March Challenges at Paper Secrets and About a Boy

Finally got around to doing the first-half challenges at a couple of other scrapbooking blogs. This first sketch is from Paper Secrets, and then my page (sorry for the blur, had my camera on the wrong setting) The twist was to use “Thickers”; mine are the asterisks and brackets.

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This month, at About a Boy, there wasn’t a sketch to follow, just instructions that you had to use something from your stash that was over 1 year old. In my page, the alpha stickers that I used for my title are way more than one year old. In fact, I may have to go back and re-glue them as they don’t seem to be sticking all that well!

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This photo was damaged when it got exposed to either heat or moisture – it stuck to the glass of the picture frame it was in and I tore off a huge chunk of it. Fortunately, it was all along the bottom of the photo where you don’t mind not seeing legs/feet. The group is my Dad’s old squadron back in the Rickenbacker ANGB days. This was probably taken in the early 1990’s before or shortly after the first Gulf War. Not long after this, Rickenbacker was closed to the Reserves. Our Group was merged with another Group to create the 445th Airlift Wing; we were moved to Wright-Patterson AFB, and our mission and airframe changed. We lost our Tactical mission and our C-130 Hercules and became Strategic, flying in C-141 Starlifters. Many of Dad’s Group did not want to convert airframes, so found other C-130 units to transfer to, while the rest had to go back to school to learn their new planes. As part of the Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at that time, my unit didn’t really have much choice in the conversion, though, if anyone really was worried about switching to the C-141, they, too, could find another 130 unit to transfer to (I don’t think any AE members did).

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7 responses to “March Challenges at Paper Secrets and About a Boy

  1. Wonderful job preserving both the photo and the memories. thanks for playing with us at AAB.

  2. Great job! Great save of the photo! Thank you for joining us at AAB!!

  3. lintsi

    Thanks for joining us at About a Boy with your project! A great memory to save, good job! (I also often have to go back and glue some of my letters as they won’t stick anymore after sitting on my shelf for ages…)

  4. Great photo and layout – Thank you for playing at About a Boy!

  5. Great layouts! Pretty interesting story about the airplanes and squadron changes. It’s wonderful that you have the story recorded. Thanks for playing with us at About A Boy.

  6. Great job on both layouts! Love how you saved the photo and what a great memory/story to scrap! Thanks for playing along at Paper Secrets & About A Boy! 🙂

  7. Devra

    What a cool photo and story to keep. Glad you joined us at About a Boy

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