Monday, June 09, 2014

Go on, take a selfie! (SWAT Drill #33)

I hate having my picture taken. I despise it. I'm always criticizing the way my hair looks, or how my teeth are crooked, or how fat I think I look. So I used to avoid being in pictures if I could. Then, a few years ago, I read an article that changed the way I see things. It talked about leaving pictures of you for your kids. When you are gone, do you want your kids to flip through entire scrapbooks without a single picture of you?

They won't care if you hair was flat or frizzy. They won't care about your teeth, or the extra pounds you are carrying around. They'll just be thrilled to have pictures of YOU. That article really resonated with me. Then I got my smartphone and it made it super easy to take selfies. So now I regularly appear in pictures. And it turns out, it's not so bad!

This week over at SWAT, our drill was to create a layout with a selfie. I took this picture of Kira and myself last month and I knew it was the perfect one! Make sure you share your own version of this challenge over at SWAT for a chance to win a 20$ GC to Creative Embellishments!

I used the May kit from Scrapbook Circle, High Five. My favorite part is from their exclusive tag set. See the yellowy-green tag on the left? It says "May 2014" all over it. How perfect is that?! I'm also really happy with how the title turned out.

I also used a sketch by Liz Chidester for this month's challenge over at My Creative Sketches. Thanks for the inspiration!


Leslie Germain said...

Adorable page! Love your mix of products - great colors!!!

Lisa Andrews said...

Love this page! Such a fun use of the you + me stamp. :)

Lisa P said...

Fabulous page. Lovin' the cute stars.

Lee-Anne said...

Love your layout Claude. Great photo of you. Thanks for joining us at My Creative Sketches! Good luck!