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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Hello Friends and welcome to
The Scrappin Roots Blog Hop!
I'm so glad you stopped by.  

If you are like me your love for papercrafting began with scrapbooking. And I don't know about you but I have REALLY let it go for quicker and more instant gratification crafts, mostly card making. I have really been wanting to get back to my "roots" and do more scrapbooking. I want to preserve the memories of my children and their childhood while they are still (somewhat) fresh in my mind. One of my goals (I don't like to call them resolutions, too  much pressure, lol) for 2011 is to do more layouts and scrapbooking. Since I figured I am not the only one who needs a swift kick in the scrapbooking butt I decided to host my very first blog hop and to focus it on layouts. 
I'm so excited for this hop. We have an amazing line up of talented ladies that are super excited to share with you their projects both past (this ought to be fun) and present. 

For my layout I chose to do a "Back to school" theme. I didn't include the pictures because my printer needs color ink. Don't you just hate that? Grr. LOL Anyway, here is my layout:


The page on the left is dedicated to my daughter and the page on the left is dedicated to my son. 
Ingredients:
Core'dinations cardstock for the green base as well as the orange photo mats. Recollections cardstock for all other cuts. 
Cuts: School bus & Apple is from DoodleCharms. Scissors, glue and sentiment is from Simply Charmed. Magnifying glass is from Everyday Paper Dolls. 

I LOVE how this turned out especially considering it's been almost 2yrs since my last layout (sounds like I'm at confession, lol).
I chose the colors Green & Orange because those are my kids' school colors. "Let's go Discovery School" Sorry, I had to do a little shout out for the best school ever! And of course all the school images that go along with it. The magnifying glass is the school's logo. :)

I also wanted to share with you some of my "early" work. I've only been papercrafting for about 4 yrs so this is not OLD but older. 


 The first layout is one of the first if not THE FIRST (I simply cannot remember) layouts I've ever done. The second layout is one of the first layouts I did with my Cricut. :) I love my Cricut and am so glad I have one. I don't know how I ever survived without it.

One more thing I wanted to share with you was a handy dandy tip: 
Incorporate recycled products in your projects. For the Back to School layout I cut the scissor blades out of silver chip board included in a make-up kit we purchased around Christmastime. I also trimmed out some clear plastic from packaging and used it as the "glass" in the magnifying glass. 
Oh wait. What's a blog hop without some blog candy?
Robyn from My Pink Stamper so generously donated her newest video Cricut Layouts Through the Year for my giveaway today.
 To be eligible for this prize simply leave a comment telling me when you began papercrafting. You don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you were. I will draw a winner on Monday morning.

Don't forget to visit all the other ladies in our hop today. I promise you that their projects will not disappoint. You may even stumble upon some more delicious blog candy. 
Thanks for hopping on by. Here's the full line up, if you get lost along the way come on back here for the list. 

Erin: http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/ (That's Me :)
Abby: http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Amanda: http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Amy: http://www.perfectlyunperfectcards.blogspot.com/
Ann Marie: http://www.yourstrulee.net/
Jenny: http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Christel: http://www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Cristina: http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Ellen: http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/
Jennifer: http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Lauren: http://laurenscraps.blogspot.com/
Paula: http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

148 comments:

Scrappin' Sista said...

I can't believe I'm first. Love your layouts. Thanks for allowing me to participate in the hop with you.

I first started scrapping in 2005 after my husband created my first album for me for Christmas. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel a.k.a. ScrappinSista
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Scrap and Dash said...

I started scrapping in 1998 when my daughter was just a baby. I started out with stuff I ordered through the mail - Precious Moments stuff. I didn't have extra money for die cuts so I made my own. Quite the difference between then and now!

Like you, I hope to get more of "my" layouts done and still make some to sell. I like getting crafty with other stuff too, but I have so much to catch up on!

Alma said...

Adorable layouts! I started off scrapbooking too and its still my first love! I love your early work too!

almabrooksblog.blogspot.com

Reneeleeak said...

Very cute layouts!
I began scrapbooking off & on about 10 years ago. Since then I've been making cards and other projects. It's so funny to go back & look at my first scrapbook! Wow, what a difference from today. ☺
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

GabyCreates.com said...

