This week’s challenge for Scrap Wars was to create a two-page 12×12 “then and now” layout showing yourself as a baby, at graduation and today.
I loved this idea and immediately thought of photos I wanted to include. I printed a few and then over the next few days, until I had time to actually sit down and create, all sorts of ideas came to mind.
What I ended up with was a mosaic page (using techniques and papers from Tami Potter) that shows the important events in my life and the people and things that contributed to making me who I am today. I also included some of the things I love — like hot-air balloons, Winnie the Pooh, scrapbooking and chickens.
I used papers by My Mind’s Eye to frame the empty squares along the border and to fill in journaling blocks, the title and extra spaces. And used my Cricut to cut out the title.
When I finished, my daughter looked at it and declared she had never seen so many pictures of me in one place her entire life.
She’s right. Most layouts do not feature me at all. In fact, I had trouble even finding pictures of her and I together. It seems I spend too much time on the other side of the camera. With a timer and a tripod, there is no reason for that, so my new goal is to make sure I am in some of the photos — with and without my family.
For now, stop by Scrap Tales in Brighton and vote for my layout. I can use all of the votes I can get!