Welcome to the "Which Came First???" Blog Hop!!
Who knew that a single piece of paper or a tiny rubber stamp would start an addiction that could overtake our dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms??? What started it for you? Did you start by stamping cards and then progress to scrapbooking? Were you an avid picture-taker turned cardmaker? Or did you pick something from the start and stick with it? Join us on our adventure as we share how we each got started in the scrapbooking and stamping craft!! You'll find some fun stories, neat projects, and awesome folks along the way, we hope you'll enjoy each and every moment!!
Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from KIMBERLY, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog...
For the hop today, I've posted a few double page layouts that I have created within the last year. These are layouts that best show how I now love to use, patterned paper, die cuts, punches, embellishments, fun letter alphas... and what would I do without some sketches to follow??
And for fun... some of us are posting a very OLD layout that we have done to show how far we've come in the scrapbooking/stamping world.
Mine is from 10 years ago when I was pregnant. LOTS OF STICKERS was the popular thing back then. Those rounded corner punches for the photos and no backing on the photos. Uggh.. what was I thinking?? I remember I owned stamps back then, but didn't think to use them on my layouts. I would use the very few that I owned for card making.
So to answer the infamous question from our Blog Hop... "WHICH CAME FIRST?" ...
I made my first scrapbook for a friend in High School 20 years ago. I sort of took a break and then was introduced to Stampin' Up in 1996. A few cards here and there... then full on Scrapbooking started in 1999. I scrapbook and make cards on a pretty equal basis now and as much as I can.
Thank you again for checking out my projects... Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!
Your next hop stop is..... the ever talented AMY!! Have fun!!