Four years ago today I took this picture of my then 9-year-old girlie. She had just picked up a magic kit and was practicing her act in the living room. Did I point out that she was just 9? And that now she's 13? And that time flies like a ridiculously aerodynamic rocket?
This Day in Zielske History is part nostalgia tour and part blog filler. But I like to pick a day, look back through the years, and then see if I made a layout or not. In this case, I did:
I actually created this layout as part of a feature in Simple Scrapbooks magazine called, "Trading Pages." In the article, two scrapbookers paired up and scrapped each others photos using the same product. My partner? Donna Downey. Unfortunately, I don't have the layout she did for me, nor do I even have a scan of it. But trust me, it looked a lot like this. Only by Donna.
When I look back on this page, I think two things: One, I love the design. Two, I love those old Scrapworks stickers. And three (so, I lied), the journaling feels contrived to me…sort of like I was trying too hard to be profound. I only say this because over the years, I've gotten a lot more conversational with my writing and lot less fluffy. And a lot less, well, contrived.
That's a good thing.
This has been: THIS DAY IN ZIELSKE HISTORY. (said inside a giant hollow metal hallway, for effect.)
Have a great weekend.