Are these Jenni Bowlin papers just not perfect for vintage photos?! I'd say I [heart] 100% of her product line; Most of the papers remind me of the fabric patterns of my childhood.
These 2 photos are only a few of myself as a child. It breaks my heart that when we immigrated to USA, we only took a few pictures with us. Mom didn't really prioritize photos, however in her defense, we were allowed only 4 suitcases (1 per family member)...imagine having to sell off your life's belongings and move to a foreign country with only a suitcase each. My dad was an amateur photog, so we had a huge box of this type of candid photos that was given to my aunt for safe-keeping. Unfortunately, the box of photos got moved to a damp basement. Beside the moisture damage, the mice and rats did their part too...so sad, pictures I'll never see...moments lost forever. I guess that's why I scrapbook so much about my kids- to compensate for my own loss.
Technique: the honeycomb paper I dry embossed using those outdated Fiskars texture plates. Very appropriate, since my dad is a bee keeper. I noticed that I can't do a page about him (or if he is in the photo), without including honey comb or bees.
Pictures taken in Lithuania's countryside where I spent my weekends, ate so many cherries that my belly was in danger of bursting. The top photo cracks me up :) It's proof that small kids are intimidated by old folks, especially babushkas.
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