Here’s week four of my 2013 Project Life album. I’m still waiting to receive my Seafoam Core kit, so for now I’m just finding free downloadable 4×6 & 3×4 cards to put in my album and I’m also using some cards from my Turquoise core kit. For this week I used two free cards from Kimberly Church.
While I was taking pictures, I decided to pull out some old scrapbooks that I’ve been keeping in my hope chest. The two pictures below are from my very first scrapbook ever. I made it when I was in 8th grade and using either a film camera (which I still have) or a one time use camera. My method was pretty simple – I found 8.5”x11” scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann’s, glued pictures to the page and wrote a caption under each picture with my fancy colored gel pens that everybody in Junior High had back then. Gel pens were the thing in 2000. If you didn’t have one, you weren’t cool.
Once in high-school, I upgraded to scrapbooking with 12”x12” albums. I remember spending hours on my bedroom floor piecing together layouts. Every page had to be perfect. If a page wasn’t perfect, I would throw it out after a few months.When scrapbooking with 12”x12” layouts, I would try to find quotes or phrases to type out on the computer and print on matching paper to add to the layout. I used a lot more stickers and embellishments.
Once in college, I stopped scrapbooking for a while. The only complete scrapbook I made was the 8”x8” book I made for Mr. Pribs. It took forever for me to finish that book, but I like the way it turned out. I liked that I only had to use one pictures per page, which made the process easier.
I’m glad I have saved most of my scrapbooks (I have about 8?), because it’s fun to see how my style has evolved – both with scrapbooking and with my hair