Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Discovering Scrapbooking.

When did you discover scrapbooking? 


Do you remember - was there a single defined moment in time.  Probably not.  I don't really know how I came to be knee deep in patterned paper but at some point whilst lurking among the craft magazines at WH Smith I picked up Scrapbook Inspirations (RIP) and from then on was hooked.  I do remember I bought the magazine for many months, before actually completing a page!!  I just didn't know where to start.  But obviously I did start, and now a few years on I can't imagine stopping.  

Would you like to see my first ever page?  Well actually it is two pages - yes a double layout!  (Since then I've only ever done one other DLO)





There are many things on these pages that I simply don't do now or don't like. However I do see the beginnings of my style - ie clustering the embellishments around the photos - I still tend to do this now.  I have read that some people go back and redo their old layouts which is not something I would choose to do mostly because I have hardly got enough hours to scrap the photos I want to let alone re do old ones!!  But mainly because, when my daughters look through these albums, they are not interested in the style, the choice of paper and the design. No they want to see the photos, read the details and talk about their memories. After all that is for me the reason for all the pretty paper.


So do you remember when you started scrapbooking?  Are you brave enough to show your first layout?  


6 comments:

Sian said...

Yes, I remember finding a magazine in the newsagents and then sitting up half the night poring over the pictures. I posted my first page during the summer - like you I wouldn't have it any other way!

Jo said...

I remember seeing scrapbooking in a card making mag about 8 years ago, I waited a year before starting. You have inspired me and, at the weekend, I will dig out my first layout and show it :)

Alison said...

I discovered scrapbooking through QVC..once I discovered PPs there was no stopping me!
Alison xx

humel said...

I got into papercrafts - cards first, then scrapbooking - when I moved to this area about 8 years ago, and the friends I made here were papercrafters :) I must root out my first layout and share it some time!

Emily said...

I've been scrapbooking since 2008... you now make me want to get out my first layouts. they are packed full of embellishments. Not so much now though! Isn't it funny how our styles change?? I will never go back and fix my old layouts either...like you, my family loves to look at them not for the design, but for the pictures and stories.

Jimjams said...

I was already a card maker when a Dutch friend showed me her scrapbook album in 2006 - she helped me with my first pages (including donating her stash) - I've already blogged about it here.

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