Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Flashback...

I've decided to try something new on my blog! I've been really bad at re-posting layouts (and projects) that have been published, and for the most part, these are my favorite layouts that I do really want to show on my blog! So I decided that on Fridays I'm going to pick one or maybe more published projects to post as a "Friday Flashback." A warning--some of them are several years old therefore "flashback" seemes appropriate. :) There are some older papers, techniques, and styles here! Which hopefully, just makes "Friday Flashbacks" more fun!

Today's first flashback is one of my most favorite layouts:

Scrapbook Trends
Babies 2007
"Completely Smitten"
Pg. 103

I just love everything about this layout! From the photo (Spencer was 1 week old and sooooo tiny), to the papers (Crate Paper), to the little word art circle I made myself, to the journaling, which reads:

"You are only 1 week old Spencer, and already I can't imagine life without you! I'm already attached to your sweet little cry, your soft cheeks, your head of beautiful light brown hair, and your handsome little face. I guess you could say I'm smitten! I love you Spencer! Welcome to our family! --Dec 31st 2006"

And also a really old layout, my first ever published in fact; from the Paperkuts (anyone remember that magazine?) Readers Showcase published in 2004. Yes, this was the layout that started it all, it was the first layout I ever submitted to a magazine and I couldn't believe it when it was selected for publication! I screamed, danced around the room, and had to call my scrapbook friend Amy, who was the only person I knew back then who would understand my excitement!

Readers Showcase 2004
"Leaves Are Falling"
Pg. 93

This was back at the height of the fibers/metal rimmed tag/realistic stickers/eyelets/hidden journaling trend of scrapbooking. And even though I'm glad many of those trends are over, I still love this layout. Mostly because of those sweet photos, but also because I thankfully didn't go too overboard with any one of those trends! Haha!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the flashback!


  1. I still have my collection of Paperkuts! Not for long though, I am purging! Love these especially the first one.

  2. I LOVE the Flashback idea Ginger! I totally remember that first layout....GORGEOUS! It is so fun to see how styles have changed!!!