You know the ones I'm talking about. Those layouts that when you look at them you wonder what you were thinking. The ones that just didn't turn out the way you planned. The ones that maybe you never even finished, whether because the design didn't work or you couldn't get the journaling down? Well time to pull them out.
Erin here, and Marie and I are hosting this week. Five years ago we met at a scrapbook crop and bonded over our love of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode. We’ve been scrapbooking together ever since. Well, other than the time she temporarily moved to Pennsylvania, but we won’t talk about that. ;)
For our co-hosting week, we thought it’d be fun to come up with some challenges you can do either with a friend or by yourself. Today, we’re digging out those pages I mentioned earlier and giving them new life.
If you're like me, you have a pile of layouts you'll "get to next time." Just like the ones I described above. Yeah, I have a few, or fifteen, in that pile. Now is the time to pull one out and re-do it. You can try to recreate your original layout, or go in a completely different direction. Change the layout size, use different colors, change your journaling. Just do it in a way you love.
This is my original layout of Mackenzie eating her first birthday cake. As you can see, I had a lot going on. I had hard time narrowing down my photos, for one. This page is crammed full and it just never clicked for me. So for three years, it's been sitting in my "one day" pile.
And here's my new version. I used the same photos as in the original version, just cropped three of my favorites into circles.
Here’s Marie’s original.
Marie said "For some reason I never finished this page. I love all the elements, but the journaling didn't work and I had a lot of photos from this escape and wanted to incorporate more."
And her new version.
"Since I took these photos years ago, but he tried the same escape attempt a few days before I did this layout, it only made sense to bring this story into the present. I am probably breaking all sorts of scrapbooking rules by doing this! Ha!"
For this challenge, you'll need a partner in crime. Grab another layout out of that pile and give it to your friend. She'll thank you later, I promise. This is her inspiration for a new page. She can pull from the theme, the design, the photography, whatever she wants. This page that you didn’t love will become the basis of her layout that will be totally awesome. And of course, if you're gifting her with this beautiful page of yours, it's only fair for her to do the same. So graciously accept one of hers and play along.
Here's my page for Marie to use as inspiration. I know. It's awesome. Don't be jealous.
Marie’s take on it.
Marie said "For my inspiration page I loved the circles and instead of doing the words in blocks, I took the same thought and wrote all around my page."
Marie’s page I used as inspiration.
And here's what I came up with. I pulled out the color green from Marie's page as well as the striped pattern from the paint strip and the circle accent.
We’d love to see what you do with today's challenges. We’ll be checking out our Flickr gallery this week to see what you come up with. Have fun!
ps. Those aren't actually our signatures. We scrapbooked together Saturday and forgot to take a picture and sign our names together. Next time...