Great LO, have to scraplift idea for grandbaby! I started scrapbooking a year ago...fell in love with Basic Grey POTM-- Scrapbooking is my first priority, but do get caught up in other crafts this past year.... TFS -- Gaby

Shawnee said...

I love your layouts!! I began scrapbooking when my now 9 year old son was born. I used to watch QVC and Creating Keepsakes and wanted to do what Lisa did on her Scrapbooking shows. I love this craft and love preserving memories for my children. I looked at my first scrapbook layout and now that I have my Cricut...definitely will be redoing some.

Have a blessed Saturday!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

I love your pages,I just started scrapbooking a year ago ,so I going backwards doing my sons school pages,this gave me some good ideas!nice lo,joy

Emily said...

I love that you are doing this back to layouts hop. So many blogs and site have become geared to cards now a days. I have been scrapping for right at 2 years. And now I have the best job in the world....I teach scrap booking at Michaels!

Emily C

Lauras0801 said...

I started papercrafting about 8 years ago when I went to a friend's house who was having a Stampin Up party. We made 3 cards and I placed an order and was hooked. I've done about 2 albums and made many, many cards since then. Since I don't send a lot of cards but love to create I wanted to find other things to create. Now I'm making 12 x 12 shadow box pictures using my Cricut (which I just got in September and LOVE) and hope to start going to craft shows to sell them in the Spring. I love making them and only have so many walls in my house! lol

Craftyhomemade said...

Super cute layout. I started scrapbooking a few years ago, but now I'm making more cards than layout, so I'm so behind with my kids photo. Thanks for share.

Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Celeste said...

Great pages...thank you for sharing... I began scrapbooking and card making in 2008

Kerry--Momma K said...

Great layout Erin. Thanks for the inspiration. I started scrapbooking in 2001, it is time to get back to it.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Amanda Villarreal said...

very cute layout!

EllenM said...

I started stampin' 26 years ago ~ see my blog post about using my first stamp to make a Christmas card in 2010 - http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-oldest-stamp.html

Gave it up for a long time and started back into it a few years ago.

LOVE your LOs ~ DOODLECHARMS makes me smile

Suz said...

I have been scrap booking for many years, love how the whole craft has evolved. Your layouts are great! Suz
suz.p@comcast.net

Ashley said...

Great layouts!I always love looking at what others come up with. I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago, took a break while going to college and have just recently picked it back up! It is definitely one of my passions!

♥Ashley
welchcreations.blogspot.com

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

awww Erin! Your layout is super cute! LOVE IT! Love your "firsts tooo"
Yours TruLee
Ann Marie
www.yourstrulee.net

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute layout thanks for sharing!!

CeCeCreates said...

Love the layouts. I began scrapbooking 6 years ago after I was hit by a car and became very immobile. I do believe that scrabooking saved my sanity!

shorty0506 said...

My friend got me into scrapbooking after my son was born. He was in the NICU and she came to my house to head to the hospital and after the visit (since we were only allowed to stay a certain amount of time) we went back and scrapbooked. Ever since than I am hooked. But unfortunately I do more projects than scrapbook layouts! :(

Charna
Charnascarpati@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

Erin, first I want to thank you for asking me to be apart of this hop with all these talented ladies! Your 'older' layouts are adorable - how precious!! LOVE your school days LO! Thanks for the great inspiration!
Lauren

Patti Ross said...

I began scrapbooking about 15 years ago. Just trying to organize the boxes of pictures and keepsakes I had for my boys. Now I'm doing granddaughter scrapbooks! How time flies - and how things have changed and improved in the scrapbooking world! I love my cricut!!!

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Dallas Freyer said...

Oh, I am so glad you did this blog hop. I definetly need that swift kick, I am so behind. Thanks for all the inspiration, Dallas

dallasfreyer@sbcglobal.net

Susan said...

Hi Miss Erin...
I love your layout. I need to get back to doing layouts myself. I started scrapbooking in 2001 when I was invited to a Creative Memories party. I still think their albums are the best :) TFS my friend.
Susan
facebookandothers67 at yahoo dot com

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Wow,what a awesome layout,I've been a scrapbooker for about 12 yrs. now,if you count my scrapbook I done in high school,well, alot longer.Thanks for sharing.

