Friday, 10 June 2011

10 Things

Welcome to a new blogging event hosted by Shimelle Laine on the 10th of each month.
As my blog has been rather full of lists recently, I decided to look back at my early scrapbook albums and find 10 layouts which you have never seen before. These were made before I started blogging and before I was quite such a scrapping addict! Sorry the double pages are too big, but they couldn't really be seen at the smaller size!

1. Our 10th wedding anniversary - and the first time I scrapped any of our wedding photos

2. M aged 2 1/2 at dancing class

3. Visit to the Eden Project 2007

4. R on the farm. Aged 3
5. Hallowe'en


6. A baby elephant in Kenya


7. For the love of grandparents. Soon after M was born.


8. R's 4th Superhero birthday

9. M on the beach, making a happy mess with her ice cream


10. R's 7th birthday present - a Power Ranger's costume

I was interested to see how much my style has changed in the last 5 years of this hobby. When I started, I did a lot more double pages, with multiple photos, always matted, and very few embellishments other than stickers. There is already plenty of patterned paper in evidence, though and I was happy to see that I had included quite a lot of journalling on most of these pages. The more recent ones (from around 2009, when I started to buy a lot more Scrapbooking magazines) are more adventurous. I found a couple of others which are worth a post of their own later on.

To see other people's 10 Things, click over to Shimelle.comhttp://www.shimelle.com/.

21 comments:

Connie said...

enjoyed looking at your pages!!!

photosglitterglue said...

I too love to look back at old pages I've done. It's fun to see your progression and style changes.

Rebekah said...

What a neat way to travel back in time! Great picks for your 10 things!

Sam Wright said...

Great LOs TFS

JennL said...

Love your topic! Thanks for sharing some of your older pages. I love seeing how individual style evolves over time...

scrappyjacky said...

It's always interesting to look back at the old ones...my style's changed a lot as well.

WendyB said...

Great idea to post some old ones. It is interesting to see how our styles change isn't it.

Susie @ A Slice of My Life said...

It's always fun to go back and see how our pages have changed. I get a kick out of seeing what hot trend was obviously the in thing as well. Nice to see your pages.

Ruth said...

What a great idea!

JO SOWERBY said...

you r brave, my first 10 are so awful i cant look at them myself. i love you at 2 1/2 in your dancing costume so cute,
jo xxx

Beverly said...

Your style has changed over the years but I think even the older pages look great. Some of my early ones are laughable but I swore not to redo them. I have too many layouts to do that have never been done lol

Tracy said...

I love the halloween layout. My style has also changed over the years.

furrypig said...

it was great to see some of your older pages. I forgot you lived so near to me until I saw Bocketts Farm, it was one of my favourite places to visit when the kids were younger thanks for popping over to my blog xxx

The Constant Scrapper said...

What a great idea to look back at your scrapping history for your first "10 Things" post. Even your early layouts are cool!

Pam Wendt said...

How fun to see all of these layouts! :o)

Sherry C said...

Fun to see your "oldies but goodies!"

Rachel Holaday said...

Really fun to see early layouts! I love looking back...

Alysse said...

What a great idea! You were a good scrapbooker even years ago!

Jinnag said...

Great to see your early LOs - Lovely to see how we change - but also how LOs reflect the time in which they were created to. Great take on the 10 things - thanks for sharing. J x

S said...

Yours may be my favorite 10 things on the 10th post. What a treat - 10 layouts. So glad I came by.

humel said...

Oh, what a good idea :) Lovely to see how your style has evolved!