Hi all! I'm so excited to be hosting the blog this week. This whole endeavor has been so fun and so inspiring for me! It's amazing how much I've already learned from Ann and Melissa in just the last two weeks. I only hope that I can inspire you as much as they've inspired me.
So a while ago a few of the members here had the chance to post some fun scrapbook pages, showing their progression over the years. Unfortunately I wasn't able to squeeze mine in. So I'm sharing now! I started scrapbooking when I was in college, when my cousin moved up here from Arizona (hi Kristy!). She got a job at Robert's Craft (Provo Craft) and started to tell me about the amazing scrapbook paper they had. At the time I was scrapbooking with a stack of construction paper, a bottle of rubber cement, and a Sharpie marker. So when I walked into the store and saw the array of paper, I was hooked. I left the store with a huge stack of supplies. And the following layouts were born:
Oh, I thought I was SO clever with the design of these! And check out the photo in the bottom left corner of the first layout. I could do a whole post on how much those photos from the 70's and 80's make me gag! But I wouldn't change these layouts (or the photos), because they really reflect the times and I remember how much fun I had making them. And I could go on and show you more examples of how my style evolved over the years, but instead I'm just going to jump right to my current style: clean, classic, and dare I say...timeless...thanks to knowing good principles of design.
One thing that has remained consistent over the years is that I have done a good job of scrapbooking myself. I so want to remember the stories and the wonderful moments from my childhood and I hope that my kids will some day read my scrapbooks and smile or laugh at what a dork I was.
This week I want to talk about what you want to know. I'm passionate about photography and would love to offer any tips or answer any questions that you may have (ask them now!). So we'll talk photography, more scrapbooking, organizing (look at my space on page 54 of Creating Keepsakes' July 2009 issue), and more.
Hooray! This is going to be fun!