Brittney said...

Your pages are adorable - and, I'm a follower =)

Cristina said...

Erin,

Thanks for allowing me to be part of this blog hop. I am so trying to get back into my scrapbooking as well. And this hop was the inspiration to get an extra layout done.

Your pages are adorable and I'm A follower

Hugs!

Cristina
http://www.craftingwithcristina.com

Lillian Child said...

What sweet layouts, Erin! And congrats on your FIRST hop! How fun!

I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blog

Minta's Creations said...

Such sweet layouts..I would have to say I started paper crafting around Last June. I have been in love ever since..I want to learn everything I can. different techniques..and you are such an inspiration to learn from.
I'm already a follower..
love your blog.
Minta
mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

erin lee creative said...

Great layout! I definitely need to get back to my roots too :) Thanks for the inspiration!

angeliaspapercrafts said...

It is funny to see where the road to scrapbooking has led us! Addictions, addictions, lol thanks for the walk down memory lane for me :0 It was babies that got me involved in scrapbooking 12 years ago...
Angelia
orvup1@aol.com
angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

Lesley from WI said...

Cute LOs. My favorite is your double LO. I love it and the google eyes on school is adorable!

Jenny said...

So cute! Love the idea about incorporating other materials :) My papercrafting journey started about 5 years ago, with scrapbooking. Thank you so much!

Jenny
papercraftjenny@gmail.com

liz said...

cute layout !!
I began scraping 5 years my sister best friend and my sister got into it.... i loved i been going to the covention center to 4 years now and can wait for this year to open registration .... :)they always have some new idea and stuff too .

labebeliza4us@yahoo.com

the cricutologist said...

Hi Erin I love the idea of this blog hop! I totally agree with you! I'm struggling with getting LO done b/c I'm having fun with cards. I want to do more LO! Great blog hop Erin! Come over to my blog and see what I'm giving away for reaching 100 followers!

scrappinC said...

I love the title of your blog hop. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years. I have always had a love for paper and started buying paper and then everything else that goes along with scrapbooking, card making. Then I found all of these wonderful blogs with such wonderful ideas now I would rather scrap than work. LOL!
TFS!

Cindy
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I don't scrapbook so I guess you could say my I started last week lol, I have been making paper crafts for almost 4 years, but I have only been crafting with a cricut for like 6 months...

Denise G said...

Super cute layout. Love it. I started paper crafting about 10 years ago. The first 8 1/2 collecting paper and now finally using it.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very cute Layouts! I just started Scrapbooking and Cardmaking in December 2010 :) I'm not very good, okay I'm not good at all, but I'm learning.

TFS
Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love the layouts...the pictures of the first meal are so cute...looks like it was yummy.
I am a new follower
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Adorable layouts!!! Just so sweet. I've been 'scrapping' for about 9 yrs but it has been more buying than scrapping. Now I am into making cards also. I am now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Really cute LO's Erin. i love'em . Thanks for putting on this awesome hop :D
Meighen

Debc06 said...

Love the layouts, I have been a card maker but am trying to become a scrapbooker. So one of my challenges this year is to do more layouts.
Thanks for the encouragement.
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

Very Cute layouts, Erin. I did some scrapbooking in high school and didn't pick it up again until 2 years ago. I jumped right into making cards and I NEED to get back to scrapbooking. Thanks for a chance to win and what a GREAT blog hop. :)

Samantha-Leigh said...

my niece is almost two and a half. I started scrapbooking pretty much the day she was born. She was born in september and it was my christmas gift goal to give my sister a scrapbook. I did the whole thing over 60 pages without a cricut. the following summer her fiance helped me purchase a cricut on ebay (because of him I'm now an ebay pro). I wonder how I did the scrapbook without the cricut and started her second scrapbook. I need to catch up but you can tell when I got the cricut. But my niece loves her first scrapbook and looks at it often calling it "Ammy's book"

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love your layout, Erin! So fun!

Hugs,
Saundra :)
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

lynsgal said...

Thanks for putting together this blog hop, I did my first one last week with MPS and I loved it! I created my first scrapbook when I was 8, wow, 30 years ago. Of course, today's srapbook is much much different, but I love them both the same. i haven't scrapped in several years, but I am back to the grind in 2011, and loving it! Loving your layouts, thanks for inpiring me!

terriennz said...

