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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Paper Trail for May: Mayberry

If you got here from Betsy's blog, you are on the Paper Trail Blog Hop with all the wonderful creations from the Mayberry Close to My Heart paper pack.  I did a layout of old pictures that I antiqued, again.  I am so loving that feature on my computer.  It's not black and white and it's not sepia.  It's just softer.  My pictures were taken by my daughter in-law several years ago and somehow after time and being transfered to my computer, they became grainy and fuzzy.  I tried to edit the graininess and fuzziness out but wasn't very successful.  Still, these pictures tell a story and they are the only pictures we have of the even.  I know there is lots and lots of emphasis on PERFECT photos but what do we do with those that are not perfect, either because of time or lack of skill or lack of expensive equipment?  Do we just leave them in the boxes, disks, or files?  I decided this story needs to be told.  Part of our family legacy is the girls visiting my sister and riding her horse.  It's part of our family stories.  The girls are older, the house my sister lived in for the last 15 years and housed her horse is empty, we have another granddaughter, and life has continued to move on and creating more stories.  So, I antiqued and scrapped anyway.  I do hope my children and grandchildren appreciate this record of the past.  The girls were darling on the Jasmyn.  Martha so patient.  A memorable moment in our lives.  Now you know my story, hop over to Erica's blog and be some more inspiration for Mayberry!


  1. Absolutely beautiful!! Sadly I couldn't click and enlarge them without an error message but I love Love LOVE what I can see!!

  2. Betsy, I changed to a slideshow. Hopefully, you can click on this link and it will work from Photobucket.