Friday, June 24, 2011
Ellen M. LIFE AT WALNUT HILL ~ GUEST DESIGNER DAY 5
Create a project showcasing the year you graduated from high school! Make sure you "peachify" your project with our fun faces!
-Design must be new
-Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
-Link up by 11:59 pm 7/7
One random winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!
So.....I graduated in 1979. How couldn't you love the year they came out with the DUSTBUSTER!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here are some facts about that year.
Cost of Living 1979
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 11.2%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 838
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 15.25%
Average Cost of new house $58,100.00
Average Income per year $17,500.00
Average Monthly Rent $280.00
Sony Walkman $200.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas .86 cents
The #1 song on the day I graduated was HOT STUFF by Donna Summer.
News from that year included
Ford's Pinto automobile design allowed its fuel tank to be easily damaged in the event of a rear-end collision which sometimes resulted in deadly fires and explosions. It was first noticed by Ford in 1971 tests.
On March 28, Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania, had a near melt-down. No one was reported killed or injured, but the accident changed many regulations for American nuclear reactors. (I was not a member of our high school band but they were on a trip to Harrisburg, PA when this happened)
Since that was the year I started driving, this is what the theme of my project is for today.
Here in New York state, people could only buy gas on alternate days, depending upon whether their license plate ended with an odd or even number and the lines were so long! Gosh...I haven't thought about that in ages.
So....here I am getting some gas in my Plymouth Horizon. My dad bought this car then decided he didn't like driving a "tin can" ~ HA...so my mom and dad let me drive it.
I love the little guy in the van (not mini-van) ~ (behind the pump) with the frowny face. Guess he was not happy about waiting in a long line.
Here's a trick I use to determine what size/character face to use ~ not sure if everyone does this but....I take a piece of scrap paper and use the leftover piece from the doll cut as a stencil. Sometimes the size and face that I think will look great doesn't so it's easily changed without cutting out another paperdoll.
Please see my DAY 1 post for info/rules on the giveaway compliments of PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!
Thanks for visiting me this week and come back soon for more F~U~N!
Posted by EllenM at 10:26 AM