Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Back in the Day

It's not very often, that I do a page that isn't related to my children.  But for the March/April Issue Challenge #1 at Club CK, I decided to use some photos of me and my sister from back in the 80's.  The challenge, was to create a layout highlighting a special friendship.  My sister and I are 4 years apart in age, and we definitely had our share of fun, but we also had some major fights too.  But that's what sisters are for, right?  Now that we are adults, we enjoy a great friendship...and don't have to worry about the fights anymore!!  :)

I used Crate Paper's Restoration collection on this page.  It worked really well with the older photos and I wanted to create a girly feel, since the page was about sisters.  I fussy cut all of the flowers and added some pop dots under a few, to give it more dimension.  The photos were polaroids and I just scanned them and turned them black and white.  I finished the page off, by adding a stitched border around the edge.  I always like the little bit of texture that stitching adds to a layout!!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Crate Paper

Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers & Pom Pom Trim:  October Afternoon
Font:  Hypewriter
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Other:  Buttons


  1. I love seeing "older" photos scrapped. Such a shame that digital cameras weren't always around. Lovely layout Ashley.

  2. very cool! Love the fussy cutting!

  3. This is wonderful. I've actually been thinking of doing something similar with photos of my sister and I...love all the flowers. Great page!

  4. what a nice page Ashley, love that line from Crate and I also love how you cut all the flowers out, I've done that with that floral sheet too, they make great embellishments, what sweet pics of you and your sister, I am loving using older photos too...this came out wonderful, what a nice way to remember your childhood :)

  5. Beautiful layout, Ashley! Love all the flowers, and those sweet photos!! :)

  6. Cool page! Love the colors and all the layers:)

  7. Loveeeeeee this!!! LOVING those photos and love love love love that CRATE line... my all time FAVE of theirs!!!

  8. Great job on the fussy cut flowers, Ashley! I love the dimension on this. My favorite is the lamp!

  9. As always you do a beautiful job!!!
    So pretty! What great pictures too. I have to dig out some of my pictures of my sister and I and get around to scrapping some older photos

  10. Wow! That is a lot of fussy cutting! Good for you! It looks fabulous!