This is page #3 in my blog series I am writting about which I am displaying all of the pages I have created since I first started Scrapbooking. When I started Scrapbooking 4 years ago I came across some Scrapbooking supplies at an Office Depot. I had always had Scrapbooks that I had bought at Wal-mart which I would just place my mementoes from various occassions within. I never did anything further than just gluing them in and when I saw this amazing Pioneer 12X12 Mulberry Paper bound album I was in love. Then I saw these beautiful papers and stickers & I thought to myself I would really enjoy put my pictures on these papers & document my history. When I started Scrapbooking I had never read a book or magazine, nor did I have any knowledge of any techniques. In the first 17 pages I created I made pages from my creative mind & nothing else. When you get to my 18 design that is where you will see a HUGE improvement as that is when I started buying magazines & books as I saw my first Scrapbooking show on DIY Network & I was in awe with all of the awsome techniques you can do. Of course the more that I learned about Scrapbooking, the harder it was for me to to design pages as I was embaressed by the pages I had done versus what I saw on TV & in books & magazines. On layout 17 I started to 2nd guess my design, & I couldn't decide on colors or how to place my pictures. I was becoming very frustrated & now days it can take me up to a week or more just to do 1 layout. I do not know if anyone else has gone through this, but if you haven't you are very lucky. In this layout all I did was cut my photos with decorative scissors, glue them down on my paper, & then I went around the photos w/a silver Galaxy Marker. The stickers I used I got free in the mail, except for the silver stickers that spell my Grandma's name, which I bought at Garden Ridge which is a craft, home, floral, sewing, & more type of store. I bought the stickers for 99 cents. I hand wrote the journaling as I didnt know to use my computer to make the titles.