Going back – The First Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been trying to organise the photos on my hard drive lately, and the other day I came across some photos of the first scrapbook layout I ever made. Well, the first layout in the sense that I had just heard about the concept of scrapbooking here in Sweden. This was back in the end of 2007, or early 2008.

I had no idea where to start, what photos or products to use, what events to scrapbook, what journaling was, how to embellish a page, not much at all, really. I knew I liked swirly patterns, and that was about it. Me and a friend just decided to try it out, and we found a scrapbook store in Stockholm, got some paper, and off we went.

When I look at it now, I cringe a little, of course I do! At the same time, I’m glad I did it and that I kept the layout. It’s a small gem of a memory from a happy time in my life!

The photo is from my university campus. I went there for four years, and during those four years I walked that path almost every day, hurrying to get to a class, or meet a friend, or go study in the library. I admit that in the end I was pretty fed up, but now, many years later, what wouldn’t I give to be able to go back to school? To get to spend that much of my time studying and learning? It’s hard work but so rewarding.

I didn’t do a lot of layouts after that, but mainly got into paper crafting, card making and photography. I’m much more into it now though; it’s all coming together, my love for photography and memory keeping.

The Lemming Track – My first scrapbook layout form January 2008
Close-up of handwritten journaling
Title, handwritten with black Sakura Glaze pen
Sixxten the Cat makes a guest appearance. Always being nosy!

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