As someone who loved creating art on my jeans as a teen, it was extra fun for me to create art with my jeans on my scrapbook pages last week. Fortunately, this is a material that will never be discontinued!
We created a video tutorial on this. Below are the layouts from today’s episode…
Forever In Blue Jeans
Printed text is from Neil Diamond’s song: “Money talks. But it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk. ‘Long as I can have you here with me I’d much rather be forever in blue jeans.”
Journaling, written to my husband, Izzy, reads: In October you walked away from The Man. The suit and tie disappeared and the jeans came out. Our lives stopped revolving around a corporate and materialistic America. Instead we depend on our creativity and drive. We gave up a lot of monetary luxuries. And we are happier. Life is more fun than ever before. The past three months have been a honeymoon for us. Life is so very, very good. Love you.
(note: In my journaling, I did not mean to call America, as a whole, “materialistic.” I was only referring to one aspect of modern American culture. There is a greater good in America that has given us the ability to do what we’re doing, for which I’m so grateful).
Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill, Stampin’ Up) * Patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket) * Other: charm, denim.
A Year Of Changes
Just as many of us begin each year with a word we want to characterize the next 12 months, you can use that word in a year-in-review layout. I actually started my year with the word, “Build.” But as I looked back to last January, I realized that that focus resulted in a year of lots of change. Change became the key-word for my layout below…
Journaling reads as a list and corresponds with the photos at the top (except the first one) from right to left, top to bottom:
1) We gave up meat and most animal by-products. I became vegan and learned a whole new way of cooking/baking. It was quite a lifestyle change as most everything we eat is what I make from scratch.
2) We rescued a puppy from the pound.
3) We got all 3 kids in school full-time.
4) We got rid of T.V. The few shows we watch we get free online. The kids forgot t.v. within a couple weeks and became more active.
5) Israel resigned from his job and we became full-time hosts and producers.
6) We simplified our materialism.
(note: I ran out of room here and #6 may be confusing. I intend on making another layout about this subject, so I didn’t worry that it’s unclear, but you might be confused by it. I meant to say that we got rid of a lot of material excess that we’d been used to having).
This video tutorial is for our Paperclipping Members. After you watch the episode, I’d love to hear which of your own stories came to mind and why denim would make a great visual symbol for them.
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