Okay....today, I spent two hours at the Mac Store in the Mall of America ending with a lock-up on my back, successful link-up between my iPad and new MacMini, and the need for many drugs to make it through the rest of the day. Now I am JUST FINE! My friend came over for some scrapbooking love today, and although I didn't make much headway, I got two pages done towards Christmas of 2010, and many sorted pictures for the 2010 album. Then I got to thinking about how much my scrapbooking habits have changed over the years. I have been scrapping as long as I can really remember, but I only have my books from high school on. I have them all lined up here in the top shelves of an IKEA cabinet...all generally done by year. The ones in the far left compartment are from high school, college, pre-marriage, and a poorly put together wedding album.
|High School: 1994-95....Choir Trip to NYC|
|My glued in paper articles are already yellowed, and I just used clear packing tape to stick down the flowers from some wraping paper I got.|
|College...I shortened some of the pictures and their adhesive pockets...stickers too, although very unrelated to the pictures....strange.|
|Hubby's Undergrad Graduation.....fancy scissors=)|
|Saved notes from my student teaching experience....these sorts of things always make me smile.|
|Wedding album, I must have started assembling this sometime in 2001 late. I used big fold out pages....I really need to attend to the fact that there is very little journaling in this album|
|More wedding album, multiple color mats, and I included copies of our vows. I am really glad I did that!|
After this, scrapbooking became about documenting our first child, Sylvia. I kept EVERYTHING! We bought our first digital camera prior to her birth, and boy, did the pictures flow! This is but one layout from that year, but you can clearly see that I like lots of pictures per page, and I got an embossing gun and some stamps that year for Christmas =)
|Christmas in Brasil 2002|
2004 was an avid scrapping year....I wasn't working when we first moved back to Minnesota from Pittsburgh, and I was (am still) very product oriented. I also must have learned about Creative Memories circle and oval cutters with the different matting blades. For a while, everything was double matted and not square! The letters came from using the big manual dye cut things at Archivers.
|Halloween Festivities 2004|
|Felix, 2004: Digital Camera....I could take these shots again and again until I got what I wanted. I also printed works on overhead transparency and cut them up for little sayings over the pictures.|
|2004 Family Wedding, some of my favorite all time layouts came from these two inch blocks. It allowed me to see a lot on each page, and also see scenery without taking away from the people who I really wanted to highlight.|
|2004 still, but see these scenery shots just act as background paper really.....no fuss no muss, just the beauty that is family.|
|This is from the 2007 album, and I was using letters punched out of pre-made alphabet sheets. I like titles and letters.|
|This is also from 2007, a trip to Alaska with the entire extended family....so cool! I made a special album for just that trip....the first "occasion" album I had done at that point.|
|2008 Album: Sylia's Birthday....I guess my style always has a lot of pictures per page.....after all, it is about the photos, right? Cricut letters from October auntie scrapping weekend =)|
|New Orleans Trip Album 2009|
|New Orleans Trip Album 2009|
|Still lots of pictures per page, but LETTERS ARE COOL! Now I can say whatever I want without running out of letters =)|
|2010 Album: Pages just for my garden|
|2010 Album....I have a LOT of pages where I was working to purge my stash of letter stickers. I used one letter here and there for many pages to try not to waste them. Not too bad....and now I don't buy letters at all!|
I CHALLENGE all of you scrappers out there to dig out all of your albums tonight and go through them with your family.....That is what they are for, right?