Sunday, 7 October 2007

Scrapping Not So Perfect Photos




Sometimes, in our desire to create a layout with a really good design, we focus on scrapping our best photos. You know, the ones that has good lighting, a beautiful setting, no distractions in the background etc etc. But then, we became scrappers because we wanted to preserve memories right? So even our not so perfect photos are part of our memories. Over the past few months, I have been making pages for design teams, manufacturers, magazine submissions, and I have noticed that my LOs were not of my everyday moments which I want to remember for life. So with this in mind, I decided to scrap my "not so perfect" pictures. This LO has a lot of pictures of my daughter Nicole playing with her bike in a small area outside our house. But when I shot this, I forgot to change my lens. I was stuck with a fixed lens that was good for close-ups. I could not move far enough away from her to get all of her in the frame because that part of our house was small. So to get more of her in the frame, I had to tilt my camera to an angle. And to add to that, Nicole also tilted her head too far off to the side resulting in pictures that would make the viewer tilt too!! LOL! Then there was the distracting background. But when I look at these photos, I am warmed by that sweet smile of hers. And that way she tilted her head really made me smile. So even if my photos are far from perfect - they deserve to be scrapped.

Materials: Papers: Cherry Arte, Deja Views, Junkitz, Autumn Leaves, Bazzil & DCWV Cardstock; Bling, flower, & Photo corners: Prima; Chipboard Letters and Words: MAMBI; Puffy Paint: Duncan; Glitter Dimensional Liquid: Stickles; Pen: American Crafts

Have a great weekend!!

Iris

11 comments:

kraftyladyincali said...

love it love it love it...of course I love it! I like that you have more than one picture on this page also, yet it doesn't look crowded! Great job! =)
Jill

Natasja said...

You are so right about also scrapping the not so good pictures! It's al about the memories.
Love your layout!

Have a great week.

jo said...

Sometimes I have to remember to also scrap those not so perfect photos too! Love what you did with Nicole's layout -- I'm amazed at the multiphoto! :) You rock!

ania said...

Lol Iris I'd have to say those pictures looks darn adorable and perfect still! But yeah, I know what you mean! I like to think I do a lil mix up...but for the more "important" layouts..then yeah I gotta admit Im a bit more careful when it comes to what piccies to use for those :) Gorgeous layout as usual - really!

AliciaSharp said...

Love that LO! I think all my photos fall under the not perfect catagory! LOL!!

croppin carla said...

Iris, this is all so true. I love this lay out, and the photos are actually really cute all put together like that. I will have to go through some of my old pictures and get some mojo to scrap them too!

Amber Risher said...

Iris, this is a precious lo, full of precious photos! I love everything about these imPERFECT photos!

RiNNE said...

Oh, yes..great blog! I, too, like scrapping imperfect photos. Sometimes it give the lay-out more character that way!

Malou said...

Hi, Iris. I just LOVE your scrapbooking style and am so proud of you because Filipina scrapbookers in the Philippines are being recognized bcoz' of you! Keep up the beautiful LO and your daughter is adorable! Malou

iris said...

Hello everyone! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a note. I really am going to scrap more of these photos now. It's what I really want to remember... not just those planned photo shoots :)

Malin said...

So glad that i found your blog your work is amazingly beutifull!!
Love that LO the colors are so perfect, and all the cute details, amazing!!