August 26, 2010

Oh The Times They Are A Changing . . . Scrapbooking Then and Now

Hi everyone, it's me Debbie from Love Life's Simples Pleasures. I'm so happy to be back at She's A Sassy Lady.  While I was pondering over what I would share with you this month I found myself looking through a box of old photos and came across a few of my kids riding their bikes when they were little.  I instantly remembered that I had done a layout with these pictures when I first began scrapbooking.  I thought it would be fun to use the extra photos and scrap a layout to see how much my style has changed.  Let's start out  with my new layout:
This cute, bright and colorful paper is part of the Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Collection. When buying paper, I sometimes buy an exttra sheet for cutting out.  I did a lot of cutting and added a lot of pop up dots for dimension.  I got a few new Cricut cartridges for my birthday.  I used Country Life to cut out these banners:
And Live Simply to cut out this little turtle:
Times sure have changed in the world of scrapbooking.  I can remember the days of cardstock, stickers and wild pattern paper.  The whose who of manufacturers were Debbie Mumm, Anna Griffin, Me And My Big Ideas and Mrs. Grossman.  For me Creative Memories was the jump start of my hobby.  My family gave me an album one year for my birthday, created by a Creative Memory Consultant that was all about me.  I signed up for a beginners class and was hooked!
Now for the unveiling of my old layout:
Bright cardstock and those adorable Me And My Big Ideas stickers!  I can't believe how much my style has changed in the past 12 years.  I remember when I finished this layout.  I was so proud of it.  I've thought many a times about redoing layouts, but have decided that it is best to leave a finished product just that way it is.  I guess that is part of preserving your memories.

I hope you have enjoyed my project this month.  No new tips or techniques, just a walk down memory lane.
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