Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rather Be...

Have you heard the song Rather Be by Clean Bandit?  It's one of my favorite songs at the moment.  It's not a ballad, but I do think it's a funky song that I might categorize (loosely) as a love song.  It's the inspiration for my latest scrapbook layout:

The really cool thing is, it's also part of a discussion that I had on the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast this week!  I was on with Noell and Izzy, and Wilna Furstenburg and May Flaum.  In the show we each deconstruct a recently made layout and talk about the process that went into it's making: inspiration, first steps, mistakes and recoveries, etc.  I'm always intrigued by how layouts come to life - how were the colors and papers decided upon? what are you thinking about the photo? which other scrapbook "artists" have inspired you? who makes those papers?  why did you do that thing in the corner??  Maybe it's because I scrapbook more for the fun of it than the actual memory keeping aspect, but I love finding out all that stuff.  So, if you're not a PRT listener (WHY AREN'T YOU A PRT LISTENER??) but you like process stuff, or me (☺) follow that link up there and have a listen.  And check out the layouts in the show post so you can see for yourself what we're each talking about.

And, if you have a care left to give, there's also a process video for the layout:

I could actually write more about the process, but it's been a loooong day and I can't quit yawning.  Must be bedtime!

Thank you for stopping by!  And hey, if you're here for the first time because of the Paperclipping Roundtable: WELCOME!  I'm really excited you're here!  Feel free to poke around.  There's a layout in nearly every post.  There's links to my Instagram (my name is Mathgrrrl there) as well as Pinterest and Twitter.  (Unless you're a Real Housewives junkie, the Twitter thing really isn't worth checking out.  Hey, we all have our guilty pleasures...I'm just dopey enough to tweet about mine. :P)


  1. Love it Caro! You know that I do all my scrapbooking digitally, but I still love to see your work and it inspires me to keep moving forward. You must have lots and lots of pages and books around!!

  2. Love all of your pages. I roamed around your blog and enjoy your style and your writing! I'm a PRT fan (groupie) and enjoyed the episode.

  3. such a cute page! {and loved hearing the story behind it!}

  4. Enjoyed the video and loved listening to you on PRT. I'm a faithful listener, and I'm always happy when you're a guest. You are insightful and fun and interesting to listen to! I'm so inspired by your page and I love that it started with a song title. :)