Man, this is HARD!

So Friday night at social scrap (aka playgroup!) I actually made a PHYSICAL, not digital, scrapbook page.  And it was HARD!  There’s no undo button when you cut paper the wrong size, and I always have issues with glue, dammit.

Another customer commented “If I could do pages like your art journal, I wouldn’t bother doing ordinary scrap book pages!” – but I WANT to be able to do scrap book stuff too. Except now I realise I need to stay true to MY style, especially in physical scrapbooking.  Even Mr Beloved says “I prefer your digital stuff…

Okay, so here (complete with lousy flash photography and parallax error, sorry!) is the Actual Paper Page (sitting on a white paper bag to keep it clean):

IRL Connie page

(clicky for biggy if you must…)

Things I like: I vaguely remembered seeing a tutorial on how to make these paper roses, so had a go on the night.  Not too bad, I think. (Although now I look at the instructions – not so much!)

Things I didn’t like: Grrr! I had issues with GLUE.  And the photo didn’t really pop.

Credits: Cardstock: Bazill ColorMates; Papers: Basic Grey (all the oranges) and Kaisercraft (all the greens); Journalling tag by Michelle Coleman, part of the “So Charming” digital kit from Little Dreamer Designs; Chipboard alpha by Heidi Swapp; Grey pearls by Kaisercraft; pens: various (seriously, you want me to remember PENS?!)

And tonight I made a digi version:

2009_12_07_Digi_page_Connie_baby

(clicky for biggy, this one is MUCH nicer!)

Credits: Background paper: Jen Wilson‘s “Midnight Jack” kit; Orange/red papers and green paper behind photo (modified)  “Sweet Sensations  2”, Lori Barnhurst of Little Dreamer Designs [get in quick if you want this, her store is retiring Dec 12!]; Journaling Tag: Michelle Coleman, “So Charming” kit, Little Dreamer Designs; Butterfly and Flower elements from Holly Designs “Naturally” kit; Alpha is Katie Pertiet‘s “Basic Bare Chipboard Alpha” (modified); photo frame and staple are from Katie Pertiet’s “Classic Curled Photo Frame” pack; leaves (modified) from Thao Cosgrove‘s “Beautiful Life” kit.

Hmmm. Yep. Which format do you think I should persist with?