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mandak
03-20-2010, 07:30 AM
I don't know about you, but for me, Spring Cleaning involves sorting through some old stuff. So, in honor of some of the fun finds that Spring Cleaning usually brings out....we're going to update our avatars by hopping back in time!

Here's the deal:

Find a picture of yourself where you are at least HALF as old as you are now (ie: if you are 26, like me, you need to find a photo of yourself age 13 or younger)

Gp to your user control panel and change out your avatar (that little picture of you)!

Come back here, no need to share your current age, unless you want to - but tell us how much dust you had to shake off that photo by sharing the YEAR (or approximate year) that your picture is from!

I won't be picking a favorite, but will do a random drawing for a winner from anyone who posts their year here!

HAVE FUN!

I've updated mine - this photo is from 1987/88! The kit used is Butterflies & Blossoms, by me coming April 1!

ADBDesign {anita_d}
03-20-2010, 02:02 PM
Have to post early cause I have major work to accomplish starting the 22nd AND I loved this challenge, great fun to find a pic from my past. Suffice it to say, I could have picked a pic with me lots older and still wouldnt have messed up on the half your age rule! This is from 1967 with me wearing my favorite colors: orange & purple. Thanks to JulieC Touch of Orange kit and Tracy (ambowife) Tracys Tricky Treats Kit

mandak
03-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Love it! Thanks for playing - also love your frame!

judy in SD
03-21-2010, 10:06 AM
The hippie in me was slow to fade away even into the late 1970s.:) This is actually a photo from my Illinois drivers license at that time. Those are feathers in a macrame necklace around my neck, OMG! Bracket frame from Hello Mr. Groundhog by Let Me Scrapbook.

PamR
03-21-2010, 01:12 PM
OMG! I can't believe how few photos there are of me, lol. I was always the one BEHIND the camera, lol. This is me from around 1980 I think. That was way before the gray hair started creeping.
oops, forgot to mention the credits. Kit used was TwinMomSrcraps' Lovely Day. Love that kit.

mandak
03-21-2010, 02:28 PM
Lovin' the pics gals! I hope you had fun digging for an older one of yourselves! I did!

digides
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Most of the early pics I have of me were taken by my papa, like this one. Exactly 1/2 my age now. I'm hating the sun-in and wings look LOL! I redid mine as well to make it more Springy :> Used SKrapper Digitals The Flourish Collection Daffodil Smiles
Thanks!

ckcpurple
03-21-2010, 03:38 PM
So this is the first time I've ever made an avatar. Many thanks to Olga9999 for the forum post with instructions. The picture is a bit more than half my age. You are looking at the 7th grade me in 1982!!! The hair is a riot. I asked for a "surfer girl kinky perm" and I got poodle/mop head instead. Yeah. Very cool to see what people come up with.

Creds: Chrome Frames - SerenebyRW; Flowers - SKrapper Digitals; Paper by EHansen; Lace & Beads - JaniceScrap; and Ribbon - Piggyscraps

mandak
03-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Loving the 80s looks! Great work girls!

hareraisers2
03-21-2010, 06:04 PM
Ok Manda, here's mine. Just look at that hair!!! LOL Anyway this is a little over 20 years ago, I was pregnant at the time and my son is now 19. The year was 1990.

mandak
03-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Oh my Tammy! That's hilarious! Love it!

pbhill
03-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Okay, here is mine. The photo was taken in August of 86.
I used Piggy Scraps Live, Laugh, Love cork frame

mandak
03-21-2010, 07:55 PM
Awesome! Thanks for playing!

Mitsybelle
03-22-2010, 09:33 AM
Oh I'd better go and dig an 'old' photo out of my albums :DD Look at all you young ladies there :)

hareraisers2
03-22-2010, 10:19 AM
Manda I just had to change my Avatar a little, I did the sigi challenge and then my avatar didn't match, so changed the kit I used not the picture, still have that awful hair. LOL
I used A Happy Day by Shelly Marie Scraps.

scrappinwithjo
03-22-2010, 11:18 AM
I am diggin thru my pics now. Hee hee.

