Saturday, 17 September 2011

Colour combo bloghop-September.

So here we are again blog friends, another month has flown by and we are doing another colour combo bloghop.
If you have followed the bloghop all the way around you should have hopped over from Michelle's who has just given birth to a beautiful baby boy.............congrats to you all. She is a woman from my own heart as she loves reading and eating chocolate however I am banned from the chocs to lose weight so gggrhh.

So this months colour scheme is this one:

I have scarily decided to share with you some old scrapbook pages which I will share in the loving and caring knowledge that somewhere we all have our beginners pages hidden away.

 These 2 photos are of a LO I completed of Lil E when she was first born. Because I was first introduced to scrapbooking through Creative Memories, I had the circular shaped cutters which I tended to use alot. I used set kits with a theme, this one being a baby rather than choosing individual papers like I do now.
 I used alot of chipboard elements with the odd individual flourish of adding ribbon to a letter but other than that it was not really individual at all.
 Here again I used shaped cutters and sticky ribbon, remember that? Oh the years have changed ribbon. I love it. I did use a punch in this page to make hearts and flowers with bling centres so abit of movement.

 Now this LO isnt one I completed, it was made as part of the 12 hour crop I went to with my 2 friends Alex and Tanya. We had to choose our background paper and we were all given the same of photo of us all with Cleo. We then passed the LO and different people had to do the title, embellishments and some sewing. This was what came back. I really like it as it different to what I make now and yet it is made by friends I know sharing their skills.
 This one above I've included for the colours and also it is a lesson we did at crop. I learned how to use the crop-o-dile, how to make papers go further, distressing and distress inks and using diecutting machines. I like doing the workshops becuase even if it's something small I always learn something new.

 These 2 final pages are simple LOs taught by the wonderful Shimelle Laine called ''Everyone has a story''. I liked the class because it really pared back. The pages consisted of grids of photos or 1 photo and some patterned papers. The one above shows photos across my different ages and the one below is from my first nursing portrait. I like the class cos Shimelle made it ok to be bare.

As I am doing LSNED 2011 I suppose I should document this as my learning of the day. We all start off somewhere in scrapbooking and through constant learning and adaptation we develop our own personal style.
If you havent managed the whole hop then start at Amy's blog and follow it round. Have fun.


  1. I love seeing all the retro photos - there are some great pages here. i have enjoyed browsing this morning :0)

  2. Oh, thanks for sharing your older efforts with us. It's really fun to see just how much things have changed.

  3. You gotta love looking back at those early pages. I started with Creative Memories, too, and have whole albums like that!

  4. I love seeing other people's early pages! I was a CM girl as funny how so many start that way but don't stay that way! Love your post :)

  5. I love how our pages change over time! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Great to see your early pages. I think I was at that 12 hour crop, but can't believe it was 3 years ago!

  7. I've just zoomed in on the photo and I'm on the far left. They were great classes Cleo did that day:)How funny that I have probably met you and didn't even realise it!

  8. How wonderful that you shared your older layouts with us. I still like to look back a my first layouts to see how far I've progressed. I had forgotten about the sticky ribbon until you mentioned it, but I had some too!

  9. That was fun looking at your old layouts - I was Creative Memories too and have whole albums that look like that.

  10. Huh. You're the second persn I've visited with old pages, and mine are too. Must be a busy month


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