Username Post: Re Doing Layouts        (Topic#1583535)
julie101
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So lately I been going through my layouts and dont like kinda got me thinking what on earth was I thinking when I done it.

Now Im pulling them apart and redoing them.

What I want to ask dose anyone else do this?


 
provinca
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In response to julie101

Great avi!

LOL - You're not alone -- I do the same thing too! Sometimes I just cringe when I look certain pages and will re-do them. I look at my albums a lot and when I do, I want to like what I'm seeing. I know some scrappers like to keep the older ones and see how they've evolved as a scrapper, and I totally get that; but I will redo them if they bother me that much.


 
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Yes-Love the avi!!

I don't redo any of my pages even though my first ones make me cringe!! (think pictures cut silhouette style or cut into shapes with deco scissors and just floating around on the page with bits of embellies here and there. Ack!!!)

I'll never be done with stuff to scrap as it is--no way would I have time to go back and redo. Plus, I like seeing how my style evolves.

Its different for everyone, though, so just do what you like. No right or wrong here!

Oh---and welcome to the neighborhood!!


 
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In response to Kim222

I like seeing the old lo's with the trends that were popular then, I also like seeing how much better my techniques are.


 
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I have redone a few that I really hate, but I'm too slow to start pulling apart finished layouts. LOL I'll never get done as it is.

You are not alone though!


 
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I don't re-do a lo that is completely done. If I hate, I will just print the pic again and do another one.



 
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  • stick on 12-28-12 08:54 AM
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NO re-dos for me. For the most part I still really like all the pages I've done (although I only started about four years ago, I suppose I may feel differently in another 10/15/20 years!). A few I'm kinda "meh" about but not to the point that I want to spend any time redoing them. I may reprint the pics and make a new page with them, but I have so much stuff to scrap that I haven't started on yet that I'd rather do that.


 
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No I don't.

They are what I was when I did them... some a beginner, etc. I just accept it.

As it is.... I don't have time to scrap all the 'now' photos to go back and redo those of year's past.



 
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I am a firm believer in “if a page bugs you, just change it (even if it means completely redoing the page)”. To me, everything is a “work in progress” and I often go back and tweak things.

With that said…there is a very strong school that believes “don’t go back and re-do a lot of pages. You need to see your growth (in the scrapbooking hobby). You will just spend all of your time obsessing and redoing things over & over.”

I think there is a middle road of “re-do the things, that REALLY make you cringe”. Hey that rhymes.


 
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I pulled apart six once and did a redo a while back. These were some of my first. Right now, I would change them again given the chance! But I won't really...need to press on to new LO's!


 
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Yes, when I first started scrapping it was for a heritage album with all my dad's childhood photos. I have redone a lot of those because I am no longer happy with the raw style I had back then. I want those cherished photos to have better pages that will be handed down through generations without being laughed at.


 
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I've redone some -- I'm just glad I heeded advice when I started and didn't use "one of a kind" photo's. My original scrapbook is huge -- I think it must have about 10 lbs of liquid glue in it.


 
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I don't usually re-do my pages, and I never use one-of-a-kind photos. The only exception I made to this policy was a page that I did early in my scrappy years (the 1st one, as a matter of fact, at a class where the teacher said original photos were the best to work from)with, of course, a one-of photo. I ended up HATING the LO and having to scan the photo while it was on the LO in order to have a copy to re-do the LO.

Don't let this happen to you!

That said, I'd re-do anything that really bugged me. There's something to be said for seeing your scrap skills evolve (I like to see mine do that) but when you're really unhappy with something, FIX IT!!


 
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PS if you are going to redo some pages get this stuff. IT IS DA BOMB!
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Nope I don't re-do either. Can't...have too many more to do. Plus the early ones show how much I have improved and learned (mostly from the creative people on this site).

Good luck!


 
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I redo pages if they do not make me happy or I do not love. I do not do it just because it is an old style or trend. I want my books to be pages I love. I can honestly say that I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PAGE IN MY BOOKS even if they are old style.


 
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Well maybe just the one on lavendar and bright orange cardstock with my pictures cut into shapes.

