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Posted 1/21/2013 by txanstolte in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 521,093
September 2011
Posts: 109
Layouts: 15
Loc: Texas

Posted: 1/21/2013 9:27:01 PM
When I first started scrapping, I used a lot of bling, stickers, & flowers along with doodling and stitching. Now my style has changed to layering & using wide variety of embellishments. {you can watch my process videos to see my style now on my YouTube channel } I think partly it is because of new products that come out, watching glitter girl (which I love), and looking at others layouts.
When I first started flowers were easy to come by at the store along with stickers and bling, and that what i saw a lot on layouts at the time. Which I find interesting because I'm not a big fan of flowers or bling. I find them too girly which I am not. But that is not to say I don't like my layout that have the flowers and bling. Some of my favorite layouts are my first ones I ever made.
So how has your style changed? Which things do you still do?



PeaNut 426,757
June 2009
Posts: 642
Layouts: 46
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Posted: 1/21/2013 9:31:30 PM
I was a very simple scapper. I could put one photo, one bit of paper and a couple of tiny buttons or stickers to a page and call it done. Not now though. There is way more to my process. I like to cluster and layer things.
I also used to had cut all my titles by printing fonts and tracing them onto paper which was very time consuming - thickers were one of my favourite discoveries!
I also used to stick to just one collection where as now I'll grab stuff from many different brands and collections to make a page.

xoxoxo Sarah

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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
Posts: 22,668
Layouts: 499
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 1/21/2013 9:35:09 PM
I don't think my style has changed too much, just the supplies that I use!

My pages are a little more linear/gridded than when I first started out.

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PeaNut 562,539
August 2012
Posts: 166
Layouts: 112
Loc: Arizona

Posted: 1/21/2013 9:56:14 PM
I feel like mine has changed over and over again. When I first started it was old school Creative Memories style. Put pictures on photo mats, add some borders, lots of stickers and journaling. Everything flat ...

From there my style gradually evolved to lots of layers all piled up on each other with one pagers certainly becoming the norm.

Now I feel like its changing again - getting simpler. Less embellishment per page, yet more variety. Less extra paper per page. I still am not sure where I'm going to end up, but I like the direction I'm going in now.


PeaNut 520,674
September 2011
Posts: 723
Layouts: 7
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 1/21/2013 10:07:16 PM
Yes. I came into scrapbooking at the "themey" period of time and I knew virtually nothing about the hobby when I began.

One of my first layouts:
My boyfriend and I went to the zoo, so I "had to include" a grass/jungle theme pattern paper for the background, animal stickers, my photos are matted in cardstock which I then took those scissors with designs and cut all the way around. I used various sized photos (post cutting) and there are multiple photos.

What has changed? Almost everything.
I don't do a lot of multi-photo layouts (went from 4 or more per page to 1-2)
I no longer have to be themey
I only scrap 4x6 instead of several different sizes
I don't use as much Ephemera and I never do no photo layouts

It is hard to compare my style now to my style then, even if I broke it down to just a "sketch", they would be totally different. I absolutely love how my old layouts look, but I much prefer my style now, it seems more authentic.

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PeaNut 292,577
January 2007
Posts: 5,245
Layouts: 51
Loc: In the deep-fried south.

Posted: 1/21/2013 10:22:16 PM
My first few pages were mostly scattered photos and sticker sneeze. Pretty quickly I picked up on matting my photos. I was told that I would eventually journal my pages, but didn't really believe it at the time. Over time, I attempted to imitate most styles, from simple to shabby chic to one-photo "artistic" to themey.

As for now, I am back to pretty simple. I adore journaling spots and always journal by hand, love to USE die cuts but hate to make them , and whereas I used to focus on the photos, now my focus is on the story about 98% of the time. I love the whole concept of Smashbooks and use them often, as well as divided page protectors. I have come to realize that in my life, at least, I don't HAVE to dedicate a double page layout to much of anything, and that it doesn't always take 37 photos to tell the story. The extras are perfectly fine in a photo storage box. So while a lot of my pages now only have one or two photos, they are not really artsy, but more, well, plain. That's just me, and I am totally okay with that.

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PeaNut 44,329
August 2002
Posts: 9,651
Layouts: 31
Loc: 8 miles from Galveston Bay

Posted: 1/22/2013 5:57:13 AM
It really hasn't changed much.

