Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Scrapping Summer Photos

I seem to take so many photos in the summertime. Maybe it's because we aren't cooped up in the house and spend more time doing fun things. Whatever the reason, more picture taking = more photos to scrap. That's why I love using wallet sized photos on a layout. I can fit a lot into a tiny space and they can tell a fun story.

The boys have taken swimming lessons for the past couple of years. I was especially proud of Taylor, since he had to fight his fear of water the entire way through. I made this layout for him to say how proud I am that he worked so hard despite how unsafe he felt.

I thought this was a great life lesson for him to learn as well as a good reminder for me. Life isn't easy. Many times we want to take the easy way out or ignore a problem. As a mom, I often find myself doing things for the kids and trying to make life easier for them instead of allowing them to experience it for themselves. But we become so much stronger if we do our best and fight our way through the battle. I couldn't jump in that pool and swim for Taylor. He had to do that himself. It was so hard to watch, but he came out of it with more self-confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. Some days I think it's good to have a reminder to "Just Keep Swimming!"

On a lighter note, here is my homework for Day 2 of Jessica Sprague's photo class. We learned how to use digital brushes. She gave us a link to Brusheezy.com. For those of you who are interested, it's a great website where you can download free brushes for personal use.

Now I'm off to practice some more!

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