Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Circa 1970

Goodness where have the years gone?

As I was scrapbooking this photo I thought of the changes in scrapbooking between then and now.

An obvious few:
- No digital cameras. If you didn't have film in your camera you got no photo.
- When you did take a photo it was a week before you could pick it back up from your neighbourhood Drugstore. Remember how you had to print even the bad ones?
- No way to crop a picture without scissors. Now it's a matter of a button within a computer program.
- Likely I would have been gluing the picture to a page in a newsprint pad.
- I wouldn't have a Silhouette Cameo to cut my black polaroid frame. If you wanted a polaroid frame back then you took a picture with your Polaroid One Step camera.
- Embellishments would have been homemade...and on and on it goes.

Nice though that this craft continues still, even though it's a bit more hi-tech than when this picture was taken.

I created this layout to participate in the "Use ONE Photo" Challenge  #215 by Lasting Memories. I'm just beginning to realize how many challenge sites there are 'out there'. This one is well worth visiting.


  1. Hi Ronna :) Thank you so much for stopping by and glad you found us worth the visit and hope to see more of your work! That was neat, looking back - yes, scrapbooking has certainly evolved! From pc programs to crafty machines! I love this LO you've created. Very vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

    Karen - Owner of LM :)

  2. Hi Ronna, so great that you found Lasting Memories and joined in our challenge.
    I remember waiting for photos to be processed - we used to send our film via mail order and it was an anxious wait for the post to see how the photos turned out!

  3. Great blast from the past.. I love your page.. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.. Toni - LMDT

  4. Well this is fun!! And you certainly made me think about my old scrapbooks vs my new. :) So great that you found us at Lasting Memories!! Thanks so much for joining us. Hope to see you back. (Challenge every Sunday.) :)

  5. Such a fun page and yes they certainly were different times. Thank you for joining in with us at Lasting Memories.

  6. Lasting memories is indeed a lovely place to come play Ronna. You are so right...there are so many aspects of scrapping that have changed...Telling the story hasn't! Thank you for joining in at Lasting Memories Julie Short GDT