Saturday, May 5, 2012
I'm actually not a big fan of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day, or even Digital Scrapbooking Day, because basically they are a huge day to promote the scrapbooking business, with sales, specials, and other promotions that are a bit too commercial for my taste. But in the interest of being a good sport, I will celebrate, however, in a more low-key way. Instead of shopping, blog-hopping, winning prizes and buying stuff, I thought it might be fun to do something a little different. I actually created something! Actually, to be specific, I didn't really create a new layout. Instead, I modified an old layout I did back in September. I don't generally do that. I mean, once a layout is done, it's pretty much done, unless I find a mistake, or decided to tweak some minor thing. But this layout has bothered me all these months, because it seemed to be missing something. It just didn't have that little 'special' touch.
other blog, when I got some key information about the little tin dishes that I have had since I was a very little girl. I've been lucky enough to have saved quite a few of my own childhood possessions, and I had a couple of the little strawberry cups from my tea set. But they were very badly taken care of, and are quite rusty and discolored. So, in doing a Google image search, I discovered that someone had a set of these they were selling on Etsy. The photo used in the listing was quite high quality and high resolution. I probably would have bought this set if it had been available, but alas, it was sold. So, it occurred to me, that what was missing from my layout was some of the tea set that I owned, making the layout complete. I think it looks much better, don't you?