So why the negative title...with the word "hate"?
I suppose I don't technically HATE the iPhone. In the hands of a teenage girl, however, the iPhone completely consumes.... and the eyes are always cast DOWNWARDS, checking for texts, typing texts and playing games, searching for apps, using apps....the list is endless.
No, the list doesn't end there, most definitely not. Because what my teenage daughter LOVES about her iPhone is the camera.
Move over Ali Edwards....teenage girls all over the world have far bypassed Project 365 and turned it into Project 3650!!
I suddenly realized this during our Spring Break holiday when I discovered that DramaQueen takes photos of everything and anything all day long. While eating, while shopping, while "chilling".....and most often of herself. Oh yeah, lots and lots and LOTS of photos of herself.
And yes, this is the same daughter that always gives me THE HAND when I pull out MY camera. [check my blog post HERE to see some classic Hand pics]
So I had a really good idea, and I said to her, "Hey, do you realize that you are chronicling your entire life practically moment by moment with your iPhone photos?" and then I expressed how much I would enjoy having some of those photos to scrapbook.
Guess what DQ gave to me a few days later?? A memory stick, filled with her iPhone photos. I could NOT believe it. How lucky am I???
It turns out....not so lucky. And some nasty feelings about the iPhone arose as I downloaded her photos onto my computer and checked them out.
Here is the first photo....
|And the next....|
|And the third....well, at least she got her baby sister in the shot too.|
Yes, there are more! Because there are so many apps and filters that she uses. In fact, sometimes I feel like an alien (called the iPhone) has abducted her. Now I have proof!
She's so thoughtful...she even included some photos of the two of us....
|And I thought I didn't have many wrinkles.|
|How nice! A photo of some of the volleyball team! In the Girls Washroom.|
I admit, it's not all bad. After scrolling through about 100 shots, there were about 4 iPhone photos that I am pretty pleased to have...
|My birthday flowers and me.|
|Sisters in the van.|
|An affectionate moment between DQ and BOF.....shocking!|
|My big brother and my mother at Christmas.|
And so I was inspired to create a layout to capture this phase of crazy pics in DQ's life...
|The pearls are from KaiserCraft|
I used mostly Heidi Swapp new Sugar Chic papers in the monthly sketch kit at The Urban Scrapbook. This is such a fun, colourful collection... perfect for teens!
After I finished this layout, I thought, hey, maybe the iPhone isn't so bad after all :)