Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lasting Memories Look How I Have Grown! Challenge

Did you have fun on blog hop last week?  I so loved seeing everyone's creative ideas!

The winner of the Hero Arts Butterfly Die is Carmen Mitchell. Carmen would you please contact me through my contact button? You have one week to do so. If I don't hear from Carmen, I will pick another winner next week.

 And now for this week's challenge! How have you grown as a scrapbooker? This week at Lasting Memories we want to take a peek at your past and present!

One of my first Layouts:

    OK time for true confessions:  When I started scrapbooking there were few supplies. A Circle punch was a scraper's best friend. And stickers were the answer to everything!, LOL. I rarely use them now. And horrors of horrors I used Rubber Cement before there was acid free rubber cement. Oh the messes I have been cleaning up!

And a little info on the photos. That's Scott at 6 months wearing newborn clothes! That Michigan bib was almost bigger than him! His small stature was due to his birth mother drinking. It took until his adult years to catch up in size. He is now 5' 4". Scott's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome presents daily challenges for him even in his adult years. Please if you are pregnant, don't drink. Your baby will pay the price of your drinking for it's entire life.

And here is the latest layout-just a little different....what do you think?

Paper and Cardstock: Doodlebug, Bazzil
Ribbon: The Robert Stanley Collection
Washi Tape: Stash-I need to find a way to mark this stuff
Decorative Tape: stash
Flowers: Petaloo
Ink: Colorbox Navy Limited Edition
Dies: Avery Elle Chevron Bits
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Button Stars: Doodlebug
Red Brooch in Flower: Stash-I picked it up at a garage sale
Alphabet: American Crafts Marine Foil
Stamp: Studio Calico Scrapbook Kit
Chipboard: Stash

Crafts 4 Eternity: Summer Fun
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge  Summer Holidays
Just for Fun: Anything Goes
Frosted Designs: Chipboard (arrow and title)

Looking forward to seeing how YOU have grown!


  1. Wow, so different. You forgot to mentions all the scissors with decorative edges. Got to love the early years.

  2. The first LO is simply adorable!! But wow, look at how you've grown!! I'm having such fun looking at all the DT then & now creations!!
    Thanks, Toni.. xoxo

  3. Wow, you've really come a long way!! This is awesome. Amazing when we think back to the tools available to us when some of us first started vs now! LOL!

  4. This is so much fun to see how different they are. The first LO is so cute with all those sticker. And the new one is awesome and so colourful. I like them both.

  5. We've all come a long way, baby! I love the new ones...rubber cement...oh my word!

  6. COOL! Love the difference! Such talent!

  7. wow, you did an awesome job with just a circle punch, stickers and some rubber cement! I love both LOs!

  8. wow.. you have changed alot... love the little babies in the first one. but the second one really comes together


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