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Saturday, April 30, 2011


WOOOOO HOOOO!  I am SO JAZZZZZED!  I finally took the plunge and made my first, ever scrapbook page!  I have wanted to try it for so long, but was a bit apprehensive - not sure why, but I think it was because I new I'd be hooked!  AND I AM!  It was soooo fun, and a bit like making a card, but with a bigger "canvas"!  AND, am I ever glad for all the stash and goodies I've collected!  Having a big supply of embellishments really got me going!  Also got my Cricut to cut with the new computer, YEAH!  Only thing is, I still can't use my Design Studio program, so it was a bit of a challenge for me.  I am so used to being able to manipulate everything.

So, my page, lol!  It is not a full size 12x12, but measures 8x8 for an album I purchased.  It was great because it came with some coordinating papers and embellishments. ( I needed to start a bit slowly and grow as I learn.)  The title of the album is "Going Home" and is all pics from my recent trip to my hometown of York, PA.  This first pic is of my daughter, Mindi, my Aunt Meme and me.  Every time my cousin took our picture, she kept saying "say olive juice!" to make us smile!  Pretty soon we realized that on all the pics we are all puckered up and we just laughed and laughed!

I cut the flourishes with my Cricut from "Stretch Your Imagination", and all the rest of the embellishments were from my stash of collected goodies.  Fun, fun, fun!  I see now how great it is to have a picture that you love put onto a page to save for all time!  Look out, I'm on a roll!


  1. Congrats! You did great! I love to scrapbook. Just wish I had the freedom (time) to do it! Keep it up!
    Esigmon at cox dot net

  2. What a beautiful first page Jo, I am looking forward to seeing more from you now :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Congratulations on your new addiction, Joanne! They'll be no stopping you now.

    It's a wonderful page, such a lovely photo of the 3 of you and a brilliant bit of journalling. It all looks very personal and special, thanks for showing it. And please do more!! :) CoB

  4. what a fabulous page!! so lovely!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  5. This is a great "first" scrapbook page Joaane. I am looking forward tom the othuers you do!!!
    hugs Sarah x

  6. Great job on your FIRST page sweetie! You should see mine, from about 12 1/2 years ago LOL. I love looking at those albums when I first started, and looking at how far I've come...yours is GREAT!


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