Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oh The Times They Are A Changing . . . Scrapbooking Then And Now

The fourth Thursday of each month I do a DT project for She's A Sassy Lady blog.  While I was pondering over what I should share for the month of August, I was looking through a box of  old pictures. It amazes me how I can look through the same box numerous times, and always end up missing a special picture.  I came across two pictures of my kids riding their bikes when they were little.  I instantly remembered that one of the first layouts I did years ago used these same pictures.  I thought it would be fun to use the pictures to create a new layout and to show how much my style has changed over the past 12 years. 
Here is my new layout:
 I used some Bo Bunny Sun Kissed paper and added some embellishments from my stash.  I added a cute handmade button (green polka dots with a lady bug) that I purchased from Sam at The Purple Pumpkin.
I got two new Cricut cartridges for my birthday.  I used Country Life to cut out the banners and Live Simply to cut out the cute little turtle.
Times sure have changed in the world of scrapbooking.  I can remember the days of cardstock, stickers and wild pattern paper. The whose who of manufacturers were Debbie Mumm, Anna Griffin, Mrs. Grossman and Me and My Big Ideas. Remember their cute little stick people?  The stepping stone for scrapbooking was Creative Memories.  I was introduced into this craft by a CM consultant.  She had made an album at the request of my family for a birthday present for me.  I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had seen in a long time.  I took a beginners class and the rest is history.
Now for the unveiling of my original layout.  This was the fourth  page in my first album.  Bright cardstock and those adorable stickers from Me and My Big Ideas.
My how my style has changed, but at the same time so has the availability of products.  Financially I think I was better off 12 years ago versus present day.  I've thought many times of redoing my original layouts, but then decided to leave themm alone since I scrap to preserve memories.
I would love to see my friends here in blogger land try what I did.  Find those extra pictures.  Create a new layout and then post it along with your original!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

29 comments:

Samantha said...

Love that top layout Debbie, it looks fantastic!!! Love the Purple Pumpkin button on there ;) Your older l/o is cute too. Times sure do change though, hey. My first layouts look like a 5 year old made them, but I was so proud of them, lol :)

debbiebakk said...

I just started scrapping 3 years ago and can see the change even in my layouts what a difference- this is a great idea. Love what you have done with the new version-yet the memories are still the same!

Anne P said...

My style has changed sooooo much as well and you look and think, wow, was that really me. I am keeping all of my old work though, as I think of it all as memories, not just the memories each page records, but it is also the memory of my style and how I have changed. Love your use of the PP products, you have placed them so well.

Melissa said...

I love looking back and how my style has changed and how much better my LO's look now compared to when I started! I have some friends that have gone back and redone some of their pages (albums) and I just don't get that...

I absolutely LOVE your LO! It is beyond beautiful! The bright and cheery colors just make me feel good and smile!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

My you are wise to say that..I have only been scrapping a few years so it hasn't been long but it has come a long way.
Love the bo-bunny papers and Sam's embellishments also. Great job

Maureen Reiss said...

My style is always changing, hopefully for the better. Love your LO!!! Super cute!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Debbie, I just left a comment at Sheila's. I love both pages! The BB is fabulous.... love all details and your banner is great too. Happy Thursday!

Kelly Massman said...

I like both of them. Of course, there is a lot of really fun stuff on the 2nd one! I love Sam's Purple Pumpkin stuff! :-)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is great... I like to look back at how my style changed too... so funny to see the difference...great lo's

Cher~ said...

I love going back and seeing how my style has changes and my techniques have improved. I still treasure my older, beginning layouts, but I love the artistic progression too. I can't imaging what our layouts will look like in just a few more years. I love your layouts. I didn't think I was going to need Live Simply, but now?????........

Denise said...

Debbie..I love the way you design! This is soo amazingly cute! you have such a talent to bring out the life in your lo's..right down to the tiniest details!! I know what you mean about how scrapbooking has evolved. There is so so much more now out there than there was 12 years ago.

Tanya R said...

These are so fabulous! Love the brightness and the fab embellishments.
Hugs
Tanya

Pat said...

Love,love,love the comparison!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Debbie...these are Fabulous...I adore the first one with all the colors and texture!!!

You go girlie!!!!

Wishing you a Fabulous Day!!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

My style has changed so much too. Love those little critters and the cute tree :)

Cindy Gay said...

Great flow on the top layout!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

How wonderful this is.... love love love the 1st layout but the 2nd is wonderful too. It's amazing how we have changed over time!!!

Rach said...

Lovely work Debbie! Think your 12 yo lo is heaps better than my originals! Can see you had the knack even then!
Love how you make your lo's so bright and fun!

Wendy Crowe said...

It still amazes me how much my style has changed. I wish I had the time to go back and re-do everything. When i first started, I did my wedding album....ick...I soooo want to re-do the whole thing!
i LOVE your sunkissed layout! All the details are sooo cool!!

Leanne said...

Just visiting from Purple Pumpkin! Love the detail in your lo's!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, this is FUN! I wish more folks would do something like this! How cool! I adore your newest one of course, so swirly and fun to look at. The original one tells a whole different story .. well, it does tell the story .. but the newer one is so artsy and tells about you! How cool is that!

amanda73 said...

wow, love these layouts, just gorgeous. i was directed over here from purple pumpkin, im definitely going to add you to my blog list, what a gorgeous blog you have

aussiescrapper said...

Wow Debbie, I love your older layout it is just gorgeous too, the first, wow, you are one gorgeous scrapper, I love the colours, I struggle to put colours together. The dimension is superb too. So glad I met you through Sam's blog and thankyou for the advice re: Karate, I really love this idea, I love how we not only get inspiration from each other re: scrapping but also for our children, thanks for that. Melxx

li-bee-ti said...

Both layouts are so beautiful, in their so different ways, and I love them both.
It is so nice to look back and see how things have changed. We have changed, our style has changed, our kids have changed, and scrapbooking has changed.
Great use of the dp and of your new Cricut cartridges you got.
I myself started scrapbooking a few months ago, so I can't really go back...
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs

Kathy said...

Another fabulous layout with the Sun Kissed line! Love all your layering you have going on! I've been scrapping for 12 years now and one of my favourite lines when I first started was Me and My Big Ideas too! It's fun to look back and see how much not only the products have changed but also our styles isn't it?

Maria Elena said...

Wow I love the BB LO !!! is so adorable !!! You did a great job !
Have a scrappy Friday !
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Audrey Frelx said...

This is the lo I saw and I love it!!!

Leah said...

I am going to go to ALL my blogs today, visit everyone (it may just take all day! LOL!) And when I pulled you up and I saw the project for SOUS but then I saw this, and knew I had misssed it but wanted to see it....I think it is freakin' killer! I LOVE it SO much!
And then I had an even better visit by getting to see the original! So I live in the S.F. Bay Area in Ca and have actually visited and shopped at Mrs Grossman's. I have a ton of her stuff! LOL! But you can't help but love her!!! Styles change and its certainly fun to see...I have some hidious pages but decided to keep them as such, because then you wouldn't see the growth! right!
Thanks for sharing these Debbie!!!!

Wendy said...

oh my gosh how sweet are those little children on the bikes! this is still a gorgeous page!