To celebrate the impending National Scrapbook Day, I wanted to share my very first layout. If you’ve ever taken a class with me, it’s highly likely this page has been trotted out as I am wont to do with it. I mean, I’ve got a scan in a folder and it’s pretty much always ready to go. So why not?
Where do I begin?
The year was 2001 and after seeing how people were using their computers to create journaling at Two Peas in a Bucket, I thought: Hey, I can do that, too!
My photos were taken with that Kodak Color-Processed black and white film (anyone? remember that?), and I had them printed at my local Walmart, because Walmart used the Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper (anyone? remember that?).
Notice how I used the patterned paper? In a strip. Down the side.
Notice the creative matting of photos. In deep bluish-purple?
I printed my journaling onto white copy paper using my laser printer. I didn’t realize that laser ink would rub right off of cardstock. Learned that one that hard way weeks later.
But this was the one that got me in the door.
I tried a whole heck of a lot of other styles after this and then just ended up coming back to where I started: simple pages with words and photos.
Do you remember your first page? If so, by all means, share the story.
Please consider joining me on National Scrapbook Day at Big Picture Classes for our free, day-long online event. Click here to register.
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