Project Life | Revisiting Those Early Years

It was while I was considering the dilemma of lack of storage space for full scrapbooks that I was sidetracked by browsing through Volumes 1 and 2 of The Boy Child’s albums.

They’re shockingly awful. I don’t say that in the hope that you will leave a comment in order to contradict me and tell me how marvellous my scrapbooking skills were.

They’re shockingly awful because I was new to scrapbooking and I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing. I used a full sheet of patterned paper, added a photo or two (at a ‘funky’ angle) and chucked a few embellishments around. Called it done. Most pages have very little information bar a date.

Thirteen years later, I have found my groove. Somewhere between intermediate and occasionally advanced. Beginning with Volume 1, I am redoing the album in Project Life format, with additional traditional 12×12 spreads for the particularly cute/adorable/funny photos.

Would you reconsider reworking any of your early scrapbook albums?

11 thoughts on “Project Life | Revisiting Those Early Years

  1. I feel like I should do! Funnily enough I found my first scrapbook album when we were emptying the spare bedroom for decorating, the pages are so flat, minimum embellishments, just a title and a photo with a couple of contrast papers behind it. I do love the way you scrapbook now, I think you have found your niche!

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  2. Those early pages surely encouraged & taught you more about the art/crafting to develop your skill & talent of today. What fun visiting those albums, those memories, those moments.

    I have several Christmas pages that I have re-done. My first Creative Memories album was of the horses I knew at the time. It was simple layouts, at least 1 photo cut into a circle or oval, paper corners & a few stickers. There were no horse related stickers other than apples or trees at the time. That album I’d like to redo.

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    1. I hadn’t really thought of it in those terms, so thank you. Creative Memories appears to have been the starter kit for many scrapbookers! (They’re no longer trading in the UK and haven’t been for a number of years.)

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  3. Oh my goodness, that sounds like a big project … hoping you enjoy revisiting the memories all over again! I have looked back at some of my early attempts, and squirmed: how did I not think to leave even spacing between photos? I don’t think I will ever re-do any, as there’s far too much in the present to keep up with …

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    1. I’m hoping that only the first couple of years will need redoing … if only to add the stories to the photos.
      With retirement and a new grandchild, you have plenty to keep you occupied!

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  4. I’ve been collecting digital scrapbooking supplies to redo some big and bulky travel albums. I’m planning on digitising older pages and getting rid of those where, like you, I did some funky display and no text/information.

    Hard to work in that time but I do think it will be worth it.

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