Odd that I stumbled across this new challenge site that my DT friend Lisa has posted about, as tonight one of my friends that I went to uni has posted some photo's from when we were all young on Facebook. I've had a look at the 100 or so pics and I'm quite pleased that in some of them someone else has been tagged when it definately is me... I could correct him but despite (or should that be because of...) half of my degree is in History, I am happy for the pictorial evidence of certain past events to be attributed to someone else :-). Personally I think he is a brave man posting them at all although I fear an tit-for-tat onslaught of pictures appearing on the web for the world to stumble over before too long, and even back then I was normally the one holding the camera, so have the most incriminating pictures of all :-)
This challenge however isn't asking you to post pics on your blog of your youth (thank goodness!), but of past projects, what a fab idea!!
So the Flashback Friday Challenge this week is asking us to share
first glitter card or project.
If you really want to delve into the past, have a look at the original post here. When I first started blogging I used to share more scrapbook layouts than I do now... hmmm... maybe I should share more now.... ahhh, I see the flaw in that plan, I've got to finish a few first!! My photography is a bit ropey, but I think this is the first glittery one I can find, what with the Bazzill Bling CS the picture is matted onto, the gems and the Doodlebug Glittery CS (still love that stuff!!)
I love this page (despite it being of me) and I first published it in May last year, just after I started blogging (although I had been scrapping for a two years before then). To cut a VERY long story short about 6 months before I started blogging things went a bit pear shaped with my crafting and I convinced myself (well, unkind comments from others convinced me) that I was stupid and daft to think I could be creative. Despite this I carried on crafting at Scrapbook Sisters who week by week undid the damage with their kindness and friendship, but was on the still considering selling all my craft stuff but around April last year events came together and I got a craft mag, saw some LCI stamps that appealed to me, then Scrapbook Sisters started selling copics, and I started stamping, colouring and making cards and haven't looked back since :-) Once again, crafting makes me happy!!
What also struck me with this layout is how much I still love monochromatic colour schemes - they just seem to pack a punch like nothing else!! At this point I'd seen loads of white-on-white, but never seen black-on-black and just wanted to see what it looked like!
Little did I think that in less than a year I would be on two fabulous design teams - joining my old friends at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge, and with new friends at Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge, and that little old me who can't draw for toffee could actually make something halfway to decent :-).
When I was looking at this post I also realised that one of my first followers, Dee, made a lovely comment, and she has just started blogging again after a short absence.
Right, after a load of sentimental waffle I've rather enjoyed a blast into the past, why not show some of your early creations too??
New stuff tomorrow (promise!!)