Thursday, September 25, 2008

Creating Nice Pages with Photos of Uncooperative Subjects

My beloved husband and son are homebodies. They do not like to go ANYWHERE unless its a Christian Hard Rock Concert (which I DON'T like, Hard Rock is not my style of music). I, on the other hand, love to travel and attend 'unique' events. Well, one Saturday this summer I DRAGGED my family, as usual, to The International Children's Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota. I had a blast! The festival had great theatrical shows, a colorful parade, a tent filled with butterflies, and costumes and music from many different cultures. I could have stayed there for hours! But, as you can tell from the photo, my husband and son did not find anything amusing and would rather be any place else but there! LOL!
Although I have already scrapbooked many wonderful, colorful pages of the event, I really wanted a page with my family members in it too. But this photograph? Ugh! They don't look like their having fun at all! So what does a scrapbooker do? Well, how about telling the truth and making light of it! Afterall, our pages should ultimately be 'truthful' and not a fake, wanna-be life, but our OWN lives, good or bad! So I titled my page 'Oh, Those Boys!' (since I often refer to the two remaining members living in my household as 'My Boys') and I journeled this: 'Bad Boys. Todd and Jordan never like to travel and see new things. They just tolerate my escapades. Oh well, at least they come along for the ride.' The other two pictures on the page are scenes of the parade. The background paper is "Urban Youth" from "Me and My Big Ideas" which I bought at Michaels. Isn't it fantastic? Its a great paper if you have a teenage son, and it came in a HUGE pad for $20.00 (but of course I used my 40% off coupon and I got it for only $11.00. Thrifty Me!). I chose this paper beause of the city skyline, and the Festival took place in Dowtown St. Paul. I used my cuttlebug and cuttlebug alphabet dies to make the title. The embellishment above the title is a metal brad. I used a dinner plate to cut the half circle out of red cardstock.
So the next time one of your family members isn't coooperating for a photograph...take the pictue anyway! It makes for a VERY INTERESTING scrapbooking page!
Have a wonderful day! Amy

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this boys page... it's so true and the design is nothing short of amazing.


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