Mostly two-page layouts, lots of photos, journaling, memorabilia from an event or occasion, and minimal embellishment. I've "kept scrapbooks" from the 1970's onward, I just started doing it in a more decorative and creative way once it became an arts & crafts genre. Lately I've been using different sizes of photos on a layout because I've discovered 8X10 collage prints. But that's about it for new and different.



PeaNut 453,055
January 2010
Posts: 2,222
Layouts: 228
Loc: Southern Ohio

Posted: 1/22/2013 7:53:36 AM
mine mainly has switched from 2 pagers to one page layouts- sure the techniques might have changes a bit- misting etc


PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
Posts: 4,017
Layouts: 45
Loc: Tulsa, OK

Posted: 1/22/2013 7:57:34 AM
I use to mat every photo and was definitely guilty of sticker sneezes. Now I mostly do one page layouts and layer layer layer.

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PeaNut 110,614
October 2003
Posts: 9,115
Layouts: 326
Loc: Ã…rhus, Denmark

Posted: 1/22/2013 8:39:15 AM

I scrapped 12x12.
I used 4x6 or 5x7 photos
I never cropped photos
I did lots of two page layouts
I scrapped everything
I was all about the photos
I was a linear/gridded scrapper
I wasn't big on embellishments


I scrap 8.5x11
I often use 3x4 photos. Sometimes I go crazy an use a full 4x6.
I often crop photos
I do a mix of 1 and 2 page layouts, but lean towards 1 page
I'm much choosier about what I scrap
I'm all about the story
I'm a linear/gridded scrapper
I'm not big on embellishments, though I actually own some now.

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PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
Posts: 2,099
Layouts: 29

Posted: 1/22/2013 9:41:58 AM
Major Changes:
Handwritten Journaling - I never would have taken a pen to paper 10 years ago.

Much more patterned paper and much less cardstock.

My pages are not too themey anymore.

I use more embellishments - bling & buttons being my favorites.

I don't really use my computer for scrapbooking at all. Maybe when I drag out my cricut but I don't really use it too often.

This is off the top of my head, I am sure there are many more differences.

I am still a simple scrapbooker. I think the right combination of patterned papers, thickers/stickers/title and journaling is just as lovely as a more heavily embellished page.

This thread does have me wondering about how I did titles back then. I think they were printed on vellum or cardstock then mounted/matted or something.

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PeaNut 434,276
August 2009
Posts: 7,484
Layouts: 8
Loc: Tarpon Springs, Florida

Posted: 1/22/2013 9:53:55 AM
For me, it isn't so much that it changed but rather that I found my style!

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PeaNut 464,263
April 2010
Posts: 2,872
Layouts: 8
Loc: MinneSNOWta

Posted: 1/22/2013 11:40:12 AM
My first few pages I matted, or double matted, all my photos and used a couple stickers--no sneeze though.

I still do 2 page LOs and I still crop my photos; I use more embellishments and papers now. Still no sneeze.


PeaNut 566,536
September 2012
Posts: 535
Layouts: 28
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN

Posted: 1/22/2013 12:57:17 PM
"For me, it isn't so much that it changed but rather that I found my style!" <--This.

A couple major differences are that when I first started I used to cut a lot of my photos (if there were 2 people I'd cut close to the outline of the bodies) vs. including full photos with background. I also used to do a lot more edge tearing on papers and didn't use a lot of embellishments. My style has definitely become more polished than it was when I first started (in high school).

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
Posts: 1,590
Layouts: 49

Posted: 1/22/2013 12:59:13 PM
When I first started in 2002, I:

Cut around the people in the pictures, or used shaped templates so they were in hearts, stars, circles, etc.
Matted or double-matted everything
Handwrote my titles from a handwritten typography book
Used patterned paper as my background on every layout
NO grounding whatsoever - my photos and embellishments just floated around on the page
No rhyme or reason - no thought to graphic design elements at all
Used a lot of theme-y, cutesy stuff
Didn't mix patterned papers
Drew on several of my layouts
Tore and inked edges... a lot

Now, I:

Put a lot of thought into design rules and what works and why
Rarely mat my photos
Never crop pictures into weird shapes
Never handwrite my titles - thank God for Thickers!
Rarely use themed product, at least in the way it's intended, and don't do cutesy
Mix patterned papers
Don't draw or doodle on my layouts
Use cardstock as background to most of my layouts
Still scrap a lot of pictures per layout, on average, with a few one- or two-photo layouts thrown in
Rarely ink edges, and even more rarely tear them
Still use some scrappy stuff I bought when I first started... MME Wild Asparagus or BG Sublime, anyone?
Used papers from both recently.

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