We live in a world of digital cameras, camera phones, Instagram and Facebook etc and I'm not sure how I would fair if I was a child today.
Or ... perhaps more specifically ... how I would fair as the child of a parent who took lots of photos of me ... like a scrapbooker. Why?
Because I was notoriously petulant about when I would and wouldn't consider smiling for the camera as evidenced by the centrepiece of my latest scrapbook page:
So, here we 3 are, on holiday, in the sunshine just doing what we do.
Jo enjoying icecream.
Mam with a natural smile and me refusing to!
Nothing posed, nothing forced. Just being who we are.
That's 'family' isn't it?
And isn't it just?
Family [and good friends] are those people who still like you despite [and maybe because of] your little quirks ... and stubborn refusals to smile!
- they may well grow up and scrapbook all those photos of themselves that you thought didn't make the grade at the time and ...
- you'll get to enjoy telling everyone who looks through your photo albums all the tales about their stubborness for the rest of their lives.
The fabulous retro 80s style ribbon and many of the embellishments I've used on the page came from the new range of craft packs I've just launched in my Etsy shop this week.
- Ribbon, wooden star embellishment, vintage button, metal tag, paper tags, paper tape all available in the '80s Prints' Couture Collection craft pack in my shop.
- Speech bubble stamp: 'Party Puffin' by Alice Palace [available via 3DJean here]
- Other stamps: 'Portfolio' set by Pink Paislee
- Journaling block: American Crafts 'Ready Set Go' range
- Background paper ... I can't remember! Looks like Studio Calico but don't hold me to that.