memory lane

Over the last 6 or 7 years I’ve been scanning/photographing my layouts and posting them online–some in private albums, and some in public albums.  I do this for a few reasons: 1) because I’m required to by my design team agreements, 2) because I enjoy sharing and inspiring others (and being inspired by others), and 3) because I want to have an image of my pages safely stored in cyberspace in case anything ever happens to my albums.

While some of my albums are safely stored online, there are several from my first 7 or 8 years of scrapbooking that are not.  So, I thought it would be fun to photograph and post some of my early (and I mean early) pages for your viewing pleasure, and for my peace of mind.  Enjoy a walk down memory lane with me!  (Please try not to spit your Coke out all over your keyboard.)

One of my roommates took this of me my junior year in college. My hubby and I got married over Christmas. The four girls living in my apartment were having a blast planning two weddings that year. Fun times!

Before our wedding, my hubby and I spent a few days visiting/meeting his family/celebrating Christmas back in Michigan.

We met each others’ parents for the first time a few weeks before Christmas. Lots of fun!

It’s so funny to see the distinct trends of this time period–decorative edge scissors, double matted title blocks and photos, stickers, 8 1/2 x 11 pages.  It’s also funny to see things that I currently do on my pages–white edges around photos (though now I print them that way instead of matting them with white cardstock), using my own handwriting, tilting some of my photos, and using different patterned papers as backgrounds for my two page layouts.

It’s always fun to browse through old albums.  And that’s my challenge for you today–grab some of your very first scrapbook albums and browse through them.  Isn’t that why we do this?  Happy scrapping!

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