Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby Me

My friend Abby, from the Yahoo Group Scrappin-n-Chattin had the greatest idea for a challenge. The challenge was to create a layout of yourself with photos of you as a baby, or a child under 5. That was hard enough for me in itself. The layouts were emailed to her and she uploaded them into a file for the group to see, unidentified. The players were to send her a list of who the subject of each layout was. The one who identified the most correctly won. There was also a vote, that the whole group could vote on, for the best layout. My friend Suzanne guessed the most - 10 out of 11. I only got 4 correct, and 1 of them was my own..... But I cannot say enough about this contest. I had a blast with it.

I don't have very many photos of myself and my sister from when we were growing up. When my mom and sister moved to NY, they had to store their stuff in a storage unit until they had a place of their own to live. The storage unit was broken into, and most everything was stolen, including all of our photos. The only photos I have are a few that were in my mom's wallet and I had a 11 x 13 framed photo that my mom must have hung up at home. The frame had no glass, so the photo was not in the greatest shape. I decided that I wanted to see if it could be restored and scanned. So I took it out of the frame and had the most awesome surprises... Right beneath it was another photo of me that was in pretty great shape for its age. As I was showing Stew what I had found, he said what about the 3rd one. I said there aren't 3, that's the backing. He said no, there's a 3rd. When I turned the back over, there was a photo of my mother, from her wedding day. WOW. You cannot believe how excited I was. I took all of the photos in to be scanned, so they are now on my computer. I had them print a couple of 8 x 10's of my mom for me. I'm going mat and frame one of them to surprise my sister. I haven't told her yet what I found.

So now onto the layout. I really, really like how this page turned out. I used Basic Grey's Olivia collection and Sketch #142 from Creative Scrappers. I think this sketch was perfect for the photo...


And here is my layout.....


I have a few more photos of me from when I was little. I think I will scan and scrap them too. Thanks for looking.

3 comments:

Theresa said...

Sue, this is soooo darn cute!

Sandi said...

Such a pretty little girl and a lovely layout. Awesome story about the pictures....sorry most of your childhood were lost but that makes the found ones even more special.

Kristie said...

Oh that is SOOOO awesome that you found unexpected pictures!I'm so sorry that you lost so many others from your childhood though. I bet your sister will be thrilled with your find :) Pretty page too! I love the Olivia collection.