Thursday, August 30, 2012

Self portrait tips and a layout!

Hello and Happy Thursday!

My turn to post over at Sassy Scrapper today!

Here is another project using the Studio Calico range Hey Day.
Again I have done a simple page but this time featuring me!

It's so hard to scrap ourselves!
We are always scrapping cute photos of our kids or our loved ones but I challenge you to scrap yourself!

Here are a couple of tips to getting a great photo of yourself!
1. Take a selfie!
    Check out Elsie's post here for the BEST tips for taking self portraits!
2. Grab a trusted friend and head out for the day to take some photos - true friends will be honest and with digital cameras, it's super easy to delete the ones you dont like.
3. Give the camera to your kids - they will surprise you!
4. Printing in B&W can be very flattering! Jump onto Picasa and alter your images - it's a free Google Photo editing program that I have been using for years! Lots of brilliant photo techniques!

These photos of me were taken by my trusted friend, Louise Nelson.
Lou sees me for who I really am and has an amazing knack of being able to capture me.
Here are a couple of others that Louise took - see.. trusting a friend to take photos is my number one!

So have a go at scrapping yourself - it's not as hard as it seems!

So now to my layout!

This range is so easy to work with!

I used Mister Hueys Mist in Mint Julep to lightly colour the Pink Paislee mistables - there are ideal for customising an embellishment and again, the Studio Calico Thickers are great for the title!

Well.... Have fun scrapping yourself and I cant wait to see your layouts up on the Sassy Facebook page!


  1. Thanks for sharing.. and yes I would rather be on the back of the camera.. and yes I know there needs to be some record of me having lived, so I reluctantly get in the front some times... your layout looks fabulous.. you have amazing eyes.. and I will try.. to get in front of the camera a bit more.. hehe!

  2. Saw this over at looks even better here....can see more detail - could be 'cos I'm on the laptop not the ipad!!! Really lovely LO:):):)


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