Feb 20, 2011

Making a Layout Even Sweeter

I realized a few things as I was watching the interview archives for this month's topic over at Masterful Scrapbook Designs:

1.  You can get a LOT done listening to and watching these archives - I paid all my bills and matched my unmatched socks while soaking in the info.  :)

2.  I don't give much thought to titles on my layouts.  They've always been an afterthought for me.

3.  No matter where you are in your scrapping, you can get inspired by others. Masterful Scrapbook Designs has done this for me month after month.

After watching the designer interviews for the topic of Titles this month, I looked at this layout which I was planning to go hybrid with:

Supplies: Jen Martakis Designs Digi Kit: A Little Cuckoo

I love this photo and wanted to keep it center stage. And Jen's digi paper was just perfect for it.  And I thought this digi design was the perfect base for a hybrid layout.

But the title gets lost, doesn't it?  I loved using Jen's "beautiful" word art over and over to create my own "patterned paper" on the left, but the title . . . it just gets lost.  And then it was as if someone hit me over the head with a Cropadile and I was inspired by the designer interviews to look at the title of this layout differently. 

Going hybrid, I created this:

Now the title pops and it actually makes sense.  Ummmm, sure she's beautiful, but she's sucking on a lollipop!  Suhh-weeeeet!

Oh . . . in case you were wondering, the JBS die cut label paper was cut down the middle, the sides rearranged to give it a little bit of a different shape and then sewn together.

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  1. Loving the photo and the "beautiful" script on the left side page. And yes it is definitely sweeeet!

  2. super cool! i love how you used the Word Art to create your own paper. awesome

  3. awesome betsy and the photo is marvelous. love how you showcased it, hybrids rock.

  4. Love the way you cut and re-arranged the diecut paper! It looks fab! :)

  5. THese are equally fantastic Betsy! You have a special gift when it comes to scrapping! Love these!!

  6. Wow, that is a strong example of what a title does for a layout. LOVE all of the pieces that you used and the letters for the word, SWEET! Adorable photo.

  7. Absolutely adorable Betsy! Love the title on that second layout. I am bad about doing that with journaling. I wait until the end and then struggle with where to put it.

  8. Holy canoli, Betsy!
    This layout is fantastic!
    You are so talented :)


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