Tuesday, September 6, 2011

LOAD Day 6

The Mother LOAD prompt for today was to use a self portrait in our layout. I was tired this evening and almost decided to skip making a layout, however as I was thumbing through my storage binders I can across a couple of fun photos of me decorating for Christmas last year. They are not the best photos of me, but I reminded myself that I don't necessarily need to look posed and poised in every photo. (A great lesson for LSNED!)

I began my layout with Shimelle's Starting Point, a new feature on her blog where she shows the base of a layout and challenges us to create that base as the starting point for our own layout.

I added my photos, journaling & title, and a few embellishments to complete this layout.

Journaling reads: Robbie likes to tease me about my colorful toe socks, especially when I wear them with my capris. I just smile and say, "NOT EVERYONE CAN PULL OFF THIS LOOK."

Do you scrap the not-so-good photos of yourself? Even if you're wearing crazy toe socks?

7 comments:

Sandra said...

This made me giggle, it's fabulous

Amy said...

Your journaling is fantastic Melissa - and it was worth pushing through the slump!

Karen said...

I just caught up with all your LOAD posts. I'm so impressed that you can keep up with this!

Sian said...

Very cute! And a neat idea to use the page starter when you were feeling a bit tired. You have reminded me that I need to think about asking the family to take a few more pictures of me too

Cheri said...

That look is totally cute on you! So glad you were able to pull through.

Tammy said...

Looks like you are sticking to LOAD! This is great! Love how yours turned out. I probably triage photos of myself more than others. I typically only print/scrapbook ones I'm happy with and so far, it works for me! :)

Beverly said...

You are seriously inspired these days, even when tired! I love these pics of you, you look so happy :) I find that photos I hate become more appealing the farther in time I get from them. I've been thinking of you a lot this week. Are the fires anywhere close to you?