I was looking at the pics on my computer last night and started looking at my old sb pages…(I know – I could look at the ACTUAL pages that are sitting about 8 feet away from me in their little albums, but…) I really noticed something. Even as far back as 2002 and those much simpler and "event" type layouts, I did have a style. That’s something we sbers are always talking about – "What’s my style?" "I don’t have a style" and "I love her style!" It’s interesting to go back and really look at the elements of a page and say – "Hey! I remember doing that" and thinking that technique was so innovative and then all of a sudden, serendipity squares and shaker boxes are SO over. Anyway, regardless of "trend" and "product" – style really does emerge. I noticed that I loved to layer from early on. I also rarely used big embellishments but loved to use quotes to back up my journaling (which was always typed on the computer – something that has really changed.) I also liked using smaller pictures AS my embellishments – a style element I can completely credit to my friend Leah Blanco Williams (who suggested when I was saying "this picture on the layout? Or this picture? I like both" and she wisely said "reduce one and use them both." – it was an epiphany people!! )
So anyway, without further ado – some old pages…..:) (no snickering allowed.)
Look at my exacto work! 😉 This layout was made in April 2002. I don’t have any of my earliest (and scariest!) pages scanned in….
I remember being so proud of the way I cut the grass and flowers to look like the purple patterned paper I used….
See the quote? See the layering?
And THIS…this is the very layout Leah and I were talking about. I loved the profile pic of Colin with his chubby cheeks and loved his little mohawk do. I felt so innovative for sewing on this page and making the giraffe! AND I used 2peas font "toosmall" for the journaling snips.
What do your old layouts say about you? Look at them today!