In order to put a dent into my vacation photos, I needed to incorporate a few Project Life style pages. The upside of the page protectors is that I can just slide a few photos in without having to do anything to them at all. I’ve filled both the front and back of this page protector, so that’s 6 photos “scrapped” within this page protector. (There are floating mountains on the back side of the page.)
The downside is that I sincerely struggle with the spaces that don’t have photos! I am not sure why anything smaller than a 12 x 12 page just completely flummoxes me. I have the same challenge with card making. As soon as you shrink down the working space, it’s like I have no scrapping instincts at all. For this page, I was left with two 6 x 6 sized slots that needed something in them. I didn’t have any additional photos from my meet and greet with Dug and Russell, so that wasn’t an option. *Sigh*
For this page, I decided that the best solution to this problem was a title square and a journaling square. I know… it isn’t the most creative solution, but I was at a loss.
I started with the title. I decided to use a cut-apart instead of individual letters. Using alphabet letters would have left too much empty space. To be completely honest, I am also forcing myself to use as many of the cut-aparts as I can. Usually they sit in my stash for eons, just waiting for me to figure out a way to use them. I liked that I could make a clean stacked square format using the “M is for magic” piece along with some blue cardstock. To add dimension I raised up the title onto pop dots. I also included a piece of red ribbon and a flat backed brad.
The journal block is a rectangle rather than a square. Part of me thinks it would have looked better had both blocks been stacked squares. However, I wanted more room to write. I knew that the two die-cuts were going to eat up some of the writing space. Function won out on this layout. Still, the lack of balance is going to bug me until the end of time. If I can’t let it go, I may actually redo that block. Though I won’t ever pull a page apart and start over, I could see redoing a block. Maybe that’s the beauty of the divided page protectors? Otherwise they just can’t compete with my beloved 12×12 layouts.
Today’s Disney tip is about character meets. The Russell and Dug meet and greet is in Animal Kingdom at Discovery Island. As I was walking up, the characters were leaving. If this happens to you, go ahead and get in line! It only took about 5 minutes for the characters to return. They take a break about every 30 minutes, so don’t despair!