I love to see how people's scrapbook styles have changed over the years. Often I will look way back in someone's gallery to see how their style has changed (or not changed). So, if you are feeling up to it and you have a blog, please post how your scrapbook style has evolved and then link your post to my blog in the comments section! I WOULD LOVE to see it. If I get some participants, I will chose a couple of people to feature on the blog about the evolution of their scrapbook styles. I will also pick one person to win a fun RAK, so everyone who leaves a comment (even if it's not about your scrapbook style) will be in the running for it. You will have until Monday at noon to post a comment!
Now it's time to share how my style has evolved. I am posting layouts from over the years to show you how much my style has changed :) You can visit my gallery here to see all of the pages I have done since 2004!
Up first is 2002. This was one of the first pages I made. I didn't have too many scrapbook supplies so I used free clipart for my page!
Next up are 2004 pages. I had more scrapbook supplies and I was really into vellum and CHATTERBOX paper. I still have chatterbox paper just in case I need it in the future. Luckily Melody Ross is designing paper for GCD studios now!!
Next up is 2005. I discovered ink and I couldn't get enough of it. I would ink anything and everything. I also started using big shapes. The heart page is one of the first "big shaped" pages that I made. On the third layout down, I was really into using unique edges for my papers.
During 2006, I still used ink and really got into Shabby Chic. I loved everything about Shabby Chic pages. I think I overdid it because shortly after that I went graphic!
In 2007, I traded in my ink for more large shapes. I went super graphic which I think is the scrapbook style I am most comfortable with! I also started formatting my text to fit in a certain space. I also typed in white font on color digital paper to create white text which was part of the hybrid scrapbook movement.
In 2008, I polished up my graphic style and continued to use large alphabet and number shapes as well as starting to crop my photo block into one large shape.
In 2009, I experimented with some pretty pages (with flourishes and flowers) and also was really into scallops! I continued my graphic style and occasionally made some all hybrid pages (see R is for Reading).
In 2010, I got much more into using bracket paper for my pages. I love the large shapes in the background!! I also started to experiment with making my own scallops.
Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for a great rak! :)