Friday, 17 June 2011

I See Life Better Through My Lens

What do you get when you combine the title phrase as seen (I think) on a stamp belonging to The Fabulous One, an accidental photo taken while trying to get a self-portrait in the mirror, a print of the same impulsively ordered as an enlargement, some scraps of Echo Park For The Record papers left over from a Gotta Craft kit, a snatched 30 minutes or so while you should really have been doing something else, and a sketch from Shimelle which just happens to use a large photo?

Well, I don't know what you might get, but I got this:


(Ack! Rubbishy 'natural' light.... I want my summer back!!)


(Can see those purty stickers better here!)

While stocking up on supplies for my papercrafts class earlier (and accidentally buying a few things for myself, ahem...) a couple of customers were talking about how they never tend to scrap themselves. I've realised that actually I don't have a problem with this - many of my layouts are actually telling my story, even if often there isn't a clear photo of me in them!! How about you? Do you appear in your own albums? Please tell me that you do... xx

29 comments:

Sian said...

Oh, yes I do - and you do too!! (in my album I mean). I loved those Echo Park stickers. That was a great kit - stretching out the end of it with a giant photo is an inspired idea

Amy said...

I'd say I appear similarly to you - pretty much all my pages are from my perspective ... great page Mel!

JO SOWERBY said...

i have scrapbooked several photos of myself now, not as many as of others but i am improving. hope to have some nice ones from this sunday,
jo xxxx

JO SOWERBY said...

oh forgot to mention how lovely this LO is, sorry,
jo xxx

MonicaB said...

My pages tell my story, but I also make sure I have some pages with me or about me. Wonderful Page!

helena said...

love the layout - great use of a large photo with space for a big title

I have plenty of layouts about myself

Rhona said...

Love the large photo on your layout and also love the Echo Park stickers. As you know I don't scrap as much as I should and I can't honestly say I've got many layouts with me in them (though any journalling is from my point of view). I must remedy that sometime ;) xx

Jimjams said...

I don't often do pages of myself now - somehow the reality of the photo just doesn't match what's in my head! Happy to do pages with older photos so pehaps in 10 years time I can do "now" IYKWIM!

Love the SP page btw - far better than doing something else!

Mary B said...

super super idea for a layout I love it.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I love this layout, Mel, and I do love the fact that you document yourself so well. I suppose I don't document myself quite enough, but you inspire me to do just that.

Cheri said...

What a fabulous layout Mel!

Kirsty.a said...

I have to make a special effort to scrap yself. In fact I have a separate 'Me' album. But why? Aren't I part of our family story? This is a fab version of Shimelle's sketch

scrappyjacky said...

Great layout,Mel....though I rarely document myself....and I do know that I should.

Karen said...

Fabulous lo Mel. Love the large photo. Yes I do scrap myself but usually in family photos but the majority of my journaling is from my point of view.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the big photo! And yes, I do appear in my scrapbooks. It's my husband I have to make sure not to neglect. He's usually taking the photos, so I have to take pictures of him taking pictures!

Lynn said...

Love the layout. Since bloggin, I have realsied that I rarely appear in any photos let alone my albums. This is something I am now trying to rectify!

Kai said...

It's one of the reasons I joined up over at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out... I wanted pages from inside my head/my thougths/my emotions and generally speaking, "me-centric" rather than always about the events and people in my life. I've not gotten adept at it yet, but being at SFTIO helps!

Kai said...

Whoops... I meant to also day that I love that layout... and the awesome "blooper" photo which really isn't a blooper, but instead, a simply fabulous perspective shot!

Jo said...

That is a great layout. I hardly appear on any of my pages because I always seem to be the wrong side of the camera, does it make me sad....yes it does

Miss Smith said...

I am my own favourite subject. Plus I have the singular advantage of being the world's foremost expert.

Also, y'know, no kids :D

Maybe I should start a book of other people?

Sandra said...

I so adore this layout .... Stunning!

dogmatix said...

Great page.

Most of my LOs seem to be me at the moment but probably because all the photos I really want to scrap are still on a little piece of green plastic (hopefully) waiting to be rescued! (from my old computer that died and I had stupidly not backed up the photos......lesson learnt!)

Carrie Rosalind said...

I LOVE this layout and I love the title of the page even more! I think I might have to make a similar page!!

Denise said...

Yep, I do - I love this layout Mel.
Just catching up pn your posts x

Miriam said...

This is a great LO Mel. I don't appear much on anything I do! I have been catching up with you this evening, project 365 is going great, I hope we get to see your project as a whole, I wonder what you'll do, have you a plan?

Melissa said...

What a great layout! And, oh yes, I totally appear often in our scrapbooks.

Tracey said...

Oh fantastic! :)

I love how randomness can lead to wonderful creativity.
:)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great layout! Those remind me of some seven gypsy stickers which love.
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

Cool shot - and yep I definitely do. I teach scrapbooking your life/journey and live that as well. My album isn't the fullest, but then I've done mini albums too.

Just jealous of the 'shopping for supplies' in a STORE :sigh: