Where it began . . .
Betty Jo

Where it began . . .

This was my first time doing pocket art scrapping, and it was sooooo much fun! ♥
Photo: Mine, shot in Salem Oregon, processed with Topaz Labs

ournaling Reads: We lived a few years in Oregon. That’s where my love of photography began. The very first spring there, I bought a film camera. In a couple of years I switched to a SLR. I entered a world wide photo contest at Ritz Camera, won first place in the boats and water category and I was hooked for life.

Open Wide (collection) – Simplette
Messy Pockets Boxed No1 Templates – Lynn Grieveson
Simply Buttoned No 1 – Lynn Grieveson
Beloved Collection – Palvinka
Wow thats gorgeous. Such a pretty layout. gorgeous colours and I love all the little flowers.
 
This is stunning Betty Jo, I am not surprised you won the contest as your photos are gorgeous, I love the effects with the blossoms .... the stitched pockets on the side look gorgeous wit the papers, the bird, the butterflies, the trailing flowers, the camera, the colours and the journaling.xxx
 
This is stunning Betty Jo, I am not surprised you won the contest as your photos are gorgeous, I love the effects with the blossoms .... the stitched pockets on the side look gorgeous wit the papers, the bird, the butterflies, the trailing flowers, the camera, the colours and the journaling.xxx
Thanks so much, Mary. Would you believe, it was before I bought my first SLR, I was still shooting film? We were at a little lake out in rural OR and as we were leaving I turned and took one last shot of some boats tied to the pier. Only one photo, the boat one, came out well. I was going to trash it, but my son encouraged me to enter it in the contest. I did, to please him, and won first place! I was so shocked. The prize was $2,000, that was 22 years ago. I used the money to buy my first SLR, good tripod (which I still use today), and gave my son part of it because it was his idea. :)
 
Betty Jo, love the beautiful photos and effects and the beautiful flowers, artsy bits, word art and wonderful journaling on your gorgeous pocket art page! It's interesting to read all of the comments. The $2,000 prize 22 years ago was a huge amount and it's a big amount today. Congrats on the GSO!
 
Betty Jo, love the beautiful photos and effects and the beautiful flowers, artsy bits, word art and wonderful journaling on your gorgeous pocket art page! It's interesting to read all of the comments. The $2,000 prize 22 years ago was a huge amount and it's a big amount today. Congrats on the GSO!
Thanks so much, Grace, and for the GSO! That put a smile on my face. Yes, it was a lot back then, and now. But, Ritz Camera used my photo, and those of other winners in various categories, in their catalogs, ads, etc and it would have cost them a lot more to buy professional work. But, I don't mind, it was fun and I still use one of the lens and tripod today. :-f
 
Oh My Goodness! I can't say anything more than what has already been said. CONGRATULATIONS on GSO!!!
 
Marvelous making and beautiful as a painting. So gorgeous
photos of the pink tree, effects and clusters. Congratulations on your well deserved GSO, Betty Jo !:-62
 
Congratulations Betty Jo. 12th May, 2022.

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