May 18, 2011

Where it all began

I know that most of the people who drop by my blog do so because they are interested in a specific project that I have posted elsewhere- either on FB, the circle blog, or the MB.  But I thought I would do something a little different tonight.  Instead of sharing a new project, I wanted to share an old one.  Infact, this is what I consider the begining of my scrapping.  Tonight Carrie from the Greenbean's crafterole posted a link to a this very cool "smashbook" video.  Well, this book really brough back memories of where my scrapping began.  So, I went upstairs and dug this book out of a box.  I took a few quick photos, and wanted to share them with you.  So, here is the fun part.  I would love to challenge you to do the same.  Dig out your "first scrapbook"  take some photos and post them on your blog.  Then come back here and share a link.  I would love to see where it began for you.  As a very small incentive I would like to offer up some blog candy.  The candy will be a Cricut Cartridge- Birthday Cakes- NEW IN PACKAGE.  Here are the rules:

1. Take photos of your first scrapbook and post them online (MB, blog, photobucket album, FB).
2. Link your post back to this site ( )
3. Come back here and leave a comment telling me where I can check out your first album, be sure to let me know what you like best about my album as well..

As I will be on vacation for the next week I am going to leave this open until 11:59 PM CST on May 31, 2011.  You need to do all three steps listed above to be eligable for the prize.  On June first I will pick one RANDOM winner. 
Seriously look how much stuff was shoved in there.

the book that started it all, it would be a few years of books
 like this before I learn what scrapbooking is....

Playbills from theater productions I attended or was a part of

notes from my friends- there were lots of pages like this

My name cut out of magazine letters- notice the stickers, everywhere!
My star crushes!

Enough said!
once a photo junkie, always a photo junkie!
My senior HS picture
I don't even know what all of this was from, but It was fun!

Senior theater trip to NYC

OK- Now it's your turn, show me your stuff!


  1. I'm thinking about getting that Smashbook for things I don't really feel like doing actual scrap pages for. The important yet less important stuff. LOL. My first scrapbook is from Elementary but I'll try to get some pictures together.

  2. Great idea! Thanks for posting, lots of fun to look at.

  3. I love your first scrapbook... in fact, I love this kind way more than the kind everyone does now. This is so much more meaningful and genuine!

    And how cute were you as a blonde!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing! I have journaled to my daughter since the minute I found out I was pregnant (nearly 8 years ago) and this is like one of her journals. I don't want to post it or take pictures because it is just for her, but I love the idea you have here!! Can't wait to see more.

  4. Hey! I'm putting together a Memorial Day blog hop and am wondering if you want to be a part of it? I know it's short notice... I tried to PM you on the MB but your PM box is full!

    -Michele (greengirl)

    Stunning senior pic by the way! Love it!

  5. Love your first scrapbook! I also love your Senoir picture! That is a great haircolor for you! I hope to ahve some time later today to share my first scrapbook and special smash book I have.

    Thanks for sharing your book with us.


  6. Love see this. I remember this is how I got started too. Fun memories.