Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hybrid Scrapbooking

I was able to get away to a scrapbooking crop last month and spent one evening working on a hybrid album from our summer trip to Tybee Island. I love doing this!

I printed the photo book at MPix and then added in papers, journaling, stamping and embellishments. This process works out so great for me and costs A LOT less money - no need to purchase an album and then all of the individual prints and enlargements. What a great time saver and I get to personalize the book my own way. :)