Monday, 1 July 2013

Letter "Y"

I'm a bit behind in my tag-making.  Here in Colorado we have had a fire; you may have heard about it.  It was the most damaging in our state's history, with 511 homes burned.  The Black Forest fire was about 2 miles from my house but we are safe and have had a minimum of inconvenience, except for that first night we were evacuated.  In the mix, I also started a new full time job which is pretty awesome but also VERY time-consuming.  I'm just about getting used to the new schedule/getting caught up after 3 weeks on the job.
So for my "Y" tag, I decided on the word, Yesterday.  I am of the generation that will always associate that word with The Beatles. Just last night I was watching a documentary about musician Jeff Lynne in which Paul McCartney was interviewed.  It was like visiting with an old friend.  I was born the year the Beatles crossed the pond to America, and they have been a musical influence on me my whole life through.
For this tag, I matched the cute little girl's dresses with polka dotted paper and polka dotted washi tape, too.  I mixed the pastel pinks and the bright reds with aqua, because red and aqua is sometimes unexpected but always, I think, a great color combination.  The red tag is a true vintage Dennison tag from my collection.  The little girl's short hair reminds me of my own when I was in Kindergarten -- which was the same year I first remember hearing and enjoying a Beatle's song.
 
I even think the dress I'm wearing here in 1969 is similar to the one the little dark-haired girl is wearing in the graphic. I'm enjoying all your tags and being a part of this blog; thank you for the fun and the distraction!

12 comments:

  1. The firs sounds really frightening and I am sorry so many were affected by it.

    Your tag is beautiful and the dresses image fits so well for the word you have chosen

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Lovely tag, and great memories - glad you stayed safe from fire, so sad that so many people lost their homes! Valerie

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  3. So glad you are safe...heartbreaking that so many lost their homes...
    Gorgeous tag... Love the cute images & perfect colours...Hugs May x x x

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  4. I think we all had those haircuts 'Pageboy' my mum called it. I adore your yesterday tag Dxx

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  5. Great images - yes, the little dark haired girl could be you! Glad you are safe. Carolyn xx

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  6. Hi Laurie - so glad to hear you are ok. What an awful fire. I was listening on the news. Sending my best wishes to everyone affected. I hope there is plenty of help for those who have lost homes. I just doesn't bare thinking about.

    On a lighter note - I love your tag - and that is definitely you! I have those papers and I really struggle to use them - they are perfect for a retro look. Great photo - you look so cute.

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  7. That song title will always stick in my mind, too, Paul was so sweet and gentle when he sang that on T.V. Great tag, thanks for the memories.

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  8. Very cute tag. Glad your home is OK!

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  9. Glad you stayed safe & best of luck in your new job Laurie. You tag is very sweet :0)

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  10. Great tag, so glad you are safe, a terrible fire - sending my thoughts to all affected. Enjoy your new job! X

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  11. I love the nostalgic feel of your tag. I know what you mean about the Beatles - me too!

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  12. Well I missed this Y tag last week--it is absolutely precious. You look just like the little girl on the tag!

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