Friday, October 15, 2010

out takes

Any mom of babies/toddlers knows how hard it can be to get a good photo of their wiggly wonder. I know I'm not alone in taking dozens, maybe hundreds of shots in one sitting only to end up with 1 solitary "good" shot. Well, I thought I'd share some of the funniest out takes from an early photo shoot of my sweet toddler. She was a ham even at 3 months!

That last one was almost there, but this one was the only good one and definitely my favorite of the bunch!



YOU CAUGHT ME! If you arrived here from the Jillibean Soup blog, and you are playing Bean Chase this is the blog you're looking for.

To elaborate a bit on the clues about me:

1. What are you inspired by? 
I love browsing various craft blogs (DIY, home decor, sewing, crochet, etsy, etc) to find trends that can be incorporated into scrapping.  I also love the clean graphic feel to ads I find in magazines and other print media and I love to use those as "sketches" and color inspiration.  I'm also inspired by other scrappers' creativity.

2. What are your top 3 papercrafting supplies?
Punches, buttons, and letter stickers/alphas.  These are followed closely by brads, journaling spots/tags, and machine stitching.  I'm not a big stamper/inker/painter but I do enjoy experimenting occasionally.

3. What is something we would never know about you?
Back up for Barry Manilow...huh??  Hee hee!  So random, right?  I actually grew up in LA and attended a performing arts high school.  As students we had tons of neat opportunities to be a part of the enterntainment industry there.  Singing has always been, and still is, a key part of my life.  I teach voice lessons (though I haven't since we moved a few months ago) and am very active in the music program at my church.

Anyway....

Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win some delicious Jillibean goodies: a complete collection of Pasta Fagioli, and 5 packs of corrugated alphas--1 of every color! I just can't get enough of those things. =)  Good luck!

ETA: comments are now closed for this give away.  Thanks for playing!

114 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

I found you right away! Love the photos of your beautiful girl!

Janet said...

Woohoo I found you! Those photos are soooooooo cute. Your baby is beautiful!

Paula said...

Fun game for a great Friday - What a sweet baby!

{VICKI} said...

Yay! i found you!
thanks for the chance to win some Soup!

barbie_love said...

wow What fun clues. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some Jillibean soup!

Victoria S. said...

Cute baby! love your style...
love jillibean
please pick me! HAHA!

Jen said...

Love the pictures of your little one. I have a 5 week old boy; having a blast trying to get that "perfect" picture.

Barb B said...

I found you!! Love your designs. Your color combinations are always great.

Kelli Moss said...

What great fun! I love you stuff & Jillibean!

Stephanie said...

Found you! And bookmarked you! What a sweet little girl!

craftymom205 said...

I found you. Great layout.

Pam said...

Woo hoo, found you!!! And my littlest is 16 months...so know the take a bazillion shots and get one passable one:) Super cute pics:)

Frances said...

Hello there! First, your blog is just the best, and your family is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!!

vegetablog said...

so fun to get to know you a bit. thanks for the fun Jillibean Soup game! :)

Sara said...

Great game! It was fun to get to know you a bit more. I love random tidbits about people! :) And I looooove Jillibean!

Amy Coose said...

Love the random fact about singing backup for Barry Manilow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Glenda said...

Great baby pics - so cute! Thanks for the chance to win some fab goodies!

ShoppingTamii said...

glad I found you! My DD attends a magnet program for the Performing Arts at our local high school, so I love the Barry Manilow story :)

QuartetDesigns said...

What a fun game! And a very sweet baby photo you have there! This is a great prize, I'm crossing my fingers!

Rebecca said...

Adorable baby photos :) What a cool high school experience you had :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jennifer said...

So glad I found you! I started at the bottom of the list and made my way up, with yours being the last one. Silly me! I thought JB was tricking me! LOL Awesome pics of your family, btw!!

Janelle said...

Found it quick! :) Your daughter's pics are adorable. I love all the different faces babies can make in such a short amount of time!

PamD said...

Found you!! Thanks for sharing your cool Barry Manilow story with us too!! :)

michelestamps2 said...

wow what luck...You were the first one I clicked on.

Leanne Joly said...

