Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Flashback Friday week #2

Back in the day, very little, if any 12x12 patterned paper was made for scrapbooking, and if it was, you were not encouraged to use it for fear that the pictures would get "lost" in the page. 12x12 pages looked a little dopey when you used an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper on it. Of course, back then, we didn't see it that way. As long as you followed your theme, it didn't really matter. And when you couldn't find themed paper, you simply made your own. Note the examples below:

perfect example of that 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

I made all those tubes with cardstock! It may not look like much, but I remember it took me a whole "Lifetime movie" to complete.

What can I say about this? Corner punches were in, along with diecuts.

I had to make this bathtub, because they didn't
make them big enough and I needed one to
complete my vision! Lordy, Alyssa, thank God for braces!

Yep. I cut 1" strips and used a heart punch for this! And don't you just dig those templates again?!? Stay tuned for next week. Can anyone say "pop-up" pages?


Sheri said...

these are all lovely. A. i think they rock. M. I. can't wait S til you show us more H.

Stephanie said...

Wow. You sure have come a long way. I have 1 album like this. It is the most meaningful one I have though even if it is the most dated. I made it from a kit I bought at Walmart. Made the book for grandma and grandpa. After they passed, I got the book back! So cool! You'll cherish these forever, no matter how your style evolves.

Christy said...

What can I say Beth,...Lovely!
Your comment of Lordy, Alyssa made me laugh : )