I was an avid card maker before I discovered scrapbooking. I was lucky enough to make and sell cards in a local craft shop and in a florists, unfortunately they are both no longer in business and I ended up with box after box of cards. I think this was the first page I ever made. It's just a pine cone but I took this photo on a ski trip to Andorra, this was when I realised I hate the snow and I hate skiing. The biggest problem was there wasn't enough snow to make the skiing worth it and I was hopeless anyway. I totally scrap lifted the page from the hero arts website and used everything that was just lying around. I hand cut some of the embellishments and used some free papers from a magazine, those horrible shiny papers where the ink rubs off if you get the smallest amount of glue on it. As much as I loved the page, I knew it looked rough.
Today I put all this right and gave the page a makeover I've used my beloved Bazzil cardstock and good quality background papers. I am so much happier because now I understand colours better and I can cut the embellishments on my Big Shot (while I search in my mind how I'm going to justify a cricut) I feel the quality it lacked before is there.
I don't intend to go back over my work and redo it all but this page I felt deserved a bit of a makeover.