Our challenge this week at Scrap Yourself is to scrap childhood memories, and this challenge is right up my alley because I love to scrap about my childhood. I'm so fortunate that my Gram was a shutterbug when we were little, and she has this big box of photos, so I've been able to scan them for my scrapbook pages.
This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of me as a kid. My mom made that I Dream of Jeannie costume. I lost the photo and searched for it for a year. I was giving up hope that I would ever find it when I suddenly did. And I almost threw it away. It was the pocket of a pocket folder, and as I was about to throw the folder away, something told me to check inside the pockets, and there was my photograph!
I love BasicGrey's Sultry collection, and I hoard it like mad, but this was the perfect opportuity to use it! I desaturated the colors in the the background of the photo because my gram's drapes were yellow, and I didn't want the picture to clash with the papers.
Go check out what the rest of the team did with this challenge--they might just spark some childhood memories for you!