Yesterday, I was working non-stop on an entire redesign of my new line. (No, I didn't change the line, but some die cutting requirements meant I needed a do over) Let me tell you, that isn't my favorite way to spend a day. Well two days, truth be told.
So of course, at the end of the day I simply had to take a break and do something fun and relaxing. I'd been on the PC all day and really didn't want to sit down and find photos. So I flipped through some prints that I had made quite a while ago and found a stack that I wanted to play with.
This one I scrapped below I had printed in 2004! It was taken around 2002 I believe. 10 years ago!!! Whaaaa???!!
I sometimes tell myself how young I look now, at 39, but looking at that I realize that I've been duping myself. LOL It definitely looks like I was 10 years younger and my hubby, well he had quite the baby face. (and I still have that hand crocheted sweater tucked away in a drawer because it's just too pretty to let go!)
Seeing that photo just made me think of how much we've changed in the last 10 years. Not only in appearance but in every aspect of our being. We went from a family of 3 to a family of 7 and back to a family of 5 and then to 6. We've just been all over the map.
Our inner being's have changed in more ways than I can recount. And in the end, I realize that the changes are good. I will keep telling myself that...change is good, change is good, change is good.
The background was manila colored and I misted it to add some color. All the squares are lifted with pop dots from AC. Almost everything is from Studio Calico's Story Hour kit.
I got some use out of my punches, and added the clock button from my Moments Collection.
I couldn't resist trying my own take on the confetti craze, but I needed it to be a little different than what I'd seen around. To that end, I created the little confetti covered punched heart and sewed a pattern in my glassine bag to keep the confetti spread out inside.
The tag pulls out to show the journaling and reads :
The last 10 years have brought more change than we sometimes felt able to handle. They really have been an adventure. I look in the eyes of the couple in this photo and wonder what advice I might give them now if I had the chance. I think it would be something along the lines of "Hold on! You're in for a rough ride, but don't give up hope!"
I can hardly believe it but I didn't even touch my Silhouette for this layout. See, I can make a layout without it!
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