make it what you truly want!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
oooh that page is awesome Gwen!!
I love the paper. Just perfect!