Monday, November 9, 2009

Not too different

I had some strips of patterned paper lying on my scrap space for a while. I hate to throw them away, so without thinking if they went together, I put them together with a favorite photo on this layout:

That Stampin' Up! journaling tag had also been sitting around for a while.

Because I suffer from scrapper's guilt, I had to do a layout about my other boy too. I pulled a photo that had been sitting around for a while, put away the busy patterned paper I had been trying to force (unsuccessfully), and pulled out some Crate Paper paper and October Afternoon stickers I'd gotten recently. Here's what I did:

To do the journaling, I drew lines with a ruler, wrote, then drew over the pencil lines freehand with a pen. I like that they're evenly spaced without being too razor sharp.

Both of them on my lapdesk made me realize what I had done. Can you see it?

Yes, that's the same layout.

I know some people worry about that--they want to do something different. I guess I don't see why design has to be different. When these two pages get in their respective books, no one who ever wants a chocolate chip cookie from me again would tell me, gasping in horror, "But you did a similar design!" Really.


The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

They are both fabulous. I envy you that you just "slapped those together". They look great, and they don't look that similar to me.
I know all about the guilt--that's why if I do a page with one sister I have to do a page with the other. And don't talk about what happens when you have three children!

alexandra s.m. said...

heeheehee...hey wait a second...I thought somebody was supposed to be "away" correcting papers?hmmm... ;-)
Glad to see you"escaped" long enough to post two great pages! I think your pages are both excellent and reflect "your" style!
Thanks for the giggle!

Adele said...

Not only will no one care, no one will even notice! They're similar, but . . . very different, too. Great job :-)