Saturday, November 28, 2009

do you every scrap yourself?

I am usually behind the camera, rarely in front. And if I am in front, most of the time is because I have to ask to have my photo taken to prove that I existed! LOL! So, I am trying to do a better job of getting in the scrapbooks myself, mostly as a reminder to my family that I was here, made an impression on them, and to see me as I age. My mom passed away when I was 24 and there aren't many shots of her. I don't want my girls to only have a few memories of me.

The sketch this week at Unscripted Sketches (#33) had me scratching my head. What photo to use, then what color scheme to go with? Decisions, decisions. So, digging thru my photos, came across this one from last year, a family day trip to this wonderful outdoor art museum. Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton NJ. Ever been there? Don't wait, run there!! What a fabulous day! Over 260 pieces of art scattered throughout the grounds- some you can touch (like me sitting on this metal abstract) others, they tell you to look with your EYES only. Even my fussy girls loved being there!

deets: all cardstock CTMH, mm rubons, joann metal tags (to go with the metal art I am on), leaves misc (to remember the outdoors) and the paper clip (officemax) as a reminder of the abstract beauty.
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6 comments:

Steph said...

I don't normally put myself in front of the camera, but on occassion, it can't be helped. LOL

Your layout is fabulous! I love the picture of you, the colors, your take on the sketch, just fantastic!

Liz said...

I don't normally do this.. but I think yours is fabulous I really need to do it more

itsabrt said...

This is awesome and you girls will be so glad for it! What a fantastic place to discover! Beth

Jeryn Carlisi said...

This is simply perfect. I don't take pictures of myself too often either but you do have a great point.

Sarah said...

I don't scrap myself.,,,but your LO is amazing!

Marcy said...

You are so right to put yourself in to the layout sometimes. I teach SDU (Scrapbook Design & You)and that is one point I make over and over again. It's so important.
Great layout!!