I found scrapbooking via card making (which I was, and still am, very bad at). I bought some items from Lakeland (or Lakeland Plastics as it was then) on mail order and qualified for a free gift. I chose the card making pack - how difficult could card making be? The answer, in my case, is very!
|This does have to be one of the worst cards I made!|
From this I began to watch craft on the TV. We had a digibox so I could watch Dawn Bibby each Tuesday on QVC
and Alan and Barry's create and craft show on Ideal World.
I am fairly certain I first saw a scrapbook page on TV - although possibly it may have been in a magazine.
I actually made a dozen pages using coloured A4 paper (all I could afford/find), a few stickers and poly pockets to store them in. These no longer exist but I do have some of my very early 12 x 12 pages in existence - using that must have Papermania pack of lilac, green, yellow, pink and blue papers (I threw away more than I used!)
Most of these I have 'edited' over the years, trying to improve their look. And yes there are quite a few where I have ripped the photos from the paper and re-scrapped them.
It is the cut-out photo's that pain me most because they weren't digital images, and finding the correct negative to get more is a two week job.
Why did I do it?????
So I couldn't say for certain which was my very first lay out but they are all very similar so here as a selection of the finest! (Not)
Yep that Christmas tree was a present tag, and all the red 'bits' were added later to try and improve the page - quite an epic fail there then. Note the outline stickers - those Anita's peel-offs were such a must have.
The title was added later - this is a DLO with the one below which has the original hand written title on. Loving those fabby outline stickers too.
The flowers and tag are a slightly more successful attempt to improve this LO - gotta love those corner stickers!
Complete with shaped photo and rub ons (that definitely didn't do what it said on the packet)
I found some scrapbook kits in poundland for these lovelies.
Well I hope if nothing else you have had a good laugh! And thank you Julia for the idea.
See you soon