It's good when a scrapbooking plan falls into place. When what you have in your head begins to appear on the page in front of you; and when you stick that final letter in place, hold it up, and declare it done.
Doesn't always work out that way of course. Sometimes what I can picture in my creative head can't seem to make its way down my hands and onto my layout, no matter how hard I twist or turn it. When that happens, I usually walk away for an hour (maybe more: if it's a week, then it's a week, no worries), I come back, take a new tack and end up somewhere else entirely. I'm fine with that.
But what happens if you have scrapped serenely all afternoon, finished up with satisfaction, propped a page up to enjoy...
...and noticed an upside down embellishment? or a misspelt word? Or maybe a photo has gone down at a perkier angle than the one you'd been aiming for? Do you crumple up your layout in frustration and start again?
I'm not a crumpler. I like my supplies too much for that. Running repairs are where it's at on my desk. I like a Plan B. And so, when I discovered a typo on one of my pages for Gossamer Blue this month, I kept going, and thought I could offer encouragement to any other accident prone scrappers with a blog post Make Wrong Go Right: Having a Plan B on the Gossamer Blue blog. That's where you'll find my list of useful diversionary tactics and rapid fixes. Because if it has gone wrong, it can be fun to work out how to make it go right.
All supplies from the June selections at Gossamer Blue.