Sunday, 19 February 2012

Birthday memories

A LOAD prompt to scrap our birthdays from days gone by had me stumped as I just don't have so many photos from my childhood and I've already done a couple of layouts featuring my 16th and 18th birthdays.

Then I remembered the year of the collection box of Crayola crayons and the fact that I had this really funky posed photo of my dad with said box of crayons and the layout came together.

I used up the last of my January Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, Resolve, and feel good that I got some layers and colours down for this typical 70s memory.

January Counterfeit kit, Resolve, layout #7


And I sprinkled some of my never-ending supply of brads here and there too. That dish of brads just isn't getting any less!

What's funny about these photos is that I could easily scrap all three again on another layout just to talk about what can be seen in the photos themselves - all those bits and pieces of our life in the 70s. The hair, the clothes, the kitchen stuff, the home decoration. I really might have to do that. I love it when photos can be used more than once, especially old ones as it means I get more story for my money out of them! When the photos themselves are limited in number, this is a great way of filling in some of those missing stories!

7 layouts from my January kit is great - my target is always 6 - and I've now dismantled the rest and put all the leftover bits away. The pile of kit boxes is now reduced to 4! Hopefully, I'll reduce that by at least another one or two between now and the end of the month.

How many layouts do you aim for out of a kit?

8 comments:

  1. I'm loving what you are doing with these older photos and the idea of scrapping them again to talk about the background details really appeals to me. I seem to end up doing 9 ish pages - but never have an aim as such! I must admit that by now I've finished them up and am bored with the left overs - I'm itching for the next one. Well done on finishing them up and keeping up with LOAD :)

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  2. I'm impressed both with your misting and with your stick-to-it-tive-ness on using up past kits. It looks like you are rocking LOAD!

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  3. great layering and i love the doily banner

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  4. Yes, about six sounds around what I aim for too. And I completely agree about scrapping a photo more than once - why not, if there is a story to tell I always think?

    You have got a great atmosphere going in your page today

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  5. Well done on getting so much out of your kit Lisa - you really do well with LOAD to spur you on! Loved reading the journalling on this page! Another memory, beautifully preserved!

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  6. I like your doily banner and I love the way your brads are sprinkled around.

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  7. I love the doilies!!! Awesome. I keep meaning to buy some but never remember to.

    Great LO. Love everything about it!

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  8. Oooh, pretty! I love the doily banner!

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