Blast from the Past 2

Aug 3, 2012

Here is a layout I did in 2005 documenting Ansley going to her first “Daddy Daughter Dance.” This layout actually got picked up for publication and can be found in the JoAnn ScrapEssentials Idea Book Vol. 2. If you have this idea book this layout is featured on page 51.

  • You can see I still love to use glossy accents and iridescent glitter. That is what I used to accent the journaling strips.
  • Still love the journaling strip look.
  • I still accent the edges of my paper with brown ink.
  • Still love to use ribbon, buttons and rhinestones.
  • Don’t use brads all that much anymore.
  • Still love to create my own embellishments.
  • Love using silk flowers but now would distress them with ink or paint and cover them in crystal coarse glitter.

I created a hinged book for the title and when opened you see the information for the dance and a photo of Ansley and Alan taken at the dance. I even left a little pocket on the hinged book cover to hide a photo that can be pulled out to view.

I also have a “Friends” card on page 86 that features the paper dolls I used to make. Thank goodness my photography improved because this photo is terrible! I have Suzy Plantamura to thank for this… she hardly knew me and sent me the sweetest email telling me she loved my work and then went into a long email on how to take better photos. I thought that was so awesome of her to take the time to do. I’ve never forgotten that and always try to pay it forward to others who are trying to break into this industry.

You will also find another layout on page 182 titled “Me“. This layout was one I had to do that was “All About Me.” Not sure what I was thinking when I used the photo of a rose I took and put the word “peonys” on it which should have been “peonies”, guess my peonies had not bloomed at that time. And did I like that label maker or what? That journaling style was super popular in 2005.

I would say my style has for the most part stayed the same… dimensional with lots of texture. It’s hard to see in this photo but I placed some of the pictures on foam squares to add interest to the photo collage. Next week, I will show you the first mini album I made for Terri’s 17th birthday. I do believe this is when I ended up being completely hooked on the industry.


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