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Hey party people, I have a suuuper easy challenge for you today.

All you have to do is show me one of your first digital layouts, alongside one of your most recent, to show how far you've come in your scrapping journey.

All participants will receive Studio Flerg's piece of the One 4 The Books collab. Post your images in this thread by February 22nd, 2020 at 11:59pm (EST) to receive today's free download:



Here's one of my earliest digital layouts:



And one of my latest. I'm glad my shadows have improved somewhat:



If you plan on playing along with all 29 of our challenges, don't forget to claim your spot in our *master tracker thread* for your chance to win $100 gift certificate to the shoppe too! Grabbing sweet stuff on us is always a blast, so don't miss your chance for the grand prize!

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Old 02-20-2020, 12:46 AM
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Such a fun Challenge!!!!

One of my first digital layouts... 2009


This Month:

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Old 02-20-2020, 01:07 AM
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My first page on Sweetshoppe:

one of my latest one:
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:16 AM
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One of my first layouts from 2004 :P I was sooooo proud of how the photo showed through the stripes -ohhh the fancy embellishment!

and from this past summer during the Summer Getaway Challenge (layout in the shape of an aerial view of a church)
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:24 AM
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This was from my first creative team (ScrapKitchen):

This was from the recent Mash-up Challenge:
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:39 AM
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Here is one of my earliest, made in May of 2012:



And here is my most recent, made last month:

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Old 02-20-2020, 02:07 AM
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One of my earliest layouts:



And one of my newest:

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Old 02-20-2020, 02:17 AM
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This is such a fun challenge. Here is one of my first layouts created somewhere in 2006ish but only uploaded here in 2007...



and this one was created last week

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Old 02-20-2020, 02:22 AM
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Oct 2016



Feb 2020

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This is the one I have on my photobucket account. I used gimp in creating this.


My latest:
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:46 AM
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Oh, this makes me cringe! My first layout here in 2007


Here's one I loaded today:
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:57 AM
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When I first started to digi-scrap, I participated in various progressive scrap challenges. It gave me a chance to work on a LO one step at a time & also to see what others did. This is one of those first PS layouts created in 2014. As you can see, I hadn't learned about shadowing. Also, if I had known ahead of time which photo I was going to use, I would never have placed the string of butterflies where I did.

& here is a LO that I created for the Spin-a-lift challenge:
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:03 AM
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What a fun challenge! I love seeing the differences. You have all grown so much in your styles. Beautiful pages ladies!
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one of my first digital layout (yikes!) :



and this one I did for KCB's mash-up challenge :

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Old 02-20-2020, 05:58 AM
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Oh dear... here's an old one from 2007:

And one from last week:
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:11 AM
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This is the earliest I could find. Many of the old horrible layouts I've long since deleted and re-done.



and currently my most recent
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:53 AM
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This was my first layout:



And here's a more recent:

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Old 02-20-2020, 06:53 AM
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My very first page from 2006. I don't remember making the lace or stitches, but I made everything else--before discovering the joys of shopping!



And a more recent one:
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:03 AM
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This was my second or third digital layout.


Just completed this yesterday.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:06 AM
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When I first started out in 2006, everything was flat, no shadows, no clustering, nothing dramatic.
This was from 2008 and I was so proud of it since I used a heart shape and my own heart paper.



And now, I used a lot of masks, clustering and not afraid to have something stand out.



Since I have just started out here, had to go to layouts that I did for other sites and thus no credits in the gallery.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:21 AM
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Thanks for hosting this fun challenge!
I started scrapbooking in late 2006 - I remember trying to learn the software and getting very frustrated - lol. It seemed to take a lot longer to create a page even though there weren't many elements and only a couple of paper choices in most of the kits.
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Here's mine from 2006 - I think I might have made all the elements & paper myself? Pretty sure I kept this because I love the pics so much =) This little sweetie is almost 21 now.



And my favorite recent layout ...

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Old 02-20-2020, 08:50 AM
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My first layout posted here:



My last one:
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:13 AM
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Sooooo this was very paper scrapping like. lol In fact this was before I found wider digiland. It was all creative memories all the time. lol It says I uploaded to Shutterfly in October of 2012, but I know that I had to have created it in 2011.



