To celebrate this birthday milestone, all my girlfriends and I had elaborate Sweet Sixteen parties. Usually they were held at fancy restaurants and we girls dressed up as if we were going to a cocktail party. Also, since party favors weren't popular back then, it was expected that each gal would take home a memento from the event. A flower from the centerpiece or for the less ethical gals, like me, a piece of silverware. Scotch taped into a scrapbook it would sit next to the party invitation along with a sentence or two about the day.
Every business card, ticket and gumball wrapper went into that scrapbook and at the end of the year my scrapbook was heavy…with metal…almost an entire set of silverware...I had a lot of girlfriends.
I don’t steal silverware anymore. Matter of fact I don’t steal anymore. But I still make scrapbooks. Not unlike my first scrapbook, my current scrapbook is filled with minutia. No silverware, but definitely business cards and ticket stubs.
I started off with a Teresa Collins Notations Kit.
Then I went crazy raiding my stash.
Every page holds a memory, a bit of journaling and some aged yellow tape.
A business card, advertising and a tag from the new purse
I bought in NYC decorate these two pages.
When I win the lottery, I am moving to the city.
And the husband is going to have season tickets to both
the Mets and the Yankees.
And we will become patrons of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And I will have my dream scrapbook room!I want to hear about YOUR first scrapbook. Do share! Or tell me how you are going to spend your money when you win the lottery.