I know some may be embarrassed about their past layouts. After all, it's seldom the case that someone loves their first attempts at any craft, art, hobby, etc. Can you remember the first thing you ever sewed? The first time you danced? The first time you painted a room? The first time you tried a recipe? You've got the point. Scrapbooking is no different. However, if you think back to some of your first layouts, you probably can remember how happy you were with your accomplishment. I remember how proud I was of my layouts and my "creativity". LOL
I thought it would be fun to remember those old techniques and tools that many of us have probably used at some point in our scrapbooking. At the time, they were probably the "in" thing, but now we look back and think to ourself, "What was I thinking?" However, it won't be all about the bad and ugly, but sometimes it will also be just about past layouts that I still like, or "remember when" layouts that feature a product that was once a "hot" thing. I want this feature to be a fun look back and I encourage you to feel free to comment on your thoughts and memories.
The first layouts that I'm going to share with you today are some of my first ones. I was pregnant with my daughter when I was first introduced to scrapbooking. That was almost 16 years ago. So you will definitely notice a difference in my scrapbooking style. ;) At any rate, I wanted to highlight an old technique that I now call "photocide". If you've been scrapping for any length of time, you know exactly what I'm talking about. We often used templates (or not) to cut our pictures into every shape imaginable. Oh, and let me tell you, I think I owned them all. From geometric shapes like circles, squares (which still doesn't make sense to me), ovals (skinny and pudgy ones), hexagons, and triangles. I also had heart-shaped templates, stars, baby themed shapes (like bottles and pacifiers), pet themed shapes (like bowls, dog heads, bones, etc.) and heaven only knows what else. LOL
|If I remember correctly, this was only my second or third layout I ever did. I was so proud of my tear-shaped photos that I had done by hand...no template! LOL|
|I remember the first time I saw this patterned paper at a local rubber stamping store. I was soooo excited. Finding patterned paper was next to impossible, at least here. Notice the "heavenly" theme?|
|I created these fish shapes by hand too. For some reason I thought an ocean theme was appropriate for a baby's bath. LOL I'm definitely having a "What was I thinking?" moment.|
Until next time....