And for the pocket letter challenge this month.

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Old 02-20-2020, 09:16 AM
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Here's one of my earliest digital scrapbook pages, made in 2011 with Becky Higgins' Project Life on Shutterfly. Very few embellishments, tiny print, but the photos look good!



And one from yesterday for the Instagram Slow Scrap challenge. Lots more embellishments, larger print, shadows, photos still look good.

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I had to scan an old layout from 2007. The website I first discovered digital scrapping through no longer exists. And, the digital files of those early layouts are on an old desktop computer in a box in my basement. lol



Fond memories of that layout, though! I thought I was a cool kid making that star open up and pour out the little stars. lol
Check out those shadows! Ack!

I've only been a member of Sweet Shoppe for about a week, so not many recent ones to post. Only 3 here, so far.
Here's the latest:
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:32 AM
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This is so much fun to go back and see how scrapbooking has changed.
Then back 2015 one of my first posting to the gallery here.

Link to the gallery: https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...-every&cat=500

Now one from earlier this month.

Link to Gallery: https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...-other&cat=500
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:36 AM
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THEN 2015

https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...n-2015&cat=500


NOW 2020

https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...w-2020&cat=500
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This page is from 2009, the earliest year I can find at the moment. I had been digitally scrapbooking for about 5 years at this point.

And here is my latest page with SSD goodies, made for KCB's Mash Up challenge.
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One of my first! I started around 2009 and I've always used PSE

and one of my latest

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This is from 2008 made using products from Cindy and Traci:


One from this week for Kristin's mash-up challenge:
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I have so many more views on my needs improvement layouts lol!

Then


Now
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one of my first (perhaps the first) all alone, without any help in 2009 (with a kit anyway LOL)

and and the very last, for my brother-in-law's 70th birthday, with all his grandchildren
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What a fun (and cring-worthy!) challenge. I started digiscrapping back in March of 2004, and the state of the industry back then compared to now...it's just crazy how far everything has come. Or maybe what's a little crazy is just how basic digi was in 2004--it improved quickly over the few years that followed!

Mid-2004-I'd already been scrapping for a few months, but I remember feeling quite accomplished that I'd threaded the ric rac through all the eyelets and inked the edges of some of the papers! This baby is now 16.


And here is my most recent gallery upload, Feb. 2020


ETA: I'm going back through my links before the deadline, and for some reason everything I posted on Google Photos and ran through TinyURL isn't showing anymore even though the code is still there and it used to show. Here is the old layout I originally had here:

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This one is THEN (2016) my first year.



This one is NOW (2020) from this month

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One of my first layouts (I'm not sure I even knew what a shadow was!):


A more recent layout:
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I only started scrapping back in March 2017. The very first thing that I made was a cover for the album I wanted to work on.


This is one of my most recent pages.
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haha I always hate looking back at my old layouts.


My latest for Kristin's MashUp challenge
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This is one of the layouts I did when I was pretty new to digi scrapping:
And this was made much more recently:
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a very early one


and last week, from the dream date challenge
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My oldest page in the gallery from September 2009. I had been digital scrapbooking close to two years at this point.


this past weekend
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:24 AM
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Loving seeing all the old pages--so precious, even though skills have improved!
Here is my old page, from 2011. I was a paper scrapper until then:


And one from today:

https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com...enture&cat=500
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Wow! I love seeing how everyone's creativity has evolved over the years! I had to play along...
One of my first layouts posted here (still sad about cutting those curls off):


One of my most recent:
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Then... (2010)


Now... same kiddo. ♥
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Then: 2010


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Almost six yrs ago, this was my first LO posted to the gallery. I was such a newbie at digi, I kept my designs really minimalist and didn't really know what to do with brushes or how to cluster.


Fast forward to now, my style has changed, I now like to fill up the page a lot more, absolutely am obsessed with clustering and became much more comfortable with brushes/paint. It's been an awesome journey so far. here's my most recent upload.

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