I LOVE your layouts! I started crafting back when I was in high school (2001). I'm a follower. :) And thank you so much for a chance to win!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

Brenna said...

I started scrapping about 2 years ago, but I really started when I had my daughter last february! It is a super social thing and my sister and I do it together. So fun and what better thing for your kids to have when they get older! Thanks for putting this blog hop together!! Look forward to seeing more layouts!
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Carol's Place said...

Hi, I started card making about a year ago and am totally addicted. I am a grandma so I have tons of pictures that I need to scrap but have done little of scrapping. I do want to improve on that though. I love your layouts especially the snow angels that is just priceless. I will be following your blog, good job!!

Elisha said...

Cute layout! I began my paper crafting with cards back in 1996. Then in 1998 my aunt introduced me to scrapbooking after my first husband passed away due to cancer. I was only 20 when he passed and scrapbooking help me get through this difficult time in my life. I am now remarried and have4 beautiful children. I still continue to make card and scrapbook today.

~Elisha
elishacarter at msn dot com
http://milehighstamping.blogspot.com

Linda S said...

I feel like I am walking in your shoes!! I started scraping over a year ago as I needed to get my grown up kids pictures into some semblance of order but like you, I do like the instant gratification a card gives me! This blog hop is fantastic! Congratulations! I am now a follower. Hope you can drop by my blog too!
http://smilin2.blogspot.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I'm a late bloomer - I started making paper creations about a year ago with Valentines but really got into it six months ago when I retired. So enjoy scrapping with my daughters and granddaughters too! Thanks for the blog hop today!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations

5boysmom said...

the town where we do most all our shopping had a store named "Scrapbook Country". One day in 2001 I decided I would stop and go see what it was---need I say more?!?! :) I am now an addicted scrapbooker/paper crafter!!! I have 5 boys and am expecting our first grandbaby in June!

mom25boys84@yahoo.com

Vicki said...

Great layouts. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Hi! I love your layouts! I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago. Last year I did more card-making and now I am really far behind on my scrapbooking so I need to get back to my roots too!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Karelj said...

What wonderful layouts! Just one thing about adding recycled things to your layouts--if you want them to last for generations, you need to be concerned about the acid level in whatever you use. There are sprays that will supposedly make your recycled items archivally safe, but they are pricey and who knows if they really work? I mean, who's lived that long? Just a thought. I started scrapbooking way back in the dark ages when a scrapbook was a looseleaf book, with leatherette covers (that helpfully said *scrapbook*) and pages held together with string...I've seen it all---going to Creative Memories parties and buying *cool* paper and stickers...through edge-cutting scissors....into Page protectors and three-dimensional embellishments and punches! I've been a follow for a while--I love coming here to poke around and enjoy your creativety. You can find me art ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

Chrissygirl39 said...

I was just looking through some of my first scrapbooks.....my first page ever was of my daughters fifth birthday, eeeehhhh its was sooooo plain and simple. ive kind of gottin away from scrapbboking my many pictures (I do alot my paper crafting then scrapbooking now) and I'm trying to get back to scrapbooking my pics. Thanks for sharing!!!

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

Hi! I love the back to school layout!! SO CUTE!! I started scrapbooking about 11 years ago, in high school and have continued all through the years. I absolutely love it. I also love cardmaking! Thanks for the blog hop! I also have candy going on at my blog HERE!

My email is jennro7781 at yahoo dot com or my blog is http://jennro7781.blogspot.com

Thanks again for the awesome blog hop!

Tanya said...

Great LO's!! I started scrapbooking about 13 years ago!! Yepper, back when you had to trace stencils and buy stickers. LOL.. I have also been trying to get back to my lay outs. Thanks for the blog hop!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

cowbelleru said...

Very cute layout. Today, I became a follower.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Robin said...

I have been scrapbooking for about three years now. It started with a Cuttlebug (which I just used last night) and then for Christmas I got a Cricut Expression (which I also used last night). I have done more cards than I have scrapbooking. But I can justify it that I have an all day scrap event in Feb. So I'll be making up for it. TFS!
Robin
jellybean_82@cox.net
http://paperpizazzcreationsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

country grammie said...

