Saturday, 15 August 2015

Let's go back to the beginning

It always amazes me when I look through my albums how my scrapping style has evolved, especially as I don't see myself as the greatest scrapper in the world! I've been embarrassed to show them in the past, but then last week my friend Julia shared her first layouts and inspired me to share mine with you.

I started scrapping back in 2009 as a way to document our holiday to Wales when we climbed Snowdon for Ian's 30th birthday. Sadly these are the only photos I have of the climb as the digital copies were lost on our laptop after I had them printed, but somehow these have disappeared into a black hole somewhere lost forever! Trust me I've looked everywhere! Anyway this was the first layout I ever scrapped 
I remember the first products I ever brought was a Laura Ashley paper pad and some American Crafts flair and a box  of chipboard letters from QVC! The arrow and little journaling spot were from some free papers which can from a Scrapbook magazine.

This was the second layout I ever made featuring Ruby as a baby, back in the day when we insisted on cutting our photos into shapes! Another sheet of Laura Ashley paper, more free papers and another appearance of those chipboard letters!

I'd obviously been stash shopping by this point! I either used a sketch or scrap lifted this from a magazine.

Even more stash shopping plus some papers and chipboard "borrowed" from mum!


  1. Lol, my first layouts are packed away otherwise id show you how bad mine were! I had those laura ashley papers too, and that rockstar pack! And btw you're a bloody good scrapper!

  2. I've just read a post with Louise sharing her first pages too :) .... It's such fun to look back. Goodness I remember buying lots from QVC too x

  3. Thank you for joining me and sharing your pages Jess. It's good to look and see how fare we've come

  4. Julia has really started something, hasn't she?! Great to see your first pages. I started scrapping the same year as you.

  5. Still plucking up courage to share my first pages - they are truly dreadful LOL but yours are lovely x