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Journalling: These are all pictures from my childhood home in Swanton, Ohio. On the opposite page is a picture of my 10th birthday cake. You can see the wallpaper that was in our kitchen along with the Happy Birthday sign we put up for everyone’s special day. You can also see the miniatures that my mom collected and that I inherited. On this page is our yellow refrigerator with some artwork on it. I was very proud of the yellow lion tracing. There is a picture of our living room with the striped couches, macrame plant holder that my mom made, and some of my 1st dad’s drawings. He was an architect. Then, there is the wall that my 1st dad built between the kitchen and the living room. It had the meaning of each of our names, the family Bible, the current holiday decorations, and my mother’s latest sewing project. Last is the opposite end of our living room (and my 9th birthday). The piano was on the left, on the right is the stereo (we had both a record player and an 8-track player), along with my sister’s and my school pictures. You can just see, behind the front door, the doorway that we made between the house and the garage when we turned the garage into a family room.


Supplies used:

Life Montage Assemble Your Own Zoom Page

Life Montage Collection

Life Montage Frames Embellishment Mini

Life Montage Borders WordArt Mini

Life Montage JIF6 (members only)


Basic Shadows 6501

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Awesome layout, Monica! Love your composition and the torn paper! Your pictures, old though they may be, look great! And congrats again on being selected for the Welcome Committee Team! I'm so happy for you!

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This is delightful! I love your journaling -- the love comes through along with the memories. I like your mix of colors and patterns too. Now, I'm off to see the other page.

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Another collection I must buy. Would love to scraplift your LO, Monica! The colors you used are so pretty and I love the rustic look with the chix wire! Thanks for your inpiration!

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