Welcome to the "Which Came First???" Blog Hop!!
Who knew that a single piece of paper or a tiny rubber stamp would start an addiction that could overtake our dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms??? What started it for you? Did you start by stamping cards and then progress to scrapbooking? Were you an avid picture-taker turned cardmaker? Or did you pick something from the start and stick with it? Join us on our adventure as we share how we each got started in the scrapbooking and stamping craft!! You'll find some fun stories, neat projects, and awesome folks along the way, we hope you'll enjoy each and every moment!! Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Suzanne P, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog... For the hop today, I wanted to share some of my VERY FIRST scrapbook layouts from 2004!
I was soooo excited when I finished my very first scrapbook layout of all time! :) I bought that little foam kitty from Michaels and turned it into a tiger and used a little fabric kitty on the bottom also from Michaels. Then some letter stickers and unmatted pictures to finish it off! You can't belive how proud I was! :)
As I did more pages I started to get a little better and used some vellum that I wrote on with a swirly kind of writing, and topped it off with 3 embellie flowers, and used a corner punch on my mat.
Can you see a pattern here? Letter stickers, unmatted pictures and very simple embellies and I was done. But I am still very proud of my first layouts! They were 8.5"x11" pages so there was a little less room that a 12"x12" and they had a little CAS feel to them that I like.
I got a little fancy on this one! I used paper fiber paper and some eyelets along with a pop out border from a border book. This page was actually covered in stickers like the horse one, but I re-did it when I seen how fugly it was! It was in the same week though so it's not cheating by showing this page!;)
I had an idea of cutting the diagonal corners off and I went with it.. I really like it still! This page also has some large letter stickers and zero embellies! I used the butterflies on the paper as my extras on the page.
Another great idea I think! I tried to go with a mosaic look and I really like how it came out, even though the center is smaller than I wanted.. I cut it down too many times lol. The JOY was all white that I colored with yellow and drew on some swirlies to match my paper, and the metal accents were givin to me. The JOY saying on the bottom came from a LOVE sticker pack that I STILL HAVE! lol
This is one of my FAVORITE oldies! The clay critters were from Michaels I think and the borders were from a little kit that I purchased a long time ago. This page came out so girly and pretty and I still love it! :)
Another superrrrr CAS oldie that I love, the tag is from that kit that I mentioned and the butterflies were pop outs from a page in it also, I think even the frame was too.. wow I was sooo not original lol But I do like the design and the little butterfly trails and I used diamond glaze on each butterfly :) really girly and pretty!
AND NOW WHAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! Ladies and Gentlemen...
My most recent work! ;)
These are 5 of my favorites from this past year of blogging!
I learned to use white paper, paints, inks, rhinestones, and my cricut! As well as buttons, twine, stamps, embossing powders and sooo much more! :)
Here I used paper punches, my cricut, and bling :)
MISTS! and chipboard, doilies, sketches, and the wrapping of my twine around a piece of paper
Gorgeous paper line designs by Best Creation, Echo Park, and so many more that I never knew existed! I used an edge punch here my cricut and a great sketch!
One of my all time favorites! I love my paint "waterfalls" and it was the first time I tried a digi image! And I love it! Plus my 3d flowers, a chipboard ticket covered with paper and ink and a stamp, AND fussy cutting flowers to use on my layout.. all new to me and look how far I have come!!! :)
Thank you soo much for joining me in my journey to the past and present!
Thank you again for checking out my project... Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!! Your next hop stop is Karen!!!!