Here are more photos that i was advised to not attempt. . . .
Pretty awful, huh? Maybe you think i shouldn't have.
But they tell essential parts of the story.
For most of their nearly nearly 40-year lives, they have been the sort of slides that make viewers say, "What is THAT doing here? You should throw it away."
Then i tell the story.
To the Top of the Empire State Building
The blurry shot, which i did anticipate, actually carries the story forward.
During a slideshow, it's a placeholder for the story of a night on the town.
On the page, i used other supplies to convey the memory of the evening.
But i love even more the way the skilled technician with a heart was able to get a good print last year.
Will i redo the page? Oh no. There are enough things to keep me busy, enough photos to scrapbook, without redoing pages that are perfectly satisfactory without a new print.
But, with the digital skills i have now, i would definitely use the print.
i think i'd type that journaling on the photo.
Happy Birthday, USA!
We traveled during the summer of 1976. On a soft rainy day around the 4th, my friend and i got lost in the streets of Vienna and found a gorgeous birthday cake holding the place of honor in the window of a closed sidestreet bakery.
Not just any huge birthday cake. It said "Happy Birthday, USA."
A paperpiecing by Jolee's set the stage. i don't often use these, as they are rather expensive (as if scrapbooking is not generally!), but occasionally a special page warrants it. Some people make their own paperpiecing, but that's not my style - too much work.
Again, the skilled tech with heart did a fabulous job with the cake. Still no prize-winning shot, but i might have used it if i'd printed this one before. It's a better print than the NYC night, but i don't think it would improve on the page i have at all.