Tuesday, 24 March 2009

And she scaps too

My mom was a demonstrator for one of the stamp companies not SU but I am not sure which one when I was a teenager and that is where I first learned about paper crafting, it was a very different world then. Fast forward a few years and I had moved away from home and was working as a nanny for a family and wanted a fun way to preserve my pictures of me with the two children. I knew a tiny bit about scrap booking and then one day in the small town that I lived 7 miles outside of someone opened a scrapbook store. I made friends with a woman who I met at a crop there and we traveled all over northern Virginia looking for fun new supplies. When I look back at the pages I did then I laugh all very square pictures in a cascade very formal, not much different then a photo album with some embellishments. Fast forward a few more years and I was forced to move home while I waited on some Visas to come through so I could move back to England and marry DH. I just happened upon a scrap booking store about an hour from where my parents lived and it kept me sane to craft for the six months I was stuck at home.

When it came time to move back to the UK to marry DH I pack up most of my supplies though they were very few and came back and threw together a wedding less than 4 months. I was so busy at the time and we were so poor because I could not work that I did not really have the time to do any scrapping. Then as soon as we were married I was desperate to find a job so that we were not sooooo poor.

When I started to look at doing crafting again I was discourage at the lack of the type of supplies I was use to using and what I could get was not really speaking to me. I could however find card making supplies that fulfilled my need to create. It has been a long hard road looking for supplies like I was use to scrapping with and seeing others creations using supplies I was not use to and liking the end result. I have now found a number of shops online and near me and numerous blogs to give me inspiration. So last night I created the first 12x12 page for my album in over two years. It felt good. So here it is in all it glory nothing special just something to remember a favorite pictures for years to come.

Supplies: Kraft Cardstock, Making Memories, Sassafras Lass, SU Night of Navy, Martha Stewary Glitter Carnelian, SU Scallop Punch, American Crafts Thickers, Versa Mark Ink, SU Heat and Stick Poweder.

1 comment:

Hannah-Cherie said...

Great layout :) I am not the best at scrapbooking...better at cards! And when I scrapbook I can not make anything bigger than 9x9! lol! 12x12 is just soooo big, I don't know where to begin!
Your life with visas etc sounds very much like mine right now!