I admit to being seriously in love with Then/Now layouts. The idea is that you take a photo of the past and a photo of the present and write about the difference.
I had been wanting to post Design Team member Ruth’s July layout. But I needed some bicycle photos. Then I found this wonderful photo of my daughter, Allison, on her first two-wheeler with training wheels. And I had a photo of Allison that I took this spring, so what more could I ask for?It was tailor made for a Then/Now layout. Here’s how it came out:
This layout is made using the BoBunny Key Lime papers. But what I really love is the Memory Box bicycle die. So cute.
Here are Ruth’s instructions for how she made this page:
YOU WILL NEED:
1 Wipe out (word side)
1 Heatwave (Bicycle Side)
And from Bo- Bunny Coordinating papers:
2 Paprika Dot using plain side
I used the Memory Box Die first and cut 6 bicycles out of scrap papers from my stash. (I love the way she mixed colors so the horns and baskets are different colors from the bikes – Marjorie)
Building on the Paprika plain side paper
Add eyelets to bicycle wheels. Adhere bicycles at bottom of pages 3 per page. I used a glue pen to adhere.
6 1/2 X 8 1/2 Stripe Adhere 2″ from left side and 1/2 inch from top
3 X 8 1/2 Bicycle.. Adhere next to stripe
From back side of wipe out paper carefully cut out “Just Cruisin” journal block and ribbons
5 X 7 Wipeout
4 1/2 X 5 1/2 Bicycle and layer on the 5 X 6 Wipeout
5 X 8 Stripe.. place 1/2″ from left side 3/4″ from top
4 1/2 X 6 1/2 Wipeout
1 X 5 Bicycle ..Place under Stripe
6 X 4 1/2 Bicycle
1/2 X 6 Stripe .. Place under Bicycle
4 1/2 X 1 1/2 Bicycle for top right
Again I used jewels from the Keylime Selection. hope you enjoyed this layout. Ruth
Here is what my journaling says:
THEN: The inscription on this polaroid photo, in Allison’s handwriting: “KrisTeN’s Party 3-3-90.” Things I wish I knew: Who is Kristen? Is Allison riding her own bike with training wheels? What park were they at? Who took the photo? Things I do know: I love the party hat. I love her brave & serious spirit as she heads out on the bike path alone, obviously new to riding a two-wheeler. I love that I have her own writing on the photo.
NOW: Allison is very much into being healthy and fit these days (Summer, 2013). As she said to me, “If not now, when? There is never going to be a better time for me to be in shape.” She belongs to a gym. She and Josh have done the Portland Bridge Pedal two years in a row. She participated in her first sprint-triathlon, and came in 2nd place in her division. She excels at the swimming, naturally, but she also runs, even though she doesn’t like it much, and is a great bike rider.
The sun is shining today and it seems we haven’t had enough of that this summer. But of course, fall is always the best time of the year on the coast. So I hope you get some time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather. And don’t forget to take some photos!