Friday, May 30, 2014

Hey kid, underpants, and WELCOME!

First up, if you're visiting from The Paperclipping Roundtable: Welcome! I'm so happy to have you visit! I've dusted, there's cold diet Pepsi in the fridge...feel free to poke around. Stay as long as you'd like.  ;)

If you're curious about the infamous underpants layout, here's a link.  And I'd like to take a minute and say this: I do respect the decision to ask me to modify this.  While I consider this totally acceptable and appropriate, I do understand that everyone has their own boundary and businesses have to think about their brand perception, their core audience and they have to be mindful of not upsetting what has been carefully built.  That said, I like the layout, and I think the story is sort of funny...

Next up: layout share.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I give this about a 4. I suppose it's not awful, but it was going to be so much cooler in my head.  I had rare and really annoying technical difficulties with my my Cameo software. The speech bubbles were going to be print-and-cuts, and the word kid was going to fit perfectly in the bubble.  I don't know if you can tell but not a darn one of them fits properly. And ohmygosh it's driving me crazy. Not crazy enough to cut it a twelfth time.  This was a layout that sat on my desk for over a week because of a busy schedule, and after a while I had to borrow Lain Ehmann's mantra "Done is better than perfect" and glue it all down.

And this is the part where I whine about the lack of royal blue patterned papers (preferably B side prints, just in case any one with that kind of power happens to read this) and how I'd really love non-cheesy, non-juvenile sports-friendly embellishments.

Whew. Had to get that out of my system.

Again.  ;)

And lastly:

I mentioned that I was doing the project on the Paperclipping Roundtable.  I can't say enough good things about it.  But off the top of my head, I can say:
1. Free
2. No pressure
3. Therapeutic
It's like a visual gratitude journal - it's just about recognizing something good every day. And when you're actively looking for good stuff it's funny how much good stuff actually shows up on your door step.

And with that, I have to go.  That softball game took it out of me!  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


  1. I like that the kid overlaps. Also what about making your own pattern paper with card stock & stamps. Or white paper and washi tape.

    1. I think you're right - I'm just going to have to take matters into my own hands and get creative about introducing the blue I want into my layouts. Thanks for getting wheels turning!