Saturday, May 28, 2011

My First Scrapbook Pages

Paper and elements downloaded from Persnickety Print
I know I know I know.  The last thing in the world I need these days is another hobby.  The thing with my hobbies though, is that I tend to pursue them cyclically.  For example, I've taken a break from knitting because that is largely a winter hobby and I haven't made soap in a while because I have quite a great deal of soap stored up at the moment.  Don't ask me about sewing because I really meant to finish that quilt before summer but at this rate we're looking at Summer 2015.  The balcony garden however, is doing well and of course I cook year round because I get hungry.

Scrapbooking never held much appeal for me because it seemed way too laborious and finicky.  Not to mention, the thought of taking scissors to pictures makes my heart sink.  And who even has prints these days?  So it wasn't until J at work told me about digital scrapbooking that my interest was at all raised (see her scrapbooking layouts here).  These first two pages took me a ridiculous amount of time, but I'm rather happy with how they turned out.  I don't think I'll ever be able to manage complicated layering of patterns so I anticipate that my pages will be consistently "collage-like" and basic.  But that's ok because I like looking at pictures best anyway.  Perhaps with more practice I'll get better at this.


  1. these are soooo cute! you'll have to teach me how to do this.

  2. I think this is great! You need to teach me too! :)

  3. Yay, so glad you tried it. Your pages came out just lovely!! Warning, it can be quite addictive, smile.