Nani
03-22-2010, 02:53 PM
The phot is a little less than 1/7 my age! I was the "pink poodle" in my first-ever dance recital in 1972. Pic is glitzed up with Nibbles Skribbles' Butterflies and Blossoms.

mandak
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
I am loving these! So fun to see you guys all dusting off and refreshing your avatars!

mrscarol_1
03-22-2010, 07:29 PM
I am hoping that my new Avatar works. It is a picture of me about 1978. My husband took it.

Mitsybelle
03-22-2010, 09:39 PM
Wow Carol, you look gorgeous :)

Here's me in 1989, had to crop it off because the shoulder pads in that dress were huge, rofl!!! I'm 24 here :) Ahhhh those were the days :DD

hareraisers2
03-23-2010, 07:38 AM
Carol I love yours, what a nice picture.
Jeanette Love how you cropped yours too, and I love how you put the date on it.
These are really turning out cool.

noellec
03-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Here is my Avatar, I'm 33 and in this picture I'm about 12

This is one of the many pictures of me on our boat.

mandak
03-23-2010, 10:16 AM
Jeanette - Ah shoulder pads, I don't thing they work on anyone!
Noelle, you look so much like CHawndelle!

I'm loving these too, so fun!

camperchow
03-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Well, here is a very bad photo of me in 1976. I had to take the pic off my facebook page because I don't have any old pics with me. So, the quality is real low. This was harder to do than a full layout!

mandak
03-24-2010, 07:03 AM
Looks great Diane! Thanks for playing!

kimberkatt
03-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Here I am!! This was taken in 1990, I was 15 years old - half my age would be 17 years old, but I couldn't find any pictures down here for that age, they must all be up in the Attic still! :rolleyes:

OMG! Can my eyebrows get any bushier or blacker?!! :eek:


Edit to add credits: Tag by moondesigns, glitter & paper for frame by ambowife designs - all from the April10 Mega kit, Gentle Rain, available April 1st!

knittinjen
03-24-2010, 12:32 PM
Aww, I wanna see the shoulder pads!!

Wow Carol, you look gorgeous :)

Here's me in 1989, had to crop it off because the shoulder pads in that dress were huge, rofl!!! I'm 24 here :) Ahhhh those were the days :DD

knittinjen
03-24-2010, 01:22 PM
Well, here I am, half a life ago! Note the SKINNY face, the BRIGHT WHITE TEETH (not photoshopped, people laughed at how bright my teeth were growing up), note the BIG earrings!! But I was HOT!! hahaha. I think I'll just keep this avatar. I used And Many More by Nibbles Skribbles.

mandak
03-24-2010, 02:22 PM
Kimberly - Love it! Way to dig through the dust!

Jen - Wow! You look so different now! Crazy!

SkrapperDigitals
03-24-2010, 06:03 PM
oohh! this challenge looks like fun! i've gotta dig out my photo album!

stmac88
03-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Here I am in 1975. I was 21.....so that makes me.......uh......LOL.. I used the fantastic versatile kit Lily Pond for both my siggy and my avatar... Love the colors in this kit sooo much!!

Pixel Palette
03-24-2010, 10:32 PM
Wow! First time I ever changed my avatar... this goofy picture is from 1981, my college graduation at 39, one of those back to school Mom's... closest I could get to half my age, I will be 66 in May!! Oh My! :eek:

I used a brag book page as a frame from mITSYBELLE's Bit of Bling

knittinjen
03-25-2010, 07:26 AM
Well you are my new favorite scrapper - I always feel like such an old lady at 38 in these forums with all the young chits in their 20's (no offense to you lovely young chits - we adore you!!). It's so nice to find somebody not only my age, but even a bit beyond! :):):)

Wow! First time I ever changed my avatar... this goofy picture is from 1981, my college graduation at 39, one of those back to school Mom's... closest I could get to half my age, I will be 66 in May!! Oh My! :eek:

I used a brag book page as a frame from mITSYBELLE's Bit of Bling

lbettis
03-25-2010, 09:45 AM
Here's mine at age 32
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/forum/image.php?u=3331&dateline=1269528198

Pixel Palette
03-25-2010, 10:19 AM
LOL... thank you! Don't you know we are the oldies but goodies???Well you are my new favorite scrapper - I always feel like such an old lady at 38 in these forums with all the young chits in their 20's (no offense to you lovely young chits - we adore you!!). It's so nice to find somebody not only my age, but even a bit beyond! :):):)

Berny
03-25-2010, 10:34 AM
I used piggyscraps', ELEGANCE to do my avatar.This was 1974. I was a "back to school Mom" too. I got my BA in 78 ,started Teaching in 79 and finished my MA in 86.

