Friday, January 8, 2010

the fruits of your labor

Ahhh, this was a fun page to work on! Not only because I love these photos of my boys and ADORE the rich colors and gorgeous patterns of the Fancy Pants - Trick or Treat line, but also because this is part of my January Guest Designer work for Allyscraps! And if you want to check out the sketch I created that goes with this page, you can find it on the Allyscraps Blog.

As you can see, this line is very versatile and definitely not only for Halloween layouts. Along with the Fancy Pants, I used some of these fun new Nutmeg Thickers. You will be seeing more of them this month, for sure!

By the way, in case you are very picky about the little things, like I am, I wanted to share a tip that I figured out as I was working on this page. Notice how the journaling is aligned? Here is a close-up view:

I wanted it to be justified for very clean, graphic look. However, when I typed it in Word and simply picked "justified", the partial last-line was aligned to the left margin. I wanted the partial line to be aligned to the right instead, so that the "straight edge" of the text was with the photos, and the "indented edge" was with the rounded corner. Here was my solution: I inserted a string of periods, just before the word "the" at the beginning of the last line, until the periods "pushed" the text over to the far right margin (actually, I let it push the text down to a new line, and then deleted the last period). Then I selected the periods and changed the text color to "white" so that they were invisible. Viola! This gave me exactly the alignment that I wanted. Perhaps there's another way... but this worked for me, and I wanted to share it!

1 comment:

Jingle said...

This is really a great layout! So fun!