Throwback Thursday | Christmas Party

Throwback Thursdays are celebrated on Go Crafty with a scrapbook page made by Maddie back in junior high or high school. There is a large chance that they will all be very embarrassing (in both layout and content).

How important is readability when it come to page titles? Oh, not very important? Well, that’s good because you can barely read it here!

Luckily, the WordArt software I had (and loved) back in High school added some Christmas trees behind the letters. That’s got to be good, right? And that thin cheap, ink-jet paper its printed on? Also good.

I will say one thing, though. I really love the paper from the first page in the spread. It’s nice to see a holiday paper without the traditional fire-engine-red and kelly-green colors. These are much better.

And, I’m giving myself some points for the second page’s colors matching the first. That i not something I did back in the day (although it’s really too bad I didn’t). Again, no journaling or dates. Still wish I could change that.

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Holiday Shopping

I know what you’re thinking: Why title this page ‘Holiday Shopping’ when I could’ve called it ‘Santa’s Butt’? I really don’t have an answer for you, it was a very tough choice.

My mom and I were Christmas shopping last December, and Urban Outfitters had a rather unconventional photo prop. I twisted her arm, but got my mom to pose with me. This photo had been sitting on my computer since then, but I figured it would be too funny to leave behind so I ordered an 8×10″ from Shutterfly.

I made this page with some ideas in mind that I learned at the CK Scrapbook Convention I attended earlier this month. This page has all kinds of layering which I normally don’t do, and everything is inked in black which I never do, and, to top it off, I tried fussy cutting a tree, which I’ve never even heard of before. (And it’s crazy how it never crossed my mind to start cutting shapes out of background paper). Yeah, so I definitely learned a lot.

I like how it turned out, but I don’t know if layering is the thing for me. Sure, it looks nice, but I like to scrap fairly quickly so I can get more pages done, and all these layers definitely adds a lot of time. Maybe I should just stick with matting everything and be done with it :-D.

The best part about having a holiday photo, is that I could actually use holiday paper instead of sneaking it into the background of other layouts. With the exception of the red glittery paper, all paper came from DCWV’S The Christmas Stack.

Paper by DCWV, glitter paper & chipboard letters from Michaels, bit of Washi left over from My Mind’s Eye class.

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Thanksgiving 2012

I know, I know, like every scrapbooker, I’m perpetually behind. (Although, I’m finally the most caught up that I’ve ever been.)

I have a stack of photos for my 2012-2013 book and I’ve slowly been working my way through. That’s actually all the pages you’ve seen on the blog so far. I like to make scrapbooks per big event (I.e. my New York book, my Disney Trip book, my bridal shower book), but then I like to make a general book per year(s) for the smaller events that might only have one or two or ten photos.

Going through the stack, I found photos from Thanksgiving 2012. Time to get those in the book!

There’s nothing too special about this spread. Breaking the number one scrapbooking rule, there’s no journaling. I really couldn’t recall any notable moments to write down; like, I couldn’t remember anything at all. All I know is that I took a couple of photos because my relatives were visit.

But hey, I had the photos so into the scrapbook they go.

I loved this paper, and the whole autumn set. I haven’t really had an autumn pages to use it on, so I was pleasantly surprised that I remembered to use it here.

The letter were hard to see because that paper matches the background paper so much, so I matted it, outlined it, and put it on too of a thin contrasting paper.

The small strip of wood paper under the title is DCWV’S The Stack 5, all other paper from MakingMemories Autumn Splendor set, letters from the Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, and vellum is K&Company.

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Throwback Thursday | Fourth of July 2001

Throwback Thursdays are celebrated on Go Crafty with a scrapbook page made by Maddie back in junior high or high school. There is a large chance that they will all be very embarrassing (in both layout and content).

I’m assuming this is from 2001. Without, y’know, any journaling or labeling or anything it’s hard to tell, but there is a date in the bottom corner of the photo (remember when that was a thing?)…

Also, I’m pretty sure I haven’t felt the need to wear anything that says “hottie” on it since 8th grade. That makes it pretty easy to date it ;-).

Soooo yeah. No matting, no journaling, no rounded corners (?!); just three photos stuck on a page with what I’m assuming is crappy vintage rub-on letters because they’re all cracked now if you get real close. Also, ’cause I was all fancy back in the day, I outlined the photo with a black marker. Not bad. (Take that, Martha.)

Although, now that I’ve given it some thought, I could totally rock that visor around today, I think. Too bad I got rid of it a long time ago. Sad panda.

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