Oh Snap! Scrapbooking Teenagers

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It’s National Photography month, and we all know how important photographs are for scrapbooking! Sometimes we have one special photograph to scrapbook, and sometimes we have many.  When it comes to our teenagers, sometimes we have no photographs at all…just because they become camera shy or ‘hate’ all pictures of themselves.

So how do we capture this exciting yet volatile phase of our children’s lives? I have a few tips because currently I am living with 3 teenagers! LOL  OMG

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So how do you take photos of that elusive teenager? First, include their friends in the photos! My teens are more likely to let me take some shots because their friends are polite and will ‘play along.’

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If they hate all your photos, use some of theirs. How many pics do teenage girls take daily with their cell phones? I don’t want to start counting! I have also used my daughter’s instant polaroids on layouts, as shown here in my last blog post:

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My final tip is to keep snapping away….get lots of shots and angles, close ups and candids, to capture their personalities and attitude.

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When it comes to designing your layout, your Bazzill cardstock colors can punch up the energy on your page. I chose Watermelon Sensation and Candy Necklace to frame my grouping of photos. Of course, boy colors would be slightly different!

Oh Snap! : Scrapbooking Teenagers @bazzillbasicspaper @kellycreates #pinkpaislee #scrapbooking #teenagers #bazzillbasicssmoothies #bazzillbasicscardshoppe #ppCitrusBliss

Another great way to add energy to your teen layout is by cutting your cardstock into angles instead of straight lines or circles. These diagonal lines will add an ‘edgy’ feel to your design…just like your teenagers can be edgy!

TTYL  …  and Happy Crafting!

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