Thursday, July 31, 2008

Before and After

Greetings from the Rubber Room!

When I first started scrapbooking way back in the day, I started with 8.5"x 11". I was comfortable with that size. I'd work with that size for years when I was in Graphics with the military. All my friends and scrapbooking buddies were all doing 12"x12" and I sat in awe of all the gorgeous things they were doing. I didn't have room on my rectangular page, but remain true to my convictions...until I through my convictions to the wind and stepped out of my comfort zone. It was about the same time (I think) that CTMH stepped out of their comfort zone and converted all their wood mounted stamps to acrylics. Since then, I have slowly but surely converting my 8.5x11 pages to 12x12.

So here is the original page in the 8.5x11 format. It was one of the first pages I had ever scrapped.

Here is the page I just completed. This is in a 12x12 format. Same pictures, almost the same colors, but this time, I didn't hold back. I had so much fun creating this page. Papers and cardstock are from CTMH and paper flowers are from CTMH as well. Most of the other embellishments, I got from

Jenn there at just4funcrafts is a gem to work with and so very very knowledgeable when it comes to any kind of paper crafting.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment of two about the artwork you see here. I love hearing from all of you!
So, till next time....
Happy Scrappin'!!
Inky Hugs


Leslie McF said...

Isn't it fun to see how style changes! I'm a Jr. status CTMH consultant and can't wait to see the new stuff. By the way, I LOVE your music selection. We must have grown up at the same time - Hold Me, Thrill Me,Kiss Me takes me back to grade school parties at Linda Gudknecht's house...thanks for the memories

Kathy said...

LOVE it! Dont you just love how we all "mature" in what we do like layouts and cards?

Nicole said...

Whoa that is absolutely beautiful. I actually like your original because I know when you made it, so that was probably what you had at the time. Your new page is just WOW! I love it!!

And I'm like Leslie, I love your music!

Karon said...

Leanne, you did an awesome job re-creating this! It's amazing how we are you re-creating EVERY 8 1/2 X 11 layout you ever did?