Over at Scrap Friends they have a very cool challenge, and that is to post your very first scrapbooking layout. I had to think for a while whether or not I wanted to do that. There are still two more days to join in if you dare!!!
I was invited to join old school friends Lee Schertzing and Colleen Connors, who had taken a week off work to scrapbook together at Colleen’s place in Brockville. My response to them? “I’d rather gouge my eyes out”. I couldn’t figure out why someone would waste holiday time to scrapbook.
The girls would not be daunted. They asked me if I would take one day off work, and come up the night before to scrapbook with them for at least the evening and full day. I asked “Do you girls drink wine?” (Keep in mind I had not laid eyes on these girls since high school). They assured me that they would drink wine, so I consented to go. I packed my wine, my clothing, and a very cheesy boxed scrapbooking kid that I had bought a while before at Giant Tiger (for you non-Canadian girls, Giant Tiger is a discount store that is not noted for high quality merchandise).
Anyway, did I ever have a lot to learn. The scrapbook album in my kit did not have sleeves to hold pages, and was completely unsuitable. A quick trip to the dollar store with one of the ladies and I had some inexpensive papers to use for scrapbooking. (The girls had offered to share theirs, but I didn’t want to impose anymore than I already had, and I knew by then that supplies could be expensive).
I had absolutely NO CLUE how to begin. I had never even seen a scrapbook page before that trip which took place in February 2008. Here is my first attempt:
Anonymous – lol!