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First Scrapbooking Layout

Posted on July 8, 2009 by Jennifer Gormly

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First Scrapbooking Layout

This week has been very special for me. My Mum decided to take up scrapbooking and made her first ever scrapbooking layout. I am so proud of her page and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

She used our new line of Basic Grey Wisteria papers.

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First Scrapbooking Layout

She created this scrapbooking layout using Basic Grey Wist Garden Paper Pack, white cardstock, a flower punch, purple ribbon and Making Memories Purple Alphabet stickers.

The photo is of me standing on our balcony (and yes, my Mum does call me Jenny – not Jen! Lol!).

Now you might be thinking that I helped Mum a lot with this page, but I really didn’t. The design is all hers. The only things I did were to suggest she include some ribbon somewhere and I helped her cut out a couple of flowers (after she had decided what she wanted to use).

My favourite element of the page is the frame she has made around the photo. I love how she has used a very busy and colourful paper to draw your attention to the photo without overwhelming you.

I also love how she has cut out a wide variety of shapes from her Basic Grey papers to create unique embellishments for her layout. This is a technique I often use, but I would not have thought to cut out the crest shape in the upper left corner or the butterfly shapes she has used in the bottom left corner of her photo.

I am so excited that my Mum has taken up scrapbooking and I am extremely proud of her first efforts. Please help me encourage her to continue scrapping by leaving a comment below. It really would make her day!

Thank you so much!

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46 Responses to “First Scrapbooking Layout”

  1. Denise on July 8th, 2009 11:39 pm

    I think your LO is WONDERFUL. Your choice of colors, nice. I like pages that are not cluttered, just my style. great job.

  2. Semantha on July 8th, 2009 11:41 pm

    great 1st apge – always the hardest but then you just flow with it.
    I must say i love the colours that you have used – and that my eye was drawn to the frame around the photo straight away..

    great job – you should be proud


  3. Elaine on July 8th, 2009 11:48 pm

    You layout is great. Loved your choice of colours to go with the Jenny’s photo.

  4. Bethany on July 8th, 2009 11:51 pm

    The first is always the hardest and may not be your favorite a few years down the road but it gets easier each time. I LOVE the colors and the cut-out embellishments! Scrap sketches are AWESOME tools!!!!!

  5. Maryann on July 8th, 2009 11:54 pm

    WAUW this is really great. I love the papers and the colors sooo much. It´s a beautiful LO. I´m all new to this my self, and I haven´t been able to create anything half as good as this yet, so you´re definately very talented for this craft. TFS this beautiful page with all of us, and it has definately inspired me for a LO now. Keep up this great work.
    Biiiig hugs Maryann Denmark

  6. Fay on July 9th, 2009 12:00 am

    I wish my first page was as good as yours.
    Outstanding colour selection, especially the
    frame around the photo
    I enjoy scrapping with my daughter too, throwing ideas around makes it a lot easier

  7. Kerry-Ann on July 9th, 2009 12:12 am

    Fabulous work!!!! I am really impressed it took me a couple of months after I started scrapping to say that I was really happy with a page…..well done….keep up the great work!!!!

  8. Patsy on July 9th, 2009 12:15 am

    The color choices are lovely. Great first job.

  9. Eris on July 9th, 2009 1:11 am

    Great scrap page congrats for your first time, now
    you will just flow. Your page isnt to much, and it
    all blends together, will love to see your second
    you will soon be a pro[lol].


  10. hantie on July 9th, 2009 1:30 am

    what a lovely lo, carry on girl you got talent, a lot of talent

  11. Mary Ellen on July 9th, 2009 1:33 am

    Hello Welcome to Scrapbooking and what a great start – there’s no turning back now – you will be addicted as the rest of us, especially when you produce layouts that you are really proud of – and the bonus of being able to share the craft with your daughter. Everyone loves to look at my albums,but I love it when fellow scrapbookers do becuase we look at them on a different level. You are now part of a special “club” – I hope you enjoy your membership!

  12. Diane on July 9th, 2009 2:01 am

    What a lovely job. Its very good with color and its the beginning of a great new hobbie for mum. She will be able to spend lots of time with you and it will bring your relationship much closer if thats possible than it already is….so terrific and thank you so much for sharing! Thank you

  13. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 2:18 am

    Well I can see how your daughter is so proud of you and your first ever page. It is certainly way better than the first one that I ever did and looks like a professional with years of experience did it. You should be very proud of what you have done and now you have a wonderful project in common with your daughter as I do with my Mum as she has also taken up scrapbooking and gets better every time I look at her new works. Hope you keep it up and spend many hours enjoying yourself with your daughter, its great to have a common interest.

    happy scrapping

  14. Frances Jane Blackwell on July 9th, 2009 3:15 am

    What a beautiful 1st page. I love your papers and colors, and of course your subject was beautiful too. Keep the pages coming, I will look forward to seeing them. Frances Jane Blackwell

  15. Donna Arreola on July 9th, 2009 4:26 am

    Loved your LO. It seems intimidating when you are first starting out and one thing I learned there is NO wrong or right way to scrapbook. You add YOUR own personal touch which makes it even more special. One of a kind!! Great job and keep it up!

  16. Theresa on July 9th, 2009 4:37 am

    Congratulations, Mum:
    For the first time you did a beautiful job. I am also a mother of two married daughters. One of my daughters and myself decided we would like to try scrapbooking and we were quite amazed with the cards we have made and have had compliments from the receivers.
    Don’t give up…as it is fun and a good hobby as I consider it to be. I though at first I will never know how to do it, but I must admit the cards I have made and sent to people they always comment on how nice they are and that I took the time to make it. I have learned quite a few great ideas from you great daughter, Jen… stick with it and just use your imagination All of us are in this together. And as the saying goes — We are never to old to learn something new…make sure we see more of your card makings. Go for It!!!! Theresa

  17. mary on July 9th, 2009 6:04 am

    WELL DONE!!! for your first Lay Out. Very Impressive and Innovative use of the paper.

