So I have decided to do an occasional post on 'Two old layouts' - one that I am happy with and one that I would love to re-do. A sort of meme, which I may do regularly or might never do again!
I will start with the yak page first (I like to get the bad stuff out of the way).
I am much happier with this page.
It is on paper rather than cardstock as this was all that was available to me - but at least there aren't awful stickers and shaped photos! (Although there is a distinct lack of embellishment).
I loved this paper at the time - it was from a 'paper pizazz' pack and it felt like I had spent a fortune, as we only had one fairly low wage supporting a family of 5 back then. I think I used some birthday money to buy it and hoarded it, using it sparingly.
I remember buying a Kelly Panacci scrapbook kit from QVC - it cost a fortune at the time but it was sooooo beautiful and there was nothing else like that in any of the local(ish) craft shops. I begrudged using any of it - and certainly would only use one thing at a time. The very idea of using two embellishment stickers on the same layout seemed to be the height of frivolity and spendthrift.
Can you remember when your choice was bazzill cardstock or single sided, very thin paper? And usually I matted the photo ON the card THEN stuck it on the paper!
These were the matching stickers that only went on EXTREMELY special and precious layouts. Do you want to know the *funniest* (doesn't actually make me laugh though)/daftest part about it? I hoarded them for so long they ended up in my DD's stash because they went out of style and I had moved on in my tastes! So I only have a couple of layouts using it!!!
*Note to self - will you learn to USE stash before it is out of date/style/favour!*
Anyway they are my shares from yesteryear - feel free to join in and do your own post, or just leave comments about my bad taste in paper and stickers. (If you do 'join in' let me know so I can visit you.)
As always thank you very much for popping by