i thought i'd go through my two peas in a bucket gallery this morning. i just felt like looking at some of my older pages.
it's funny...my gallery there is 34 pages long and has 600 layouts in it. holy smokes! it's pretty much a virtual scrapbook of the last 5 years. and that is pretty amazing.
i wanted to share some of my favorite layouts from the first year i was sharing my pages online.
man...look at that FACE!! i loved,loved,loved hambly overlays back then and used them on almost everything. also...those block heidi swapp letters. sigh. loved those things!
brown was a little more prevalent in my scrapbooks back then. i noticed my scrapping got brighter as the years went by.
this was the first page i ever had published (in scrapbook trends magazine). this one has a very special place in my heart. it's when i first realized that blue was my go-to-color for cardstock. you'll notice that every page i did back then had some trim on it somewhere. love that.
please look at the BABIES in these photos! remember that basic grey line? urban something...urban couture maybe? i was obsessed with those papers!
i loved mixing and matching colors and patterns from the very beginning. but i had to share this one b/c please note how much harper looks like lucy! miss h had these amazing 'month by month' pages the entire first 2 years of her life. the others...um not so much.hahaha! #secondthirdandfourthchildproblems
it's funny. i remember the first few pages i ever made (those are in harper's baby book an were never really photographed or shared) were 12x12 and then i kind of did 8 1/2 by 11 exclusively for a long time.
i also favored the patterned paper as a background thing way more than i do now.
but this page? still makes me laugh out loud. her face...ahahahhahahahhaha!
last one i want to share...i remember i did this page for a DT call. scrapologie. it was this amazing kit club and i wanted to be on the team SO badly. i didn't make it...but one of the requirements to try out was to explain your style.
i made a layout to explain my style...and i wanted it to be like a look book or an inspiration board.
to this day this is one of the coolest things i've done and years later i still LOVE it and agree with everything here. my style then was pretty much my style now, and i find that comforting. :)
go back and look at your older layouts today, i can guarantee it will make your heart happy. :)
see you tomorrow!