Monday, October 20, 2008

Real life shots...

It's a funny thing....my very favourite photos are usually the impromptu, not posed, messy hair type shots. I guess they capture real life...life as it is in our house on any given day, and life how I really want to remember it. I find these type of photos popping up on my camera every now and then, and they make me smile.

Take the photo that I used in this LO...


Merryn saw that post a few days ago, with my puffy eyes, as I was writing it. She was quite fascinated that I had taken a photo of myself, and like any four year old, wanted to know how I did it. So I sat her up on my lap, and took a few shots of us laughing and pulling faces (you know how it goes...gotta love digital cameras!). Flicking through these photos , I came across the one above, and it took my breath away. This is just SO HER. With a little cropping, I cut my wonky eyes out of the shot :) and printed it out on my home printer, so I could scrap it right away. Love real life shots :)
I created this LO following the sketch challenge number 20 over on the Scrapsidaisy forum, using some more of those yummy Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers (I seem to have overcome my fear of cutting into them LOL) They matched the colours in the photo perfectly...I couldn't have set up a photo shoot better :) Also used some MM 5th Avenue photo corners, Noteworthy metal signage, and my older-than-old MM Heidi rub-ons. I remember buying my very first pack of those, trying to justify the almost $20 price tag. I'd hate to count how many I have bought since...they were a scrapbooking staple a few years back :)
Have a great Monday...
TTFN xxx

3 comments:

texmorg said...

Joe calls these photos "my space photos" as Caitlin is always taking them of herself and I tell you what there are always some great photos.
A beautiful LO Susan.
Have a good week
XX Linda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with all us readers - oh and thanks for sharing your spot on the scraptable tonight in class! See ya!
Helen

Jo Kay said...

A fantastic layout Susan and an absolutely gorgeous photo of Merryn! She is sooooo cute!! Great to see you last night back at Me, Myself, I Create.
See you soon,
Jo :)