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  #1  
March 7th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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I hate when I get sort of stuck on a layout. And this was a template, you'd think it would have been easy! I'm still not 100% happy with it and I don't know why. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!



Template: From the Sweet Shoppe Christmas collection based on a layout by Jenny Jorgensen.
Kit: Awesome! by Andrea, airplane by Pillow Girl Scraps; alpha is Little Amy Lou by Lauren Grier
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March 7th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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I really love it! Hmmm maybe a bracket around the journaling or something? It's hard to give cc on something you already like lol
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March 7th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Oh, I really like it - the airplanes at the top are perfect!

I get stuck on templates a lot too - SO frustrating.
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March 7th, 2009, 09:08 PM
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I really love it! Hmmm maybe a bracket around the journaling or something? It's hard to give cc on something you already like lol
Yeah, it's definitely the journaling that is bugging me. I think visually the layout would look so much nicer without it but I definitely want to include that journaling on the page, so I dunno.

*shrug*
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March 8th, 2009, 06:46 AM
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Yeah, it's definitely the journaling that is bugging me. I think visually the layout would look so much nicer without it but I definitely want to include that journaling on the page, so I dunno.

*shrug*
How about adding another cloud or two and having the journaling in them?
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March 8th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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What about making the journalling a different colour?
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March 8th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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What about making the journalling a different colour?
Thanks girls, for all your suggestions! I played around with them all and finally I changed the journaling to a darker blue and I like it a lot! It makes it less noticeable, which I like!
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March 8th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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i love it I think you did really well. And that pic of the planes is awesome! No blurring at all!
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March 8th, 2009, 03:50 PM
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I really like it! Since the journalling was bugging you, I was going to suggest maybe tucking it in closer to the pictures, but if you liek ti darker blue then great!!
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March 9th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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I often struggle with getting the journaling to match the page too. I bet the darker color is good. REALLY cute page though, another one I may have to scraplift!
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March 9th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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love what you did with the template -- looks like a fun day!

I don't normally offer CC, but since you asked... I would probably add a stroke around the photos (if your program can do that? I don't remember what you use... oops). I think it would make them stand out from each other a bit more. that's totally personal preference though, so feel free to ignore me.
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March 9th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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love what you did with the template -- looks like a fun day!

I don't normally offer CC, but since you asked... I would probably add a stroke around the photos (if your program can do that? I don't remember what you use... oops). I think it would make them stand out from each other a bit more. that's totally personal preference though, so feel free to ignore me.
I have no idea what that means! I use PhotoImpact, it may be called something different.
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March 10th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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It's adding a white or black border around the photo. You may have to do it a different way.
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March 10th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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I have no idea what that means! I use PhotoImpact, it may be called something different.
sorry. I've only used PS and PSE. anyway, it's just like a thin outline... keeps the photos from sort of running together when they overlap.

here's an example.
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March 10th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Aha, thanks! I have no idea how to do that, LOL. But I agree it would make it look a lot better. Maybe I could just mat the picture with a white border if I can't figure it out. Thanks!
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March 10th, 2009, 07:32 PM
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That is so cute! Maybe some "smoke" from behind the airplanes?
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March 12th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Aha, thanks! I have no idea how to do that, LOL. But I agree it would make it look a lot better. Maybe I could just mat the picture with a white border if I can't figure it out. Thanks!
That would be the easiest way and would work really well if your program doesn't offer that feature
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