Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Getting My Feet Wet

Since it is Summertime, I'll bet the title of this post has you thinking that this has to do with a trip to the beach. Well, not exactly!

You see, I am a card maker- wanna be scrap booker. And finally, after years of procrastination, I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and start putting my neglected photos onto 12x12 papers and seeing what I can do with them. I am taking the plunge here and will be posting some of my beginning attempts at making some albums. I have done a little bit of scrapping before, but not very much. A few years ago I made a simple album for my cousin. I also made some pages and put them in an album I started for my youngest daughter to look at, but really nothing worth speaking of.

But I have been meaning to get more serious about it for a long time and am now realizing that if I don't do it soon, I likely will never get to it!

So, here you go. I have begun my first album for my family.
My first pages are a 2-page layout with one page being a CASE from an example I saw in a Stampin' Up! mini catty a while back. I loved it and it has been on my mind to copy since I first saw it. I love these colors and thought these photos would be perfect for them.

After I CASEd the single photo page, I made another "on my own" to go with it. I am actually pretty happy with how it came out.

So, there you have it. The beginnings of my first family album! I literally have thousands of pictures in boxes, and hundreds in piles set aside to be scrapped! So, six down...... Oh my goodness! So many to go! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by; I would love and appreciate feedback on how you think I did. In a couple of days I will post another page I made yesterday!


Cass said...

Sarah, this is beautiful! I love the colors, they have a soft and warm feel to them. I just love it! `

Sandy said...

Sarah you did great! I love the colors! Can't wait to see the next layout! :)

Laura said...

These are beautiful! You did an awesome job. The pages are gorgeous, but don't detract from your awesome photos. You're a natural!

maureendb said...

Love it...love it...love it! Glad you made the leap into scrapbooking. That didn't hurt that bad did it?

Pam W. said...

These pages are beautiful! The colors are so soft and your embellishments - PERFECT. Great job my friend.

P.S. - Dawn and I went to our local Salvation Army store and I got a couple of books for less that $2.00. I also picked up a couple of more at the local GoodWill store. Look for pages that are yellowed. If you can't find any, let me know and I'll go look for some for you.

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Sarah! Thank you so so so much for ur super sweet comment! When I read my email, it totally
made my evening!=) You are soooooooooooo going to love scrapbooking. You will get mega hooked! I have tried card making...not my cup of java. I TRY though lol. Can't wait to see more layouts from you. The ones above are great! Very clean design and beautiful pps. Have a greatevening. ((HUGS)) ~Karen

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this spread! The colors are perfect and you did a fabulous job designing the second page on your own. Awesome.