Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photo Inspiration

Everyone needs some inspiration, especially those of us who describes ourselves as creative! The creative process is a fickle one. Recently, I found someone that gives me that extra push and a new way to look at things when I need it -- Lain Ehmann from www.Layoutaday.com.

A recent video tip she posted talks about looking at pictures in a whole new way. Instead of scrapbooking the obvious event, Easter or Birthday, we should look at our pictures for another story to tell. This can really open up uses for all those pictures you have already printed and decided not to use for your original purpose. I take multiple pictures in order to make sure I get those couple perfect ones to use on my page. However, I am then at a lost for what to do with all those printed pics that didn't make the cut. Well this is the perfect solution!!

 
This is a photo I took this Easter that I just love!! It is a picture of my son opening an Easter egg during his egg hunt in my mom's backyard. The obvious story is about Easter. This is actually his first egg hunt, since he just turned 2. However, a story I saw as I was looking at it deeper was a reminder of my childhood. My grandmother, my mom's mom, had a great backyard. My brother and I loved to play back there. She had a lemon tree that created a "cave" of sorts. It was the perfect empty space, like a fort, for my brother and I to escape. Seeing this photo reminded me of that backyard. Now, my mother has a backyard with a similar area which means my son has an area at his grandmother's similar to the one I had at mine. This will make a great story to scrap that my children may have never known about. I will also be a great story to add to as time passes and I get more pictures of my children playing in their grandparent's backyard.
 
Check back to see the my finished page!
 
Have you looked at your pictures for a deeper story? I would love to hear about what you found and if this inspired you to change the way you scrapbook. Did it give you a new way to see your photos?Please leave me comments and let me know!
 
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8 comments:

  1. Hi Emily, lovely to find a fellow crafter during the UBC blog hop :) I must admit I have more photos on disc than printed. Taking up scrapbooking when the children were already between 7 and 20 means I will never catch up!
    Suzanne @Suzannes Tribe

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    1. Yeah, you may never catch up, but what fun would it be to have nothing to scrapbook about?? Have fun working on them!!

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  2. Great story and a great idea on a new way to look at photos when scrapbooking! I'm a fellow crafter too and stopping in from UBC!

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    1. I love to find fellow crafters! Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this tip as I have several pictures that I taken along my journey to a healthy lifestyle that I can look deeper into to create new stories.

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    1. I am so glad you liked the tip. I found it very useful myself.

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  4. I don't scrapbook but I take so many photos, I should really start featuring them on my blog!

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  5. That's a lovely blog Emily. The picture itself tells so much but your words add even more.

    Rosie from Children Friendly Holidays

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