Scrapbooked December 2012. Four pages 12″ x 12″
I got a Kodak Instamatic camera from my parents which I have kept.
The orange autograph book I have had for years and has the autographs of Roger Moore, Susannah York and even some that I got from my dad. I keep them in my Memory Box.  Nikon D70 ©




The hidden captions are secured with curled paperclips which I got from a Dollar-store.
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relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned.

French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective

First Known Use: 1974

I held the hidden captions in place with paperclips.
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A friend gave me the Brads as a gift.
They were purchased in South Africa and are from Upikit International.
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Planning on my My Magnetic board.
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“Retro is a hot style right now, in just about everything from stationery and gifts to scrapbooking. While “retro” means different things for people of different ages, it’s really reminiscent of the styles from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. You’ll find lots of pink and black, pink and brown and blue and brown color combinations, plus cool images and shapes like spirals and big flowers. Whether or not you liked it the first time around, the look is much more contemporary now—and teens and kids love it.” – Scrapbooking101

Supplies: (Please click for more)

Double sided card-stock from Memory Stor ®
M# 26649-BB
August 2010
Combined Resources International

Brads from Upikit International, clear rubber-stamps Music notes by Rubber stampede and stars from Inkadinkado®, star shaped Chipboard, Acrylic paint, paperclips, Card-stock, oval stencil, Transparent 3 D glue dots, silver Embossing powder, ribbon, etc.

ToolsCorner rounder punch or nail clippers, etc.

I drew the curve with a Neon flexible pencil.

Sources: For personal use only, please give credit.

Retro car ads

A womans work is never done, just kidding.

Ageless patterns -1950s

The most memorable newspaper headlines through history.

“The Modern Mother Project” by Tricia Rubens.

My Retro dress.
Do you have any retro photos?
I would love to hear from you.
Photo from layout.
Stilfontein, South Africa. Circa 1967
Photo my father (Dad).
My mother Handmade my tent dress.
The Ebner piano was a gift from my Grandfather.

I colorized a black and white photo of my mother in Adobe Photoshop.
Miriam circa 1950.

How To Colorize Black and White Vintage Photographs in Photoshop

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

Groovy 70′s


The 50’s housewife experiment.

Good wife’ s guide.


  1. Nicely done, Tok! I loved seeing the speakers from the drive in movie ~ not something I would ever have taken a photo of, but quite retro. 😀


    • It actually still has a film inside, but the date has expired.
      I’m sure one can get one online, but I don’t know where one will have it developed it.
      I took a lot of bad photos with the old “klik en druk” 😉


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