Challenging Photos

Does everybody get professional pictures done? You know the ones where you take your children to the studio to get pictures taken because you want to remember what they looked like during that particular stage in their life. How about the ones when they are playing a sport? Then you pay tons of money for pictures and hand them all out to the grandparents and aunts and uncles and still have tons of pictures sitting on your scrapbooking desk. These pictures then sometimes end up in a  frame and sometimes they end up in the same envelope they were in when you received the pictures.

I had a little bit of both going on at my house. I unearthed tons of professional photos the other day. The ones of the baby are pretty easy to time stamp but some of the ones that I have of my son forget about it. These pictures are just going to have to go into the album that I think it belongs to. Oh the problems of being an OCD chronological scrapbooker!

It was my goal this weekend to get as many of these pictures scrapbooked as I could as they were just lying around in envelopes and the world wasnt seeing any of them. Some of them I even forgot about. I ended up getting 14 layouts done and put into the appropriate scrapbooks or at least I am going to continue telling myself they are in the appropriate scrapbooks.

The point is that even for an OCD chronological scrapbooker like me it is fairly easy to get these photos scrapbooked so that way the family can enjoy them and there not just sitting in their picture envelopes. These photos are sized large (5×7 or 8×10) so the photos take up space on a 12×12 layout. I placed the photos on some complimentary paper, threw a few embellishments on them and did some journaling. I believe that some of these photos tell the story themselves. The majority of my journaling on these pages were my hopes and dreams that I have for my wonderful children.

I will post a few of them for you to see how quickly you can scrapbook these photos. What do you all do with the professional pictures that you get done?


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  1. Nicole Elston

    The page layout with your daughter in the chair is very sweet. I love the simplicity of just adding a few flowers to help the picture pop! I do agree professional pictures are the hardest to scrap but sometimes the simpliest additions to the page are the best!

    1. Beth

      Thank you so much Nicole. Sometimes they are challenging to me because I have an 8×10 picture that nees to be scrapped. For some reason I found these harder because they take up almost the whole page. The good thing is that you don’t need a lot of embellishments when you have pictures this size.

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