Tuesday, October 7, 2008
If I had a dime for every picture I've wrecked...
Looking through old photo albums today in search of something McKay I had to exercise great restraint not to repeatedly kick myself for my prior PATHETIC handling of precious pictures of my babies.
The first step... is to admit that you had a problem.....
Hi my name is Brenda... and my scrap booking life had become unmanageable...
I threw away negatives and hacked up pictures of my children with deckle edged scissors. I cut circles and triangles and ... (oh this one is hard to admit) star and heart shapes out of pictures of my infant babies. I cropped out people I thought unimportant only to discover that in the process I cut off arms, legs and even heads of the very people I loved. I used the circle cutter and the crimper on original photos I had no way to replace. I even disposed of (in the garbage) perfectly adorable photographs because the circle I cut was not centered.
PLEASE don't end up like me with volumes of RIDICULOUS scrapbooks and pages of regret.
If you must indulge in the permanent forms of photo destruction -- do it on a copy. Just say NO to multi-colored decorative edged scissors -- They belong at Value Village stuck in a bag with some other random item nobody knows what to do with.
Here are a few examples of things to avoid.
POSTED AT 3:01 PM