New: Footsteps Bundle

Footsteps Bundle

This bundle is a new release to you, but I made it quite a while ago. I regard it as one of my better flops. I think overall it looks fine, and most people will not regard it as a flop, however the creative process fell flat and I was distinctly uninspired to work with it. You may notice that most of the elements aren't in any of the layouts, because I only just made them so that I could release this bundle.

Several things combined to make this a difficult project for me. First, and I think always most important, is the color palette. I usually start out at the beginning of kit creation feeling the same about my color palette. Obviously, I choose my own color palettes, and I don't intentionally choose one that I dislike. However, on a few occasions, this one included, I have come to actively dread the colors I've picked. It's kind of weird. If you like these colors, enjoy this kit, because I won't be using this color palette again.

Not only did I pick a color scheme I didn't like, but I also decided that I would try and use a minimal style. I think you can probably tell from my usual layouts that this isn't my natural inclination, and while stepping outside your comfort zone is valuable, I think mixed with the fact that I already disliked my colors made things come to pretty quick halt.

Finally, the photos I was trying to scrap in this project came from our trip through Vietnam. And frankly, I didn't really enjoy our time traveling there. We had nice time staying in Hanoi with my family, but once we started traveling down things seemed to conspire against us. It's a strange thing to admit, because I honestly never thought I would actively not like somewhere I visited. Obviously some places are easier to like than others, but in all my travels I'd never actually not liked somewhere. But it was with a giant sigh of relief that I left Vietnam. Every time I look at these photos I mostly just feel relieved that I'm not there.

It seems this project was more or less doomed from the start.

Now that I've finally finished it up and released it to the world, I'm feeling something of a cathartic release. I can see that the pages I made aren't terrible, and I can be glad that I have something to remember those weeks we traveled down the length of Vietnam.

(If you are a Vietnam lover, never fear! I realize that lots of people have a great time there. I do have an actual "Vietnam" bundle, which I used to scrap photos from our time in Hanoi, which will be coming at some point.)

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Recent Comments

Della lautzenhiser
Della lautzenhiser Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:02

Love the solid papers....prints are great too!

Cynthia Arnett
Cynthia Arnett Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:50

I love the suttle colors and think they would be complimentary to any picture. Like the all the elements.

Melissa Bechtloff
Melissa Bechtloff Thu, 03/14/2013 - 06:46

I think its funny that you don't really like your kit. I however love the colour palette. And the clusters just look fabulous. Can't wait to get them.

Olivia Lee
Olivia Lee Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:16

I am not usually one for anything but bright colors... but this kit really works! Looking forward on getting some downloads from it!

Nancy Vigil
Nancy Vigil Mon, 03/11/2013 - 18:47

I have to say at first glance I don't like the colors so much either. I don't usually go for the dull colors. Looking at the way your album turned out though - I think it looks REALLY good! I like the elements I think they remind me of the sandy beach and the name with the sand reminds me of that "Footsteps in the Sand" poem. (I guess its a poem!)

All in all, I say great job!

Lana Fischer
Lana Fischer Mon, 03/11/2013 - 04:36

I love the colors too Maisa!!

Lisa Lavery
Lisa Lavery Sun, 03/10/2013 - 20:23

I think it is a great kit! I love the colors and the elements! I agree that because it is tied to a "not so memorable" time for you that it comes across differently. That happens to me too :-)

Beth Bayer
Beth Bayer Sun, 03/10/2013 - 19:32

Keisha, I'm glad I glanced down because I was about to say your first sentance exactly word for word. lol Needless to say Marisa, it is a hit! xoxox Beth

Keisha Dawson
Keisha Dawson Sun, 03/10/2013 - 18:53

I really do like the entire bundle. Thankful that you decided to put it up in spite of your feelings!

Judith Richards Shubert
Judith Richards Shubert Sun, 03/10/2013 - 14:00

I guess I better grab it then ~ because I love the colors. I think the pages you've put together are also beautiful. A like the minimalist look and the quiet way it speaks to me!

Heidi Shafer
Heidi Shafer Sun, 03/10/2013 - 13:54

No worries! We are always our own worst critic. :) There are some pretty papers in there and some nice elements. Glad you put it up anyway.

Kristen Hess
Kristen Hess Sun, 03/10/2013 - 11:33

I'm sorry this was not a better creative journey for you, I think the color scheme is beautiful! Thanks for releasing it anyway! Your flop is amazing!