So, when was the last time you bought embellishments you knew you wouldn’t use? Come on, we’ve all done it. I did it last month at Scrapendipity. I could not leave these stickers behind.
My oldest just finished his first season of box lacrosse and I figured, if I couldn’t make these work, he might like them. I took them home, put them away and started to ponder my fear of themed embellishments.
It seems that I don’t trust my own instincts to know when “themed” crosses over into “cheesy”. (Who defines cheesy anyway?) Realizing that I doubt myself after all this time meant a challenge was in order. I spent a day scrapping with fellow Scrapstorian Shar over the weekend and forced myself to use some of this chipboard.
Why on earth would I be afraid to use lacrosse stickers on a lacrosse page?! Silly, right? (Side note: If you are doubting your ability to mix themes and motifs, check out this Glitter Girl episode; it is partly responsible for my theme fear analysis.)
The basics of the page came together with scraps and leftovers from the Echo Park Paper This and That Charming collection. I added green ink to the papers and mixed and matched layer after layer. Once the background was done, I could not hide from the theme any longer; I embraced it (sort of) and added (gasp!) lacrosse sticks.
Some of the chipboard pieces (the score card, for example) were easier than others. The sticks were slightly intimidating for me. I know that sounds silly, I really do. The page then sat on my desk for a few days, until I decided to integrate a few more stickers into the journaling. They are just words, after all, and I cannot be afraid of words. I mean, seriously.
I do like the end result. It’s themed, without being crazy and still looks like my page. Trust me, for a person who’s done a complete December Daily without a single themed item, this is a step forward. 🙂
Are you a themey person? How do you make different motifs work? Tell me your process in the comments, I’d love to hear!
Thanks for stopping by.
Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?