This is the current week's sketch for Scrapbook Steals. If you are interested in participating in the weekly challenges, you can view this week's blog post here. I wasn't really in the mood for 12x12 scrapbooking much this week, but I wanted to make the deadline for this sketch (I still have one more sketch challenge to do this week) so I sat down to scrap a photo that definitely needed documenting. Unfortunately, this layout just didn't come together for me the way I would have liked. I had problem after problem. First, I cut my ONLY sheet of patterned paper WRONG and then I had to print my photo about 8 times after ruining the two Costco prints that I had on hand. I've been having so many problems with finding an adhesive that I like since running out of my favorite runner's refills (the company is no longer in business and the only place that I know of that has any of it left is Scrapbook Steals in their archive) and rather than fight with the runner I had been using since the refills tend to fail about halfway through and never work properly, I grabbed my ATG. I really don't like this thing, it's bulky, goes on crooked, and now I can add to it that the adhesive isn't at all forgiving. I can't wait to find an adhesive that I actually do like, preferably one from a long standing company so I don't have to worry about not being able to find it anytime soon. On to the layout, though.
This wasn't anywhere close to being in the plans when I sat down to work on this last night. I just didn't think there was enough space to fit anything up there. Once I realized I had a blue alpha set that went well with the navy in the papers, it was easy. The '!' wasn't going to be added, but the 'ouch' didn't fill the entire white space of the label and I didn't want a random bit of it to be left showing. Talk about an easy fix. I think this was the easiest part of the layout to throw together. Lastly, to tie it in with the other clusters and to add a bit of dimension, I added a chipboard heart, making sure to overlap as many different elements as I could.
And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!