Friday, 21 October 2011

My First Attempt into the World of Scrapbooking

Good Morning All

Today I am showing you my first foray into the world of scrapbooking.  My friend over at Scrappin' Creations by Gill M has started a group which there are 10 of us and we pick a theme and link to her blog out attempts.  There are newbies like myself and others who have been scrapbooking a while.

I plan to do the first 5 years of a page for each and then a page for every 5 years.  I became a grandmother for the first time on the 1st January this year to a beautiful little girl named Alice and I wanted to do this for her so that when she is older we can sit together and I can take her through the book. 

I will see how I progress with this my first attempt and then start one for Alice which I would love to give her on her 21st Birthday.

The first photograph is the Album itself.

Below is the front of the album which I have covered using  My Craft Studio Papercraft Library Volume 2 Paper Word textured background and using text written the title of my scrapbook which is "A journey through my life".  I have added the map of Malta as this was where it all began in 1960.

Finally onto my first page.  I have used backing paper from My Craft Studio My Stencil Studio CD 2 background for the mat for my little introduction from my parents on the birth of their daughter and to frame the photograph of myself at 3 weeks old.  The alphabet was taken from Artist Collection Volume 1 Smudge Alphabets 1.  I have cut them out and placed them at the top of the page.  The teddy, nappy pins and stars are from my crafty stash.

I would really appreciate any comments, hints or tips on my first foray into the world of scrapbooking.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

Linda xxxx


Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

this is a beautiful page linda, well done on venturing into scrapbooking :) looking forward to seeing all your other creations xxx

Gill McCall said...

Linda this is amazing - well done you on your first SB layout - im clapping my hands! and of course its PINK !! yeah big bonus
your title and intro for your book is such a great idea and im really intrigued to see how the rest of your pages turn out. Good luck but looks like you dont need it as your a natural!

Sheen said...

Hi Linda, I am loving your scrapbook and your first efforts are superb. What a fabulous idea to use your life's journey as the subject. Can't wait to see more...well done! x

Tammy said...

Well done! Looks like you are off to a great start!

Linda said...

Wow Linda looks stunning!!!! You are off and running now!!!!! Can't wait to see all your new projects!!!!! Gorgeous work again!!!!!

Arline said...

Aww this is a lovely page Linda! Love the finishing touches..that teddy is soo cute!xx

Sonia said...

Hi Linda
Great idea and your start with a beautiful layout. Good Luck!