Yesterday I pulled out some photos of myself when I was little. There are only a handful of pics of me when I was little as my parents did not have a camera at that time. And of course, because they are almost 40 years old, they are discolored and fading.
I set out on the small task of scanning each one and enhancing them with the software on my Mac Laptop. For the most part, they turned out awesome! I think though that with a bit more tweaking I can make them even better.
The photos on this page are not the originals as I was afraid to adhere them to my page. So, I scanned and fixed them and then "antiqued" them. LOL The originals are black and white, but they did not look right with the papers that I chose. Sounds funny to "antique" photos that I am trying to fix! LOL
ANYHOO......here is the page and a couple of close ups.....
I used papers from 2 different paper packs, which is a personal challenge for me. If you are anything like me, you "collect" paper and scrapbook accessories. I find that when I use a paper pack for my scrapbook group that I am just plain tired of looking at the papers by the time I have created 6 pages plus cards and such from the same 6 patterned papers. So, I am trying to not only use what I have, but mix up what I have and use it in a different way than before.
The letters that I used to create the word SWEET are from the Dimensional Elements Monograms. I LOVE these letters as I can mix and match my letters to create a dimensional hodgepodge of letters. Funny thing is, I was running out of E's, so these were my only 2 choices......gotta use what I have.....but I think that they worked PERFECT to create this title!!
When I first started this blog, I would give you a supply list of products used.....I think that I am going to go back to doing that at the end of each post.....
Thanks for stopping by!!
I hope that I have inspired you to get out and use what you have! Mix and match your papers. You might be surprised at what you will come up with!!
Supplies used: All Items CTMH (unless noted)
Paper: Silhouette and Notebook
Stamps: Playful Flourishes
Embellishments: Brad Assortments; Metal and Winter Cozy, Colonial White Ribbon, Big Blooms, Filigree Charms, Dimensional Elements Monograms letters; S, W, E, T
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Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A scrapbook page of me and my sis....
Labels: Big Blooms, CTMH Notebook, CTMH Silhouette, Dimensional Elements Monograms, Playful Flourishes
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs when we least expect it. What we do and how we react to those curveballs, is up to us. Who would have thought that at the age of 45 I would be starting my life over, reinventing myself and finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Well, ALMOST! lol I want to play with ink, paper and ribbon and share Stampin' Up's wonderful products and opportunities with you!! I am THRILLED to be part of this company and am looking forward to seeing where the wind takes me. Happy Stamping!!