I cut the extras into one inch squares and let the edges of the photo bleed to the edge of the page in a mosaic fashion.
Some squares are repeated twice or three time.
I thought it would be interesting to compare some of my earlier pages with recent ones, spotting trends and identifying how I've matured as a scrapbooker. In particular, I want to return to the core of why I scrapbook and shed the compulsion to have the latest product or tool.
I first started scrapbooking in 1995. I was expecting Big One and spent many a weekend in Ben Franklin at Marina. I would pore over the magazines (Creating Keepsakes and Making Memories, then much later Paperkuts) and read over and over the few articles on how to get started. When I thought I was ready, I bought a kit with a baby theme, an acid-free glue stick and got started with some basic tools I already owned. It took several more trips to the store and lots of attempts to memorise some resources from the magazines before I completed my first pages. Soon, I was visiting online forums and accessing online articles. These were almost exclusively based in USA. I recall posting something on forums and being asked why I was posted to Singapore, everyone assumed I was an American living in Singapore.
Here is an early page.
Die cut photo frames, paint and inks used with stencils and rubberstamps, fancy scissors, calligraphy pen - these same basics still available today.
Flouted design principle: cropped photos floating on the page – groan!
Dimensions through shaped brads and torn paper edges, corner-rounded photos.
More interesting materials – corrugated cardboard and vellum, textured cardstock.
Here’s one recent layout.
What’s back: paint, shaped photo, journaling meandering around the page, torn edges
My newer stuff are inside pizza boxes. Well, not all, as Little One has found evidence of new purchases which have not been sorted out yet.
The pizza boxes fit inside the Expedit shelves and, if not stacked too high, should be easy to pull out, dispensing with the need for drawers or baskets on tracks.
From the number of pizza boxes so far, I think I need all four walls outfitted with Expedits!