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Henri Jean
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What major change do you see from your earliest scrapbooking endeavors to your more recent?

My biggest change is that I like bigger pictures. My pages tend to be basically clean and simple so the 5 x 7's and even 8 x 10's work well for me. Maybe I'm getting older and so is my eyesight but I'm enjoying a lot pictures but I like my favorites ones to be larger so they really stand out!

For years almost everything I print out is 4 x 6 - now I am printing a lot of larger photos!

Also, I have incorporated photo sleeves in my scrapbooks. If there are a lot of pictures of one event or one place I scrap a large picture on the left and then insert a photo sleeve for 6 more on the front and 6 more on the back.

Opposite the back side of the sleeve I sometimes scrap another 8 x 10 or a couple 5 x 7's so the photo sleeves are in-between the actual scrapped pages.


 
bonprof
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In response to Henri Jean

I love this topic! I was just thinking about it. The changes i see in my work are: tighter mats, inked edges, layers and taking a risk with new styles. When i first started scrapbooking, i would work on a white page. Now i always "wallpaper".


 
Ally24 
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In response to Henri Jean

Well my earliest scrapbooking was from when I was about 8years old and I would scrapbook pictures of my toy babies. I also once scrapbooked a birth certificate from one of those toy dogs! I was a bit crazy! But some of my actual scrapbook pages from when I actually revisited it after a couple of years I have noticed that I tended to use a lot more stickers then I do know, probably cause I never really used the fancy paper that I use now so I tried to compensate with stickers!


 
binkiemonstermom
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In response to Ally24

I used to use more stickers. Now I rarely use just a sticker for an embellishment. I make more of my own embellies, use stamps, or if I use a sticker, I am layering it with something else.

My paper choices are differnt, that one is probably obvious.

I have recenly started using the photo pocket pages which is fun too! I am not sure that I would got that way 100% but it is a quicker fun way to scrap! I am all about trying new things!!


 
dorichatelain
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In response to binkiemonstermom

Henri, I like the bigger pictures too... My favorite layout I have done is a 8 x 10 picture of Amanda when she was 2 in a little dress sitting around pumpkins.

My change is that I do more with pattern paper and using more then one pattern on a layout.

I have always used stickers. but I think I use them differently now. I either layer them or add something to enhance them.

I also use more bling. It all depends on the layout but I used to have really simple layouts now I fill the page.


 
CrimsonMama
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In response to dorichatelain

I like big photos too!

Also since I first started I use a lot of inking, punches, stamping, embossing and die cutting that I've been inspired to do via this site that I didn't know I would love to do. And I never shop for stickers now.

I do both clean and simple 2 dimentional and heavier embellished LOs.


 
wilbur
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In response to CrimsonMama

I used to use so many stickers and now I use better embellishments. If I use a die cut I ink the edges, that is a new one for me! When I have many pictures of the same event I make plain pages (sorta like Henri). Another way I add more pictures to a page is with collage prints.

I started with Creative Memories so my older layouts have that look. Over time I have learned more techniques, bought more toys and had more fun!.... Now I have scrapbook.com .... yea!!


 
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In response to wilbur

I don't put as many pictures on the page. I seem to have negative space now..not much..but more than I did before.


 
bonprof
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In response to wilbur

Ever since i joined sb.com i have grown so much and am trying new things. I too rarely buy stickers. And i sm learning to combine them with othet embellies.


 
SuzMannecke
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In response to bonprof

So much has changed since I first began scrapbooking, including the tools. I would have to say that using my Cameo has been a huge change to my scrapbooking. Lately I scrapbook mostly instagram pics for PL, but occasionally I like to enlarge photos for my traditional layouts. I recently have been dabbling in mixed media to add dimension to my layouts as well-creating with gelatos, gesso, watercolors, gel medium, and glaze.
Great thread!


 
anda11
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In response to Henri Jean

well, I really started as a child. back in the day scrapbooks had those manilla or black. We didn't put photos...just cards I received, school grade cards, memorabilia, stuff from trips like postcards & placemats etc.
When I started again in 97... I covered my white pages with color, used those cute stickers, memorabilia, die cuts & pens. Over the years I have learned lots of things to make, I have found amazing stuff to buy. I use anything now. I still adore it just as much as I did as a child & in 97.


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to anda11

My earliest scrapbooks everything is STAPLED to kraft paper. Scrapbook stores were non-existant then. As I found paper and tools, those pages were "loud". The entire page would be covered and yes, lots of stickers then too. Now my pages nearly all have negative space. I tend to find that one picture and have it tell the story instead of a bunch of photos. I have always been a "clean" scrapper, but I do love layering items!!


 
aquabunny
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In response to Vivian Lake

I've always done matting, but I do it much more often, and usually much narrower, 1/8" or less. I've also only really started inking edges in the past year or so.


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to aquabunny

Using more than just 2 different papers on a layout, more flowers, and am making more mini-albums now as well.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to mrsrogers52513

Oh I don't know where to start! Inking, stamping, glimmer mist when I started it was letter stickers and poster paper. Now it's lots of layers and all of the above.


 
scrapchica
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In response to Sneezy1956

Now less white pages, more color. Matting photos more. Now less empty space. More embellishments than 2D stickers. (Does it still count as a sticker if it's the 3D ones? They just look so much nicer...)


 
ScrappinTraveler
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In response to scrapchica

I've always used a lot of patterns and colors but I notice now that I use a lot more of the "art" stuff, paints, embossing, molding paste than I used before. . .


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to ScrappinTraveler

I've also been using a lot more inks, Stickles, etc.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to mrsrogers52513

Stickles! I forget I have them. I bought several bottles about 5 years and never opened them, need to open them and try them! Especially that I have baby granddaughter things to scrap.


 
PhotobearSam
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In response to Henri Jean

My scrapbooking style has changed even though I have only been scrapping for a few years.

My main difference is that I like to put lots and LOTS of photos in my 2 page layouts so to me the best thing I started doing was printing in different sizes. I print some 4x6 and some 3x4 and then some 1x2.......I love the variety of sizes. I love not having to do 3 layouts to use all my photos. I have even made a page that had 21 photos. Love it.


So Henri, I guess I am opposite of you on that one.


 
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