It started with a post on Facebook. A friend posted two lists for two ages ‘click like and I’ll give you an age’. How could any scrapbooker resist? Especially when there are challenges open for pages with lists ;) And here’s the page – with the age she gave me – 17.
i started with a kraft background so that I could link up to the Kraft it Up challenge and tried to kill my last couple of Counterfit kits. I also used a corner rounder, ovals (see if you can spot them) and a mixed alpha title as part of Soul Scrapper’s recipe challenge for a list layout. I’ve removed Puddle Duck’s real name from the ‘Now’list.
I’ve left space for another photo in the top left quadrant because all my photos of my 17 year old self are in the bottom of my shelving unit under all of this…….
My parents have given me an old wardrobe to go in the craft room and everything is piled up while it is put together. This also means that there won’t be a Technique Tuesday this week. I did use a few punches on my page though – including punching out some negatives on the journal cards…
It’s Mothers Day today, so another opportunity to kill that kit with a card.
Before I go I just wanted to answer a question Jemma asked a short while ago. She asked if I was scrapping with original old photos. When I started scrapping the received wisdom was that you shouldn’t scrap with your precious originals. That was when digital photography was just taking off and since then we have our digital back ups and scrap the prints. But what about old photos? When I first started scrapping with old photos, I made copies on my printer and scrapped those. The originals went back in their packets. Then I tried scanning the originals and treating them as I do modern photos – the print is on the scrapbook page and I have a digital back up. But my printer/scanner doesn’t give such a good quality image. And I have a couple of boxes of old photos. They are taking up space, they are not viewed very often and they are deteriorating. They come out of their packets and get thumbed and passed around. I think they are probably safer stuck in an album and hopefully will be looked at and enjoyed more often. What do you think?