I started scrapbooking earnestly in 2009 after the girls had a book made up of my life to date, for Mother's Day. What a super present! My first 'book' was one of my mom, and I am happy with what the finished album looks like. Here is the second page of her as a baby.
Of course, at this stage of my scrapbooking, I did not have much equipment and did all my cutting with a pair of scissors! Slowly but surely I built up my collection of what I now call 'essentials' such as various glues, shape scissors, various punches, and loads and loads of embellishments and ribbons and gems! I also acquired a few different computer scrapbooking programmes, making my life so much simpler!