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One of a Kind | Elizabeth Dillow

One of a Kind | Elizabeth Dillow

12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Danny O for K & Co) + metal photo corner (Daisy D's) + stamp (7Gypsies) + rub-ons (Making Memories) + sticker (American Crafts) + circle punch + fonts (ChunkFive and Helvetica Neue)

A Note From Elizabeth

Don’t be afraid to use photos taken at different times together on one page! I have a small collection of these Dr Pepper photos and wanted to use them all on a page even though I know they weren’t taken all at the same time. The story of these shirts was much more important to scrapbook for me than knowing exactly where or when the photos were taken. I also find myself most comfortable addressing my children at some point in the future when I journal on pages like this—the idea that they’ll be reading the family story at some point makes it easy to write directly to them.

I rarely work with original photos that I don’t have a negative for—these originals were just scanned and printed and refiled in my big box of old family “file photos.” When it comes to photos like this, I want to allow for the possibility of using them again in a different way.

Journaling

"I'm a Pepper, you're a Pepper, she's a Pepper, he's a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?"

Part I: Whenever we went anywhere when I was growing up that required keeping track of everyone, we wore our "I'm a Pepper" t-shirts based on the 1978 jingle written by Barry Manilow. I loved that shirt. I have vivid memories of wearing it for our traditional summer after-5:00 pm trip to Geauga Lake; it felt like a badge of honor to roam the park sharing our love of Dr Pepper with the world.

Part II: I don't know why Grandma and Grandpa had matching perms in the early 1980s either.

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