Al and i took a little trip down memory lane last night... and as always a night with Al means lots of laughs and giggles and somehow the old Creative Memories albums came out ....actually they aren't that old as I still store my layouts in them. Slowly being converted to a D-ring album but these ones are still great. Anyway back to memory lane..... don't styles change over the years but one thing I noticed that really hit me hard was the date of the last entry in the kids albums. June 2005. Hmmm that date is a bit familiar as I started working for Kaiser around the same time. Don't get me wrong I have done mega amount of scrapping since then just not in my own family albums and guess what - it is all a completely different style. I won't deny how much I totally love working for this Kaisercraft and never have realised it more than this week when two of my bosses said to me not to stress about the kids on holidays but bring them to work.... How many jobs can you find where you can do that - mind you they totally loved it and scrapped up a storm themselves.
Anyway looking back at our old styles gave us both a bit of a giggle at some, sheer embarrasement at others, lots of "ohhhhh i remember that" and now has us wondering why do we spend a week worrying about a layout like I do on some now when we used to just whip up 5 - 10 in a night. Cost per layout was a damn sight cheaper too - not many embellishments. I am starting to seriously rethink some of my layouts now and maybe trying to get back to being a bit more simplistic - yeah OK its just a thought but one that I like the idea of at the moment. Do you know one thing that really struck me - my eyes were drawn to the photos as there wasn't so much else to take away your attention. Like many others I love embellies and will remain using them but last night really showed me that if I am ever to try and catch up with my girls albums I can't do every page that way I have been lately. And do you know another thing that I found out - actually I am embarrased to tell you this but has made me doubling check layouts for future - is many of them I didn't date - naughty naughty. I don't care how small you write the date but please PLEASE PLEASE write the date on your pages somewhere and avoid the frustrations of trying to work it out.... (counting birthday candles always works on the nearest birthday photo though if you are really stuck).
Does anyone else feel like me here... add a comment or two with a revelation you have found about your scrapping recently (past or present)and from these I will randomly send out a pack of scrapping supplies (Kaisercraft new paper releases for Jan and a few other surprises).
Before I show you some of my recent layouts, well a couple anyway, I want to share with you a couple of my old ones I found last night.....now promise NOT to laugh - ohhh come on now I can hear you.
And here is a couple I did in the Esters Guestlist paper range by Kaisercraft. Not sure what it is about the paper range but I love it.
I know they look similar but they will go into different albums eventually - still one short though - sorry Ellie will have to do one for you when I have the chance.
- If you don't have Adobe Photoshop or Elements - seriously you need to get it becuase I can vouch that you can make any old photograph look good with a bit of practice, changing the photograph simply to black and white makes a huge difference at times....you can even recolor to suit the paper....LOL now who would want to do that....
Anyway enough for tonight this is definately not getting my scrapping room cleaned up. David said whilst Im over at CHA he would build me a desk - woo hoo trestles can finally be packed up and friends can come over to scrap again like we used to.... yes its another new years resolution.