Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Sugar Factory & Free Cut Friday

You know when you have a great idea for a layout, but then as it's coming together it's not actually looking like the picture you had in your head?  Well that's what happened to me this week.  Here is my layout.

The challenge at Use It Tuesday this week is to a 'beloved favorite'.  I have loved this sheet of corrugated alphabets by Jillibean soup for years now.  The problem is that every time I try to use them I no longer had the letters I needed to create the title I wanted to use, or that they were just too big for the design of the page.  Solution: take all remaining letters out and back with patterned paper.  All in all not a bad plan, except that the photo I chose to use was filled with colour, as was the patterned paper I used to back the corrugated alphabet.  I think overall it's just too darn much colour.  A black and white photo may have been the better choice here.  I shuffled paper around this layout for way too long.  Finally I just decided to just go with it.  I don't hate it, but it's definitely not one of my faves.  Why post it you ask?  To keep myself humble and show others that it's okay to have mediocre pages in your albums/blog posts, not everything has to be spectacular right?!  It's capturing the memories of the events that is the most important right?!  The rest of the team have some great beloved faves to share with you.  You can see them all here, and link up your own layout for a chance at a Guest DT spot on our team.

Speaking of our Design Team, we are actually hosting a call right now.  The ladies are a really sweet bunch to work with, and the requirements are very reasonable.  The term runs from July to December, and you have until May 31st to apply.  I encourage you to check out the detail here on the blog.

In case you missed it, Chic Tags posted a brand new set of Silhouette files yesterday for Freebie Friday.  Run over and check them out on the blog.

That's if for the long weekend Saturday.  I have to work, I hope you're spending it, but doing something fun with those you love.

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9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think this actually looks WONDERFUL!! I am loving the burst of color you added with Jillibean alpha sheet is PERFECT!!

Ashley Horton said...

I love the use of the Jillibean alpha leftover piece in the background!! And glad you shared your page! It's really cute!

Melinda Garner said...

This is a fantastic layout! I love the alpha background! And, the paper behind that, goes so well with the colorful picture! Awesome job!

taraelias.com said...

Very cool! Love what you did with the background

Danielle said...

I love what you did with the corrugated sheet!! Gorgeous page girl!

nehal kalaria said...

Such a somber and cute layout, Brilliant use of the alpha and numerals pattern paper.amazing inspiration.

Becky said...

I think this came out beautifully! I love your honesty about it. I can relate to that feeling all too well!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Sherri, your layout is so lovely. The background is very beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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