Sunday, September 26, 2010

(43-61) Calling All Scrappers!

So after the stressful day that I'd mentioned yesterday, in "MISS Interpretations;"  I tried to relax and scrapbook with my friends Jenny and Tina.  The ladies came over just after six and both of my friends immediately pulled out fixins for a layout, while I jabbered away.
At 730 Tina needed to leave to go pick up her daughter from work, but she planned to return by 9; so I thought that during her absence I'd write my blog and then finally sit down to try and make a layout.

Once my blog was completed, I took out 2 photos of Kelsie from our trip to Grand Junction, CO in 2005; as last week, when Julie and Joni came over, I had completed a lay out for Lyndzi from the very same trip.  As much as I wanted to replicate Lyndzi's layout; I didn't have the exact amount of each of the papers that I had used; so I had to come up with a variation of the same.

I was very pleased with the layout; but it was gettiing very late and I still needed to put on the title.
I probably should have quit while I was ahead; because I used rub-on letters for the title and once they were applied; I absolutely hated it.  I immediately decided to remove the rub-ons; but they didn't want to cooperate.  I tried to use Scotch tape, but the rub-ons were being very stubborn; and I must say that I found it extremely, ironic that I had such a difficult time trying to take them off, since when as I was cutting them off of the sheet, letters that I didn't need, were coming off of the backing, left and right. 

I took as much of the rub-ons off as possible, by using Scotch tape; but you can still see a great deal of it; so I figured that I would use some other type of letters to cover it up.  I was hoping to post my completed lay out tonight.  I tired no less than 4 kinds of letters and even tried putting a piece of paper over the remnant rub-ons, and adhering my new letters to the paper; but nothing seemed to look right.  So I decided that I'm going to share my lay out with you AS IS, thus far; and then I would appreciate it if  all of you scrapbookers who read "The Bumpy Ride," can tell me how in the world I'm supposed to remove this rub-on.

Now for all of you scrapbookers who are not very familiar with me or my blog; let me say this.  I rarely scrapbook, hence the amateur photo of my layout.  So again, if someone would like to tell me where and how to photograph my layout; I would most be most grateful. Once my title problem has been solved, I can post the completed lay out with a proper picture; but for now; here's the lay out in question. 
Thanks ALL!
Till next time..


Rachel said...

First, I can't believe how little she is in these pics!

Second, try a clean pencil eraser to get those pesky rub-on scraps off.

Third, you MUST take photos of your scrapbook pages in natural light with no flash - there's really no way to get a good photo. Put it on the floor near the sliding doors with the verticals pulled all the way over. Stand over the LO and snap away. Then crop the photo in picasa - google's free photo software. Let me know if u need help!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hehehehehehe... rachel stole my tip!! LOL! LOL! LOL!! :):):):):):):):) I was gonna tell ya to take the photo outside in the shade (the sun causes glare on the photos)... but natural light is the best...and I also use Picasa to edit my photos of my lo's ... I use crop, straighten, "i'm feeling lucky," saturation, glow and sharpen.... in that order...and it actually goes a lot faster than it sounds!! LOL!! And I didn't know Rachel's eraser tip... my suggestion was to add another strip of paper over the rubons and then add your alpha title over it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joni Parker said...

My turn!! I'm w/Rachel on the eraser...I acutally use a kneaded eraser (grey ones can buy at office supply store)... You've got great photo tips here alreday ... I do mine outside in the shade, stand straight over the layout (layout laying on the patio) and take photo. Then I crop and edit as needed in Photoshop.