I don’t have a nickname. It’s just my full name, Amanda. When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to be called Mandy because I had a brother named Randy. Of course, his real name was Randolph, so I’m still thinking it’s not quite fair that he got the nickname, and I was stuck with a full name. Who cares that he’s older than me.
Regardless of if you have a nickname or just use your given name, I think we’ve all heard that Mom or Dad call, the one that involves your given name and when really in trouble, your middle name. And heaven forbid your last name, then you know you’re in trouble!
Around here, both the kid’s names end in a “y”. Of course, Aly’s given name is Alison. But we call her Aly. Yes, I usually just shorten it to A for internet security purposes, but I just can’t tell this story with that. You see, she always makes me laugh. When we call her “Alison” in normal everyday conversation, she always responds, “Don’t call me that. I only like being called Alison when I’m in trouble!” Well, it’s good to know that she likes it when she’s in trouble! LOL
Now, for this page, I also have a sketch. I did happen to do this one digital (and I think I might do more digital because I really like how the title turned out). I created this sketch for a challenge I’m hosting at Club CK. (free membership – check it out if you haven’t joined already!)
Supplies: Photoshop Elements 9, Echo Park This & That Graceful Digital collection (from www.jessicasprague.com)
Design Tip: Focal point of photos For this page, I was careful to place my photos so that they were all looking into the page. A great page can go wrong had I put the photo on the left of my daughter looking right on the right side. She would have looked right off the page, thus my eye would have wanted to follow that line of sight off the page. Make sure your subjects look into the page, and if possible, at the focal point of the page, perhaps the title.
Price Per Page: I’m not going to assess a price per page as digital is very hard to do so. Your kits can be used unlimited times. The more relevant cost associated is probably the cost of the prints (of which I’ve yet to have any of my 12x12s printed). I purchased these kits on One Buck Wednesday from Jessicasprague.com so they were only a couple bucks.