I just about made it for another Wednesday desk share.

This was as I walked away from it last night – unsure as to whether the layout is finished or not. My layouts never feel finished unless I add a few sprinkles of enamel dots, paint, sequins or gems etc.

I’ve been inspired by the other deskers working on UFOs and now that I’ve paused my Christmas album and I have nothing pressing, I can start to clear a few of the unfinished gremlins. This layout wasn’t one of them, but top left you can see 3-4 layouts that needed a final step because they were classes from a Go Go Retreat that I hadn’t quite finished. Now that they are all complete I am using up the leftovers so I cobbled this layout together from bits and pieces left from the kits – no plan, no sketch, no cut file, no brain. I’m on a very low dose of a drug that floored me in the past but I felt it was worth trying again now that I don’t have tiny people to look after. I’m rather zombie like some of the time so I half expected to return to this layout and find all kinds of nightmares! But I like it – as I said, it just needs the sprinkles.

I’d love to see your desk / workspace / whatever too. It’s easy to join in. Head over to Julia’s blog (The Stamping Ground) and link up. See you there!


  1. LLJ on 24 June 2020 at 9:08 am

    Your LOs are so pretty!! It’s a real skill, knowing when to stop and I don’t think I have it, lol. Always room for a bit more bling and sparkle in my opinion 😉
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

  2. Margaret Wright on 24 June 2020 at 10:01 am

    Morning Lisa-Jane. I love your layouts. I like white space around things!! Yes, maybe a few little sprinkles… not much – and there’s more UFOs finished. I like the way you have called them unfinished gremlins – My hubby always called them unfinished symphonies! His principle was that if Schubert could have them, so could I.
    I do trust the medication works for you – and that you will soon feel like yourself.
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  3. Sandra de on 24 June 2020 at 11:10 am

    Well the LO look stunning but I also feel your whole desk layout looks pretty as well. Have a creative week.
    Sandra de #23

  4. sue jones on 24 June 2020 at 11:27 am

    Hi Lisa-Jane , I am the same with my pages, i never really know if they are finished or not . Your look great. Have a lovely week . soojay #17

  5. ann on 24 June 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Think we all suffer from the same – is it enough or does it need some more. Have a great week. Ani

  6. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith on 24 June 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Looks like you’ve been having fun with this page – lots of elements to arrange and compose! Happy scrapbooking! zsuzsa #24

  7. Cindy on 24 June 2020 at 2:40 pm

    I think the real art is knowing when to stop!! You go ahead and bling your heart out, you can never have too much glitz and sparkle in your life. Hope the meds are helping. Stay safe, stay well, happy woyww, Cindy #11

  8. Sharon Brooks on 24 June 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Lisa Jane, the layout looks great, I can see why you’re happy with it. Reckon we are all alike- knowing when to stop, lol. Love all the pretties on your desk. Stay Safe, Have a lovely week,Hugs, Shaz #5 X

  9. Helen Lindfield on 24 June 2020 at 5:51 pm

    what a great looking layout! I’ve just got home from work and am trying to cool down before thinking about dinner, and visiting some desks… Helen #2

  10. Angela on 24 June 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Hello Lisa Jane, somethings are never finished until That last tiny flower or enamel drop. Great layout, happy WOYWW xAngela #33

  11. Diana Taylor on 24 June 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Fabulous layouts – they are both really lovely and I guess a lot of us have the same problem of deciding when something is ‘done’! I usually discover it actually was finished after I’ve added that one last something that I shouldn’t have done!
    I hope you soon adjust to your new medication and get back to feeling less zombie- ish (don’t think that’s a word but you know what I mean!)
    Diana x #16

  12. Neet Hickson on 24 June 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I am not a scrapper so I don’t know how easy or hard it is to call a halt to something you have done but I do know that I like this and would feel it is enough to walk away from. I like the way you have placed the photo to the top left and the main decoration to the bottom right hand corner, it looks well balanced to meI like it!
    Hugs, Neet xx 8

  13. Angela Radford on 24 June 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Beautiful layouts, they look great. Wishing you a happy week and a very creative woyww, Angela x19x

  14. Susan Renshaw on 25 June 2020 at 11:29 am

    My layouts and journal pages are often a work in progress – never sure when to stop! Yours look lovely!
    Hope you will be feeling better soon…
    Happy Crafting!
    Susan #13

  15. Julia on 25 June 2020 at 12:26 pm

    My cobbled together LOs aren’t as successful as that! Hope the meds will help, as you say, now the littles aren’t quite so dependant, it ‘s worth a try. I like that you have found yourself with less to rush around and do – thats got to be better for you anyway, and the luxury of tackling a few UFOs is let’s face it, one of life’s deeply satisfying experiences! Xxxx

  16. BJ on 25 June 2020 at 2:16 pm

    WOW super scrappages, I don’t often indulge in just one of two photos as I have so many to put in albums but when I do I’d like to do them as super as yours.
    Thanks for the visit BJ#15

  17. Heather Marshall on 25 June 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Lisa-Jane, sorry for the late visit. I’ve done a little scrapbooking, and have lots more to do, but I think we are all alike – about whether a LO is finished. I’m the same with cards sometimes, so I tend to leave things unassembled and look at them a couple of days later to decide if they need anything more. A bit of bling or enamel dots finishes most things off nicely for me. Have a lovely week and stay safe and well, Heather xx #4

  18. Sarah Brennan on 26 June 2020 at 6:14 am

    I like the layout as it is Lisa-Jane, the balance with the surrounding white space is fab. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  19. Shoshi on 27 June 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I think you’ve got your layouts just about perfect. Lisa-Jane. There’s nothing better than a good bit of white space to show off the design, and you’ve got really good balance there. I agree about a bit of bling! I’m also a texture junkie and love the touchy-feely stuff! I do hope your new medication will help you. Sometimes it’s just a question of getting the dose right – enough to be effective but not so much that it turns you into a zombie!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #26

  20. Carolyn Staton on 28 June 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Gorgeous layouts. I really like the colours and designs. Sorry I am so late visiting. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xx (#9)

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