So many mistakes, so little time... Embracing mistakes as a beginner scrapbooker
I made so many mistakes on this page. Can you tell? Here, I'll point them out to you and show you how I covered them up... or didn't, in some cases.
First of all, I made this page for my mini-scrapbook dedicated to Bunny. That scrapbook is tiny, like 5"x5". So how big did I make this page? 8"x8", because duh, an 8 inch page will for sure fit into a 5 inch sleeve. Not so much, actually. So, now I need to make it into a 12x12 page, but that's for another day.
2nd mistake: I used a little black marker to trace the scalloped edge and I went out of the lines twice. I'd for sure be kicked out of 1st Grade for this type of error. But *tada*! I covered up the mistake using a heart!
3rd mistake: I used an edge puncher for the photo mat and have QUITE obviously not mastered the skill of making the corners match up. I didn't fix this mistake. I.didn't.even.try.so.there.
I also went out of the lines on the bottom scalloped edge. Let's highlight that mistake with a big yellow arrow. Quick fix: put a flower stem close to the mistake... sorta like the "taking your eye off the ball" theory. In law, we call that a red-herring. (Gagging that I know what that means, and gagging that I used a legal expression on a scrapbooking blog.)
So people. The short but sweet lesson for today: Embrace mistakes, hide mistakes, don't hide mistakes, whatever you do with them, mistakes are part of what makes paper scrapbooking unique. I never said I was perfect. But, if you were thinking I was, just stay in that dreamland... it's a warm, happy place... I'm there myself.