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


  1. Your page came out great Lisa! Love that paper you used...TFS!!!!

  2. Its a wonderful page, Lisa. I really like the combination of patterned papers that you used. Turn back the clock and live it again? I think once was enough for me! lol

  3. Your page is lovely.
    Hummm not sure I would want to turn back the clock, but I do miss when my girls were younger :)

  4. Fantastic page! Love the BG paper and great use of those journaling spots! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  5. Hi Lisa. I love that photo of you.. and i love the memories photos hold. Just looking through them while I'm planning a layout is so fun for me. I love this hobby. =) You rocked the challenges. Thanks so much for digging in your stash and playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  6. Wow....great job digging in your stash! I wish I had your restraint on buying those journaling spots. :) So glad you played along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  7. Super page. that papers perfect with the photos journal cards and photo. thanks for joining in the challenge at scrapbookers anonymous.

  8. WOW this page is simply stunning...the BG paper and great use of those journaling spots! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!! ..hugs...xoxo

  9. Gorgeous LO,I just love the papers and such a great photo. Great use of the journaling tags and love all the journalling you've done, thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxxxx

  10. Lisa - love the vintage layout and the memories you wrote about!!! Would I want it to be 20 years ago, or be 20 years younger??? Been thinking on that one ...

    Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous.

  11. Wow! I LOVE this! Everything looks great. Just fab!

  12. Soooooooooooooo FUN!! I loveeeee this! Thanks soooooo much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous! :):):):):):):):):):):)


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