Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Friday, January 24, 2014

When I Was A Kid Scrapbook Page

  Many of you don't know that before I started making ATC's I made cards. Before I made cards I made scrapbook pages. Yup. I started out as a scrapbooker. In the past couple of years I have spent so much time doing everything but scrapbooking that I am so far behind that I will never catch up. Not that I ever would have. Now I have a need to get some scrapbooking done. My granddaughter will graduate from high school in two short years. My daughter and granddaughter informed me that I have been elected to make the scrapbook that will be displayed at her open house. That is the trend now days, at least where we're from.


Left page

Right Page

   I guess that all of you now know how old I am. A granddaughter soon to graduate, and the tell all of all times...black and white pictures! I call this my black and white phase. I never thought that it would be fun to do a black and white scrapbook page, until I started on it. I found this really great background paper that featured black and white ribbon trims. I picked up on those and matted my photos on layers of matching papers. The large pictures are matted four times before placing the photos off center. The rick rack is real. The small photos are matted either on black or white and the ribbon and bows are real. Some of the flowers where brought and some were handmade. The tags that I hand printed on were from an old download. I used them for my journaling...which is just the simple message "I'm Going Places I Just Don't Know How Or Where".
  These pictures told such a cute story that I felt the message was enough. These are pictures of my big brother and me together on riding toys. These pictures were badly damaged in a house fire. I spent days and weeks restoring them. Nothing that I would want to ever do again. The first picture had daddy in but his head was burnt off so I removed the rest of him from the picture and placed a suitcase where he was standing. The picture of the my brother and me, the woman with the apron on is my grandmother. We are riding a red fire truck. I'm sorry about the glare of the flash burning out the fire truck. In the picture it is all there.
   On the second page the tractor that I'm sitting on was badly damaged and I replaced the top front of the tractor. The very last picture on this page tells a lot about my attitude. As you can see I'm looking in another direction and trying to pull away.
   As I said earlier I need to get back to scrapbooking. So I have started a Yahoo Group called ScrapbookNook_. I have joined other scrapbook websites before only to find that some will only let you post a picture of your page if you use their products whether it's their die cuts, their machine, stickers or embellishments. Either that or they get so large that sooner or later I can't even find my own scrapbook pages. What I was looking for was a few people that like me would like a small group of scrapbookers to share with. I decided that the only way to get that was to make a group for us. So if you are interested in joining that small informal group... I'm asking for members. Please leave a message below and I will send you an invitation.


  1. I would join. It will be fun to go on this journey with you.
    Kathy Scholl

  2. Thanks! You're my first member.