Also, I have fully come to grasp the pitfalls of not scrapping in chronological order. If you find more pictures for an event you already scrapped and you want to scrap them in the same style, you will most likely not have those same supplies. That makes it tricky. But to paraphrase that great scrapbooking philosopher Mick Jagger who once journaled:
“You can't always have what you want, You can't always have what you want,
You can't always have what you want, But if you try sometimes
- well you just might find, You have what you need.”
Now when I scrapped the nursery back in 2013 for a Get It Scrapped assignment to use bokeh paper, I chose 3 of the best photos.
Finding a few more that I could not bear to toss, I faced the perplexity of how to include them in the album. Immediately, pocket pages came to mind, but my kids’ early albums are post-bound so that type of page would not fit properly. Then I remembered that before pocket pages there were flap pages like these from CTMH, I no doubt bought for just this reason, but never opened.
Next I set about finding matching supplies, and was grateful I always record the name brand products I use on assignments. I knew to look in Allison Kreft’s Webster’s Pages Recorded line for the bokeh paper, and found a sheet easily because I file by manufacturer. I also had a bit of all three lace trims in a package from We R Memory Keepers and more of those Crate Paper buttons. Whew! Hey, Mick – I had what I need!
Unfortunately, not that long ago I believe I tossed the American Crafts chipboard leftovers. It is unlikely it would have contained exactly what I needed to continue the title, right? I chose another American Crafts Thickers alphabet for that, and a cute felt layered chipboard piece as a fun accent. The key here was to continue the major sight lines across the page. At the top of the page, I didn’t have any more of those distinctive stickers, but I substituted washi tape in complementary colors and a sticker in the same bold aqua.
On the flip side, I kept it less cluttered as there were baby faces on which to focus. I am happy I scrapped 7 more photos, but the perplexities required considerable more time than 2 normal layouts.
Payoff justified my perseverance, this time. But let me ask you Peter Piper, how soon might I find myself perambulating again on this same paradoxical pathway, if I don’t pitch a great many more pictures.