Jean Ann
03-25-2010, 12:42 PM
Here's mine at about age 30 - not too many pics of me as I do the photo taking. It's a little less than half my age but pretty close. I think I'm probably the Old Lady here. But I love being retired. I used Sherah's kit AHC Blush of Romance

mandak
03-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Oh these are cracking me up! I love looking at them all! Thanks for playing along everyone! What a riot!

kimberkatt
03-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Here I am in 1975. I was 21.....so that makes me.......uh......


...... MY MOMMY!!! :l

Seriously, you are the same age as my Mom, I was born in 1975, she was 21 when she had me!! And I refuse to think of my Mom as "old".... she's perfectly aged & beautiful! :DD

CatSlater
03-25-2010, 10:21 PM
I just don't know where the time went!!! (I used Cuddlebeez's minikit Between You and Me and an element of my own)

knittinjen
03-26-2010, 09:27 AM
Yeah, and plus we have a lot more to scrap - as long as we can find a good scanner! ahahahaha!

LOL... thank you! Don't you know we are the oldies but goodies???

larkd
03-27-2010, 02:39 PM
Here's one from 1982 when victorian wedding dresses and big hats were in.


Paper - Reminiscing by Amanda Thodersen
Font - Charyn

mandak
03-28-2010, 07:41 AM
aweseom larkd!

iela1216
03-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Well there I am with my whole "motley crew"
half a lifetime ago in 1983 (you do the math...lol) ;)

littlespooky
03-28-2010, 06:20 PM
these avatars are awesome ..lol!

Joanne K
03-28-2010, 09:03 PM
Here is my new avatar, I think!!


It was 1969, well under half my current age! I did put the year on the flower petals, but it is too small to show.

countryscrap
03-29-2010, 12:54 PM
I had 55 yrs of dust on mine. I can't believe that I have lived this long.
I love this challenge, its a great idea.

mandak
03-29-2010, 03:11 PM
These are awesome! Congrats on the long life countryscrap! Although, I find it hard to believe you are 110! :p

great pic joanne!

kimberkatt
03-29-2010, 04:03 PM
Congrats on the long life countryscrap! Although, I find it hard to believe you are 110! :p

ROFL! :l

mandak
03-29-2010, 06:41 PM
rofl at myself now, for some reason I had it in my head that she had said something about it being half her life ago or something, must have been the post above with the "half my current age" comment. I amuse myself! Sorry for the accusation countrylife!

mandak
03-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Alright, let's keep this going until tomorrow MARCH 31 I will use random.org to draw for a winner on APRIL 1! Good luck!

littlespooky
04-02-2010, 09:07 AM
too funny! Manda, you were having a Carmen momment, I am such a air head lately..lolrofl at myself now, for some reason I had it in my head that she had said something about it being half her life ago or something, must have been the post above with the "half my current age" comment. I amuse myself! Sorry for the accusation countrylife!

kimberkatt
04-05-2010, 12:28 PM
too funny! Manda, you were having a Carmen momment, I am such a air head lately..lol

Lately?! bwahahahahha.... sorry sweets, I couldn't resist! You know I love ya!! :DD

mandak
04-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Well good! I fit right in!

mandak
04-06-2010, 07:34 PM
Sorry it took so long, I got distracted by Real Life this past week and a half, my 4 1/2 year old had a hernia and had surgery yesterday. Things are slowing getting back to normal....so without further ado.....the winner is....Berny! I will figure out how to get you your prize!

*Winner was selected at random by post number chosen at random by my little man!

kimberkatt
04-06-2010, 08:42 PM
Yay Berny!!! Congratulations!! :(( :((

countryscrap
04-07-2010, 09:27 AM
Congrats Berny

Berny
04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Thanks Everyone. mandak, hope your little one is getting better.