Oh my, look at little us. This photo is from 1998, when we spent a semester in London. I dearly miss that semester. If you are ever in the position of doing a semester overseas yourself, or advising a young person faced with such an opportunity, TELL THEM TO GO!! Trust me.
But perhaps more to the point: I used some of my new Echo Park here. Just love For the Record -- it is delightful! I paired it with some old, old Making Memories puffy letters and a little bit of stamping that just looks like smudges in the photo...much cuter in person, I promise. This layout has a partner with a similar design, using the same papers -- it's a photo of me and two of my gal pals in the same pub from the same night. That's about as close as a two-page layout as I get these days :)
Further back in time:
...further back by, oh, 20 years or so! Yep, a different sort of little me, snoozin' in the swing. Sassafras Mix & Mend here, with some old (again) letters from...K&Co, I think, and some new flowers from Prima -- two resin, and one big orange dude that arrives in ribbon form. Can you picture a whole yard of flowery goodness? I can. 'Cause I have one ;)
So, in that photo there, I'm just about a year old...(see the segue in action)...and so is this here blog! Yep, a whole year ago, I decided to take the plunge and share my designs with the world. Well, with the half-dozen or so members of the world who stop in and look, anyway!
In honor of my blog birthday, I have TWO WHOLE PRIZES to give to two lucky commenters today. Wanna see? Ok:
Oh me oh my, brandy-new goodies from two of everyone's favorite companies! I just got home from picking these up for y'all at Scrappy Chic...look, I'm so tacky I even forgot to take the price tags off! Oops!
First, a 6x6 pad from Crate Paper -- Emma's Shoppe is girly and vintage and fabulous, while Toy Box is part boy, part young at heart, and all awesome. Plus, look: the folks at Crate finally got the memo and reduced their full-size patterns for the small pads instead of hacking 12x12 sheets in quarters! I about flipped when I saw that. (Oh, and these aren't even on the shelves yet at the store -- I was totally rooting around in the piles waiting to go out! They'll probably be out by the end of the day, though, local folks.)
Next, a pack of petals from Basic Grey -- the colors in Hello, Luscious coordinate perfectly with Emma's Shoppe, and the Life of the Party line looks great with Toy Box. Plus, hello? They're CANVAS. So yummy. And there's a lot in each pack.
So whether you're a scrapper or a card maker, there's plenty to love here. Would you likey? Here's the details:
1. If you aren't already, please consider becoming a follower of this blog -- you can do so over in the sidebar, and it only takes a second.
2. Leave a comment on this post that either:
a. is a question for me. You can ask me anything, make a request, whatever. I like curious people, and I'll try to answer the questions in a future post. (PS: please don't ask for videos. You won't get them, because I'm shy that way ;) OR:
b. tells me why you stop in and read awhile here at the blog. I'm trying to figure out why I like reading some blogs and quit reading others...maybe your comments can help!
3. Do #s 1 and 2 by SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH, at MIDNIGHT EST. I'll use a random-number generator to pick my winners and post them sometime on Sunday, so be sure to check back.
This is open to anyone, anywhere -- I'll ship internationally to my awesome readers. If you're local, I can bring your winnings to Scrappy Chic. You know you have some shopping to do there, anyway, right?
It's grey and very, very rainy outside, but here in blog land, it's always warm and fuzzy. Have a delightful day!