Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dream Car




My cousin Roxanne got a powder blue Ford Mustang in the early 1970's.  I remember the first time I saw it and I knew that was the car I wanted.

Several years later my dream came true.  They no longer had a light blue or any really fun colors.  I ordered black by default since I couldn't decide on anything else.

I drove that car for 13 years and 187,500 miles.  It was wonderful.

Eventually though it wasn't large enough to accomodate my window treatment business.  A year after starting the business and a year of borrowing just about everyone's vehicles to haul things to customer's homes, I broke down and ordered my first van.  I like the space of a van but I certainly miss the Mustang.  I sold it to a man who had always wanted one like mine - the LX model with the larger engine.

All this was many years ago but the events never got scrapped until now.  I actually have the photos my dad took after I received the car for college graduation.  It came in a little early so I actually had it on my birthday.  Mother put the pink bow on top.

I got to use one of these little wood veneer cards from Prima for the page.  Also I had fun playing with mist and Perfect Pearls on the background.

In today's video, I start by showing the completed page.  Of course if you are getting to the video via the blog, you have seen the completed page but I wondered if you like seeing the project before seeing the process.  It came up on a discussion board so I thought I'd try setting up the video that way.

Watch at YouTube:



And here is the sketch for the page:


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7 comments:

  1. Oh I love this page and the photos!!! What a great story to tell! Nice accents for the page. :)

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  2. Wonderful page, Lisa. Love what you did with the layering on top of the veneer!

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  3. Love everything about this layout. My parents bought me a car for my 16th birthday. Sadly I have no pictures of it. I did find one online, so I will create a layout with that. Thanks for the idea.

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  5. Love the way your page came together :) I actually can't drive! Arg. I need to learn soon.

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  6. Love the layout! With regard to whether to show the full page first before showing the process, I think either way is fine. If I were scanning to see if I liked a completed project before watching the rest, I might like the finished project first, but...I will always be watching the full video, so it makes no difference to me! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the layout! With regard to whether to show the full page first before showing the process, I think either way is fine. If I were scanning to see if I liked a completed project before watching the rest, I might like the finished project first, but...I will always be watching the full video, so it makes no difference to me! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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