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The Lighter Side

Faded Jeans Kit Madeline Fox

My last two pages with the Faded Jeans kit used many of the lighter papers. For the page below, a lighter background was needed to balance out the dark photo taken after my son's graduation. I loved this pattern from Authentique, as the stitched-look design reminded me of star-bursts or fireworks. This was a celebration after all; Chris had graduated summa cum laude!

For a moment I considered stitching over the paper design but ultimately decided to add a trio of festive pinwheels. The pinwheels take advantage of the beautiful double sided paper, which I also used behind the photo and as a strip underneath. 


My final project for today highlights a tinted heritage photo taken when my mother was but a teen. The subtle colors of the papers I chose compliment the soft colors in this hand colored photograph.


Growing up, no one in her family called her by her given name, Dorothy, nor the shortened version, Dot. No, they gave her the nickname "Mickey", after the newly penned character created by Walt Disney. Isn't that funny?! I'm sure at the time, no one would have suspected that the little mouse would come to have worldwide renown and be the iconic symbol of an entertainment empire. I have a couple more questions for my mom before completing the journaling on this one. I wonder who first gave her the nickname and why. Future generations might also have this question so I don't want to leave it out!

Have you scrapped any old photos recently?


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  • madeline on

    I’m glad I could inspire you and would love to see what you create, libeeti!

  • libeeti on

    Both layouts are gorgeous, but the 2nd one is really stunning! I might just scraplift it (if it’s okay with you).

  • adele on

    Bonus! Two LO’s today! First congrats on your son’s graduation. Love your use of the pp to make pinwheels, and using the same pp to mat and accent the photo. Alphas directly on the photo work great. Beautiful vintage photo of your Mom, and I love that you’re going to tell this story for future generations. That was my motivation for getting into this fun hobby in the first place.

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