Thursday, March 1, 2012

Which came first - scrapbooking or stamping? Blog Hop 3/2/12

Welcome to the Which came first - scrapbooking or stamping? Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining me.

Memories In Tyme Blog Hop
I started scrapbooking because I wanted to make these wonderful layouts for my family albums.  I must say that my skills as a scrapbooker have grown exponently as time goes by.  I started scrapbooking approximately 25 years ago and I absolutely love it.   I am going to show you an example of one of my first layouts I ever did and then I am going to show you an example of my more current work.  Hopefully you will see a big difference in my style. 

My earlier layout:

2 later layouts:

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by again real soon for more great projects.  Please make sure you stop at all the stops along the way to see which craft the other ladies started in.

Here is the lineup:
Lynda -  Here is the beginning!!!!
Janet S. - You came from here!!!!
Suzanne P - You go here next!!!!


Vicki said...

You have definitely become a master scrapbooker! I love your paper piecings on these layouts. So cute!

Crafting With Blue said...

somebody loves monkeys and im loving somebody's monkey LO's. great job.

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Lisa,
It's nice to see the progress. Your pages are filled with are soooo many fun elements. Thank goodness we never stop learning and that's why I love this hop to showcase how far we've come! Nice job!
Creative wishes & TFS,
Claire S.

craftin-dawn said...

Oh wow! the layouts are GREAT! I love the paper piecing you have done! and the monkeys are adorable!
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UnikeByYes said...

Lisa, the sock monkeys are so cute!!! Great job on your LOs, TFS
Have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Wow! just love your layouts, thanks for sharing them.

Michele F. said...

Super cute Sock Monkey layouts!! all of your fun patterned papers and die cuts are great. You have come a long ways... as I think the rest of us have too. :-)

Brenda said...

I think we all started out the same way! lol I love to see how our styles have changed as well as the embellies have changed! So fun and interesting!!!

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Michelle said...

WOW! Your "before" layout is definitely simple but at least you had photo mats! :) Your more recent work is so gorgeous I am now a follower! :) Can't wait to see more and watch you grow as a scrapper! :)

Suzanne said...

Big big difference but at least you used color paper and matting. I used white pages and just cut pics and threw them on. LOL I love your monkey pages especially the monkey one. As always I love your style.

Vicki said...

Love the monkey pages. Thanks for sharing your story.

Karen Wilson said...

Aww, love all your pages, especially that monkey! Amazing what the cricut and all these "new" die cut machines opened up for us!! TFS!

Janet said...

What awesome pages you create now , JanetI love your current work! Your earlier layouts look fun just kind of "stiff" TFS your beginnings gives us all hope for our future creativity!!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Amy said...

What fun to see your progression, Lisa!! :)

Thanks for participating in the hop!!
Amy :) at

Teena said...

TFS. I think you started with great l/os!