Feb 3, 2009

First tries...

I can remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting at my desk, a couple of sheets of patterned paper and cardstock, a few packages of embellishments, some paint, glue, an eyelet setter, and a picture of my daughter's first visit to Santa Claus at my side. It was before I became totally addicted to this hobby... before my hobby required its own room in my house. That little stack on the side of my desk was just about all of the scrapbooking supplies I had to my name. And, to be honest, at that time, I wasn't really sure I would even like this hobby.

A few of my stamping and altered book friends kept trying to convince me to try scrapbooking. But, all I could picture when the word "scrapbooking" came to mind were cheesy die cuts, silly stickers, and some photos that were punched into various shapes. Then, one day, I wandered into a scrapbooking store full of more product than I could possibly imagine. It wasn't just die cuts, stickers, and construction paper. There was a whole world of possibilities! It was all I could do not to buy one of everything in the store. But, I carefully selected a few packages of odds and ends, some papers that I liked, and off I went.

Those supplies sat in my plastic Iris cart for months. Every time I pulled out a sheet of 12x12 paper, I was totally overwhelmed. Where would I begin? That square foot of space seemed nearly impossible to fill. I was totally intimidated. And, every time, I would just end up putting my supplies back in the drawer... completely unused.

Then, we moved... all the way from Alaska to Texas. And, we drove that whole way. Before we left, I stocked up on a few scrapbooking magazines, and devoured each and every one of them throughout that trip. I was left feeling completely inspired! As soon as we got settled into our new house, I couldn't wait to get started on actually sticking something down on those expansive sheets of 12x12 paper. With ideas spinning all around in my head, I just sat down one day and did it. I made my first page. And, I loved it! That was the start of my addiction, and I've never looked back since.

So, I thought it would be fun if we all shared our first pages. I'll show you mine... if you show me yours. Deal? Deal. Don't be shy. We all had to start somewhere. And, to reward your bravery, there's a sweet little something in it for you. How about a nice little package from Label Tulip full of some of the latest goodies off the CHA showroom floor? Sounds good, right? All you have to do is post a link to your first page in the comments here. I don't care if it's in a gallery, or in your Flickr account. Just post it up! Everyone that shares will be entered to win the RAK that Cindee and Cathy were so kind to put together for us!

So, without further ado, here's my first page...



Now, it's your turn! You have until 11:59 pm PST on Saturday to post the links. I'll be back on Sunday to announce a winner, and here's a picture of the goods that lucky winner will receive...



Now, get to linkin'! ;0)

xo,
Holly

23 comments:

ginacarvallo said...

I posted my first LO in my old blog:

http://eltallerdegina.blogspot.com/2007/01/mi-primer-lo.html

I remember I didn't have any "acid free" glue, and I just had 2 papers, I cut it with my scissors, I did it in 2005.

Heather Prins said...

wow that first page of yours is a lot nicer than mine!! i will have to go get a photo of mine!

Ginger said...

This was my first...
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/ScrapMeHappy/Scrapbook%20Layouts/FoodFacial.jpg

yyam said...

Wow. Your first layout's actually very good.

Here's mine: http://yyam.blogspot.com/2009/02/first-layout.html

Holly said...

I've loved the entries so far! Thanks for sharing, ladies! :0)

Ginger... that link for Photobucket won't work for me without a password.

Cathy said...

Thanks ladies for sharing your historical pieces! I really enjoy checking them out~!!

Leslie Ashe said...

Your page is so CUTE Holly!!

Tricia Wilson said...

That is GREAT for a first page! I will have to take a pic of mine and post later. It's not nearly as good as your first.

scrapcat said...

here's one the first layout I ever posted online: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=605623

i was into brenda walton back them :)

AnnaMarie said...

Holly, that LO is pretty nice for your first! :)

And EEEEEEEKS talk about a walk down memory lane!!! ;) Here is my first LO - I remember being in LOVE with Autumn Leaves Mod line LOL!
http://gallery.lifetimemoments.com/showphoto.php?photo=81875&ppuser=6057

KarimGomez said...

hi holly, your lo it's great!!!, well I wanna share mine hihih, it's my first, and my only one; I've just started and i love to make lo's and cards:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__6WS15gU7sA/SVfPCMK9rgI/AAAAAAAAACs/FbsqE073OV0/s1600-h/Dsc01230a.jpg

Greetings from México!!

Laura Stewart said...

my first page was way before I started scanning all my pages - too lazy to try and dig it out - picture sticker sneeze big time

Marie-Pierre said...

I did my first page about a year ago. It's incredible to look back and see how my style changed!! I'm happy about that!! :)

So here's my page:
http://mpcapistran.blogspot.com/2009/02/ma-premiere-pagemy-first-layout.html

Thanks for the chance to win! I still have not a lot of scrappin'stuff so I'm would love to win!!!! :D

Sophia said...

Ok, here goes nothing. Here's my picture of my 1st layout on my own after I attended a basic crop class 2 year ago.

Kindly scroll way right down nearer the end of the posting.

http://prettyshabbychicky.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-i-struggle-most.html

Thanks for looking!

delfine said...

here is my first page:http://monscrapamoi.hautetfort.com/archive/2006/09/index.html,now my style is totally different!!!

amanda said...

Holly.. that first page blows mine out of the water!! HOw creative!! Fun challenge!! :)

laverneboese said...

Wow, your first page is gorgeous.
okay, here's mine:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1250198

laverneboese said...

okay, my other link doesn't work. i have my layout posted on my blog in my "1 year annniversary" post

http://laverneboese.typepad.com/ebb_and_flow/2008/10/happy-1-year-anniversary.html

scrap-myself-silly said...

gorgeous 1st layout holly !

here's mine (eeekkks):

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zaWsXM4uGpQ/R5qtx-F5_8I/AAAAAAAAAA0/wLAIMN5KN60/s1600-h/DSC_0558.JPG

hugs,
aniza

Mel G said...

Holly, your page is awesome!!! Now be prepared to laugh. This was done back in 1993!!

http://www.labeltulip.com/forum/album_showpage.php?pic_id=1214

yes, that is construction paper and stickers on my page!! bwahahahaha

Cathy said...

Wow~!! Thanks everyone for sharing your first layout! I wanted to share mine as well, but it is at my parents' house and I didn't have a chance to visit them in the past few days...
The winner will be announced soon~!!

Malin said...

IS THAT YOUR FIRST!!!!!!!!!!

im almost scared to show mine now :-D
Well *drummrole* Tada
http://www.scrappiz.se/Coppermine/displayimage.php?album=lastupby&cat=0&pos=126&uid=294

Malin said...

Just me posting again.. you need a pasword for the link before so here is a new link..
http://www.scrappiz.se/Coppermine/albums/userpics/11417/normal_Hpim03842.JPG