It has been a while since I've worked on my Century Scrapbook Project so I thought I'd get a little bit back into that. I have about 35 pages done so far; the concept is to make one page for each year from 1900 to now. I have made some pages pre-1900. The Century Scrapbook is an 8.5x11 format and I keep it in a regular notebook right now with page protectors from the office supply store. If you put "Century" into the search feature on my blog you'll be able to see other Century Scrapbook Pages; click here for a peek at my 1970 page.
The layout of this page was based loosely on Shimelle's layout "love locks." Click here for Shimelle's video "Layout for a Patterned Paper You Don't Want to Hide." I didn't follow the instructions - but the paper reminded me of yellow manilla envelopes that my Dad always seemed to have and the Baker's Twine really does evoke nostalgia of childhood for me - I also used some actual stickers from spools of thread since I just finished a couple and thought they'd be cute on a layout - so the thread doesn't have a ton to do with this layout - unless you count "common thread" of family - but that's probably a stretch. I also used Crate Paper's Maggie Holmes line cut out "baggage identification tag" because the layout was about my dad's plane and because, well, after the divorce, we were baggage and we all had baggage. Good time - I thought that tag was appropriate too - since despite all sorts of childhood family drama - we did have good times too.
And that journaling cut apart screamed 70s to me the orange and yellow flowers with the daisy - hello 70s wallpaper!
Journaling reads: "Its True. After the divorce, we did have good times. I was 7 1/2 and Jenny was 4 1/2 and we were at the small airport outside Calais with my Dad who'd just gotten his pilot's license. (my dad took the photo). Of course, I brought my Barbie and wore plaid pants and white vinyl boots and a big red coat and Jenny rocked the boy haircut!" (Jenny will probably snark me for that since I don't think she was particularly fond of the boy haircut my mother kept giving her - everyone - seriously everyone - thought she was a boy! for a long time!)
I had a sheet of Bella Blvd. letter stickers but it only included one "7" so I created "77" with two letter Z's with the bottoms cut off . Pretty clever right?