Scrap Friends - My First Layout

Well hello everyone,

So sorry I have not been around too much - between organising the start of the school year and a trip to Fiji, time has been very short for me... I promise I will be popping by your blogs and leaving some love very soon!!

Today I'm here to share my um... well, one of my very first layouts.  I began scrapping around 10 years ago now and a lot has changed over that time, but you know what, the more I look the more I see that has stayed the same.

What's changed...

1.  My layouts are much more dimensional - this one is as flat as a tack!
2.  I don't use pre-printed titles that often or those pinking scissors!!
3.  I no longer use paper from Big W or K Mart - and usually have a card stock base or thick pattern paper so my page has some strength to it when loaded with embellies.
3.  I have learned since this layout that just because there is blue in the photo doesn't mean every colour on the layout should be a shade of blue LOL  I would definitely say I'm a lot more adventurous now with colour.

What has stayed the same...

1.  I still do 12 x 12 single layouts - I did go through a "phase" of doubles so that both sides of my album matched, but that did not last too long.

2.  I still scrap with single photos mostly preferring to print them larger rather than smaller.  Photo size of choice is 5x7.

3.  The design is still very similar to a lot of my designs now, linear and embellishments in groupings around the page... see the "flower cluster" in the bottom left corner :)

4.  I still love flowers - don't think that will ever change.

5.  and I still love layers... and a matted photo.

and proof you should never throw out any part of your stash; the last layout I did have vellum on it, and so does this one - although I have learned how better to stick it down without showing the glue!!

So, here it is...

That is me in the picture - on a trip to New Zealand many years ago.

It's been fun looking back - and seeing how much I've changed AND how much I've stayed the same.