I have been scrapbooking and working with papercrafts for about 20 years. Recently though I have delved back in with two feet and started doing projects with my cricut that I have had for about a year.

dfhenson@q.com
http://countrygrammie51.blogspot.com

Rosie said...

i cant remember when i started scrapbooking but it was way before the cricut came along. i started making albums for other people and not my own family photos. i hope to change that this year.

i love your layouts, they are adorable!
rmini@satx.rr.com

dreenie said...

really cute, i know how you feel about neglecting the scrapbooking!! thanks for sharing

Darlene said...

Hmmm... I tried scrapbooking back in 2000, but it didn't stick. I bought a Cricut in 2009 and have been hooked ever since.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

JeNn said...

I started back when I had my first born. back in 1999 but didnt get serious about it till 2005. I love it. I love making cards more than anything. thanks for the chance to win

anderson.jenn4@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I have been paper crafting for about 10 years. I started and did it for a couple of years and then stopped. The last year or so I have picked it back up again, bought me a cricut, and now I am completely addicted!!!
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net

AmyWilliams said...

Love your layouts!! I have been scrapbooking FOREVER LoL. Keeping up with everything to scrapbook! I don't do cards so I am so happy you are having this hop! Thanks so much!
awilliams2575@gmail.com

kermetta said...

I love your layout and your blog! I have been scrappin about a year my mom has been since 1983. Se tried and tried until I gave in I 'd love a chance to win

kermetta3167@yahoo.com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Very cute layouts! I have been scrapbooking since kids were little - mid 1980's. A good friend of mine recently peeked my interest in card making! gikinney1@gmail.com

ScrappyScavenger said...

I have only been scrapping for a year. I found it to be wonderful therapy after a hard couple years, It helps me wind down and remember who I am. Thanks for sharing your Layout, Its been a while since I have seen a Layout hopScrappyScavenger at yahoo dotcom!

TeresaK said...

Thanks for sharing your layouts! I started doing a form of "memory keeping" when I was in high school, long before Scrapbooking was in vougue! But really started "scrapping" as we now know it about 10 years ago. I just am not consistent and I give away a lot of gifts and do a lot of card making and not so much scrapping for myself, so I am VERY behind!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol.com

Karen said...

Very nice layout. I started scrapbooking in 2004 when my daughter bacam a CM consultant. I got into card making when I got my Cricut, it was just a natural progression. I love it. karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

McVic said...

Love that back to school layout. I started paper crafting 15 years ago, but took quite a while off I Just started again about a yr ago. THings have changed alot!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Holly said...

I began papercrafting what will be a year in april. That was when I got my expression, and I haven't quit since! :D

Kim said...

Love seeing all your work! I started paper crafting 12 years ago. I only dabbled in it. It has only been recent that I have been scrapping more often!!
~Kim
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

kimberlin845 said...

Love your layouts! I started scrapbooking waaaaay back in the late eighties, when my first child was born, kandrewsny@yahoo.com

Patti B said...

Great layouts. I have so many I need to get done. But love making cards.

lebpab21408.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so super! I thought I was already a follower.. but somehow I wasn't! I just re-followed! I started crafting in may 2009! And never looked back LOL!

Donna said...

I am delighted to become a follower! I started scrapbooking in 2004, and started card making about a year after that.
Please come & visit my blog when you get a chance!
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/

RLS Innovations said...

I am a new follower. My daughter got me a Cricut last summer and I have been playing ever since. I love it and I love blog hops.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper said...

OMG those layouts are too much. I started the same way scrapbooking and have started to drift. I have been working on cards and altered items. BUT, I did however recently start doing more layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

I love your project you created for this hop. I am glad that I found your blog and I have become a new follower. TFS

Dee:)

Natalie said...

Cute LO, I just love that you added googley eyes.
I just started in Jan 2009, since my husband surprised me with a Cricut Expression for Christmas. I had recieved a Creative Memories scrapbook for my wedding shower in 2000.
Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

atimetoscrap.blogspot.com

Kassidy said...

Super Cute Layouts Miss Erin! YOu rocked them. I love all the detail you put in the back to school one. It is simply darling;) I have been crafting ever since I could color;) TFS

Lisa said...

