I have come to realize that I am a paper hoarder. I love scrapbooking papers and collections and I love shopping for them just as much. The only thing I have trouble with is bringing my self to break into my guarded hoards and actually using them.
For this layout I broke out my Teresa Collins Timeless which I have been holding onto for over a year now. I also used a picture of myself from high school. I don't have many pictures that I have kept from my younger years (silly teenage years and all I threw out most because I didn't like them.... of course now in my ummmm later years lol I am regretting that because I miss those memories.)
A perfect reason to get myself motivated enough to break into my stashes are challenges that well challenge me to do so.
Crop Circles a facebook group I am in held a "Throw Back Thursday" day.
Craft Hoarders Anonymous have a "Show Us Your Style" Challenge while urging one to use up their hoarded items. As I mentioned I have hoarded this Teresa Collins Collection for over a year and have used them in my layout using my style of shabby chic meets distressed grunge.
Off the Rails Scrapbooking is also hosting a challenge "Use a photo or memorabilia of a loved one" and this photo is definitely a piece of memorabilia.