This was a fun page to create! It’s been in my “unfinished” project file for about a year now. It’s about time I finally got around to it.
I’m a big fan of incorporating ephemera and memorabilia on my layouts. I used to do it more often but Project Life has become the keeper of such things so I don’t include as many extras on my traditional pages anymore. But this layout was an exception.
My friend Debbie and I were introduced back in 1986 (how is it even possible it’s been that long????) through Tiger Beat magazine. We were both fans of Duran Duran and that was one of the places to find fan info. I was in Spokane, WA and she was in Joshua, TX and we became pen pals. I have other layouts in my albums of our adventures, but this page is about how we met and how our friendship has endured.
I knew this was going to be a multi-page layout as I had quite a bit to document. I already had the photos printed and after pushing them around the page for 20 minutes decided nothing was working.
Enter the divided page protector. It was the perfect solution. The photos could be showcased on their own, there are slots for pretty paper — from Echo Park’s Sweet Day collection — and a few embellishments. (Sorry for the plastic glare!)
Here, I created a very quick and simple mini album to include extra photos, including my first stop at a Hard Rock cafe. Oh how happy I was to go to my first Hard Rock! Such a fun memory.
Yes, of course I still have tons of Duran Duran stuff from every Tiger Beat and Bop magazine I ever purchased. I have collected and saved things my entire life. Debbie is also responsible for my scrapbooking addiction – for which I will be forever grateful! Just wish we could have gone to a Duran Duran concert together at some point. How fun would that have been?
I went through my stash of saved letters and was able to find one from each address – from Spokane to Bellingham (WA) to Beverly Hills (FL) to Orlando to Franklin (TN) back to Orlando. Such a history! I created a vellum pocket to hold them and stitched around the outside edge to hold it together.
And here’s how it looks in the album.
When was the last time you documented a lifelong friendship?
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