Friday, March 2, 2012

Which came first - scrapbooking or stamping blog hop 3/2

Memories In Tyme Blog Hop

Welcome to the Which came first - scrapbooking or stamping blog hop. This is a fun hop to see where everyone started and possibly ended up..:) You will want to start with Lynda's first to get the full visit..if you have arrived here from Rachel then you are in the right place. Here we go:

I was introduced to this new to me way of scrapping about 6 years ago, I guess. I had done some scrapbooking as a teenager but never the way it is done today. I just stuck what I wanted to hold onto into a book and scratched a few words and that was it. My cousin Gina started me into it. We would go to an actual scrapbook store! Who would have thought that there could be a store dedicated to nothing but scrap-booking and card making. There were no die cutting machines then, only QuiKutz, Sizzix and I absolutely fell in love with them! Now I have a Cricut machine that I cannot master, the original and everyone else has moved on to the Expression, Silhouette and so many more. Technology is moving at such a pace it is impossible for me to keep up.

To tell you about my first experience with scrapbooking I will show you my very first two pages. I had no idea what to do with it. I am not a creative person at all as far as thinking up something on my own. Now, I can take a page map and by the time I am finished it will look entirely different because my thought process is inspired by the map and then I can come up with some ideas of my own.

This is my first ever layout! It is of my son. I had no clue you could tear a paper from corner to corner and it would be ok and look I would never have thought that you could cut letters out of paper and then use the paper the letters were cut out of instead of the letters! HAHA!

After Regina got me hooked on scrapbooking she quit..I always tell people she dumped me for the Lord since she stopped scrapbooking to work in the music ministry. I guess if I were going to be dumped I would rather it be because of the Lord!!!

The journaling on the first layout is for both pages and it says: Look at those eyes! What a treat you were after waiting nearly 11 years for your arrival. Joe Stehle managed to capture you trying to figure out how the water fountain worked. The upper right corner is a sticker that says: Too Cute..knowing what I know now I would have put it on white paper so it would show up. I just realized as I was posting these pages that Luke is not the same age in Oh well, it is what it is..It is actually my first two layouts ever done and in the same evening.

This is more my style now I think..multiple patterned papers,cut in non-traditional shapes, same for the journal box. This is my son's first son, Nolan obviously at the pool. I think this is probably my favorite layout.

I would hope that you will stop long enough to leave me a comment. Good or bad and I would hope that you would leave some for each of my friends here as you visit their blogs. I'm thinking of some blog candy so you might want to take that moment to drop me a line.:)

From here you will want to visit Janet S. - but Amy has listed the entire group on Inlinkz making it really easy to follow along. Thanks Amy! Enjoy everyone.


ScrapMyWay said...

WOW Vicki...can we say PROGRESS! It's amazing how your pages have morphed into 2012 l/o's that are so beautiful. We must NOT forget, however, that the memory that you captured on your 1st page is priceless! I wish you lots of time to scrap those beautiful family shots since they will ONE day be appreciated by someone. Nice job on the swim page.
Creative Wishes & TFS,
Claire S.

Crafting With Blue said...

wow. great transformation. the before and after are way better then mine :O)

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craftin-dawn said...

I think it is amazing what you have accomplished! I started with my cousin too, we started with layouts and went to cards but we still do layouts, I have a grandson that will be 1 this month so I do layouts of him...Great job!!! view my blog HERE

Shelly Lynn said...

I think all of your layouts (even the before ones) are amazing! Great job!! You are very creative!! :)

Shelly Lynn said...

I think all of your layouts (even the before ones) are amazing! Great job!! You are very creative!! :)

Anonymous said...

Your layouts are great all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Michele F. said...

Well I like your FIRST layouts just as much as "Today's" layout. Even my daughter who is sitting with me right now agrees! You have a great style!

Brenda said...

Your first pages look amazing and so much better than my first page!! I feel the same way about techology and although I do have the Epression, Epression 2, Imagine and a Gypsy I feel like technology is moving at a rate of speed that I can not keep up with! lol I am trying though. lol I loved looking at you beginning layouts!!

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TeresaK said...

Look how far you have come! I thought your first pages were cute enough ....sure remind me of my first pages as well. I really like your Layout of Nolan! Darling!
Thanks for your very sweet comments you left on my blog! I am now following you as well! It means the world to have someone you don't know to leave a comment!
Thank you!

Michelle said...

Even 6 years ago you had great style!! And I agree about the cricut! It is great, and is advancing wayyy to fast! I barely got mine about a year ago! TFS

Suzanne said...

At least you used colored paper on your first layout. I love the swimming one in all blue. So cute.

Me-Ma Kim said...

I am a new follower and your style has changed and evolved just like most everyone else. TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Lisa said...

I love your first layout. It is way better than my first layout. Your style is great and don't let anyone ever tell you differently. TFS.

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I think your first layout is great. So much better than my first try. :)

Karen Wilson said...

WOW! Your first pages are awesome!! Beautiful photo's too!! TFS!

Janet said...

Great pages both earlier and now Your work has progressed to a very eye appealing form< The Swim layour just flows beautifully!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Amy said...

As you know, I ALWAYS enjoy seeing your layouts!! Now I see that from the very beginning, you've included the most important ingredient -- LOVE... To read your words about your very first layout truly made me smile... I've made plenty of photo "mistakes" in my albums (different ages on the same page), and it sure doesn't make my kiddos love looking at them any less... Isn't that the best???

Thanks for participating in the hop!!
Amy :) at

Maria said...

Great layouts from then and now!!! TFS

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Teena said...

This "hopping" is great fun. I think it could be addictive. I enjoyed the peak into your life. I have no blog yet, but I'm seeing how it might be in my future.

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Anonymous said...

What coloring you used in this?

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