Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Layouts - A Look Back - An Assortment

(Entry originally posted 02 Mar 2012)

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!

The cutting edge technique on this page ;-) - I printed the "Are You Ready for Some Football" on a clear transparency, cut it out and used it as my subtitle.  Love those foam number stamps.  Page created late 2009.

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)

 My first two page layout.  There's a quilled pumpkin on the second page.  I used glossy accents on the letters and glitter on the large P.  The small yellow flowers were made from buttons and a hair tie and the large flower was the first time I used die cut papers to create a layered look.  At the time I made this page it was Stew's favorite.  (Page made: late 2009)

This is the first layout I ever received a comment for on scrapbook.com.  Painted the chipboard frames.  Stenciled those fish on with stencil paint.  I thought it was awesome that I used twine around the photo - but ack, I cut that photo with shaped scissors.  *rolls eyes* (Created late 2009)

(Side note:  I left that Nike sweatshirt in a hotel room - I'm still upset about that!)

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.

1 comment:

  1. I started scrapbooking in 1998 and I sooo have those layouts that make me cringe. But I had some pretty creative cutting edge stuff too. Ive grown too but I still cringe today at some of my recent layouts. Lol so oh well it was all fun and for a good reason. I love scrapping to leave my kids something more than boxes of "when and where and who was that ??" pictures. Tfs! Love the one with the clouds and sun!