I have been starting the very initial stages of Marie Kondo-ing the crap out of my life.
While I have only seen one episode of her new Netflix Series, it has inspired me to begin in a logical place: my closet. And let me tell you this: I have only just begun to clean.
That said, one thing that lives in my closet? Photos. And I found a DOOZY of a shot that when I saw it, I knew: tell this story.
The year was 1993 (I realized after I finished the layout that I had the year wrong!). Aidan was not yet living on Planet Earth and my office was in our back bedroom. I was a corporate employee of the American Collectors Association and I was seriously so geeked to have my second Apple computer, a IIci and a 12-inch monitor. Oh, how tech marks the time, friends.
I mean, we had floppy disks AND a dog!
In my quest to tell more of my story in 2019, I created the layout, including recreated a shot from present day, minus the high-waisted mom jeans:
These are the kinds of stories that I want to remember. Time contrasts and comparisons are some of my favorite types of stories to tell!
Today’s video is a bit longer, as I’m including the digital process, as well as the page assembly! You can skip the digital part in the video if that’s not your thing! I don’t go into exhaustive detail, but it will give you an idea of how I use digital templates as a base for my real world pages. All supplies are linked below the video, including the link to the template I used for this layout.
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NOTE: The striped patterned paper is from Close to My Heart, but it’s an out of print paper that I cannot source. But definitely check out their papers! I think they’re killing on design right now!