Friday, June 24, 2011

Let's Face It Friday - Old School

Hi Everyone,
I am so sorry I am late with my post.  I was on a plane to WI and forgot to schedule my post.  I decided to play along this week with the LFIF Team for this fun challenge.

"Ok, so our challenge today is to bring it back --- wayyyy back to the year you graduated high school. What do you remember most about that year? Was it school? A trip you took that year? A major event that occurred? Let's scrap it or make it our inspiration for another crafty project!"

I graduated High School in 1979 so I chose to make an 8x8 layout.  The kitchen I designed is very much like the kitchen I grew up in, in fact, I have the starburst clock that hung in my childhood home.  It still works, and now my 25 yr old would like to have it in his home.

I found the clock through google search and printed and cut it out.  The kitchen table and chairs I found on ebay and printed it and cut it out.  I found patterned paper that resembled what my Mom had hanging in our kitchen in the 70's.  I drew the owl.  I used Wide Eyed Kids for the faces of the girls.  The clothes were cut from Hippie Chic from DCWV using Ellison dies for the sizzix.  I drew the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle, one that I had, and the long straight hair with a flower tucked behind the ear, another style I sported in the 70's.  And let's not forget the green and blue eye shadow that was so popular then.

I really had fun with this challenge and going down memory lane.
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Very cute! I am loving all these Old School projects I am seeing tonight! Brings back lots of memories!!

  2. Oh my goodness! These details are awesome!!!! I come from a large family and this totally looks like the hair styles I saw my sister's sporting when they were in high school. Awesome job! And thanks for the details on it too, it is always fun to learn more about you. Hugs- Glora

  3. Such a cute layout. I got married in 1979 so I probably had a kitchen much like this one. I do know I had the bell bottoms.. Thanks for the memories.

  4. That is adorable. I can't imagine how long it took you to make it!! It's awesome!

  5. Wisconsin!? Wisconsin!?! Oh, so close yet so far away!!

    Janice! You talented (baby) you!! I graduated in 1975!

    What a truly outstanding! job! : )


  6. Hi Janice!

    Your layout is so cool! I love all the details!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week!

    Ruthie :)

  7. I just LOVE your layout!It is sooo FLIPPIN' CUTE,Those girls are so COOL and FUN!AMAZING as always my friend!!:)

  8. I love this layout
    When I saw it on the PK website I wondered how you created it so I had to come to your blog to read what went into it

  9. hahaha I LOVE it!!! It reminds me of my childhood home. Glarey wall paper, laminated table, bright green chairs (except mine were mixed with the standard mission brown and orange. I even had a macrame crocheted owl hanging on the wall and one of those clocks! Not to mention my mum was a HUGE fan of green eye shadow. Eeekk!!! Great job Janice. It's like you took one of my photos and made it a picture. x