Archive for May, 2007

You’ve come a long way, baby!

May 10, 2007

Do you ever look back at your early scrapbook pages, just to see how your style has changed?  Just for fun, I decided to pull out my very first scrapbook page ever, made at a Creative Memories party about 10 years ago.  Back then, pictures were being cut in every shape imaginable, sometimes cutting out the background altogether.  Stickers were the main form of embellishment, and patterned paper was only available with any kind of selection in letter size (a challenge for a 12 x 12 scrapper like me).  Here’s my first scrapbook page, I’d love to see yours!

First Scrapbook Page

On-line Scrapbooking Magazine

May 9, 2007

For all you Canadians, (and even if you aren’t) I wanted to let you know about a great little magazine I found a while back.  Its called Scrapbook and Cards Today, its Canadian, and best of all, its free!  The magazine comes out quarterly, and the pdf version is available on-line.  You can also subscribe to it, and just have to pay for the shipping.  Why don’t you check it out! 

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

May 5, 2007

Happy NSD everyone!  In honor of the day, I’m giving away this pretty little freebie, a set of 6 jewelled stick pins in pretty summery colors.  (The link has expired.)

Pin on Some Bling!

How do you share your layouts?

May 2, 2007

I just picked up the new issue of Digital Scrapbooking, and the editorial was about sharing our pages, which was a coincidence because I had been thinking about that very topic.  Why do we love to share our pages, and how do we share them?

I share my pages for a few reasons, but top of the list is so family and friends can enjoy them.  I’ve had so many people tell me they enjoy looking at my on-line galleries, and I think they like the surprise of occasionally seeing themselves in a layout! 

I think my favorite “sharing” story is about a paper album I made for my grandparents about 1o years ago, chronicling a family reunion weekend.  After my grandparents both passed away, my mom gave me the album back, and told me that after Grandma had died and Grandpa was in a nursing home, that was his favorite photo album.  When people came to visit, it was usually the first thing he would pull out to show them.  I brought the album to a family reunion we had a couple years ago, and everyone really enjoyed looking through the pages and seeing how much our family had grown and changed.

 I’d love to hear your favorite story!