Maybe.


 
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I don't redo layouts. I have way to many pictures to scrap to start thinking about redoing the layouts. Maybe a layout here and there I will redo if I really hate the layout but other than that they are left alone. What about the layouts do hate so much?


 
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I've redone some of mine. Luckily most of the LOs I did when I started SBing were of a now-ex boyfriend, so they don't matter at all. The ones of my dog are the ones I have redone. They were his puppy pictures, so they're pretty important to me.


 
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I don't redo any of my layouts either. I just think you waste even more of your paper if you're on budget like me, lol. But I could change my tune about redoing a page in the future you never know.


 
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Thanks guys at least I know I'm not alone I havent been scrapbooking that long so I dont have many when I started I follwed the trend but I wanna redo them and put me into them hoping that makes sensesI will re use items on the layouts when I redo them I also want to add more of the story into the photos, my whole reasoning for scrapbooking has changed and I wanna I guess start over.


 
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  • anda11 Said:
I redo pages if they do not make me happy or I do not love. I do not do it just because it is an old style or trend. I want my books to be pages I love. I can honestly say that I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PAGE IN MY BOOKS even if they are old style.



This!
I also don't redo pages just because they are "old style" but I will redo a page that is really bugging me, one that I really hate because of colour or the way I clustered embellishments or whatever......
I have redone a few pages in the last year.

Alison


 
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I am going to go through some and "clean them up". My wedding album is glued on black velvet cardstock-type paper and the glue dots did not hold. The pictures are all falling off so those need to be fixed.

I typed a few and the font was too big for the frame mats so I want to retype in a smaller font size.

I also have a few things that crinkled badly (velum put on too loosely with eyelets) and I want to re-type those pages.

A lot of pages have letters that have fallen off and I need to make the letters over or try to match the alpha stickers.

Just clean-up work, no re-doing.


 
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I don't redo any of my pages. One reason is I simply do not have the time (so many new ones to be done) and another reason I like looking at the old ones. I would not do pages in that way again, but that was me and the way I approached scrapping. Like Henri sometimes things are fallen off and I will repair it, but not make something different out of it.


 
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Sometimes, I find photos that are so precious and worth redoing. I do whatever motivates me. If I want to redo a particular subject, I take a photo of the old LO before I take it apart. That way, I do have record of my early style Also, I like to use pieces from the old LO on the new LO.

I know I have at least one photo that has been done at least three times. I think all three LOs are still intact. I wouldn't be surprised if I wanted to do that photo again someday. The photo is just THAT awesome!


 
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Don't redo them, it shows your progress and how much you've grown. I wouldn't redo them.


 
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I won't redo the early layouts, but my daughter was recently looking at her first year scrapbbook that had originally been done through about 6 months years ago. I finally finished it when she was 18 years old right before she graduated from highschool. She's 21 now and she was noticing the differences between the layouts even though I had tried to keep them very simple.



 
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I agree with manda K. I will ADD to a finished LO tho, But never tear apart. Only because I want to see how I've grown. My son just looked at ALL my LO's at Christmas & it was fun to see how much I have changed. Hehehehe!! If that's what you want to call it. It was nice to have someone look at them. I have 3 very fat books full......


 
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I have never redone a layout. When I'm done with it, that's it! It goes into a scrapbookmto be afmired by me for years lol. When I look at my first layout I'm glad that I even tried my hand at scrapbooking with no skills or supplies.


 
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I have only redone one LO. I have gone through my many many many albums and added embellishments to some LOs.


 
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Speaking of redo, I also scrap some photos more than once....once for me, once for my brother, and once for my mother. I'm afraid my friends will get tired of seeing the same photos scraped slightly differently.


 
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It doesn't bother me to redo. I've done over a few. If I've "lost my mojo" sometimes looking at an old scrapbook and seeing a page that just screams to be redone helps me get back in the groove again!


 
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I've only been scrapping for almost 2 years, but there are a few L.O's I've done that I haven't liked right off the bat or thought there was something missing. I like the idea of oneday looking back at my early Layouts, so I'll only adjust or redo if My initial feeling on the layout was negative. I haven't gone back to my sparse ones to add stuff. Also, I just started writing e date of creation on the backs, and where I especially liked a product used, I'll include the brand and line, too.