I found you! Hoping I win a prize! Love your designs!

leanne_joly@hotmail.com

reen said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. My favorite pic is lower left, its precious.

barnumsm said...

found you

Em said...

Found you!! Those are some great photos of your little girl!!

Karen W said...

What fun! I started in the middle and went down then up, so you were last blog I came to. This allowed we to vist all the talented DT members.

Lan said...

Such a cutie patootie you have! Thanks for the chance at a wonderful prize!

Diana said...

Ha! Found you!! GREAT picture, thanks for the chance to win!!

scrapper al said...

Woo hoo! Found you! It is always fun to learn more about "the secret life of scrapbookers." Have a great weekend!

MaRyKaY said...

alright that was fun. those pics are so cute. very cute outtakes. babies are so innocent and untarnished from the world. yes you are very blessed.

Ready Set Scrapbook said...

LoVe your Blog and Jillibean too. ThAnKs!

:: Juanna --> Have Faith :: said...

This is my first time playing and i find this really fun and a good way to end a Friday night (:

Just started using jillibean for a scrapping project, love the colours! will look forward to purchasing more (: Thanks!

Tanya said...

Found you! Sweet pics :)

floridagirl said...

well this was fun - Love your blog...that wreath made from the Bean Sprouts is soooooo cute!!!!

Erica Hettwer said...

Those are some cute baby pics! :)

Lisa C. said...

Yeah, I found you!! Your little girl is precious!

Creativejuices said...

Hehe How fun Barry Manilow! Your daughter is so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!

TinaM said...

Oh I always LOVED Barry Manilow...I'm so jealous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous experience! You should do a video and share your singing talents with us!! We might even see you on Ellen some day! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us ... and what a sweet babydoll! Love that grin!

laterg8r said...

i love the outtakes - super cute too :D

jillibean soup is awesome too :D

Erika M. said...

Had fun on the Bean Chase!

chenguna said...

Yay! I got lucky and found you right away! Now I just hope I am lucky enough to get pick for the prize! LOL!

krumeluran said...

Yay! I hope Im one lucky gal :) And Barry Manilow? Wow.. would not have guessed that :)

//Katarina

MommaSaid said...

I dunno, I think they're all perfect photos! Such a sweet little thing. I'm glad I got curious and discovered your blog. I'm going to spend my down time enjoying your creativity today.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found you! What fun to have such talent and creativity! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kirsten B in MN

Just a simple gal said...

yeah, i found you!!! :) I'm usually bad about games!!! hehe Thanks for the chance to win!

Reggienj said...

I found it. I found it. that was fun. Thanks for entering my name in the hat.

Lisa said...

Yeah!! Found you and a new blog to follow. Only thing better would be to add some yummy Soup to the pot! :)

Samantha T. said...

Found you, and your beautiful blog! Thanks for the fun!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Found you on the first try :) Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Great pic, thanks for the chance to win :)

Audra said...

cute pics... and fun facts!! :)

Mara... said...

Woohoo! Found you!! That was fun. :-) Beautiful pics of your little one and I enjoyed reading more about you!!

jengd said...

I'm with you on scrounging through all kinds of craft blogs but you lose me on Barry Manilow. :)

Carol said...

This is fun! thanks for the chance to win ;)

wherethey'llgo said...

So glad I found you, started at the bottom of the list and worked up, guess I'll know better next time, ha ha! Have a great weekend, thanks for the chance to play along!

Jennybean said...

Found you!

Pippa said...

I found you 1st click, that was real lucky. I love the Halloween wreath such vibrant colours, great stuff x

lisa westphal said...

:) Yay! Found ya :)

Meghann said...

Cool facts about yourself! Thanks for the giveaway!

KellyG said...

Awesome photos! Fun playing Bean Chase, I started at the bottom of the list!!!

Cynthia B. said...

Interesting and fun facts about you! Especially the singing part...you even teach voice lessons: wow. I can only hold my own in the car when no one's watching. ;) thanks for sharing! And thanks to Jillibean for the chance to win!

Christine said...

first blog I clicked on & found you :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to find your blog because I loved the week you hosted Write Click Scrapbook. Yay I found you.

Shirley said...

