Thursday, November 16, 2017

Breaking The Rules.

Whoever said that every layout needs a title, may have been the same person to set the rule that a collection must match the photo(s).  It's just not so.  And I have been known to be guided in my scrapbooking life by those rules.  The truth is, no one knows who made them up, and it's absolutely OKAY to break them. 

Today's layout comes with no title.  Sure we can imagine that the words/phrase on the photo frame counts as a title... but therein lies yet another rule; in which titles need to be big and bold and easily seen.  I'm breaking all kinds of rules with this layout.  Including the fact that I left out the year from the date; and barely filled up the white parts of the page.  The truth is, your layout is yours.  It's a reflection of your current mood, your current creative flow and if you wish to leave out the journaling also, or write it behind the page, by all means.  It's yours!

I used mainly Paige Taylor Evans "Turn The Page" to create this page, with the exception of a photo frame by Becky Higgins Project Life.  I used 2 sides of 1 12x12 pattern paper to create division between the butterflies, and the floral border.  The journal tag is also by PTE and the doily was what I had on hand.  I fussy cut the flowers from another pattern paper, and added cross-hand-stitching to the teal border.  Stitching has become my new favorite crafty technique! 

My desire for you is that you make time to use your supplies, and create art journals, layouts, cards or anything involving your beautiful paper that pleases you, and to tell your story, your way, through your own craft style.

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  1. When I first started I never added a title.

  2. thank you for saying 'there aren't rules' Paper Issues. I've never minded them and you're so right, your pages are for you! Fab layout Damaris!

  3. I love it without a title. Love the stitching


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