Love the Back to School Layout!!! I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years now but like you tend to do more crafting than scrapping these days!!! I just became a follower. Love your blog!!

paperbutterflies@sbcglobal.net

lovescrapreflect said...

lay out is so cute great job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Angela R said...

So Glad to become a follower you are very talented! I love that layout and the recycled materials! Your very first layout was great! I have been really crafting since I would say 2001 when my family's first dog Jake passed away and we had alot of photos of him and a scrapbook was what I wanted to do. I didn't even know about the cricut then but now that I own one I couldn't scrapbook with out it! Thank you so much for sharing!
Contact Info: incase I get luckey enough to win that amazing blog candy.
Email: arebori0204@gmail.com
New Blog if you get a chance to check it out I love new friends. www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

Cricut Matriarch said...

FABULOUS BLOG HOP! Great job! Love all the projects.
Long time follower.
Thank you for organizing and everyone for sharing their awesome talents.
Cricut Matriarch@yahoo.com

jandbmom said...

I began papercrafting/scrapbooking in 1994. A very dear friend of mine, who passed away earlier this month, invited me to a Creative Memories party and so began my love of scrapbooking and paper crafting. Now I am fortunate enough to share this love with my daughter, who is 7.
Thanks for the opportunity and I really love your school layout.

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*Star said...

Super cute lay outs! I did my first scrapbook page when I was 17 but wasn't really into it so I didn't end up scrapping again til I had my first child and then I Only scrapped a page or 2 a year. Then Last year at Christmas time I saw my first Cricut expression at Walmart and just had to have it but after I saw the price I knew I wasn't going to be able to afford it for a while. My Father in-law was with me when this happened and after seeing how disappointed I was about not getting it went back and bought it for me for Christmas. So I've now had 1 super full year of crafting! :)
star24601 at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

kathlee said...

Adorable LO. I began paper-crafting approx. 3 years ago. I did my first LO just last year! Have never looked back! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
kathlee154@gmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Such a great LO! I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Kasey Litt said...

Awesome! Nice clean designs!
Kasey
craftygirlga@gmail.com

CraftyTipster said...

Such an adorable LO :O) I started scrapbooking in 1996 but haven't been as faithful as I need to be. I have made it a goal to try and at least scrap my lil' one's first yr before he turns 4 in Sept :O) So excited about this hop!!

scrapstampcrazy said...

what a great hop. Nice layouts thanks for sharing

Nicolle said...

Love your LO..love the very bright colors .. I started scrapping in 2005 about 6 years ago...:)

nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

Kimmie said...

Very cute layouts! thanks for sharing!


Kimmie G

kakrnach at yahoo dot com

Liset Villarino said...

Love the LO TFS
Hugs,
Liset
hailemnat.blogspot.com
hailemnat@gmail.com

Abby said...

Love the LO thanks for inviting me!!! Loved being part of this!!!

maria zelinski said...

thanks for sharing. love the LO i am your newest follower. thanks for the chance to win. pmlemaria@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Love your LO. I've been paper crafting for two years now, starting after a big family road trip from Florida to Maine. TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Cindylu2u said...

Love your LO's!! I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and quickly became an obsession, I love it!! Thanks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

GreenScrap said...

2011 Year of the Layouts!! I love it!! I love those color combinations!! So pretty!! I began scrapbooking to keep my daughter's pictures I don't regret it she is 20 months old and she really enjoys looking at her albums. TFS!!
Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Glitter Fantasies said...

I guess I started when I was 4, old enough to start school of the arts...finished all of their classes and went to private tutor for 5 years. I have always been working and creating with paper, I cannot remember when I didn't. When I was younger (8??) I would cut the words and letters apart from newpaper and ads then glue them down to make my own page layouts LOL
My entire life I have been involved with some type of paper, including working in advertising. LOL I still have (and it works) an original waxer that was used to do layouts, it reminds me of days before computers and everything digital, when it all had to be hand placed, then shot with a camera (with film!!)
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Pati Bocook said...

I started in 1998... tons of books... but have NEVER been caught up :(

Maria said...

Super cute layout! I started scrapbooking back in 1999!!!

Anne said...

