So, partly because of St. Patrick's Day, partly because of the most recent 3 Kits 3 Ways Challenge, I found myself romping through scrapbooks of a trip we took to Ireland several years ago. I hadn't looked at those books in so long; it was really fun to relive memories of our travels around the Emerald Isle. There were some photos in those books, though, that didn't exactly blow my skirt up. The photo in this layout is such a one. Even after all this time, I remember being very disappointed with it when I first got it developed (yes, this was back in the days when one had to use...film). The picture shows us reenacting an ancient marriage ritual in this great old church yard on the Dingle Peninsula, but the photo is grainy and slightly out of focus. I was disappointed with the photo because I wanted to have a better, clearer, more in-focus memento of that day. Talk about being ungrateful--we're lucky to have a photo of that moment at all! There happened to be only one other person in the church yard that day, at the precise time of our explorations. It was he that explained to us all about ogham stones, it was he who told us about this marriage ritual, and it was he who took our photo. Seeing this photo after so long, I finally felt gratitude that I had it at all, grainy and out of focus as it is. I also felt a measure of excitement, because I now do digital scrapping (cue the Hallelujah Chorus!! )and there's nothing like a blending job to hide photo imperfections. So, even though I have about 4 or 5 projects that I'm currently working on (I saw a thread in the community forum that asks how people scrap--randomly or organized; may I add 'haphazardly' to the list?), I decided to scrap a photo that I first paper scrapped over 13 years ago.
Irish Solid Papers
How'd They Do That? No. 12: The Perfect Blend
Dirty Linens Paper Pack
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