  18. Denise Croker on July 9th, 2009 6:44 am

    Well done, very elegant

  19. Leigh on July 9th, 2009 7:53 am

    Great first attempt, I haven’t even attempted my first attempt yet ….. I just keep gathering things to use and have a HUGE stockpile, but still no first attempt. I am impressed enough to make a start now, so thanks Jenny’s mum.

  20. Jo on July 9th, 2009 8:29 am

    That’s a great page! you should be very proud of yourself. I love how you cut bits out of the paper to make embellishments. Fab.

  21. doreen on July 9th, 2009 9:03 am

    Hello,what a great first attempt,love the colours
    and my eye was drawn to the frame around the photo straight away,you made it look like you have been scrapping for years.I bet you are now
    like the rest of us Totally Hooked,lol.
    You are a very talented lady,keep up the good work.

  22. Kris Croker on July 9th, 2009 9:18 am

    Lovely layout. Really eyecatching. Inspires me to get going again.

  23. Jo-Anne on July 9th, 2009 10:54 am

    Hi, excellent choice of colour and the layout is fantastic. Well done for your first page. Hope Jen puts more samples of your future work on display for us to see. Thank you Jo-Anne

  24. Susann Fowler on July 9th, 2009 11:18 am

    Wish my first page looked as lovely as your Mother’s does. Well done and congrats to all.

    Keep up the lovely work.

    Thankyou Susan

  25. Vicki on July 9th, 2009 12:55 pm

    Wow – it’s lovely. To me half the battle is being able to co-ordinate different patterns for the one layout. You obviously don’t have this problem. Keep it up!

  26. Sue on July 9th, 2009 1:00 pm

    Hi I”m jealous as my first page was a disater. Your mum did a wonderful and very good lay out with the chooses she choosed, tell her to keep on scraping.

  27. Cary on July 9th, 2009 1:50 pm

    Very pretty I love the colors and the framing you did.

  28. Gladys Makin on July 9th, 2009 2:07 pm

    What a beautiful start to Scrapbooking – keep it up & I am sure Jen will be a great help. I am surrounded by my supplies at present and am just trying to decide what I will do first after a long break in my motivation, though I still buy & lap up all the designs etc in the newsletters. Good luck Glad

  29. Anne-Marie on July 9th, 2009 2:36 pm

    I like it. Simple but effective. I love the colours. Everything blends in nicely. Keep up the good work.

  30. Jeanette on July 9th, 2009 4:00 pm

    A fantastic first page. It’s like you have been at it for ages. Love the colours and the balance of busy and subdued papers is spot on.
    Jeanette. Canberra. Australia.

  31. martene holden on July 9th, 2009 5:33 pm

    `Well done mum !!!!
    remember scapbooking is all about your own individual flair ,, whether its one photo or 5 on a page ,, its your crative flair that makes it unique !! keep going this is a great start ..


  32. Marjie Williamson on July 9th, 2009 7:43 pm

    I really like the way you have used the soft colours to make the lovely photo of Jenny stand out. Be warned, though, once you start scrapping, it is hard to stop!

  33. Barbara USA on July 9th, 2009 8:44 pm

    Very well done – I’m not traditionally a scrap book person… mostly do cards… love your selection of colors and arrangement –

    Your in trouble now :) It’s totally addictive, whether it’s scrapbooking or card making :) A wonderful pass time – but especially wonderful because it’s a hobby you share with daughter – good times are ahead :)

  34. Maree on July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm

    Your layout is beautiful. the colour choices are great.I am very jealous of scrapbookers who can blend wonderful colours as this is the area that I struggle with. So enjoy your new talent. I will look forward to seeing many more pages.

  35. Dianne Smith on July 9th, 2009 11:09 pm

    What a wonderful first page, I have been scrapboking for a few years now and I still have not mnastered the correct colours to use in a LO like yours. Well done have lots of fun and enjoy each others company as you scrapbook together.Precious moments together.

  36. Peta Wicks on July 10th, 2009 11:13 am

    What a great first page! Lots of eye appeal achieved by your harmonious and symmetrical blending of colour.

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  38. Glenda on July 10th, 2009 1:51 pm

    I think it’s a wonderfully soft layout with great color combinations and subtle effects with the cut flowers. It all works together well to retain the focus on the photo.

  39. Lisa on July 10th, 2009 7:26 pm

    WOW thats a great first page

    Great work

    I have to agree with everyone else you have really chosen the colour and layout well..

    Now you have started you there will be no stopping…


  40. Kathie on July 11th, 2009 7:45 am

    Love the page its pretty, its elegant and its clever. I love how you have used the papers and how by using just three coordinating papers it doesn’t look too busy.
    Congratulations on a job well done.
    Kathie (Tasmania)

  41. Carol Ffinch on July 12th, 2009 9:11 am

    What a beautiful LO! love the colours and a lovely photo too!

  42. Ronda on July 16th, 2009 6:27 pm

    Very pleasing to the eye, your daughter is justly proud. I love uncomplicated pages. Keep up the good work.

  43. Autumn on July 18th, 2009 8:39 am

    Your layout is great! It is wonderful to be able to share this fun hobby with your mom. Happy Scrapbooking!

  44. lawyerlyn on July 25th, 2009 6:18 pm

    did you say this is your first layout? it doesn’t look that way to me. it’s really wonderful

  45. Ilyn on November 18th, 2009 6:59 pm

    I like the combination of colors you chose :) Keep on making different layouts and do not be afraid to try different embellishments! More power to you–my co-scrapbooker :)

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