a scrapbook layout makeover

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Posted 2/3/2013 by crimsoncat05 in General Scrappin'
 

crimsoncat05
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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:34:29 PM
I normally say "no, don't do it!" when people ask about re-doing their scrapbook pages, but I finally did one of those recently myself, and I'm really glad I did it!

See my page make-over in the gallery, here.

I've been learning so much lately about leading your eye with a visual triangle, embellishment clusters, etc. to add interest to the page, and this layout didn't have ANY of that. I didn't start over completely from scratch, but I did modify the layout quite a bit (I think) in terms of the final 'look' of it, and I think it's a major improvement. I have a few more kind-of-unfinished layouts that I'm going to do the same thing, too, now. (not many, but the couple I'm thinking of are sadly lacking in design details.)

Has anyone else done this, and what were your[/i] results??




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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:55:47 PM
Your "new" page looks great!

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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:00:34 PM
Very nice. I, too, have never re-done a page.....maybe some day!






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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:18:29 PM
thanks! I'm usually more of a 'if it's done, and it was how you wanted it, then leave it that way' type of scrapper, but I never liked this page, even when I first made it.

I don't want to make a habit out of re-doing pages I've already done, because I have plenty of NEW pages that still need to be made- lol! But since I'm a LOT happier with the page after I've re-done it, I can certainly see now why people sometimes do want to do some of their pages over.






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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:38:51 PM
I've never redone a page, but have thought about it.

Your LO is very cute. I like the doilies.




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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:50:23 PM
I just finished redoing a LO tonight. This was my first time doing that. I really disliked the original, so I took the time to redo it. I agree with you Jennifer, that this not the habbit that I want to get into. Your new LO is lovely, btw. Well worth the effort.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 12:52:24 AM
I think the do over is an amazing transformation


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Posted: 2/4/2013 12:57:54 AM
Very cute page!! Thanks for sharing. I have never done this, but I am SURE that I have some pages that could use a total overhaul!!

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Posted: 2/4/2013 1:04:29 AM
Great makeover!

I have also never done a re-do of a LO, but I'm considering it now. There's a LO in my 2010 album that's pretty bare, and oddly enough, it is also about flowers!

Did you have any issues with removing adhesive, or were you able to work around it?


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Posted: 2/4/2013 1:32:10 AM
I think there are occasions where a makeover is the right thing to do. I just pulled out a layout that I had made a few years ago and half the title has fallen off because the adhesive has died I don't have the same letters and there is big marks where the letters were so I'll deffinately have to go back over it. Good on you for giving it a go


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Posted: 2/4/2013 3:01:00 AM
I love the finished product
I have a few pages that I would like to totaly re-do and start from scratch. Most of my layouts I am happy with but I started scrapbooking with events like my 18th birthday, formal/prom, 21st etc. These pages mean the world to me and I would never get rid of them but I know so much more now and would love to do them again, its on my list of things to get done.



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Posted: 2/4/2013 4:33:44 AM
I have one page I am going to re-do. It bugs me every time I see it. Your re-do looks great.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 4:38:09 AM
Thanks for sharing this. It was interesting to see how you kept the same background but added the doilies, etc. The new one is very pleasing to the eye.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 5:42:00 AM
I normally like to leave past pages alone but I like the addition to your old page.




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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:02:11 AM
I liked the original well enough but the new layout is really beautiful! I love all the little details you added and the original left my eyes sort of wandering while the new one really led me around the page. Nicely done!
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:25:48 AM
i wld add not make over


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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:00:09 AM
I really like your transformed layout! I've always liked 'before' and 'after' processes, so this was really interesting to see. I know I have a few LOs I could add to, I'll have to go through them today. TFS!



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Posted: 2/4/2013 9:48:30 AM
thanks, guys! I like it so much better... and now it won't bug me anymore every time I look at it!

to TexasJen:

I use the pink ATG gun for my adhesive and use pretty small pieces of tape, so there wasn't too much adhesive to fight with. And, I knew I was going to put things back in pretty much the same place, so it wouldn't have worried me too much if the paper had ripped up a bit from the background, for instance. I use UnDo to remove the elements I had to lift up / remove... it un-sticks the adhesive with no problem. The added bonus with UnDo is that the stickers stay sticky so you can re-use them! I set the stickers onto a plastic page protector to keep them safely out of the way while I worked on the page, then stuck them back down, setting them into place with a plastic chisel tool that I have just for moving stickers around.

I need to get another bottle of UnDo, though- mine is only about 1/4 full, and I don't want to run out in case I get the urge to renovate any more layouts!




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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:05:33 AM
Nice make-over! I really like how much more visible your title is, after adding the doilies and placing the title on top.







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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:08:49 AM
I really like the re-do. The small touches added extra "umph" to your page!


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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:19:50 AM
Jennifer - Well I went to your blog to get a better look and read how you redid your layout. So while I'm there, I notice your scrolling Sheltie photos. So of course I have to click on it and go to your Flickr to see more. Oh my gosh, they are all so beautiful!!

As you see, I have 2 Shelties. Your photos of them running and playing are exactly what my two do every single day. It's the funniest thing and so cute to watch! Aren't they the greatest pups ever?

I really enjoyed looking at all your photos of them and their layouts!

And I think your makeover layout turned out great!

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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:26:58 AM
thank you, SheltieLuvr!! I have to say, every time I see your avatar a message thread, it makes me smile, too! As do our Shelties, lol!! They are the best- and smartest- dogs ever, aren't they?!? (of course, we might be a wee bit biased, lol! )

thanks for stopping my blog!




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Posted: 2/4/2013 10:59:37 AM
Yes, Jennifer - we are a little bit bias!

But I do think they are so smart and awesome dogs. We have had 2 other shelties over the years and we still miss them. DH and I have been married 24 years and we got our first sheltie before we had kids. They are such a big part of our family!

Do they get along well with your cats? Ours will see cats outside and want to chase them. We had a bunny for 9 years along with a previous sheltie. They got along great!

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:13:40 AM
Your makeover turned out fab!


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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:37:52 AM
Well done!

I think one of the wonderful things about a craft is that it gives us the ability to reflect on ourselves and go back and improve areas since we have learnt initially. It sounds like this was a good opportunity for some self reflection and challenging your comfort zone, which can be fun and inspiring.

I have plans to at some point return to the first few LOs I made way back in the day. They completely lack many fundamental design elements and I'm happy to go back and re-do because for me, it's most important that I'm happy with my work, whether it's old or new.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:45:48 PM
Thank you for this thread! You've inspired me to re-do one that is a very meaningful sentiment for me, but I just don't love the LO. We should have this be a challenge thread


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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:11:02 AM
That looks really good!

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Posted: 2/5/2013 7:19:59 AM
I have redone for the same reason - now that I have been paying attention to good design theory I don't like some of my old pages. I didn't photograph any of the 'before' pages, so I can't share them, but I did post about how my style has changed in one short year

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