All of your layouts are adorable, as are your kiddos! I have only done a couple of layouts in my crafting career because I didn't really get into it until my son was grown and married. I started cardmaking, altered art and other crafts many years ago though so I have been into paper arts for quite some time.

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Esmommy said...

what cute LO, TFS
I started scrappin about 5 years ago, I am card maker at heart though ;-)
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Suzy said...

I'm a first grade teacher. This layout is SO cute! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
~Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Lisa said...

I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago and like you moved into card making but would like to return to scrapping my children's lives. This hop is a great inspiration. Thanks. :)

Sue said...

I started scrapbooking almost 20 years ago, but after we moved I quit and just picked it up again last August when I bought a Cricut. I'm having a blast, but I don't know if I'll ever get caught up! At least I know what I'll be doing if/when I get around to retiring!
suekimmet@gmail dot com

Kim VanSheppy said...

I don't scrapbook but I've been making cards for about 2 years now. I'd like to start scrapbooking but frankly I never print pictures out...it's all digital! Thanks for sharing and hosting a blog hop!

kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

I just found your blog through others in your blog hop. I'm now your newest follower! Thanks so much for featuring scrapbooking in this hop...I always love to see the layouts others create with their Cricuts. Also, thanks for the chance to win! Oh, and I started scrapbooking when I got married 11 years ago (so I could make a wedding album). I just recently started card-making around Christmas. :o)

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Teri A said...

I started scrapbooking about 4 years ago I spend most of my time making cards I really should get back to my scrapbooking and finish my kids books
Thank you,
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

ylan_roy said...

thanks for sharing your layouts. I really like the "back to school" theme as I am a teacher who loves to do papercrafting! Thanks again.
ylan_roy@comcast.net

Cricut Chick said...

This is a cute little layout!

Cricut Chick
www.cricutchick.com
cricutchick@rocketmail.com

jmstx2000 said...

I have been scrapbooking for 13 years but only really paper crafting for about 2.

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

I am very new to this whole process. I have had my Cricut for a couple of weeks now. I have four cartridges and I am looking to build my library in the next couple of weeks.

EAch blog I visit brings me new inspriations for designs I can do.

Thank you

turfyneptune said...

I love your layout. I got started scrapbooking about 12 years ago. I just recently started again, but have found with my cricut I'd rather do cards than layouts. This is something I'm determined to work on this year.

Amie
aennis18@earthlink.net

Leah Crowe said...

such a super cute layout! I'm here from Scrappy Jak.

Simply AJ said...

Very cute layout! I started scrapping Aug of last year but have not given it my full attention until now. I am a new follower and look forward to scrapping together! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

puffinliz said...

I started papercrafting at about 8 months, with a collage of torn magazine pages, formula and baby slobber. I have now advanced, 57 years later, to torn magazine pages, multi-media, and acrylic paints. LOL!

JustYolie said...

I started scrapping over 8 years ago. I enjoy cardmaking too, but it seems that's I do. So like you I need to get back to scrapbooking.

dkissel said...

I feel like I started scrapbooking just a few years ago but it's been 10 years! OH WOW !! I have completed a lot of albums and since I started, five grandkids have come along. I see my style changing and evolving and I love where I am!
kissall@bellsouth.net

Becks Cricards said...

CUTE layout!

I started paper crafting 3 years ago when I was introduced to the ever fabulous Cricut machine!!!

Love your projects, am a new follower! TFS

becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

Melissa said...

What great projects! I started scrapping after our oldest son was born almost 11 years ago to preserve those memories. The thing that I mostly scrap now are our Disney World vacations!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Jenn Roseman said...

Very Cute!!!!

www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

Bree said...

These are adorable layouts and I agree we all need a kick in the butt to get back to scrapbooking from time to time. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more.

bree.paris@gmail.com

Bree said...

This was such a great blog hop idea. Thank you so much for coming up with the idea and getting us all excited about layouts once again..

QC Kelsey said...

Great Blog Hop! Scrappin' Roots ... I try to forget my early pages from when I started in 2003.

Looking forward to hopping through.

Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com
And: WomanInACrystalCase.blogspot.com

Regina said...

My scrapping roots go back a long way. My 6 kids are all grown now but love the books I made for them. One year that was all we could give them for Christmas but they still talk about their books and how much they mean.
Now I stick to making cards and that keeps me pretty busy.

