Some more older layouts to share today:
Here's another cringe worthy layout that I did early in my scrapping days. I'd say this layout was created sometime in late 2009. I remember very clearly seeing this end note design on everyone's pages and couldn't figure out how they did it. I couldn't find paper shaped that way even after a long time searching on the internet and in local scrapbooking stores. I finally asked someone and she told me it was a die cut. I had no idea what a die cut was. I eventually found page kits at I think Walmart that had a cardboard frame in this shape. I traced the frame and then cut out this end note design. This is the first layout where I used brads - and why didn't I round the corners of the photo to match the mat? Come a long way!
Cutting edge technique ;-) - I used real playing cards on this one and I stitched the word Family from a Bazzill stitching template. (Page made late 2009)
It's great to look back on all of these old layouts. I'm honestly really enjoying it - it continues to show me how much I've grown.