Monday, January 16, 2012

And now it's PERMANANT

I think my mojo is backpacking across Europe.  It seems to have been gone for an awfully long time.  Today I decided that I was going to scrap something, ANYTHING, with or without it.  I printed out some pictures.  That only sucked away took about two hours.

Aside: I cannot say enough good things about Inkpress PhotoChrome Luster paper. Fantastic stuff. Professional looking, the same weight and feel as traditional photofinishing paper.  Gorgeous. And as an added bonus, it's less expensive than Epson paper.

Which leads me to: I recently picked up some fancy Epson paper.  It was heavy weight with a lovely luster finish.  And maybe if I weren't a scrapbooker I'd think it was perfect.  Certainly it wouldn't sag and buckle in a frame like lighter weight paper would.  But I am a scrapbooker and it was a barrel-full frustration and it looked like poo when I cut it.  I'm sticking with my Inkpress from here on out.

So anyway, I spent a better part of the day sitting at my scraptable doing a whole lot of nothing.  Ted came in and out several times and when I finally had something  going we had a little exchange:

Ted: "Oh no. You're scrapping Shoreline Singers?"
Me: "Uh. Yeah. What's the matter with that?"
Ted: "Now it'll be permanent."

So there you have it.

Nothing amazing. But like I said, my mojo is on a drinking spree in Dusseldorf, so this was the best I could really expect.  And I'll let you in on a little secret. This is actually Shoreline Singers v2.0.  The first time around I worked from the top down and decided to do the journalling on the bottom after the big picture, the title and the borders were down.  But I'm an adventurous gal. So I wrote it up, did a couple of test prints to make sure everything was lined up correctly and then crammed 3 to 4 layers of cardstock and photopaper back into the printer. Yeah. Not my wisest move.  But in fairness, I've had Epson printers that I could shove all kinds of things into.  Apparently my R1900 is a little more delicate.  And what happened was that it pulled it in a little and then spun its wheels a bit, then laid the print down right at the top across the hounds tooth and the the title. It actually looked kinda cool, and I was able to send it through so that it printed on the bottom.  But *I* knew that it was a mistake. So I redid it.

The fonts are Katfish LET and Impact for the title and AvantGarde BK for the journalling.

Thanks for stopping by.  And if you see my mojo, tell it I'm missing it...


  1. haha. I don't think it's missing as much as you think it is. This is straight up Caroline's alley. Funny story and all. Why don't you join us over at Whimsical Musings? We'd love to have you. Here's your invite.

  2. Ok, I had to come over here and see what the story was behind the layout and you had me laughing ;-) I have so many many days like this - nothing seems to print right, I cut things wrong, the photos don't look right, I'm unproductive and frustrated. But usually my results are not half as good as this cute layout of yours! I love this.

    BTW - I'm curious about the whereabouts of your mojo. is it coincidence that you think it's in Dusseldorf which just happens to be 60km down the road from here I live ????!!! Usually noone's ever heard of it so I have I missed something in your history and you've been here?

    Great to have you over at WM. heading back there now :-)

  3. I think you have your mojo - you just don't recognize it. I love this layout. It looks like something you would find in a magazine. The performance looks like it was a lot of fun!