 
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I don't have time for 're-dos'. I barely have time to scrap as it is. Of course my older layouts don't look as good or modern as my newer stuff..but I'm ok with that.


 
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Agree with you dwelch, sometimes if I'm having trouble getting inspired by new pics, going back and redoing a layout with a pic or pics that I really loved, can help me get back into it again.


 
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In response to justartguy007

I know some people think you should never re-do your old pages, but I have. Some of my first ones were in my daughter's baby book, and they looked like a kindergartener did them. So I re-did them, and I'm happy with the results.


 
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I don't re do any LO's (only because I glue the daylights out of them) but I defiantly add to old ones. Every year they come out with something new I think would look good on an old LO. I think it's fun to see how much you've improved! I agree with dwelch also


Edited by teresa0817 on 01-12-13 07:09 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • teresa0817 Said:
I don't re do any LO's (only because I glue the daylights out of them) but I defiantly add to old ones. Every year they come out with something new I think would look good on an old LO. I think it's fun to see how much you've improved! I agree with dwelch also



That'll teach 'em!!






I don't redo layouts either. I do what Manda said. If I really hate a layout, but love the photo(s), I may do another layout with the same photo(s).

It's all personal preference... whatever works for you.


 
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Yes, I have redone LOs from the very beginning! I've been scrap nearly 10yrs and since this is my hobby I want to my pages to be things I love or can live with, so I will redo them if need be. I couldn't careless about seeing how my talent evolve, I want to do justice to my photos. They are precious and deserve a wonderful back drop, if they are going to be scrapped. I once completed 2 albums for my sister from our childhood, I allowed her to review the albums, then I immediately took the albums back for a redo. She upset at first, but when she received the albums a week later she was, so happy with new albums and agreed that she liked the redo, so much better.


 
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For me scrapboking is fun and relaxing. I don't stress out if is a piece of art or not. I do admire the work of others, but I am happy they way I work. I don't go back to re do nothing.


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
  • teresa0817 Said:
I don't re do any LO's (only because I glue the daylights out of them) but I defiantly add to old ones. Every year they come out with something new I think would look good on an old LO. I think it's fun to see how much you've improved! I agree with dwelch also



That'll teach 'em!!






I don't redo layouts either. I do what Manda said. If I really hate a layout, but love the photo(s), I may do another layout with the same photo(s).

It's all personal preference... whatever works for you.





 
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I do sometimes but usually I copy the photos and make another layout..since I have 2 dds they will each have layouts of those photos. If I come across an old layout I hate with nice photos then I re do it. I like to see how my style has changed but I think I have enough old layouts to still do that as well as redo some layouts.


 
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I definately have some pages floating around that I want to redo. One problem with redoing them is that they were originally made in 1995. Each side of the paper does have another LO on it. They do contain originals. Some of the originals are newspaper things, including an article I wrote that was published in the local paper. Other originals are photos, a business card for my oncologist, original print outs of my chemotherapy, and even a lock of my hair that fell out from the chemo. The pages are very special because of what they contain, but not pretty at all. They use a lot of markers, not a lot of embellishments...

Yeah, I'd love to find a way to redo those pages because I cringe at how they look.

Does anyone have any advice for how I might could redo them as far as removing some things that are irreplaceable like my hair.


 
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Nope-it's fun to look back and see how your style has evolved!


 
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but if we redo them now...won't we have to redo them in a few years too. I think I am always changing my style, but as I saw in one post....it shows how we have grown in our art too...along with our kids, pets, travels, friends, selves. Just my thoughts.

One other thought...if I have to redo my albums...I will never, ever, ever make progress. lol


Edited by ScrappinMom4 on 01-19-13 05:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I just redid one of my first LO's from 5 years ago. It was pretty sad...I used what I had on hand, which was bare minimum back then, & the color paper I used with the different color lettering bugged me from day one. I am SO glad I deconstructed it! It turned out awesome! I don't miss the original a bit


 
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