Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Keep Calm and Take Photos

I'm such a meanie sometimes! I love to take photos of the boys while they're crying. I don't do it when they are actually in danger and I rarely do anything with them, but I can tell you the context of every single one that I have ever printed. 

For the Scrappy Friends Challenge, Brenda wanted us to use the phrase "Keep calm and ___" with us filling in the blanks. And I just thought it was funny to use photos that weren't so calming. Especially given that Rylan is normally my over the top smiles and giggles child, this represents the other part of his life. 

I apologize for the over sharpening, the dreary weather outside wasn't cooperating. Over sharp looked better, promise. 

For the rest of the Scrappy Friends Challenge I used Kerys' sketch, Kristi B's technique (misting/stenciling), and Rochelle's color combo. 

I'm also entering this page into two other challenges:
S.W.A.T. - Basic Training - use mists
Scrapbooksteals.com MCM - two shades of green

My products list:
MME Dilly Dally ledger paper and Lime Twist scrap
BG 12x12 doily
Echo Park This and That cardstock
AC Amy Tan blue cardstock
Glitz Designs stickers
MME Miss Caroline rub-on
Girls Paperie alphas
Jenni Bowlin alphas
AC Christmas Knock-outs punch
WRMK eyelets
Washi/Fabric Tape from Love My Tapes, MME
Jute from MME All is Bright
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
October Afternoon Sprinklers Treehouse and Frequent Flyer
Colorbox Charcoal
Kiwi Lane Designs Sweatheart 4T


  1. Love your layout and the photos! I think it is great to take photos of the good times and the not so good times. Awesome job on all 4 challenges! Thank you so much for participating at GCC and my scrappy friends challenges!

  2. I really like your layout and the story the photos tell. I have taken many pics of my kiddos not so happy moments! Nice misting! Thank you for joining us at S.W.A.T.!

  3. My mom and dad totally took pictures of us when we were throwing a fit. Years later it's still not funny to me but it is hilarious to them. OK- it is hilarious to me but I'm not sure I'm going to own up to that with them. Now my kids shake with laughter to look at those pictures. This layout is fun and has great design. Nice job!!

  4. What a funny take on the Keep Calm theme. I love your design and color choices, what a gorgeous layout. Good luck with your challenges.

  5. super cute layout! Love how you did you journaling! :)

  6. super cute photos.. great accents and fun page. Thanks for playing along at SWAT

  7. LOL! I am Mamarazzi enough to do this too!! Great job with your misting. Thanks for playing along with us at S.W.A.T!

  8. great misting...LOL on the sharpening! Ihave to chose between oversharpening and missing the photo sometimes too. Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

  9. Super cute page...crying is a memory, right?? Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

  10. I love your title and banner piece- looks great! Thanks for joining us on the SWAT blog! :)

  11. Gorgeous layout! I love the journalling on the big banner piece! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining in our Scrappy Friends challenges :-)


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