Scrappy Jackie said...

I started scrapbooking in 1996 before my twin boys were born... Lately I am a failure... I am behind! But I have high hopes! The boys love looking at their books. Thank you for sharing!
pjritsema at gmail dot com

Mrs. Pastor said...

I've been making cards for a few years but never done a scrapbook. I want to but I just don't know where to start. My husband got me an Imagine for Christmas so maybe that will give the push I need. I've lived in West Africa for the last decade and a half and have thousands of pictures in boxes and on computer. I'm also new to the whole world of blogs. Very interesting.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I started scrapbooking in 1981 before my twin girls were born...My mom was a Crafty person so I started young doing crafts.
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Linda said...

I started crafting in 1981 and been crafting ever since. I like to do all kinds of crafts but right now I received a cricut expression and a cuttlebug for christmas. So right now it is trial and error. But I love these machines.
Have a great day and thank you for letting me join in. You have a greatttt site.

Litte Frills said...

I started scrapbooking in 08 and have loved it ever since. I became an addict!!! I started getting into other crafts and I love them too but have strayed away from making layouts also. I told myself this year I will make more layouts and complete albums which was my first "love" to begin with.

FMonty said...

I started collecting about 5+ years ago LOL! I've come over so many cute stamps, pages, cards, etc that I am getting myself more & more motivated. I do own a Cricut and am FINALLY learning how great it is :)

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Started Scrapping about 7 years ago and loved it ..did it for my boys and to record memories but then I got hooked on cardmaking and need to get caught up again... into Scrapbooking again...you inspired me with the snow page you did a while back...got me going again...thanks for the chance to blog hop with you and win!
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

Dawn, RI said...

I started scrapbooking around 1985- my son was 5 yrs old. I did all his baby pictures with very little to work with, then I was involved with stampin'up. Actually I remember embossing with a light bulb... I stayed with SU for a few years but it wasnt to popular in the NE. Idid earn alot of stamp set and learned by trial and error. Afew year went by without scrapbooking because I was card making. My son was in Scouts so I started a scrapbook for him. Back then there was little around with anything that was scout related or wilderness related. I hooked up with Creative memories and learned their techniques and eventually found camping stickers (YAY). When my son was 18 he had made it to Life Scout and I completed his album. Its about 5 inches thick...his scout years reflecs how I grew with products as they became available around here... Its a great book, one he will treasure as his son is 7 and in scouts...thank God we have the cricut, Im scrap booking both my grandchildrens books, aboy and a girl. My grandsons on his 2nd book...lol

BunnyFreak said...

I have been paper crafting since I was a kid. I have been scrapping for the last 15 years or so.

Natalie M said...

Cute layouts and little ones! I started scrapping when I was in highschool and that was in the 90s. I got a Creative Memories scrapbook in about 2000 but didn't know what to do with it and had never heard of any of the stuff! Then I had friends who were into Stampin Up! and it all launched from there. I the paper, the stamp spots, and the markers along with several stamps, but wanted to get into scrapbooking. So discovered Michaels and Creative Memories and then the internet, JoAnn's and blogging. I am on a design team for http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com and I have my own blog too. http://timelesslegacydesigns.blgospot.com. I am now starting a scrapbooking group at my home through church and I will be sharing what I know with those gals! Whew! I have been collecting tools, Cricuts, and all kinds of this and that!

Lisa Rhodes Lamer said...

Congrats on your 1st blog hop!!! :0)

A Scrap Above said...

Erin
I am SO glad you are doing this hop! I miss the old days how scrapbooking was done..
Your LO's are wonderful! Good luck on your goal for making more..
I am 38,and started paper crafting when I was 15, all us girls would make poster board collages,hang on our doors and have friends sign when they came to our houses.. GREAT MEMORIES..
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS
Bonnie
http:..ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

myska said...

I am right there with you! I love scrapbooking and this is a great way to get us all back in the swing! Thanks!
myska
mwhitmore1atcomcastdotnet

Kristin said...

My obsession with paper crafting started last Spring when I got my cricut. I had never really attempted anything prior to that. Now I'm an addict! LoL

Kristin
Ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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