Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop theme - selfie layout

Hi! I’m Sara Levin the artful inker. Welcome to my blog! Today is the Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop. And our layout theme is “selfie”. Now as my friends and family can attest, I’m not much for having my picture taken. And when I do, it’s usually a fail. With that in mind, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s edition of a selfie fail! We laughed — you probably will too!



Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop


Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop theme - selfie layout


The November hop theme is “selfie”


Mom's Dance selfie layout for Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop


Imagine you’re on the 50 yard line of Heinz Field.

It’s over 100 degrees down at the field level.

With you are 150 other band moms.

You’re surrounded by 310 University of Pittsburgh Varsity Band members.

They begin to play “Dancing Queen”

and you’re dancing with your favorite band member on the 50 yard line.

Reach into your pocket and pull out your phone to take a quick selfie

just as you finish.

No time for a second take since your favorite  bandther must rush back to formation to finish the halftime show

and you must get off the field.

There’s our almost selfie moment:

she’s almost in the shot, my hair is almost completely unruly with the humidity, my eyes are almost closed, I’m almost glowing

(wait, I think that’s the “perspiration”).

It’s a totally true to form photo – bad – LOL!

Don’t wait for perfect photos!

Scrapbook the bad ones, too.

When we look back at this page, we’ll laugh and remember the day fondly

(even if the picture isn’t “picture perfect”).


Thanks for stopping in today!

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Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop!

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  • Reply
    Sharon Dalton
    January 5, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Sara, I love this layout and all the details of your almost NOT Selfie LOL…Love the vibrancy of your layout <3
    Cheers Shaz

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 6, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Thanks, Sharon! Those bright colors scream band and football on a Saturday in Pittsburgh.

  • Reply
    Lisa Henderson
    November 24, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Great layout! And I love the story!

  • Reply
    Julia Quinn
    November 24, 2019 at 12:56 am

    The story and the page and colours all capture the fun and magic and joy of the moment!!! Love it all!!

  • Reply
    Cynthia McQueen
    November 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    How fun is this! You’re a terrific to capture a fun moment for her!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      November 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks, Cynthia! Trying to be good and capture all of the lasts this year.

  • Reply
    November 21, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    You are a true Gem Sara! i LOVE your page, especially with your story to go with it. It’s so true what you say, it’s the fun memories that make the whole reason for scrapbooking in the first place! I laugh too at my attempts of selfies…but who cares? You show happiness, joy and have captured a true moment in time.!! xxx

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      November 21, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      Aw, thanks Sharni! It was a fun day!! And, the photo it a true testament to my photography style – LOL

  • Reply
    Sherry Roth
    November 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

    What a great story! I agree with you – scrapbook the not so perfect photos – especially if they have a story to tell!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      November 21, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Thanks, Sherry! The story is sometimes half the fun.

  • Reply
    November 21, 2019 at 4:31 am

    A great layout, Sara. I love all the stripes of colour. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      November 21, 2019 at 5:44 am

      Thanks, Libby! Now to scrapbook the rest of the band photos.

  • Reply
    November 21, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Fantastic LO Sara..Id be dancing with you! Love your explanation of this moment and totally agree with scrapbooking the bad photos too ..not that this is a bad photo!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      November 21, 2019 at 5:34 am

      Thank you, Delys! Laughing here — it’s ok to call it a bad photo — I think it is. But, you use what you have… It was definitely a fun experience!

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