Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Scrappy Year: 2007

Sisterhood of Scrap Blog Challenge: Personal Scrap Trends

Your challenge is to blog about your personal scrap trends of 2007 - were you doing a new size, or different sizes? Lumpy, lean-and-linear, graphic, doodley? What was new and different, and what tried and true favorites did you keep? Feel free to post a couple of fave projects in there too, we always love seeing those!

Well, this was an interesting question for me and I decided to go back and look at all the layouts I'd done over the last year and it was so much fun! I'm actually amazed at all the layouts I've completed and I do mean completed - journaling and all.
I guess there were a few new things for me this year
  • I tried a lot more 8X8 layouts this year
  • thanks to Debbi T, I started a random memories album
  • there's a lot more patterned paper in my layouts and I'm combining them a lot more
  • playing with my scrap stuff was more important this year and just trying things
  • I found the real fun in scrapping again
  • I made my first design team at Scrapperie - very exciting
  • more handwritten journaling again

There are some things about my scrapping that don't really change either and I'm good with that. I'm a fairly linear scrapper and though I love the look of being more "artistic" for lack of a better way to put it, I'm just not good with it. I love trying new techniques and products, but there's only so far I can seem to go!

Some of these layouts are my own my own design and some are inspired by other people, but this is a fun (though small) glimpse and my scrappy year!

Thanks for the great blog topic inspiration Lynn Anne!


Sarah C. said...

Great pages, Colleen! The first one took my breath away - what a sweet photo of you & your DH. :) tfs!

Katherine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Colleen. And for the comment. Your work is FANTASTIC!


Megan A. said...

great pages! that is a great year in review!

Marie said...

This is a really cool post! Great pages!!!

jp said...

Great work! You have accomplished a lot! I, too, am a linear sb'er and can't seem to change that. :-) Love your stuff, Colleen! Enjoy the weekend! Janet

Rachael said...

A great scrappy year it was!! Beautiful work!! Here's to an even great 2008!

Aimeslee said...

Wow, Colleen, this post really made me realize how your talent has just blossomed since this summer. You always scrapped cute, but now your scrapping's so much more confidant and loving (you can tell you have fun!). Plus, your output is staggeringly large! Man, rub some of that off on me! LOL

Thanks so much for leaving me your caring thoughts for me today. I'm lucky to have you in my life! {hugs}

It's Not Easy Being Green said...

I really like the one about your husband. Love the look, the colors and the use of handwriting and rubons.

Heather Bares said...

great pages!!