I’m working on Aidan’s graduation boards.
(I’m sorry… just a minute… okay, yes… I can breathe again…)
Going through all of these old photos is making me just a titch more sentimental than usual (which means the level is ridiculously off the charts.)
The other day I was bringing groceries in, glanced two doors down into the backyard where Aidan spent her first three years at my neighbor’s day care.
That backyard hasn’t changed much. The big oak tree has a few less branches but the set up is exactly the same as it was 18 years ago when my baby girl first sat in a red swing on a blisteringly hot summer day. I instantly remembered a photo I’d taken of her and yep, it was time to make a page.
(click on the image to see a larger version)
The story was in my head. With some help from my scanner, my iPhone and my 4 x 6 photo printer, the photos were quickly in hand. I just needed a quick design and a few embellishments to get it down on paper.
I recycled the same design that I posted yesterday. One 6 x 4 photo with one smaller shot, a few embellishments and voila, a finished page that shares a slightly sentimental story.
On white cardstock, of course.
I like recycling designs. I don’t like reinventing every time I make a page. Aidan will not evaluate her albums years from now and think, “Weird… this page design looks JUST like that one. What was she thinking?”
Do you recycle your favorite designs?