Friday, February 25, 2011

Everybody makes mistakes.

Everybody has those days.
Everybody knows what, what I'm talkin' bout
Everybody gets that way.

Yeah, sorry for the Hannah Montana so early in the morning, but if I have to suffer through it, peeps, SO DO YOU! All 3 kids are bouncing around, and here it is not even 9 am, dancing to the Best of Both Worlds DVD. I don't know if I've had enough coffee to cope!

The title is still relevant to the post however. I got some Graphic 45 paper during my last trip to the craft store, and as you all know (or may not know) have been going through old, old family photos. Graphic 45 is perfect for these, as the vintage designs and soft colors lend themselves to these old photos fabulously!

Unfortunately, I started with a great design, and ended with something I'm not quite satisfied with. The page is gorgeous all over, until I made one design flaw that just screams at me everytime I look at the page...I'll start with some close-ups so you can be brought as high up as I was, only to be brought right back down again when you see the finished product :(

That beauty of a gold circle has a piece of handmade paper behind it, accented with Frosted Lace Stickles. Random lace. Recollections heart brad.
Thickers, accented with Frosted Lace Stickles.
Awesome laser die cut heart, wicked old. Fiskars fan sticker, more Stickles.
That watch image, and all over vintage images used on this page, are all random stuff I've been collecting over the years in a folder. Tim Holtz clasp and chain.
Random dragonfly and "cherish" gold charms. Pebbles Inc. "life" definition sticker.
Recollections glitter brads pinning subtle ruffles to the page.
Repurposed twist tie, twisted up into a heart.
And here it is, folks...the screw up. If I hadn't written on the paper like that, the huge, ugly letters, this page would be perfect. Instead, I will now be trying to fix it by hiding it behind more paper. As soon as I finished writing it, I wanted to turn back time and stop myself from making such a mistake, but at least I can fix it. I'll just not have that rad patterned paper....... I cut this one out of the background paper, flipped it over, and matted it so it would hide the hole. How can you not use both sides of this awesome paper? So pretty!
So I'll post when it's fixed as I wanted to enter this into the current Punky Scraps challenge, and just cannot enter it looking like this!
Snowing here today, so it should be tough to craft for long...the kids are dying to get outside, and I need to shovel!
Have a great day!


SusieLou said...

Oh Khristen, I think you've done so well to stay so controlled, when most would probably have lost the plot! And it is still a really stunning page and makes me want to do some scrapping (as I haven't done any for an age!)!! Take care, Susie x

Denise said...

I think you are way to hard on yourself. I think it looks beautiful with the writing.

Lu said...

I love it anyway, I think you did an awesome job!

melsanford said...

Oh, Khristen... It's gorgeous! I think it goes with the territory that us crafters are always too hard on ourselves (I have to force myself not to tell the world what I did wrong with my creations!) Don't cover it up. It's an extra bit of "you" added to the layout. Beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx