I have to admit something.... as you know, I work at The Scrapbook Pantry. The name of the store tells you, it's a scrapbook store. Sure, there are some stamps (with more on order!), but our main focus is scrapbooking.
I? Do not scrapbook.
I stamp. I card.
I do not scrapbook.
So glad to have that off my chest.
Unfortunately (at least for me), the owner of the store (Hey Crystal!) thought it would be a great idea to have each of the staff members make a page of themselves to be hung in the store. The requirements were that we had to have our name and our photo on the page.
While Crystal was at CHA, I came upon this blog post and fell in love with the layout on the left side of the first post. I looked through the store, found the products that were "me" and off I went. In a matter of an hour, I had completed this....
Yes, my first real scrapbook page.
Sure, it's not totally designed by me. But I'm OK with that. I think that the page is "me"... the diamonds; the black and white with the punch of red; the big flowers; the Stickles.
I have been told I need to add some journalling... I am thinking I will use a white gel pen one of these days and add some words to describe me along the sides of the top and bottom diamonds.
The most shocking part?? I enjoyed the process. I would love to try it again but come up with my own design.
I don't think I'll ever have albums and albums full of scrapbook pages of all the important days of our lives, but I could see pulling together a page for a special occasion once in a while.
I might become a semi-scrapbooker yet....