Phreakin’ Layout!

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.

my little pony, pony persona's Prairie Lily and Fairy Berry.I figured I’d take a break from the LO from hell by making something cute and little.  So I have a new signature file to use at the couple of online forums I frequent.  LOL


About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at follow her blog at get to know her daughter at or check out her work at

Posted on December 1, 2011, in Just a Note, Scraptastic and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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