This is a fun thread! I've enjoyed everyone's first layouts and it is so much a walk down memory lane with all these early collections. I, too, have many of them. Ok, most of them! haha!
My first layout is from a tutorial from the SG University. I think it was by Jan Hicks using a gradient. The word art was probably a freebie and the coloring was from the photo. I think I looked at it for a week before I had the courage to actually sign up, make a member name and post something!
Belle Grown up By mimes1 5
This would have been from my first purchased collection - Wild Child by Erica Hite.
Zest for Life By mimes1 4
My first Club would have been Durin's Beach House.