Friday, August 19, 2011
Early 90's - Two Challenges
Shimelle's challenges from last weekend's on-line crop are continuing through this weekend. One that I thought would be a good exercise for me is the "half page" challenge. You are to leave about half the page free of content. I used my free area to showcase this beautiful paper from the Sweet Threads collection by Basic Grey. Since I typically strain the edges of any page with as many photos, embellishments and pretty papers as I can squeeze on, I thought this would be tough. It wasn't really that hard, actually. Though you can see that I did fill my row of journaling cards and photo to the edges and beyond. :-)
The journaling cards are for another challenge from Scrapbooker's Anonymous. I don't buy journaling cards and only have them when they come with a collection pack. This page really stretches my stash too as there is product here from seven manufacturers!
The photo is as the title implies nearly 20 years old! I scanned it and printed on matte paper with a beige background to give it that old look and match my journaling cards. It was obviously taken on a weekend as I had on no makeup that I can tell. That awful plaid shirt came from a garage sale, I think. My Mother bought it for me as she used to regularly contribute to my closet when I was just starting out from college. I had a good job but was putting everything extra into saving for a house. Looking at old photos can bring up all kinds of things like that.
It was a wonderful time in my life. My now husband and I were just starting to get to know one another, spending every free minute together. While I thought my job was demanding, and it was, it was a great experience for me. I worked with a wonderful bunch of people and often socialized with them as well. We had a small, happy home.
Would I want to turn back the clock? If I could live it over again in the same time, I'd say yes. If I was in my late 20's today, no, I don't think so. It is going to be harder for many people in that age group to get and keep good jobs and get ahead. Another funny thing old photos make you think about.
What about you? Would you want to start again today 20 years younger?
Anyway, thanks for visiting and reading my rambling.
Ingredients: Journaling Cards: Road Show and Delight by Fancy Pants, Mia by Crate Paper
Brads: Stampin' Up! Antique and Enchanting by KI Memories
Ribbons: Trendsetter by Webster's Pages
DSP: Sweet Threads by Basic Grey; Mia Crate Paper