Thursday, May 22, 2008

A challenge down memory lane.....

My photos of the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, Abu Simbel and my ticket into the Valley of the Kings

Here is a photo taken from my helicopter flight over Victoria Falls

Here I am standing "on" the equator and rather poor shots of elephant, leopard, giraffe and zebra

Credits: Word art and template by Sue Cummings; Designer Spotlight Free Gift "Redefined No. 8"

I decided to do another scrap page for Sue's challenge at Oscraps. One page turned into three! Yikes! Seeing all the incredible pages at Oscraps and awesome photos I decided to go dig out some old holiday snaps. Let me emphasise the word "OLD" here. I am SO disappointed with these pages given the age of the photo and how poorly they scanned. Most were just useless and could not be used. How spoilt are we these days when it comes to zoom and cropping. I so loved my solo holiday adventure to Africa way back in the summer of '93/94. Loved it so much I went back some time later to live and work. But I digress. When I lived in Africa and got a bit down, my friend and I used to play "I'm happy because ...." and we had to think of all the reasons why that moment in life was good. So given my unhappiness with these results, time to play "I'm happy because".

I'm happy because:

1. I had a lovely trip down memory lane going through all my old photos.

2. I have finally scanned some of these precious photos to computer

3. I have created a wonderful talking point with my children about the adventures their Mamma used to get up to.

See! So many reasons to feel satisfied.

6 comments:

Jodie Redman said...

Oh my goodness Helen!! I would not be disappointed if I were you they are wonderful LOs! What an amazing time you must have had! In the LO you can't tell that the photos aren't the best quality. This template is very addictive isn't it?! LOL!

Wendy said...

Oh Helen these are absolutely priceless, beautiful, awesome, Fantastic, Beautiful...Shall I continue? LOL...I am so PROUD of you!! WOW...I love all of them!! What a wonderful life you have experienced and lived...good and bad I know you'd do it again in a second!!! Thank you so much for opening your memories and sharing with us!! I enjoyed it!!!!!!

Tiffany's Photos said...

wow you went there must be fun and learn and what you seen.. what was like out there?? wow

love your way in that and that!!

take care..

Christine said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to go to Egypt. We've talked about it and hope to do it when the kids are older.

Anyway, these pages are great - your pics don't look bad at all! What a great experience! You're right, we are spoiled with digital! So glad you dug into the archives to share with us! And I love the happy game! I'm going to teach that to Sophia - lately, that girl has been doing nothing but complaining!

Sue Jones said...

I've seen so many wonderful layouts done with this template. It's just wonderful to see yours. Beautiful photos.
And congrats on getting your angel layout posted in the standouts thread at ScrapArtist!

Anita007 said...

Heee I see you're on a roll again!!! WOW!!!Those pictures, SUPER!!! You've been travelling a lot!! Indeed it is nice to show those adventures to your kids.
I missed this challenge, but it is a wonderfull idea to dig-up those beautiful (analog) pictures!
Regards from Holland

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