It took awhile but I'm here now!

rose said...

omg those pictures of your baby are so adorable!

Abby Heckman said...

What a chase! That was for the beans! Yeah!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

The baby pics are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for the bean chase!!

ashjoy said...

Wow! that was an easy find!
Love JBS, thanks for the chance to win:)

Anonymous said...

love the pictures of that baby!!! Fun bean chase!!

Amy in OKC

Summer Braxton said...

That was fun! Hope there's another chase soon. I like learning ya'll's little secrets.

KimR said...

She is precious! Love the pics! Did you make the lovely quilt she is posing on? This is my first time bean chasing--fun stuff!!!!

Jodi Releford said...

Fun game! What a treat to get to know you better.

Carly said...

Thanks for sharing your tidbits with us! Always love learning about people who inspire me! Thanks to Jillibean for the chance to win!!

Tanya said...

BUSTED :) Love the blog and yes you are right I cannot get enough of Jillibean either!! any and all of it :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Woohoo! I found you!
Cute little darlin' you have there!!!

Lori said...

That's so cool about the Barry Manilow thing - my younger sister was a big fan! As for goodies - I love anything Jillibean, so it'd be all good!

Melanie said...

Yay! I found you...I love Jillibean soup!

Tracey said...

Finally found the right one !! Love the cute photos.

Tracy said...

Thank goodness you guys made this one easy .... tee hee ...

Love your work ...

Love, Tracy G

perezmom said...

Found you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work - such an inspiration!

-Kristin

April said...

Very neat! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!
- April W

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Barry Manilow!?! Really!?! COOL!! Beautiful photos!!

melissam said...

Found you! Great game! Thanks for all your inspiration on the JB soup blog

suey04 said...

First one I went to and found the bean. Hey!!!!!

gaye nz said...

woo hoo! found you! love your blog..and would love to win some jillibean goodness :)

Angie said...

As soon as I read your blog I had to think...I'm not alone! I have 10 week old at home and I'm taking several pics at each photo op in hopes to get the perfect picture!:)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Jodee said...

Love your photos! Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win a prize! Have a good weekend!

Marielle said...

this was so easy...I'll go check an everybody else too !!! I {heart} Jillibean !!

Sarah Webb said...

Thanks for the chance! Love those alphas! You are right, you can never get enough!

Pamk said...

whoohoo love the game. And what a giveaway. I been wanting some of those alphas but since our lss went of out business I haven't had any luck.

scrapbookinglife said...

Great idea! Love all this stuff and crossing my fingers!

Scrap Savvy said...

What a fun chase as I started at the bottom of the DT list! Read and saw some fabulous stuff along the way. Enjoyed your fantastic photos and projects. Thanks for this opportunity!

Denise said...

I love playing Bean Chase! It's always fun to try to guess from the clues which blog to check out.
Thanks for the chance at a great prize! Love those alphas and papers!
DeniseB

jen said...

Wooooooooooohooooooooooooooo! :D

psolano said...

Glad I found you!!! And to meet you Aly and find out you are a singing talent! What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Love the alphas and would love to win them.

Linda from KS

Anonymous said...

WOW! I found you on my second try.............


rita

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scrappin_in_AK said...

what a sweet baby - great getting to know you

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

yeah I found you! I've bookmarked your blog.

Karen :o) said...

You have a beautiful family! How fun! :o)

smiles,
Karen :o)

ShellyJ said...

very fun facts :) and how cool, Barry Manilow!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

It was great fun to find you! Thanks so much for the chance to win some of those totally yummy prizes!

K13 said...

Yay! So glad. I found you quickly!

Christi said...

Fun giveaway! It was fun to play bean chase.

karennarelle said...

yay I found you! i have a 2 year old daughter who always pulls faces when she sees the camera!!

Ellemieke said...

It wasn't that hard to find you!!!

Annemiek said...

What a fun game, it's great to browse all the weblogs.

XXOO AMY said...

Well, that was fun! Loved seeing everyone's blogs! Thanks for the chance!

smahrty said...

happy bean chasing! Found you, thanks for the fun.

Bambi said...

I've never done this before. Is this only a friday thing. Anyway I found you. YAY