Wow—I am loving seeing everyone's pages—past and present. So fun! I must admit, it has been rather a hoot looking back through some of my old albums and choosing a few layouts to share with you. Like several others on our team, I started scrapbooking after attending a Creative Memories party thrown by my neighbor. I had just recently had my third child and had stopped working part time designing stained glass windows due to her medical needs. Scrapbooking looked like a fun way to keep my creative juices flowing.
Here are a couple of my early layouts:
Gotta love my use of Pigma micron pens in the first page and especially all those photos cut into 'eggs' in the second. And look how I wove the basket!
Here is the first layout I had published. Kim McCrary came by my house and chose it for an article she was doing in Creating Keepsakes. I had never so much as glanced at a scrapbook magazine at this point, but of course, I had to buy this issue because it had my layout in it :) On the reverse side of the magazine page with my layout was the first ever call for entries to the CK Hall of Fame. On a whim, I entered. And won. After that, scrapbook magazines became a big part of my life.
Here are some of my layouts form the paper tearing era. Note the Becky Higgins-inspired lettering!
Eventually, I got into more of my own groove...
Then, while working on Beautiful Basics for Simple, I made a rather sudden switch to 81/2 x 11 pages. This really helped me settle in to a more consistent scrapbooking style.
And I've stuck with that. It suits me best. Here is my most recent.
Well, thanks for letting me share a little of my own scrapbook journey with you :) Wherever you are on this road, I wish you many happy memories to make and share!