Monday, May 11, 2009

wanna see my first page?

Here is my take on this weeks sketch over at Scrapbook Challenges. I really loved this one. Its simple and basic design, left so many possible LO's that I will probably do this one again. This in not what I imagined, but I like it. Photo is of my son Blake, watering the grass for the first time. He thought the water hose was amazing. He is such a boy. The polka dotted chipboard buttons are from Miss Ken. The are wonderful to work with. Great color, and adds just the right about of dimension, and texture to your projects. Check her out, if you haven't already!!!




Here is the sketch.






The lovely Jocelyn, has tagged me with the request, to see my first completed layout. (yeah right) J/K I dabble in the cut up magazines, markers and memorabilia, glued directly down to those books that are tied together with the strings, but lucky for me that stuff is at my moms. Its a form of scrapbooking, but IMO not really. Its more teenage doodles to me. So here is my first official scrapbook page with actually scrapbook papers and real photos. I stole the title from a magazine, of course. All supplies were bought at Michael's, and of course they were deco scissors to cut out the pic. Photo was taken of my DH the first time he came to visit my house. lol.







And because I'm going to be brave today, here are my next couple of pages. Its clear I was a simple and to the point scrapper. I love to look back and see how much my style has evolved.















I'm not going to officially tag anyone, but if you are feeling BRAVE today, go ahead and show us your first pages. After all, talent has to be developed and style does change, so what are you waiting for? What can it hurt?

16 comments:

Kristi B. said...

LOVE your new layout!!! The colors are great & I really like the scattering of all your little embellies. I'm anxious to use this sketch myself.
Your first layouts are WAY better than mine. My first-first ones are who knows where....they were AWFUL! I find the file with my first layout pics I actually put in an album & blog them. I LMAO whenever I look at them...lol.

sarah said...

i'd have to dig up my old ones. oh my, they were hideous.

LOVE that sketch! love your take on it. the details look fantastic.

hope you have a wonderful day,
sarah.

Rowee said...

Love your take on SC sketch 142.
did you know that i'm also waiting for my rak at adthis way. I won last january. i have 4 friends that has the same problem with adthis some won las dec and nov but didn\t received anything from them...

hugs
rowee

Jocelyn said...

Love the take on the sketch and you ROCKED THIS ONE!!!! Thanks for playing along and hey, those LO's are great!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!!!!

Beth Perry said...

Your first pages are not bad at all!! I need to do this tonight for Jocelyn.
And I love your sketched layout!! so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous!
Have a good day, sweetie!
B

mandysea said...

Just love your work here!!!

Especially love 'yard work' - gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

***EEEKKKKKK***** loveeeeeeeeeee that U showed those....and U and I must have started scrapping around the same time....cuz my 1st pages look like those too!!! LOL :):):):):):) LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE the LO U made from the sketch too!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Great job with the sketch! And I totally enjoyed seeing your early pages. I giggled when I read Julie's comment about you guys beginning your scrapping adventure about the same time. Well, count me in on that one too! My early layouts are definitely that style too!

Babydoll said...

Cathy, the layout is great!! Thanks for the shout out! :)

Rose Ann said...

Adorable layout you have here, using Pamela's sketch~Scrapbook Challenges!!! Love the color scheme.

As for my first layout OMG!! I am sure it is one pic of a Thanksgiving turkey, with a turkey diecut...Creative Memories style LOL!!

sometime I may locate the old layouts and post a few for fun!

Have a great day!!

Lydia Siegel said...

You twisted my arm. I'll get some photos taken of my first couple of los and I'll get those up hopefully tomorrow. Im still under the weather with my yucky throat, but I'll get them up.

Rowee said...

Hi Cathy!! Tnx for dropping by at my blog. You are asking for the little box at bottom of my post...(just go to layout, you will see the blog post box click edit and you'll see the reaction box there. you may change the reactions you like to put. just like that and then save of course) I hope that helps.

hugs
rowee

Marilyn said...

Cathy, I am loving seeing your first few layouts!! I am also very glad to be working with you on the SC DT!

About AMR, I never got an email or anything about being accepted. Have you tried logging on? Stacey has been blocking people who she doesn't think are sbers, due to a high amount of spammers getting in. Did you mention scrapbooking in your interests? I will check with her also. What name did you use to sign up with?

Marilyn said...

I pm'd Stacey, and she must have thought you were spam, but she said this... "Yes tell her to re-do it and not to worry about the scrapbook part. I will watch for her with that name.... thanks"

Go ahead and do it again, and she will keep an eye out! I am sorry about all the trouble, there was just way too many people coming in just to spam through pms and posted emails. It only takes one rotten apple to spoil the whole bunch! I know it seems like a little bit of a hassle, but she does this trying to take care of and watch out for the members! She will be on the lookout for the name you told me. If you can find somewhere to mention my name, that sill always help, melonscraps! I hope you join. It is a bit slow at times, but it is a great place to hang out, it is definately my online home.

sam said...

thanks for you're comment! yard work: beautiful layout!

Melonie said...

Love that new LO! Super cute and great colors! Loved seeing the first LO's too. Hope you are having a great week.