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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Prepare yourselves...

I've actually gone and scrapped a photo of me, when I had long hair. It's really quite sad, how much I miss my hair. It's short now, for the main reason that at the moment, there's quite often bald patches due to stress. That and the fact that with a toddler it's quite difficult to spend time scrunching and combing. I don't think I could bear to go through the in-between stage - with curly hair it can be a nightmare!

Anyway, enough of my whingey reminiscence. Are you ready?


I've been trying to be a bit more simplistic with my layouts, otherwise I spend far too much time thinking about what to do. This one still took me three hours from start to finish though. I think most of the time I spend thinking about which papers and cardstock to use. I then hunt through the rest of my stash, and pick out stuff that coordinates with the colours I've chosen, sling it in the pile, and then discard it bit by bit until I get what I want. I think it looks ok, but I'll probably go back at some point to tart it up a bit.

What takes you the most time? Do tell ;)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goodness! You look pretty much exactly like I did back then. We have very similar hair by the look of it.

Lovely LO. Must dig out some of my 90's pics, I've never scrapped any.

UKS: Smarty said...

sorry, that last one was me

Trees said...

Lovely layout Sarah!
I follow the same process as you and it ALL takes ages...

btw have you visited Bellaboo recently, they are having a design team call if you were interested.

SarahLP said...

I find getting started terrifying! Committing to an idea, cutting a treasured piece of patterned paper, only to change my mind soon after.. it all takes ages. Which is why I haven't done many LO's lately. Cards are a different matter! I'm loving making cards at the moment.

Love the LO.. and your long hair! Mine used to be much longer too.

Denise said...

That's a lovely layout, I love the volkswagen with the date on it and your hair is fab !

Tinkersdamn said...

I love that picture!! :D

Latharia said...

The page is great! Love the colors & little elements ... I am starting to do something similar with my pages, where I just grab everything that looks like it might remotely work on the page & then narrow it down. :D

Jo said...

Ooh, I love the LO, and I love your hair long! I always wished I had curly hair - it is so pretty! But, I'm about to join the ranks and chop mine off, so there's still something to be said for wash and go!