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Monday, 5 January 2009

Lemon Zest!

I read in a magazine somewhere recently about a book called "When life gives you lemons". It's all about those photos that don't come out as well as you'd hoped, so they get left, unscrapped, and the event goes by without a layout to commemorate it.
Of course I bought the book -  I have a lot of those just not quite right photos - you know the ones where your 5 year old subject doesn't want to pose for you or you can't capture one of the candid shots that people like CJ always seem to manage?

Well - the book has changed my scrapping life!!!

I now look at all my photos with a different eye. They may not be the perfect shot, but they are still special and capture the moment even if in a slightly out of focus, head chopped off kind of way.  This layout is typical of that. The school play. Lots of small people running round, acting and singing their little hearts out, but not a decent photo taken of any of them. So what? You can still make a pleasing layout that will make you smile every time you look at it and remember the day! I now have a whole new set of layouts that I want to complete using my dodgy pics and they will all be absolutely fab!!!


Anonymous said...

It's only you who thinks the photos are not quite right, they do capture the 'feel' of the atmosphere of the school play - all about children!

Anonymous said...

Now that is a good idea. Bisous