Amazingly Old

I am going to be brave and share with you some of my layouts that I have done over 10 years ago! The good thing is that my layouts have lasted this long! Some of my layouts are just flat-out plain and other layouts are just down right busy and not busy in a good way. LOL I’m ok with that though and I am proud to say that my children will have something to look back at and remember their childhood!

Some background on me. I started scrapbooking in 1999 when a friend of mine invited me to creative memories party. It was love at first layout! I bought everything that I could and was happily on my way to scrapbooking. The only knowledge I had of scrapbooking was the knowledge that I gained at that party.

As I have grown with my scrapbooking over the years I have learned that I don’t only have to use creative memories products but that there are some things that I will only use creative memories products. For instance all of my albums will always be creative memories albums just because they are guaranteed and I like the style of them. I hate the post bound albums because they are just not fun to put together for me.

Looking back at my layouts I have realized that my style of scrapbooking is more about simple scrapbooking and getting the pictures and the journaling on the page. Lets face it that is the point of scrapbooking (at least that’s my opinion) :). I pick the pictures, I pick the right paper, I figure out where my title and journaling is going to go and then stick everything down. Then I decorate! Don’t get me wrong I love embellishments but when you work full-time and you have two monsters you have to fit scrapbooking in where you can! I tend to have a let’s get it done kind of attitude!

I have definitely progressed over their years and I believe that my recent layouts are just wonderful. I also don’t believe in redoing any of my old layouts they are a part of me and a part of family. I am proud of my old layouts and so is my big monster that even at 13 he will still show some of his friends his scrapbooks. I also have posted some other older layouts in my Gallery maybe you will get some laughs from them.

P.S. Please forgive me I am still working on taking pictures of my paper scrapbooking layouts 🙂


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  1. Jess

    Thanks for sharing! I still love my older layouts too, even though my style is different now :)!

    1. bethie8

      I really enjoy looking at them. It makes me feel old though when I say I have been scrapbooking for over 10 years!

  2. Nat

    I love it! I need to photograph some of my old stuff and post it. I like your “get it done” attitude – it’s all about the photos and the stories.

    1. bethie8

      It truly is about getting it done. I like to tell myself that I am doing this stuff in a timely manner. In reality I think to myself as long as I get their scrapbooks done before I’m gone then I accomplished what I set out to do. My goal with all of this is for my children to have something to look back on. I would have loved to have that from my childhood. Do you have scrapbooks from your childhood?

      1. Nat

        I have 2 huge volumes that cover everything through the end of high school, though I wasn’t very methodical about it. I started scrapbooking in high school and took anything I could find up til that point and made a page.

        1. bethie8

          Wow I wish I had started scrapbooking in highschool. I have almost nothing from my highschool years which is so sad. My best friend has tons of pictures but she never does anything with them which drives me crazy. I actually really looked at my sons baby album the other day and realized that almost the entire album is out of order! I am ok with that it was a learning process for me and I have definitely learned from my mistakes. I hope you had a faboulous weekend.

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