Okay, so I’m back to scrapbooking. My first LO (layout for non-scrappers) went together super easily and quickly… and considering it was the first one I’d done since WAY back in the Spring, I was actually pleasantly surprised by it’s ease. This second LO is another story. BUT I think I may know what the problem is.
I hate the template.
I figured I’d used a template for this one, just to help speed it along as I didn’t really have much inspiration prior to starting it. But after sitting down with it on THREE separate occasions now, it’s just wrong. The spaces where I clustered, ignoring the template, look great. So I really think I just need to trash the few hours worth of work I’ve done so far, keeping only what I have in those small spots, and work from there. Honestly? I think if I do that, it will come together quickly.
I didn’t realize I hated the template before starting. I saw a couple LOs that others had done using it, and liked what they did with it… but it’s just not me. It’s too… ohhh…. I don’t know… too square. LMAO I’m all about free flowing and following your scrappin’ whims. And this template is just too PLOP there-ya-go.
I should have just started by looking through the kit I picked and seeing what inspired me… but I tried to take the easy road, and, well… it made the whole thing a lot more difficult. Lesson learned.