Shall we? Talk about handwriting that is. Here's what I'm thinking...one of the primary reasons I started scrapbooking was that I loved mixing my love of making something on the computer with my love of photography and stickery fun stuff (fun paper too). I have always been a heavy computer user. I make my grocery list on the computer. I make my daily to-do list on the computer. I keep my monthly calendar on the computer. I just type everything. It's not necessarily that I don't like my handwriting, I just like the "neat factor" I get by typing it. When I look at a completed layout, I feel proud that it's so clean looking.
So this weekend I branched out and used my handwriting on a scrapbook page for the first time. While I was writing, I actually liked the way my writing looked and even right after, I was really pleased. I felt proud of myself that I had overcome a hurdle that I hadn't been able to jump in five years of scrapping. People brag on my writing all the time so I know it's not hideous, it's just not as consistent as I'd like it to be. I really did like those layouts at the crop.
Then I got home. I scanned and posted them here and on Two Peas. The more I look at them, the more I hate them!!! They just don't look like my layouts are supposed to look. I have to try too hard to read them. I like things to be really readable. So I redid one of them. Actually I just added typed journaling on top of my handwritten journaling. I like it SO MUCH MORE now. I guess it's just part of my perfectionist personality.
I'm thinking I might do an entire mini-album about me and use my handwriting throughout. Then I can say, "been there done that" and let the guilt go.
So do you use your handwriting on your layouts and do you like it? Here's the redo by the way....