Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fake out Mistakes!

One of the really wonderful things about being a crafter is that most of the time you can use creativity to fix mistakes. If I’m working on a project and something’s not coming out right, I’m not one to spend too much time dwelling over it and trying to make it right. Instead, I’m gonna try and figure out a work around.

On Friday, I hosted the Friday Night Challenge over at SOC. The challenge for that week was a layout. I decided that I wanted to use a MS Punch-Around-the-Page to make a frame for the picture. Try as I might, I could not get my punches to line up. I found two different sets of measurements, and tried to punch the border twice using both sets of measurements. I gave up after the second go round. *If anyone can tell me the correct measurements to use and/or how to make a seamless punched border all around, I am all ears!*

I didn’t want to waste my paper though, so I figured that in some shape, form or fashion, I would be able to disguise the boo-boos. And disguise them I did with a few glittery flourishes and some flowers. Problem solved! And here is my completed layout! BTW... the word "regenerate" is my word for 2013 because I have some serious overhauling to do!

As part of the FNC, participants had to make an ATC, bookmark, door hanger or small piece of wall art that highlighted their word for 2013. The requirements were to use a picture or die-cut that represents the word, "2013," at least three brads and at least three flowers. This is what I came up with.

Participants also had to make two cards. For the first they could only use black, white, gold and only ONE other color of cardstock. They had to include  a New Year’s sentiment, champagne glasses (stamped, die-cut or stickers),  a flourish and  some bling. The second card used a Page Maps sketch. The only additional requirements were to use floss or twine and at least one tag or charm. 

So today's lesson is this...don't let those little mistakes stress you out. Use your creativity to find a way to cover them or incorporate them into your design.

Happy New Year!


  1. I love your fix up LO. You look lovely. I can not do a good around the border either.

  2. The fix up is probably the biggest part of creativity. Great job.