A Silly Photo and Some Fun News

Hey everyone!  I hope you are enjoying life wherever you are.  I wanted to share with you a photo that pretty much sums up how things go whenever we take family photos.  Like many of you, we celebrated Mother's Day a couple of weeks ago.  I like to try and get a photo with all of my kids on that day.  While we were getting set up to get pictures taken, a couple of our neighbors were out walking their dog and offered to snap a few shots for us.

I have to remind my kids that I'd like to actually get some good pictures each year (or else everyone in the photos will have rabbit ears and tongues will be sticking out of all their mouths).  Our neighbors got what we hoped would be some great pictures of our family.  I guess you can tell where this is going.  The three older kids listened well, but my youngest apparently had other ideas:

Little stinker!  My hubby was so mad I thought steam was going to start coming out of his ears.  But oh well...LOL!  I figure I can use this picture or blackmail later.  Somewhere during his high school years, I'm sure some teacher or classmate will request funny pictures from his childhood and I will be happy to hand over this one! 

In any event, I'm still going to scrapbook this photo, because this is how life really is for us on a regular basis.  I'm hoping that this will get you thinking about the everyday photos you take and how you scrapbook them.  I'm kicking around the idea of a weekly blog post centering around snapshots.  I will elaborate more on this in a few more weeks.  

In the meantime, here's something I'm excited to share with you:  I'm fortunate to be a part of Celeste Knight's Sweet Caroline Studio creative team.  Celeste designs for Pixels and Company, and you can see her digital kits here.  Her work is gorgeous, and if you get a chance, you should definitely check it out.  Here are a couple of my pages my with her kits:

Right now, I'm really having fun using her darling journaling cards.  I'm not a Project Life enthusiast, so I haven't played with these cards much.  However, since I do favor clean, simple design, these cards are a perfect little parking spot for journaling and even photos.  

And, last but not least, I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the three designers who were kind enough to allow me to be a part of their creative teams during the last two and half to three years.  Kerry, Jen, and Janet, I had so much fun and appreciated the opportunity you gave me to work with your amazing designs.  I know you've all moved onto other adventures and wish you the best.  

And now, if you've read this far, I was hoping you'd answer a question.  Are regular, everyday photos mostly what you scrap?  If not, what do you use in your scrapbooks? What do you do if you have a photo you want to scrap, but you don't like something about it (whether it's blurry, a boring shot, someone makes a face, the room is messy, the lighting is bad, etc.).  I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. As you probably already know, I DO scrap every day photos...blurry photos, kids making faces, weird stuff in the background. I use what I have. Sometimes I can crop out something "questionable" or blur it, or mute the color so it's not quite so obvious but sometimes I just go with it...pointing out the silliness of it all....you did see my LO of the boys' dental xrays for braces, right? Life doesn't come all neat and tidy, at least mine doesn't, so I scrap it as I see it. It's about memories for me, not perfection.

  2. Hey Lorelle! It's Kerry. Thanks for the shout out and indeed things have changed. I'm working in a new career which I love. Do miss my scrapping though and once I get a new computer hope to be back for myself, my family and for a way to express my creativity. So glad you have a new scrapping home. Celeste's designs are lovely! It was amazing working with you and hope to see you some more in the new year.