i've been keeping photos & cards & such in albums since high school, but this was the first album that i glued things down in & wrote in.
this is one of the first pages in claire's first scrapbook. i made this is october or november of 1999. (i went back & scrapped older pics after this, but this is where i started.) please note the fabulous hand drawn letters filler in with colors & the thought bubbles. fabulous!
here you can see, i quickly progressed to pattern papers & deco edge scissors. oh, the deckle edge scissors. sooo cool!
what do zebra stripes & noah's ark animals have to do with these adorable photos of my girl? i'm not sure, but i LOVED this layout!
nothing says, "easter!" like a bright purple gingham print.... paired with deckle scissors. i would also like you to note the awesome dotted handwriting. it was my signature! lol.
ooooh... more deckle edges paired with hand drawn titles. (& gingham! woooo!)
oh. i was so proud of this one. that seashell paper in the back isn't too busy, is it? lol
hmmm....nice. well. at least all of the themed crap is the right theme!
oh, when i started using the computer to journal. isn't that font snazzy? well. at least only the mats are deckle edge!
well... this is just to show off my double page prowess & because you asked for the layouts, danielle. it only seemed fair that you were in a couple. ;)
oh. the advent of the local scrapbook store & not just micheal's! please note how i used BOTH a paperkin AND a me & my big ideas person. (i can't remember what those were called but i probably owned every one!) also used excessive die cuts!
does anyone else remember when tags & eyelets were all the rage?
oh, i loved this one! oh how i loved those bows in claire's hair! do you think she'd let me put one in now? she's 11.
last, but certainly not least... i adored this layout. i thought i was so clever using my pen to draw on the eyelet bound letters. i loved the progression photos. this would be about the time when i started taking photos with scrapbooking in mind.
another day, i'll whip out the albums with pages from 2003 on. :)